Asia Art Archive 2021 Spring Internships

AAA offers full-time and part-time internships to undergraduate and graduate students from both local and international schools.

Internships at AAA are unpaid, but they present a rare chance to gain insight into a dynamic organisation at the centre of recent art in the region.

The internship programme at AAA is an opportunity for participants to learn how a non-profit organisation runs, to discover new interpretations on recent art, and engage with artists, art professionals, and other students from diverse backgrounds. By supporting the intellectual development of AAA interns, while informing their future aspirations, AAA seeks to instigate new ideas and self-discovery.

The following positions are now open for application:
Collections
Communications
Development
Editorial
Learning & Participation
Programmes
Research

Deadline: Friday, 8 January 2021

Applications: To download the application form, follow this link and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Please return a copy of the internship application form and a CV (both in English) to learn@aaa.org.hk by Friday, 8 January 2021.

Enquiries: For enquiries, please email learn@aaa.org.hk

About Asia Art Archive: Art is knowledge. Asia Art Archive is a catalyst for new ideas that enrich our understanding of the world through the collection, creation, and sharing of knowledge around recent art in Asia.

With one of the most valuable growing collections of material on the recent history of art from Asia, freely available from our website and onsite library, AAA builds tools and communities to collectively expand knowledge through research, residency, and educational programmes.

FINE 4005 Art History Internship Talk 2020-2021

FINE 4005 Art History Internship posterNever had work experience before but want to kickstart your career path? Thinking about taking the internship capstone? This internship program might be the answer for you! Find out more in this upcoming talk with Dr. Vivian K. Sheng, joined by guests from internship host institutions.

This zoom meeting will give an introduction to FINE 4005 Art History Internship and provide more information about available internship positions in host institutions—Asia Art Archive, Asia Society Hong Kong, Hong Kong Maritime Museum and University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG)—for the academic year 2020-2021. People from some of these institutions will also attend the meeting to have conversations about their internship programmes.

Speakers:
Dr. Vivian Sheng
Internship Coordinator, Art History, HKU

Dr Libby Lai-Pik Chan
Assistant Director (Curatorial and Collections), Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Samantha Kwok
Learning & Participation Coordinator, Asia Art Archive

Date: Monday, 17 August 2020

Time: 11am

Place: Zoom (advance booking required, please follow this link to register)

For more information, please email art.history@hku.hk or call 39177040

About Asia Art Archive: Asia Art Archive is a nonprofit organisation based in Hong Kong which focuses on documenting the recent history of contemporary art in Asia within an international context. AAA incorporates material that members of local art communities find relevant to the field, and provides educational and public programming.

About Asia Society Hong Kong: Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller III in New York, Asia Society is a leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education and policy, Asia Society provides insight, generates ideas and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.

As an affiliate of the Asia Society global network of 14 centers, Asia Society Hong Kong Center was established in 1990 by a group of Hong Kong community leaders, led by the late Sir Q.W. Lee, honorary chairman of Hang Seng Bank.

About Hong Kong Maritime Museum: The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is a vibrant, cultural institution dedicated to preserving, collecting and displaying objects that tell the story about trade and maritime in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta. A non-profit registered charity founded in 2003 by members of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, the Museum opened in September 2005 at Murray House in Stanley and relocated in 2013 to Pier 8, in the heart of the Central Harbour Waterfront. Today the Museum attracts 100,000 visitors annually where across 4,400 square metres more than 1,200 objects are displayed in 13 galleries on three levels. All of which uniquely overlooks a bustling Victoria Harbour.

About University Museum and Art Gallery: The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) of The University of Hong Kong was founded in 1953 as the Fung Ping Shan Museum. Originally established as the Fung Ping Shan Library, the building became a museum dedicated to collecting Chinese art when the University’s libraries consolidated. The museum was renamed UMAG in 1994, shortly before its new wing was opened to the public in 1996. It is the oldest continuously operated museum in Hong Kong and over the past sixty years it has built up a diverse collection of ceramics and bronzes dating from the Neolithic period (c. 7000–c. 2100 BCE) to the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), as well as traditional and modern paintings from the Ming (1368–1644) to the twenty-first century.

UMAG‘s mission is to educate Hong Kong University students and the general public, through art-historical research and teaching, by displaying and interpreting its permanent collection, and presenting noteworthy temporary exhibitions. UMAG is dedicated to educating our diverse local, regional and international audiences about the past and present of Chinese and other cultures, and to inspiring life-long learning through both formal and informal education.

Volunteer with Soap Cycling

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Soap is one of the most important yet underrated tools in the fight against disease and malnutrition. By recycling hotel soap, Soap Cycling is able to take something that is otherwise filling our landfills and recycle it into something that can save the lives of thousands of children each year.

