HKUST Spark Global

Program description

HKUST Spark Global is an initiative to foster a global university experience for the HKUST student community. Many HKUST students possess some form of global experience either from study abroad, work experience, their personal travels, or from their upbringing. We also have many students who are eager to take their first steps into the community of global citizenship.

Student Internship 2020 (Full-time / Part-time)


Through a close working partnership between the Office of Global Learning and the recruited student teams, HKUST Spark Global empowers students to make active contributions to create global university experiences for their fellow students. These include experiences on campus, such as opportunities for local and non-local students to interact. They also include experiences abroad, such as promoting overseas learning opportunities.

We are looking for students who are dedicated to bring influence to the HKUST community, proactively identify the needs of different student groups, creative in organizing events and promotion campaigns, and willing to share your thoughts and experiences to other students.

Time Commitment

Students are expected to work full-time / part-time during summer term.

Summer Term:
Full-time / Part-time (Approximately 10-20 hours/week)

Benefit of Participating

  • Involvement in the University community
  • Develop effective leadership, communication, community development and team building skills
  • Building an international, respectful and inclusive community
  • Build connections with university staff and student peers


  1. Provide insights and assist with planning strategies by:
    • Organizing and holding student focus groups
    • Providing feedback and recommendations for continuous improvement


  2. Lead a student team to facilitate delivery of HKUST Spark Global by:
    • Assisting with the organization and delivery of activities
    • Maintaining effective communication throughout the planning process to ensure successful program delivery
    • Raising awareness for global experiences by leading promotion campaigns


  3. Role model outstanding student leadership on campus by:
    • Embracing the role as an ambassador of HKUST and for student leadership
    • Promoting the value of inclusivity and respect for diversity of cultures and opinions

A Sample of Activities

  • Welcome and activities for incoming international students, including the Buddy Program, orientation and activities during the term, campus tours
  • Promotion of study abroad, pre-departure sharing, involvement of study abroad alumni, etc.
  • Marketing and communications for reaching the target audience: Identify suitable content, interviewing of students to produce video clips, social media posts, etc.


  • Non-final year students who are enrolled for 2020/21 Academic Year
  • Passionate and sense of ownership of HKUST, your alma mater
  • Exceptional leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management and problem solving skills
  • High appreciation for opportunities to work with student peers of diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new and challenging experiences with positive mindset Ability and willingness to work independently and as part of a team with student peers and staff


Please send email with subject "Application for Student Intern (Full time / Part-time)" to study.abroad@ust.hk with your resume and link of self-introduction video. Please indicate your earliest availability in the application. 

Renumeration details: Full-time ($10,230/month) / Part-time ($60/hr)

Full-time student internship - application deadline: 24 May 2020 (Sunday)

Part-time student internship - application deadline: 26 May 2020 (Tuesday)

Instructions of self-introduction video

In the video, please provide information about yourself, your motivation for applying for this position and what qualifies you to be a student intern of HKUST Spark Global.

The video should be 2 minutes in duration, and presented in English. It should show your face clearly, at least from the shoulders up.


Please contact Office of Global Learning for further enquiries.





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