2024 Summer Internship Program inaugurated for Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan students
updated: 2024-07-08 15:30:08

The launching ceremony of the Summer Internship Program for university students from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan was held simultaneously at the main venue in Beijing, as well as 12 sub-venues including Tianjin, Shanghai, and Guangdong, on July 4, 2024. The event drew a total attendance of approximately 500 individuals.

Luo Hui, Executive Secretary and Director General of the Department of International Affairs of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), and Jia Peng, Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges (Office of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan Affairs) of the Ministry of Education(MOE) addressed the event.

Past student representatives conveyed their greetings onsite or via video speeches at the launching ceremony. Representatives of this year's student interns and intern mentors exchanged their views on topics such as career development for the youth in Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, as well as sci-tech innovation.

The 2024 Summer Internship Program, a collaborative effort by the CAST and the MOE, is designed to further support and nurture young people from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. The program, which runs from June to August, aims to promote exchanges and youth collaboration among the mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao, offering opportunities for them to work and start businesses in the mainland.

In 2024, the internship program was carried out simultaneously in 14 cities of 12 provinces across the country from June to August. 390 Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan university students from over 80 universities will engage in internship activities across 14 cities of 12 provinces, covering diverse sectors such as scientific research, civil engineering, information technology, financial management, education, and medical care.

Additionally, the program features more than 70 engaging activities, including visits to national labs, tech-oriented enterprises, science centers, and cultural institutions for educational and exchange purposes.

Sources: www.huanqiu.com, VOC