Anti-bacterial properties of soap act to keep people away from germs when used in handwashing, thus improving sanitation in poor regions. Handwashing with soap significantly reduces the impact of two fatal diseases: acute respiratory infection (e.g., pneumonia) and diarrheal disease.

According to UNICEF, there is consistent evidence that handwashing with soap at critical times — including before eating or preparing food and after using the toilet can reduce diarrheal risk by about 45%.

Over two million bars of soap are thrown away each year, just by hotels in Hong Kong alone. By collecting this soap, Soap Cycling is helping to eliminate thousands of pounds of chemical waste from our landfills each month.

Soap Cycling is a non-profit organization which aims to reduce preventable child deaths in Southeast Asian countries and to contribute to the overall MDG4 target of reducing the under-five mortality rate. Soap Cycling establishes long term collaborations with hotels to collect, recycle and then distribute their used soap. The soap is distributed through their partner NGOs primarily to disadvantaged youth in underprivileged areas in Asia.

What you can do to help: You can help — and get involved with — Soap Cycling in many different ways. Among others, you could opt to donate to help them increase their impact, you could devote time as a volunteer, you could donate soap, and if you’re a student, you could do a student internship with Soap Cycling. Also, even if you cannot donate or volunteer, you would help if you spread the word about Soap Cycling and their cause.

Volunteer: Soap Cycling offers a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere for individuals, families and corporate groups to participate directly in saving the lives of young children. Soap Cycling’s warehouse is conveniently located within a five-minute walk from the Kwai Fong MTR station, making them easily accessible from anywhere in Hong Kong.

Fill in the form in the attached link now if you want to join Soap Cycling as a volunteer.

Set up your own soap recycling operations: If you’re interested in learning more about how you can begin similar soap recycling operations in your area, complete this form and you will receive your guidebook Guide to Soap Recycling.

For more information please email info@soapcycling.org

West Kowloon Summer Internships


Summer is coming! Interested in gaining valuable work experience at one of the world’s largest cultural projects? Join West Kowloon Cultural District’s 2020 Internship Programme, which offers 6 – 8 weeks paid internship opportunities in a range of areas. Each intern works with a dedicated supervisor who helps you gain the most from the internship experience and enables you to focus on the skills and knowledge you wish to develop.

Areas include:
Safety, Health and Environmental Planning
Procurement
Property Development
Legal and Secretarial
Park and Public Open Space Operations / Landscape Architecture
Innovation and Technology
Internal Auditing
Finance and Accounting
Facilities Management
Quantity Surveying
Electrical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering / Building Services
Communications and Public Affairs
Construction / Design Project Management
Commercial and Leasing

Deadline for Application: 14 June 2020

Information and application: Please follow this link

About West Kowloon Cultural District : The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority is a statutory body established by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2008 under the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Ordinance (Cap. 601), responsible for developing the West Kowloon Cultural District.

Governed by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Ordinance and the Board, and led by an executive team comprising experts from different sectors, their vision is to build a vibrant cultural quarter for the city, dedicated to bringing together local and international artists and audiences to be inspired and to celebrate the arts.

Asia Art Archive Summer Internship


Asia Art Archive offers full-time and part-time internships in the spring, summer, and fall to undergraduate and graduate students from both local and international schools. Internships at AAA are unpaid, but they present a rare chance to gain insight into a dynamic organisation at the centre of recent art in the region.

The internship programme at AAA is an opportunity for participants to learn how a non-profit organisation runs, to discover new interpretations on recent art, and engage with artists, art professionals, and other students from diverse backgrounds. By supporting the intellectual development of AAA interns, while informing their future aspirations, AAA seeks to instigate new ideas and self-discovery.

2020 Summer Internship: The following positions are now open for application:
– Communications
– Development
– Editorial
– Research
For more information please visit the Asia Art Archive website

Application: Please return a copy of the internship application form and a CV (both in English) to learn@aaa.org.hk by Friday, 22 May 2020.

Download the application form from the AAA websitehere

For enquiries, please contact learn@aaa.org.hk

About Asia Art Archive: Art is knowledge. Asia Art Archive is a catalyst for new ideas that enrich our understanding of the world through the collection, creation and sharing of knowledge around recent art in Asia.

With one of the most valuable growing collections of material on the recent history of art from Asia, freely available from the AAA website and onsite library, AAA builds tools and communities to collectively expand knowledge through research, residency, and educational programmes.

Internships: The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children

The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children (SRDC) was established in 1953, with the mission to provide medical, surgical, rehabilitation and educational services to children differently-abled in Hong Kong. The Society, using funds generated by the generosity of the community, established a convalescent home in Sandy Bay in 1955 for children stricken with skeletal tuberculosis. The home initially had only 50 beds but was subsequently expanded in stages to become the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay (DKCH) in 1968 and was in the frontline fighting against tuberculosis, poliomyelitis and spinal deformities. The Hospital subsequently became internationally recognized for this work and remains a training centre for surgeons and health workers from around the world.

