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Hong Kong Observatory Summer Placement Programme 2024

The Summer Placement Programme of the Hong Kong Observatory is a placement programme for full-time post-secondary students to learn and acquire work experience in their fields of study or interest through undertaking of a short-term project or research study at the Observatory. Mentors from the Observatory with relevant expertise will supervise the students.

Placement Period :  8 weeks, starting from 3 June 2024 (Monday).

General Requirements :  Applicants should
(1) be full-time post-secondary students
     (a) studying locally; or
     (b) studying overseas who are permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR);
(2) possess good academic background and specific knowledge/skills as specified in Annex;
(3) be fluent in Chinese and/or English.

Scholarship :  A scholarship at a rate of around HK$ 11,200 per month will be granted by the Observatory to the students who have successfully enrolled in the Programme. An agreement will be signed between the Observatory and the University/Institution. The Observatory reserves the right to choose to withdraw the scholarship, on a pro-rata basis, should the offer be terminated for any reason.

Student Status :  Students will work at the Observatory as mentees. There will be no employer-employee relationship between the Observatory and the placement students. Their status as "registered students of their respective University/Institution" will be maintained.

Project Specifications :  Please refer to Annex

Application Procedures :  Complete the online application form and submit other information as required.

Deadline for application :  Noon of 17 April 2024 (Wednesday) Hong Kong Local Time.

Offer of Appointment :  Successful candidates will be notified by 16 May 2024. Those who have not been informed of the results of selection by this date may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Enquiries :  For further information, please contact Mr Kung at 2926 8319 or Mr Tsang at 2926 8413 or via email at