USC Marshall has partnered with Global Academic Ventures to provide students access to the internship opportunities in Hong Kong, as well as arrange housing and provide support while the student is in the country. Students will intern with a firm personally selected based on their interests, background and experience, as well as the needs and requirements of the company.
PROGRAM DATES (Virtual): May 31 – July 23, 2021
PROGRAM DATES (In-person): May 28 – July 24, 2021
- Students arrive in Hong Kong: May 28, 2021
- Orientation: May 29-30, 2021
- Internship: May 1 – July 23, 2020
- Last Day in Hong Kong Residence: July 24, 2021
- This is open to USC undergraduate students who will have completed 32 units by January 1, 2021. Of these units, 16 MUST have been taken at USC (for Freshmen and transfer students, you are eligible for the program if you brought in a minimum of 14 AP, IB, or transfer units, and have completed a minimum of 16 units during the Fall 2020 semester.)
- Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
- Applicants must possess a valid passport by January 1, 2021, which is valid until January 30, 2022.
- Applicants are recommended (not required) to have some course background in the field in which they wish to intern. For example, those wishing to intern in Financial Services should have completed at least BUAD 306 Business Finance or a related course. Those looking to go into any general business field should have completed BUAD 304 Leading Organizations, or at least 1 business course. Those looking to intern in event planning or advertising or for an entrepreneurial venture need not have any business course background.
Students will live in shared rooms in a hotel-style complex in Hong Kong (there is no kitchen space in these living arrangements).
|Program Costs (includes placement, interview(s), orientation)||$500|
|Program Costs (includes placement, interview(s), orientation in Hong Kong and housing in Hong Kong)||$6300|
|USC International Insurance (approximation)||$310|
|Additional Costs (Estimated):|
|Living Expenses: food, local transportation, entertainment, etc. (estimated)||$800|
** Students are responsible for booking their own flights. Students must arrive in Hong Kong no later than May 28, 2021. Students must also not depart Hong Kong prior to July 24, 2021.
There will be a limited number of scholarships available to students of the program. The scholarship will be awarded based on need and merit, and require submission of an application and financial documentation. These items will be distributed upon admission into the program.
The application is all on-line. If you wish to apply for more than 1 location (ie, Prague and Madrid) you may select up to 3 destinations on your application. You will only submit ONE application. The deadline for receipt of application is December 18, 2020. You will need to upload a resume as well as a copy of your STARS report as part of the on-line application. Please be aware of all corresponding deadlines.
Please note: All students admitted into the program are guaranteed an internship
Apply Here! >> Hong Kong Application
Scholarship Application (only submit once if applying to multiple locations)
INTERNSHIP PLACEMENTS: (SUMMER 2021)
As a world business capital, Hong Kong attracts businesses from every conceivable sector, financial services, media and retail. For students interested in broadening their understanding of international business, there is no better city in which to study or work.
Participants will have access to research internship opportunities spanning a wide variety of businesses in a wide range of industry sectors in Hong Kong. From small tech start-ups to multinational corporations appropriate placements are available based on the skills, interests and professional goals of the student and the project needs and work cycles of the internship sponsors. Although possible, positions with ‘bulge bracket” investments banks or corporate finance positions will be highly unlikely given the competitive nature of that industry in Hong Kong.
All internships are unpaid. Internship placements in Hong Kong are full-time and for 5 days per week (Monday-Friday).
If you would like more information on costs, placement process, which companies and what you will be doing in the internship, please download and read our Winslow-Maxwell Program FAQ’s
The internship placements are made by Global Academic Ventures , and are based on the position and duties you wish to complete (as expressed in your internship essay and interview) during your internship, as well as your experience and skills, and the needs and requirements of the company you will be placed with. Students without a finance background, for example, should not expect to be placed in a finance role. In addition, sometimes smaller companies offer opportunities that are more in line with the student interests than larger companies. The goal of the program is to provide students with a quality learning experience, not necessarily for students to work for the biggest company.