International Internships in Hong Kong in more than 25 Fields

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About

Spend this summer combining travel to Hong Kong with a unique international internship experience. Our award-winning program offers students the chance to explore the city's stunning blend of East and West whilst gaining valuable professional skills undertaking a full-time placement in their industry of choice.

Work in one of 30+ fields, including Finance, Entrepreneurship, Non-Profit, Business, Marketing/PR, Fashion and Human Resources. We organize company visits, career speaker events and career workshops as well as cultural activities, day trips and weekend excursions to help you gain valuable industry insights and explore Hong Kong.

This program includes high-quality housing on Hong Kong Island, cultural activities, group dinners, visa application assistance, and 24/7 on-site support.

Absolute Internship has been featured in the New York Times, BBC News, Bloomberg, and Forbes Magazine. We have placed 4000+ interns at over 800 companies worldwide.

Highlights
  • Take the next step along your career path with a world-class internship in your industry of choice.
  • Gain professional skills through career speaker events, company visits and career workshops.
  • Build unique experience that will help you stand out in a rapidly expanding job market.
  • Discover Hong Kong on after-work activities and explore China on day and weekend trips.
  • Live in a multicultural environment with fellow Absolute Interns from across the globe. Enjoy 24/7 onsite support from your Absolute Internship Coordinator.

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Reviews

9.7 Rating
based on 44 reviews
  • Growth 9.6
  • Support 9.6
  • Fun 9.8
  • Housing 9.8
  • Safety 9.9
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Guya
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Hong Kong

I loved the experience and I loved everything we were able to do. I would recommend it to anyone that wants an experience abroad and is not afraid of meeting new people and getting to do new things. It is also a perfect way of building up your CV and spending the holidays if you don’t have anything else planned. The best part about the entire experience is that you are never alone. You get to meet a lot of people that are in your same position and as such you get to not only make new friends but also go and have new adventure together. If you are afraid that you might not get alone with your roommate or other people don’t be, because the Absolute Internship coordinator and there to help you with anything, and I really mean ANYTHING, even something that one might think stupid.

What would you improve about this program?
Probably the prices are too high as such some people might be able to do less when they are actually there because the hotel flight and all of that already cost too much.
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Moyinoluwa
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An all around great experience!

From the beginning of this experience, I did not make their job easy. There were a lot of places I couldn't go, all my applications needed more work and took longer, and there was the added pressure of wanting to attend the same program as a family member. Despite all of this Absolute internship worked hard to get me somewhere that I would enjoy thoroughly. And I did. I'm not a very friendly person, but I managed to connect with a few great people on this trip. One of these people being my program coordinator, who I'm still in touch with. She was a great person who genuinely cared that we would have a great time. The company I worked with was a perfect fit for me; I worked in a small group of great people while corresponding with a larger group of great people. Overall, from before Hong Kong till now, this program was great. I am super grateful to everyone at Absolute Internship.

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Audrey
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Summer in Hong Kong with Absolute Internship

I couldn't have been luckier to experience a city and country more beautiful and exciting as Hong Kong and a program like as well organized/structured as Absolute. Lived on Hong Kong Island, commuting to my internship with the subway encouraged me to live like the locals. I think Hong Kong is a fast-paced, business hub and a fantastic place to live in – not just to visit. So much to see, so much shopping and lots of cultural aspects to experience such as the Lantau Island and the many temples that we visited. 

We had a weekend in Macau which was amazing from an entertainment point of view, but we also spent the day learning about the unique culture and history of this country which was really interesting.

Thank you for an unforgettable experience and summer Absolute! You guys are awesome.

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Freddie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

August in Hong Kong

It's hard to summarize my month in Hong Kong in just few lines but I guess I can say it was one of the best, if not the best, decision I made! Upon arrival I knew this was going to be a once in a lifetime experience and I was not disappointed. The people I met, the internship I had, the activities and the on site team were just better than what I expected.
I interned at a medium size finance firm dealing with cross border M&A
There was always something to do with the group and Absolute. We got to visit Bloomberg and Nestle as part of the networking and company visit component of the program. That was very inspiring as we got to learn more about these companies and their recruitment process in Hong Kong. We also visited Tai O village, the Big Buddha...

Nicole and Summer, our on site coordinators are the nicest girls, sharing so much info and love about their country.
We were lucky to meet two of the directors of Absolute, Fredrick and Aurelie, who took time to visit the city and have couple of dinners with us.
I joined this program because my friend did it a year earlier and I am grateful she did recommend it to me. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an amazing summer experience!

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Ian
6/10
No, I don't recommend this program

Inaccurate and unethical

My internship was not in my stated field. I requested to do finance and was placed in a company that does finance, but was explicitly told that I would be doing marketing. In fact, my title was "marketing intern," so there is no ambiguity there.

I didn't get my visa until OVER a month being in Hong Kong. I felt that the staff was unprofessional, infuriating, and even downright insulting. In a review, I stated that I was disappointed that I would not be doing finance, which they explicitly and unambiguously promised. They told me that I would learn even more by doing marketing because it was outside of my field. Marketing is a fine field, but it has absolutely nothing to do with financial analytics and to pretend like AI was doing me any favors really angered me.

