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Internship Programme


About the programme


AESC Internship programme aims to enhance students’ experiences in the following aspects:

  • Enriching students’ understanding of the energy, sustainability, and environmental issues in Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area, China, East Asia, and the global context;

  • Expanding students’ learning experiences by offering an academically enriching environment;

  • Engaging students to participate in community capacity-building and other experiential learning activities;

  • Boosting students’ research, problem solving, communication, and interpersonal skills;

  • Enhancing students’ confidence and discipline; and

  • Cultivating research interests among students.


AESC recruits student interns in the following three methods:

  • 1) AESC Internship programme, which recruits student interns from the energy courses in the Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University, and through collaborating parties of Asian Energy Studies Centre

    • – Non-credit bearing programme directly offered by Asian Energy Studies Centre

    • – Offered throughout the year

    • – At least 200 hours of internship training

  • 2) Social Science Internship (SSI) offered by Faculty of Social Sciences (SOSC), Hong Kong Baptist University

    • – Credit-bearing programme

    • – Via research attachment opportunities OR Social Sciences Experiential Learning in Action

    • – Offered throughout the year

    • – At least 200 hours of internship training

  • 3) Division of Applied Science Summer Internship Programme offered by College of International Education (CIE), Hong Kong Baptist University

    • – Credit-bearing programme

    • – Offered in the summer period

    • – 320 hours or under mutual agreement between the student interns and the internship organization


  • Assist in conducting qualitative and quantitative research, including, but not limited to, literature review, drafting preliminary academic papers, research reports

  • Assist in our outreach events such as workshops and enabled them to exchange with different academic specialists, also strengthening the center’s partnerships with local and international NGOs, businesses, government agencies, community groups, and fellow researchers

  • Assist in managing workflow and liaise with team members and external collaborators to ensuring the meeting of key project milestones

  • Assist in administering, plan, and publicise for events such as conferences, workshops, and seminars

  • Handle administrative tasks and liaise with internal and external parties


  • Full-time undergraduate with a major preferably in geography, energy studies, environmental studies, or related social science disciplines from a local recognised education institution

  • Enthusiastic in learning about qualitative and quantitative research skills

  • Have an outgoing personality and passionate in communicating with community

  • Committed to learn more about energy and environmental issues

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese (including fluency in Cantonese) are needed

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential

  • Student should be self-motivated, responsive, conscientious, able to work independently and under pressure

How to apply

  • If you are interested to join our internship programme, please complete and submit the online application form to us.
    You may get the followings ready before completing the form:
    1. Transcript(s) (unofficial)
    2. Public examination certificate(s)
    3. CV
    4. 150-200 words to elaborate why you would like to join the AESC Internship Programme
    5. Other supporting document(s), such as cover letter, reference letter, achievements, etc

  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

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