Practicum/Internship

Introduction

As a vocation-oriented institution, the development of further connection and cooperation with industrial companies and the provision of internships to students are considered to be essential to Lingnan Institute of Further Education (LIFE).
 
Accessing top talent through an internship programme is a smart business.  In addition to providing a rich learning environment for student, employers benefit in many ways.  Internships are a cost-effective way to recruit and evaluate potential employees, and interns bring a fresh perspective to problem solving.  We see and aspire to nurture the potentials of students and will be delighted to ally the employers to walk with them through this growth journey together.

Objectives

Internship provides students with opportunity to apply general education knowledge and skills which include interpersonal, teamwork, analytical problem solving and communication skills in a real workplace setting and gain hands-on experience and practical exposure.

List of Our Internship Partners

  • China Travel Service (H.K.) Limited
  • Po Leung Kuk Cho Kwai Chee Energetic Youth Club
  • Po Leung Kuk Chow Shiu Chor Memorial Youth Development Centre
  • Po Leung Kuk Life Planning & Financial Education Centre
  • Support Service Centre For Ethnic Minorities
  • Swindon Book Co., Ltd.
  • YMCA of Hong Kong

Feedback from Internship Employers

China Travel Service (H.K.) Limited
“The student interns were enthusiastic, courteous, intelligent and diligent. They had the patience to learn new business and worked with other colleagues passionately.”
 
Po Leung Kuk Cho Kwai Chee Energetic Youth Club
“The student interns were relatively passive at the beginning.  However, they improved obviously after being familiar with the environment.  They were willing to take the job arrangement and able to undertake the work independently, carefully and properly.  In addition, some of them were soon able to adapt to the new environment and provided assistance on their own initiative.  Their performance was mature and responsible.  They had shown their care to the characters and learning needs of each service user.  We appreciated that they were willing to ask and worked efficiently with limited time.”
 
Po Leung Kuk Chow Shiu Chor Memorial Youth Development Centre
“The student interns worked with high efficiency and there was a significant progress in their design and communication skills.  They spontaneously proposed holding activities.  In the meantime, they need to pay more attention to time management and improve the group skills.”
 
Po Leung Kuk Life Planning & Financial Education Centre
“The student interns were confident and assertive.  They valued individual performance so they completed the assigned tasks with best efforts.  Their creativity brought an advantage in handling administrative tasks such as clerical work and data compilation.  Their thought and vision had been broadened by learning more about the service concept and design principles from senior colleagues.  Being more sophisticated will widen their future career path. There were also some introverted students as well but they handled their duties seriously and carefully.  They could give very good insights under the encouragement with mature and appropriate performance.  They would be able to play an important role in the workplace by increasing self-confidence in the future and accumulation of experience.”
 
YMCA of Hong Kong
“The student intern was willing to learn, adapt to our working environment and share the workload burden.  After the first two weeks, she was already familiar with our operation and always thought ahead in helping us from paper work to logistics.  She is an organized person and helped us to sort out huge amount of programme materials.  She also utilized her expertise in helping to communicate with Japanese parent and kids.  She is always sincere in handling parent’s enquiries.”
 
Yuen Long Town Hall Support Service Centre For Ethnic Minorities
“The student intern exhibited exceptional personal qualities in working with people and colleagues.  She was understanding and enthusiastic in her daily contact with clients.”

Sharing of Student Interns

Chan Hiu Chun, Shaco
Internship Organization: Lingnan Institute of Further Education
Internship Position: Summer Intern

“I think the internship is fresh and exciting to me as my identity changed from a student to an employee at LIFE.  I provided assistance to various school activities such as admission days.  After the internship, I think my communication skill and working attitude had been improved.”
 
Chan Wai Yee, Wendy
Internship Organization: Po Leung Kuk Chow Shiu Chor Memorial Youth Development Centre
Internship Position: Programme Assistant

“I would like to thank my internship instructors and organization as they provided a lot of support and chances to me.  Through the internship, I understood that there are a lot of preparation works for organizing an activity.  I highly recommend the internship to all of you.”
 
