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The Citi-HKCSS Community Intern Program 2014 is now commenced! The Program is sponsored and organized by Citi and co-organized by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. The Program aims at inspiring Hong Kong university students majoring in business studies to contribute their knowledge and expertise to non-profit organizations through internship. And the ultimate goal is to cultivate their concept of Corporate Social Responsibility and to provide these future business leaders with a broadened understanding of the community.
Interns are required to attend the 20-hour pre-internship induction program that with a better understanding of social service development in Hong Kong, the problems of disparity between the rich and the poor, aging problems, the situation of environmental protection and social enterprise in Hong Kong. Each intern will be granted an allowance of HK$6,000 after the completion of 160-hour internship and submission of report.
1.To broaden the understanding of Hong Kong university students majoring in Business Studies towards the community;
2.To provide an opportunity for students to contribute their business knowledge from classroom learning to non-profit organizations to help these organizations achieve their goals;
3.To build networks between future business elites and non-profit organizations and to provide students with insights into careers in the non-profit sector.
"In a business world where sustainability is gaining momentum every day in various industries, more and more university students are looking for internship opportunities to learn practical skills and knowledge in a socially responsible context.
My sincere thanks for Citi and The Hong Kong Council of Social Service in organizing the Citi-HKCSS Community Intern Program 2013, providing a valuable platform for our students to connect to the community not only for gaining experience, but also for sensitizing themselves to the broader needs of society that go beyond the profit-making motive."
Prof. Allan Chan, Acting Dean Hong Kong Baptist University, School of Business
"The CUHK Business School is committed to promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) through various channels such as seminars, case competitions and exchange scholarships. The Citi-HKCSS Community Intern Program serves as an excellent platform to enhance the CSR experience of our future business leaders as well as to provide them with opportunities to serve our society."
Prof. T.J. Wong, Dean The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Business Administration
"CityU’s College of Business places great emphasis on whole-person development and makes social responsibility a core element of the curriculum. I am delighted to see the Citi Community Intern Program cultivates students’ awareness of corporate social responsibility and trains students to make decisions that serve not only themselves, but also the interests of sustaining our planet. I give my wholehearted thanks to the organizing committee, Citi Bank and partner institutions for their dedication and commitment. I believe this program will nature the next generation of business leaders for a sustainable future."
Prof. Julie Li, Associate Dean (Undergraduate) City University of Hong Kong, College of Business
"The mission of the Citi-HKCSS Community Intern Program aims at inspiring university business students to contribute their knowledge and expertise to non-profit organizations through intership and ultimately cultivating their concept of Corporate Social Responsibility and broadening their understanding of the community at large. This noble mission matches one of the attributes that The Open University of Hong Kong expects from its graduates, that is, to be responsibile citizens and ready to contribute to society. I am grateful to Citibank and HKCSS for providing such an excellent platform not only for our students to contribute to society but also to nurture them to become responsible citizens of Hong Kong."
Prof. Alan Au, Acting Dean
The Open University of Hong Kong, Lee Shau Kee School of Business & Administration
"The Citi-HKCSS Community Intern Program enables our students to apply their knowledge and skills to serve the underprivileged. It also aligns with our objectives of raising the students' social awareness and letting them learn through service. We are most grateful to the organizers for their sustained effort and would like to express our wish for the program to achieve continued success in the years to come."
Prof. Edwin Cheng, Dean The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Faculty of Business
"It's our pride to have a group of dedicated students to make a better life for the needy through their services in the Citi-HKCSS Community Intern Program. We never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world; indeed, it happened.s."
Prof. David W. K. Yeung, Head Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Department of Business Administration
"The Citi-HKCSS Community Intern Program provides a valuable, interactive platform for business students to contribute to the community and the non-profit sector. We stress the development of ethical leadership and social responsibility in our students. The Program reinforces our objectives to nurture young talents who are not merely successful but also with social vision. I trust that this enriching internship experience will further enhance the learning experience and broaden the horizon of our students."
Prof. Eric C. Chang, Dean
The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Business and Economics