Role & Responsibilities
Students’ role and responsibility from the International Exchange Policies & Quality Standard.
Successful candidates are matched to a job abroad according to their preferred type of work, skills and experience. While the program utilizes corporates as its medium, it must be recognised that AIESEC’s Internship Exchange Program is not merely a chance for interns to earn money and gain work experience in a foreign country. It is an opportunity for interns to gain exposure and to actively interact with other cultures to increase their level of understanding of foreign cultures and societies.
Students who apply for the Internship Exchange Program must take note of the following points.
- You must participate in and pass a Review Board organized by the Member Committees to determine your registration on the computer matching. Failure to attend this session will lead to termination of your application.
- Once you have signed the Student Contract, you cannot reject or break a Internship matched in accordance with what you have detailed on the Student Resume and the Student Wishes forms, unless you have a reason deemed acceptable by AIESEC in Hong Kong. Otherwise, you will be disqualified and Internship will not be matched and what you have paid will be forfeited.
- You have to attend all the preparation activities. If you fail to attend all the preparation activities without giving any sound reason to the Exchange Controller (Outgoing) one week in advance of the particular preparation activity concerned, you will be disqualified and Internship will not be matched and your matching service fee will be forfeited.
- You should understand that AIESEC in Hong Kong will try her best, but will not guarantee an Internship for you.
- Once you are matched to an Internship, all contacts with the company must be made by your respective Local Committee, but not you. Under no condition should a student be allowed to contact the company directly, as stated in the AIESEC International Exchange Policies and Quality Standards. In case if the foreign AIESEC country gets in touch with you, you are still obliged to inform your respective Local Committee Exchange Controller about this situation. Failure to do so may lead to disqualification of your application.
- You should fill in the Student Evaluation Form for AIESEC in Hong Kong, as well as the hosting Local Committee after the completion of the Internship
- You are also required to hand in an essay to your Exchange Controller on your Internship experience or cultural interaction being overseas, to fill in post-Internship evaluations, and to participate in at least one re-integration activity, after coming back to Hong Kong. Otherwise, your Guarantee Fund will be forfeited.
- Complete the student forms for online job database. The student should be flexible to increase his/her matchability. If you are trained and given access to the database, you are obliged to follow all the rules and regulations for effective matching. Otherwise, you may be disqualified and Internship will not be matched.
- Incur all expenses related to transportation to the host country and territory.
- Actively involve and take up responsibilities in the LC activities in the home and host country and territory
- Ensure adequate insurance, medical certifications, working & residence permits, flight arrangements for the Internship and a return ticket to home.
- Have enough money to cover living expenses for the first few weeks of the Internship.
- Prepare to give presentations about his/her country and culture to organization employees, AIESEC members, and other audiences.
- Take a proactive and independent role in getting involved in the community and in other activities outside the Internship.