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Hong Kong Observatory Summer Placement Programme 2020

The Summer Placement Programme of the Hong Kong Observatory is a training programme for full-time undergraduate or post-graduate students through undertaking of a project or research study at the Observatory. Mentors from the Observatory with relevant expertise will supervise the students.

Training Period :  8 weeks, starting from 1 June 2020 (Monday).
(If the training is affected (e.g. needs to be postponed or cancelled) due to the novel coronavirus or other circumstances, the successful candidates will be contacted for further arrangement.)

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

Scholarship :  A scholarship at a rate of HK$ 10,500 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 reasons.

Student Status :  Students will work at the Observatory as student trainees. 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 II

Application Procedures :  Application closed 

Deadline for application :  Noon of 1 April 2020 (Wednesday) Hong Kong Local Time.

Note :  Personal data provided by job applications will be used strictly in accordance with the HKSAR Government’s personal data policies, a copy of which will be provided upon request.

Offer of Appointment :  Successful candidates will be notified by 29 April 2020. 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 Ms PY Yeung at 2926 8318 or Mr Terence Kung at 2926 8319 or via email at train2@hko.gov.hk