The Society was responsible for the running cost of the Home and Hospital and ran the institutions on a day-to-day basis until 1991 when the Hong Kong Hospital Authority took over management of all public hospitals in Hong Kong. Despite the change in management, the Society still has a significant influence in the running of the Hospital and has continued to support the Hospital with specific needs or in emerging areas of child health that are not readily available in the public health care system. They have also expanded into other areas of medical social concerns that fulfil the mission of the Society.

Currently, the Society is continuously supporting the following:
– equipment purchase or upgrade at The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay
– the Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe
– Fellowship Program
– Implant Sponsorship
– China Patient Project
– Others, e.g. clinical research at HKU

If you have a few spare hours to come and volunteer at The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children. You would be making a real contribution to the Society.
High School Intern Programme:
Highly-motivated high school students over 16 years old may apply to participate in their unique 6-week High School Intern Programme.

With 3 days per week for 6 weeks, the interns will learn about the concept of providing relief to disabled children in Hong Kong by being assigned to various tasks. The interns will be rotated to office administrative works, website contents management, inventory management, progress report update, fundraising activities and hands-on interaction with beneficiaries as appropriate.

Requirements
– Willing to provide 24 hours per week for 6 weeks towards internship programme
– Highly motivated
– Interest in community service
– Over 16 years old

University Intern Programme:
High caliber university student may apply to participate in their unique 6-week University Intern Programme.

The accepted intern will have to agree with the Society on the discipline and objective. With 4 days per week for 6 weeks or 192 hours in 2 month’s time, the intern will work towards the objective with the guidance of the Society. Disciplines available include but not limited to: Event Management, Fundraising Activities, Impact Measurement, etc.

Requirements
– Willing to provide 32 hours per week for 6 weeks or 192 hours in 2 month’s time towards achieving the objective of the Internship
– Highly motivated and independent
– To submit a video of ~1 min at the end of the internship to summarize the experience.

For volunteer information, please call 2819 3050 or fill in the Volunteer Registration Form and fax to 2817 0322 or email to event@srdc.org.hk.

Interns Wanted by HKwalls

Applications for internships at HKwalls are now open. HKwalls is looking for committed interns to help them prepare and run upcoming events and festivals. This is an administrative position, starting now and lasting between 3 to 6 months.

Applicants must be over 18 years old, available on weekdays, and fluent in Cantonese and English. Proficiency in reading and writing Chinese is ideal.

This is the perfect opportunity for those looking to contribute to Hong Kong’s vibrant street art scene!

The application deadline is on October 23rd.

Fill out the form by following this link and HKwalls will get back to you as soon as possible.

About HKwalls: HKwalls is a non-profit arts organisation that aims to create opportunities for local and international artists to showcase their talent in Hong Kong and internationally through the mediums of street art and street culture. HKwalls celebrates creativity, originality and freedom of expression; actively work on connecting and building relationships with artists, the community and organisations worldwide through high-quality public art while making the creative process accessible to all.

HKwalls holds an annual street art festival in Hong Kong during Hong Kong’s art month each March, as well as year-round programming that focuses on artists’ career development and raising awareness through the arts.

HKwalls Interns Wanted

Photo by Kyra Campbell Photography

Are you committed, curious, and have crazy attention to details? Join HKwalls as an intern!

Applications for internships at HKwalls are now open. HKwalls is looking for interns to work primarily on next year’s festival and other mural projects. Applicants must be over 18 years old, available on weekdays, and fluent in Cantonese and English. Proficiency in reading and writing Chinese is ideal.

Application: Fill out the form here and HKwalls will be in touch

Deadline: Application deadline is on May 7th.

About HKwalls: HKwalls is a non-profit arts organisation that aims to create opportunities for local and international artists to showcase their talent in Hong Kong and internationally through the mediums of street art and street culture. HKwalls celebrates creativity, originality, and freedom of expression; actively work on connecting and building relationships with artists, the community and organizations worldwide through high-quality public art, while making the creative process accessible to all.

HKwalls holds an annual street art festival in Hong Kong during Hong Kong’s art month each March, as well as year-round programming that focuses on artists’ career development and raising awareness through the arts.

Volunteer / Intern with The Nesbitt Centre

In 1993 Mr David Nesbitt secured a grant from the QE Foundation to set up an initial service for English speaking adults with intellectual disabilities. And so The Nesbitt Centre was born.

The Nesbitt Centre’s care philosophy focuses on abilities, not disabilities. The Nesbitt Centre encourages students with a wide range of cognitive abilities to grow by providing opportunities to learn, experience and reach their full potential in life.

