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 (Part-time)


Through a close working partnership between the Office of Global Learning (OGL) and the recruited student team, 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. 

An Instagram account (@hkustsparkglobal) has been launched to post student stories and topics related to global learning experiences.

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

  • Feb 2022 - May 2022*
    *Engagement can be extended until Summer 2022 with mutual agreement
  • Students are expected to work around 5 hours per week
  • This is a project-based employment. While students can arrange your tasks flexibly according to your own time schedule and work remotely, students are required to come back OGL office for regular meeting and progress report at least once a week.
  • Working on evenings and weekends may be required. 

Benefit of Participating

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


Students will be recruited in one of the teams below. Students will be asked to indicate your preference in your application. Students who will be available during Summer 2022 will have a higher priority in being selected to inbound exchange team.

Inbound Exchange Team

  • Ideate, curate and plan events for students, such as orientation, cultural activities, and networking events for incoming exchange students in Spring and Summer 2022
  • Maintain HKUST Buddy Program
  • Create social media content for promoting the inbound exchange program and activities
  • Produce short clips/videos that are related to inbound exchange students

Outbound Exchange Team

  • Curate and plan for activities that targets potential exchange-out students (i.e. networking events, pre-departure events, workshops etc)
  • Assist our office’s events in promotion of studying abroad (i.e. HKUST Study Abroad Fair, pre-departure briefing sessions)
  • Maintain regular contact with current exchange-out students and receive student stories from them
  • Create social media content for promoting the outbound exchange programs
  • Produce short clips/videos that promote global learning experiences to HKUST community


  • Enrolled for 2021-22 Academic Year (Year 1 and final year students are also welcome to apply)
  • Passionate and sense of ownership of HKUST
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • High appreciation for opportunities to work with student peers of diverse backgrounds
  • Ability and willingness to work independently and as part of a team with student peers and staff
  • Previous experiences in event / project / social media management are highly preferred.
  • Proficiency in design and video editing tools, such as Adobe Illustrator, Premiere Pro and/or Final Cut Pro will be a plus. 


Please submit your application by filling out the online form. You are required to upload the following documents in your application:

  • Your resume
  • 1-paged personal statement

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview by email. Interview will be conducted face-to-face and it will last for around 30 minutes. Please check your mailbox regularly after your application.

Renumeration details: Part-time (HK$60/hr)

Application deadline: 12 December 2021 (Sunday)


Please contact Office of Global Learning for further enquiries.





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