Intern in Hong Kong with Absolute Internship

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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.

Ours is an all-inclusive program, including 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

97%
based on 42 reviews
  • Growth 9.6
  • Support 9.6
  • Fun 9.8
  • Housing 9.8
  • Safety 9.9
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Audrey
10/10

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.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Freddie
10/10

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!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Ian
6/10

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

No, I don't recommend this program
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Emma
10/10

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.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Ben
10/10

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.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Emily
10/10

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!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Tobias
10/10

Business development Intern in Hong Kong

I did a 4-weeks internship as business development in a vibrant startup company, which has won several competition. During this time I had an awesome support from absolute internship: They gave a great introduction to the city, programm and living style of Hong Kong. Furthermore, they organized great activities to get the most adventure during the program.

I truly recommend absolute internship to get working experience abroad - you won't regret it!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Arnaldo
9/10

Hong Kong internship 2015

The internship program in Hong Kong with Absolute is an amazing opportunity to grow up from a professional and a human point of view. It is a valuable experience for training your workig skills and for discovering the Chinese culture. I absolutely reccommand it.

How can this program be improved?
Visa organization.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Emma
10/10

Marketing Internship in Hong Kong

I completed a 1 month internship in Hong Kong this summer. I was recommended by my university here in Canada to use Absolute Internship and I can honestly say that I’m more than satisfied with my decision.

The absolute staff is so friendly, supportive and resourceful. My internship in a digital marketing agency was fantastic and the people that I met through the program were amazing. I really wished that I could have stayed longer. It was so sad to leave Hong Kong and say goodbye to the other students, program staff and my colleagues at work.

I would strongly recommend Hong Kong and absolute internship to anyone considering gaining work experience overseas and meet incredible people from all around the world.

This is a great program!

Thank you for a fantastic summer!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Brianna
10/10

This program is a must-do!

My time in Hong Kong can only be described as awesome, fantastic, amazing.
The absolute staff were super friendly and helpful. The internship I was allocated was great – hands on, relevant to my degree and great colleagues who helped and supported me.

The absolute program is not only interning, it’s all about meeting people and cultures from all parts of the world. Like all the other positive reviews here about absolute internship, the program is amazing and a fantastic way to meet so many cool and interesting people from literally all corners of the world. You really get value for the investment that you make. There are events planned every week, weekends and you can choose to attend whichever you want to. There are both cultural ones, career focused one and networking ones. We had trips to various islands, museums, art galleries and of course to Macau.

I would highly recommend the absolute internship program to anyone. The experience is definitely worth it, but what makes this experience a must-do is the people, the program staff and the inspiration from it that makes it unique.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Louis
10/10

Top program. Top experience. Top people!

Absolute Internship is a great way to experience Hong Kong with like-minded students from all around the world while gaining work experience at the same time in a world-class city. Everyone is coming from all parts of the world, doing internships in different types of industries (I did mine in Marketing). We had people from Finland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, US, Canada, Mexico, China, UK and many more. You get to learn so much from so many different cultures.
In the weekend and evenings the program arranges social events and career events so you never feel lonely, there are always things to do and you can choose. Visiting the awesome casinos in Macau was definitely the highlight of the program for me. I loved that weekend!

I would personally recommend the program for a summer that you won't forget!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Tayler
10/10

Absolute Internship delivers!

I was really worried about the unknown Asia before I arrived, as I had never been traveling so far from home without friends or family. I had only been traveling within Europe.

Absolute and its lovely staff made me feel at ease from the moment I touched down at the Hong Kong airport. I loved every single second, every minute of my months and my entire summer in Hong Kong. I met awesome people (we were about 80 students in my group), experienced a unique culture and it was everything I wanted it to be!

Absolute worked really hard to make it a fantastic experience and they succeeded.

The housing was clean, well-located and working in “The New York of The East” was.. words cannot describe how incredible it was.

I cannot rate this program enough. I know other students who interned with other companies/internship programs and unfortunately their experience was not comparable to mine. This was a once in a lifetime summer so if you want it to be unforgettable and want to intern abroad – Absolute Internship delivers.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Jackie
10/10

A Life Changing Summer in Hong Kong

I'm really glad that I signed up with Absolute for my internship in Hong Kong. My summer internship has been excellent. My internship was exactly what I was looking for and it helped me develop a greater understanding of the marketing industry and how it works.

The city is awesome for sightseeing, the food is great and the people in Hong Kong is very friendly. I have learned so much about myself by attending this program, met so many INCREDIBLE people through Absolute. This was the first time I ever visited Asia and I will definitely return. The Absolute staff is wonderful, very friendly and the program activities and trips are great.

I would not have changed this program for anything.

A life changing summer.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Jason
10/10

Thank you for everything Aurelie!

I spent two awesome months in Hong Kong with Absolute Internship. Overall, the experience I got on this program is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before. I got to meet a lot of really amazing people from all around the world, we were like a big family interning during the days and traveling during the weekends exploring Hong Kong, Macau was an amazing experience. All the students are in the age same group and very friendly.

The accommodation is super clean and I couldn’t have asked for anything better, as it was top standard and in the city center. I loved the public transport in Hong Kong which is so convenient compared to the US – I had no problems at all to get around.
Hong Kong is such a clean, vibrant, safe, dynamic and beautiful city.

I could not have asked for more - I would definitely recommend this program!

Thank you for everything Aurelie, it would not have been nearly as awesome without you!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Danielle
10/10

Absolute Internship

I would like to share that I’m incredibly thankful for my opportunity to have interned in Hong Kong with Absolute Internship. Aurelie from the Absolute team was so friendly, helpful and worked hard to make sure that I was matched with a great internship that matched my background and expectations. I also want to thank Thomas, Nicole for all their support this summer. You guys worked were so helpful to me, and the entire group and very supportive the entire summer.

I met so many amazing people through this program. Absolute Internship is such an amazing opportunity for you. I got to know so many different cultures; the community that Absolute has is terrific!

I highly, highly recommend Absolute Internship and the Hong Kong Program because of the great staff, awesome people you meet, the internship you’re guaranteed, clean housing and great events that the staff put together and organize!!

Yes, I recommend this program

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Absolute Internship is an award-winning global internship program. We offer students the opportunity to broaden their professional and social network whilst gaining invaluable skills in their industry of choice. Since our inception in 2009 we have...