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Work-Integrated Education

The School of Accounting and Finance organizes mainly two types of internship programmes – the Spring Internship Programme (SIP) and the Summer Internship Programme (SUIP).

Types of Internships

The School of Accounting and Finance organizes mainly two types of internship programmes – the Spring Internship Programme (SIP) and the Summer Internship Programme (SUIP).

SIP

  • Mainly for year 3 Accounting and Finance students
  • In the form of full-time placements either in Hong Kong , the Chinese mainland or overseas.
  • Take place in second semester of each academic year
  • Duration from 7 to 12 weeks (normally run from mid-January to end of April)
  • Depending on the location of the work-base of the internship, students are released either partially or wholly from full-time study during the internship period.*

* Internship in Hong Kong – students are released from day-time study and they are required to study only two subjects in weekday evenings or on Saturdays during the internship period.

* Internship in the Chinese mainland or overseas – students are completely released from their study for a whole semester in the second year. 

SUIP

  • Mainly for year 2 and year 3 Accounting and Finance students.
  • In the form of full-time or part-time placements either in Hong Kong , the Chinese mainland or overseas.
  • Take place in the summer break from the beginning of June to the end of August.

Besides, the School may accept students who take a part-time internship placements or ad hoc projects as WIE on a case by case basis.

Compensation/MPF/Insurance

Compensation and Minimum Wage Ordinance

The provision of compensation and/or benefits is at the discretion of employers. We do encourage employers to provide students an allowance for meals and transport. Please note that Statutory Minimum Wage does not apply tostudent interns and work experience students during the period of “exempt student employment”. Please refer to the Notes for Student Employees and Employers from the Labour Department’s webpage at (http://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/news/pdf/Notes_for_Student_Employees_and_Employers.pdf)

Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF)

If there is an employment relationship between the student and the offering organization for a continuous period of not less than 60 days, the offering organization is required to enroll the student into an MPF scheme. (http://www.mpfa.org.hk/)

Training

The University has provided a variety of pre-internship training for students. The participating organization is also encouraged to offer induction training session for our student interns at the start of the internship programme in order to prepare the students for the practical assignments that follow.

Insurance

The University has in place a Group Personal Accident insurance policy covering students taking on internships within or outside Hong Kong. The participating organization is also recommended to provide travel insurance to interns who are assigned to work overseas or in the Chinese mainland (http://www.polyu.edu.hk/wieinfo/modx/index.php?id=106)

Points to Note

Training

The University has provided a variety of pre-internship training for students. The participating organization is also encouraged to offer induction training session for our student interns at the start of the internship programme in order to prepare the students for the practical assignments that follow.

Nomination and Selection of Student Interns

The School will select and recommend students according to the specific requirements laid down by the participating organization. Individual organization may conduct interview or other tests in the selection of the interns.

Student Intern Performance Evaluations

The School will invite the participating organization to complete and return a performance evaluation (in questionnaire format) for each student intern. This employer’s evaluation will form part of the basis for the WIE assessment for the student. A sample of the Employer’s Evaluation Form can be obtained from the School on request.

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