Jobs & Internships

Civic Exchange Internship Programme

Interns at Civic Exchange receive the opportunity to observe the day-to-day activities that go into running a think tank. We accept interns in two primary areas: research and communications.  We aim to challenge interns on an intellectual level, while fostering curiosity and passion for public policy research and environmental concerns.

Civic Exchange sometimes takes interns year-round, depending on availability. We encourage applicants to apply early. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for interviews.

About our Internship

  • Research: We involve interns in research projects that complement their individual interests and abilities. Projects can be either independent or in conjunction with other members of Civic Exchange team.
  • A multi-national environment: Civic Exchange is an organisation that works with international affiliates, and interns may have the opportunity to interact with Civic Exchange’s global network of thinkers, researchers and facilitators, as well as interns of different nationalities.
  • Events: Interns will be able to attend Civic Exchange’s events, which may include lectures, workshops, public presentations, facilitation, and special visits.
  • Community: Interns may participate in a community-oriented project as a secondary activity. This gives interns a more hands-on experience involving local issues.

Research Internship Requirements

  • Enrollment in or completion of a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher)
  • Capacity in conducting independent research
  • Interest in a particular area in which s/he can conduct research, which is relevant to Civic Exchange’s fields of study
  • Excellent English writing ability, with Chinese as a plus

Communications Internship Requirements

  • Enrollment in or completion of a degree in journalism, media, politics or related fields
  • Communications experience, which may include work at student newspapers, magazines, TV/ radio stations, websites or green groups
  • Excellent English writing ability, with Chinese as a plus
  • Skill in graphic design, PowerPoint, social media publication, photography, video and web production (WordPress) are a plus

General Requirements

  • Interns can be from Hong Kong or overseas. Applicants without Hong Kong residency are advised to apply early due to visa procedures.
  • Must be able to commit at least 6 weeks to the internship
  • Visible maturity and ability, conveyed through how s/he approaches us initially as well as how s/he handles subsequent communication with us in discussing the potential internship

Application Procedures

  • Interested candidates should email with the following materials
  • Available dates
  • Possible research topics or areas of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing sample – this must be a quality piece of writing that demonstrates the candidate’s capacity for writing, research, and critical thinking. Please submit writing samples in English, and Chinese if applicable
  • Letter of reference

All personal data collected will be treated in strict confidentiality and used for recruitment purpose only.  Civic Exchange is an equal opportunities employer.