Chan Wing Yan, Viann
Internship Organization: Po Leung Kuk Life Planning & Financial Education Centre
Internship Position: Summer Program Worker

“During the internship, my supervisor provided various job duties such as reporting and calculating which the general duties of full-time staffs are.  It allowed me to have a better understanding on the industry and clarify my job preference.”
 
Kwok Lai Yam, Yan
Internship Organization: Swindon Book Co., Ltd.
Internship Position: Clerical Assistant

“Through the internship, I discovered and improved my weaknesses such as time management and carefulness.  I highly appreciated the chances provided by my internship organization and supervisor.”
 
Lo Hiu Tung, Sara
Internship Organization: Po Leung Kuk Cho Kwai Chee Energetic Youth Club
Internship Position: Programme Assistant

“I would like to express my appreciation to my internship instructor who gave me a lot of encouragement and support before interview.  I had a better understanding in community service industry during the internship.  My main duties are administration and outdoor activity support.  The organization provided us a challenge to organize a cooking class for kids and we had to consider the proposal and implementation by ourselves.  I think the internship provided a chance for me to experience real life work environment and better plan for my future.”
 
Lo Yuk Mei, Nicky
Internship Organization: YMCA of Hong Kong
Internship Position: Office Assistant

“I am thankful for the internship opportunity provided by YMCA of Hong Kong.  It did not only provide me chances to learn, but also let me make new friends from various colleges.  Furthermore, my colleagues, especially my supervisor, were so kind that allowed me to soon adapt to new environment.  I enjoyed the internship even there were many challenges as these things allowed me to understand the strength and weakness of myself so that I could have a better preparation for my future career.”

Mariyam Ghafar
Internship Organization: Yuen Long Town Hall Support Service Centre for Ethnic Minority
Internship Position: Summer Programme Worker

“Internship is a starting of your professional career.  I am an ethnic minority who has lots of difficulties to find a job In society specially with an Hijab (head scarf) on.   I really had a great opportunity studying in LIFE, and having known to this General Internship Programme.  I have learnt a lot of things especially on confidence and having good communication skills.  Adding on I did not only learn about work life but I also learnt about daily life through this programme.  For example, internship made me realize being punctual is very important in life, or things go very fast and you won’t even realize you will be left behind.  The best thing about this programme is it gives us practical practice like helping us improve our CV and do mock interview until we see our mistakes.  We had lots of meaningful workshops and challenges/games which can make us improve our skills.  I strongly recommend my younger peers to join this programme.  It is a very good opportunity to begin your career life, cherish it.”
 
Ng Sum Yu, Sammy
Internship Organization: Swindon Book Co., Ltd.
Internship Position: Clerical Assistant

“During the internship, I learned the importance of conscious as it enhances my work efficiency.  I would like to express my thanks to my supervisor as she helped me a lot.  I highly recommend the General Internship Programme to our students.”
 
Tong Wing Lam, Lillian
Internship Organization: China Travel Service (H.K.) Limited
Internship Position: Travel Consultant

“I had a better self-understanding through the internship such as my personality, job preference, strength and weakness.  I highly appreciate the chance provided by LIFE and the internship organization for their support and sharing of working skills.  I believe it would benefit my future career a lot.”
 
Yik Wing Sum, Shirley
Internship Organization: Lingnan Institute of Further Education
Internship Position: Summer Interns

“Student Development Office provided me a chance to be an intern.  After the internship, I had a better self-understanding such as my weaknesses.  Also, my interpersonal skills had been improved.”
 
Yip Wing Tung, Dennison
Internship Organization: China Travel Service (H.K.) Limited
Internship Position: Travel Consultant

“I highly appreciated the responsible teachers of my internship.  There were a lot of pre-internship workshops such as interview skills workshop so that I could better equip myself and enhance my confidence.  My communication skill and independence have been improved after the internship.  Therefore, I strongly recommend the General Internship Programme to our students as it provided us a fruitful summer holiday.”

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Enquiries

Ms. Sylvia Li
Tel: 2616 7625 
Email: sylviali@LN.edu.hk
Ms. Janice Ng
Tel: 2616 7298
Email : nhng@LN.edu.hk