I had to pry for information that I should have known. For example, the information pack that we were told we would receive 6 weeks beforehand. I didn't get it until 2 weeks before. Put another way, I had already paid for the program in full in addition to the flights, but didn't know where I would be living.

Furthermore, the company practically uses false advertising. They talk about doing a Macau trip and other trips around Hong Kong. What they don't tell you is that the Macau trip will cost money on top of the program fee you've already paid. There was a very strong implication that this was already included in the package.

I had a great time in Hong Kong, but I didn't pay Absolute Internship for Hong Kong being a great city. I paid Absolute Internship for an internship in my field, a timely visa, and support throughout the process. If you can get by the fact that all of this can occur to you, you will probably enjoy the trip too.

Response from Absolute Internship

Dear Ian,

Thank you so much for leaving a review here on Go-Overseas.

We are immensely sadden to read your review as we believe your review does not reflect our reputable Hong Kong Internship Program in a fair manner.

We had a fantastic summer in Hong Kong with 97% satisfaction rate from our participants who loved the program.

We arranged your internship placement at one of the world’s leading provider of financial services, a host company where we had placed previous finance interested students to undertake their summer work experience. We typically send a formal job description which explains what the internship entails weeks prior to an intern’s arrival so the intern has sufficient time to review the job description while also getting acquainted with their future supervisor via Skype. These important steps were also completed during your process and communicated to you.

We are very sorry to hear that you found your internship more marketing oriented rather than finance oriented. We would have loved to hear your feedback during the summer and communicated with your supervisor directly. This might have helped to impact your work experience as supervisors that we work with are always eager to hear our feedback.

Once again, we are very sorry to hear that you felt that the information communicated to you was not sufficient enough prior to arriving in Hong Kong.

Our Operations Team works very hard each year to prepare an Information Booklet that we send out via email to our participants with important information such as the location of the housing (both in English and in Chinese) before the program commences. As we are always looking for ways to enhance our program, we would certainly look into the possibility to sending this Information Booklet even earlier for future participants.

Macau is a beautiful city and certainly a top highlight in our program each summer. We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your weekend in Macau. We openly share in our Information Booklet before the program starts that the Macau weekend is an optional fee-based (student friendly price) weekend trip and that the majority of the participants choose to take part of it.
Having read your feedback, we take your comments very seriously and would certainly consider to either make this information clearer or include it entirely for future programs.

Lastly, we’re listening to you and we take your concerns very seriously.

It would have been great to bring your issues up earlier prior to your arrival in Hong Kong when you received your job description or during your time in Hong Kong with one of our Program Coordinators or Program Director so we could have resolved them with your supervisor at your internship.

We sincerely hope you can take the positives from your summer in Hong Kong and learn from your experience abroad. We are more than confident that it will immensely have a positive impact on your future career.

We wish you the best of luck with your future studies and career.

Thank you very much for choosing Absolute Internship.

With our best regards,
Absolute Internship

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Emma
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I couldn’t recommend Absolute more! Brilliant program!

The two months this summer that I have spent in Hong Kong was amazing, it’s an experience that I will quite frankly never forget! I was able to learn and grow so much both personally and professionally. I’m incredibly thankful to the lovely Absolute Team for being so caring, kind and helpful. Aurélie, Nicole and Thomas were there for me all the time.

Absolute did their best to match me with an internship that corresponded to my background and interest which was great and I ended up interning for a massive digital marketing agency. I learned a lot from my managers who were from Singapore and the US. I also had colleagues who were Hong Kong locals which was great too from a cultural exchange aspect.

The housing was excellently located in the city center of Hong Kong, clean and nearby a subway station. The social aspect of the program was one of my absolute favourites – you meet so many people that take part of Absolute, it’s such a brilliant program. We were 50 students in my group and had students from all around the world. The Absolute staff did a fantastic job with organizing the events.

I loved every minute of my summer in Hong Kong and I highly recommend Absolute to anyone who is thinking about traveling to Asia for an internship over the summer.

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Ben
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Internship Program

Hong Kong was a extraordinary, dynamic city with more to do than I could squeeze into my short month stay in Asia. There was always something to do. Great food, nice people. Absolute provided top notch support and I have only positive and great things to say about the organization, Absolute staff, housing, internship, program activities, trips and career speaker events.

Absolute is an excellent program and I highly recommend it.

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Emily
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Absolute Internship - Most Incredible Experience of My Life

Going to Hong Kong was something I will never forget, and the internship program left me a lifetime of fantastic memories. It was the perfect program before starting my study abroad experience in Finland.
It was my first internship ever and being in Hong Kong made it special. I had no idea of what to expect. Absolute did an awesome job in placing me with a company that could utilize my skills and let me work with projects that was of interest to me. I was not treated as an intern, but as an important player in the team which I really appreciated.

Loved the accommodation which was in the heart of Hong Kong. It was much cleaner that I was expecting.

Loved the other students that were part of the program and I found the program really well organized! Aurélie was a pleasure to deal with and I found her extremely inspirational, helpful and lovely – Thank you for such an amazing program!