To drive its long term goal as an excellent provider of services for people with disabilities, The Nesbitt Centre has set forth its focus to pursue these four strategic directions:

* Develop and support their excellent staff so that they can continue to deliver top quality programmes
* Focus on their unique value proposition of skills-to-training-to-jobs by creating opportunities to develop capabilities and allow their students to realize their full potential in society
* Increase their community impact through expanded partnerships with other NGOs, business, academia and government
* Broaden awareness of TNC and of the role of people with special needs, through active communications and engagement with government, NGOs, media, parents and customers of their social enterprises

Headed by its founder David Nesbitt, the board is formed by a group of local executives who together bring in a wealth of rich knowledge and expertise in various industries and professions. They meet regularly to provide directions to sustain growth and expansion of the organization.

What you can do to help
Volunteer your Time: Volunteers come to The Nesbitt Centre from many different walks of life – those who have lived in Hong Kong for many years with family grown up and time on their hands, school students looking to gain credits such as CAS points, AYP credits and as a part of their Make a Difference Week, Work Experience, Job Shadowing experiences etc. Those returning to Hong Kong for their holidays, and others new to Hong Kong looking for something different and worthwhile to fill their time

There are many ways you can volunteer with The Nesbitt Centre. The Nesbitt Centre can put your time, talents services and products to use to benefit their students whilst having fun in the process. Some may volunteer for a day a week, for a few weeks and there are those who have been volunteering with the Nesbitt Centre for a great number of years!

The Nesbitt Centre’s volunteer program has taken on a much more structured format with new volunteers receiving a handbook / induction pack outlining their organization and what is expected from them as a volunteer. There is also a section for them to record the hours worked with the Nesbitt Centre and the activities they have taken part in. Those joining The Nesbitt Centre from schools also receive feedback from the Nesbitt Centre to their teachers / tutors.

If you are interested in volunteering, please follow this link to complete their online form.

Internship Programme: The Nesbitt Centre offers an internship programme for both local and international students. They currently have students in the fields of Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Speech and Language Therapy and Psychology interning with them.

The Nesbitt Centre involve their interns in a professional mentoring relationship built between an intern (the mentee) and an experienced staff member (the mentor). Whilst the interns may be experienced in some areas of operation, their mentoring program ensures that they have all the tools, resources and support needed to maximize their success not only in their first few weeks but during their ongoing internship. The Nesbitt Centre provides as much opportunity as possible through observation, coaching, guiding and hands-on experience so that their Interns gain an in-depth understanding of The Nesbitt Centre and feel competent in starting their internship with us.

Interns benefit from the program as they quickly expand their skills, knowledge, and experience within the internship period, develop strong communication and leadership skills, align good networks and contacts across the NGO sector, and in general, are better equipped to work in the special needs community.

This program is also aimed at encouraging young people to work in the disability field by giving the opportunity for Interns to have a real life experience and to grow their careers and / or continue their studies in this sector.

If you are interested in interning, please download and complete the form here.

For more information, please email info@nesbittcentre.org.hk

Volunteer or intern with Projects Abroad


Projects Abroad is one of the largest volunteer abroad organizations in the world. Founded in 1992, Projects Abroad sends 10,000 people abroad each year on a variety of service projects and internships overseas. All participants receive unparalleled in-country support from their full-time, professional staff to ensure that the experience is safe, worthwhile and fun.

Volunteer overseas or intern abroad in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Latin America. Projects Abroad offers overseas voluntary work placements including teaching, care, conservation & environment, medicine & healthcare, journalism, law & human rights, international development, business, and more.

Volunteer overseas:
Volunteer overseas with Projects Abroad, as a great opportunity to put your time into a meaningful and rewarding programme. Projects Abroad offers a wide range of service trips in various fields of interest, with placements in more than 30 destination countries around the world.

On an overseas volunteering programme you can impact communities and the environment in various areas of need, such as caring for children, teaching English, or protecting wildlife.

With more than 300 trained staff in their destinations and over a thousand different placements to choose from, Projects Abroad is one of the leading volunteer organizations in the world. But their impact will not be felt without the dedicated overseas volunteer work completed by their participants of all ages and backgrounds, who total more than 5,000 each year.

You can volunteer overseas in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean, Central America, and the South Pacific.

For more information please follow this link to the How it Works page on their website.

Internships overseas:


Boost your resume and gain skills and real world experience on one of Projects Abroad’s international internships. Their internships abroad allow you to contribute to sustainable development and bring a more cross-cultural understanding to the world.

Projects Abroad offers internships in more than 30 developing countries around the world, where you can gain valuable experience by working alongside qualified professionals in your chosen field.

Projects Abroad’s local staff will work closely with you to determine which specific internship placement gives you the most valuable learning experience and provides the greatest benefit in the country.

To find out more, please follow this link.

High School Specials:

If you are 15 to 18 years old and enrolled in full-time education you can join Projects Abroad on a High School Special. Each project follows a schedule of taught sessions, hands-on and observational work, as well as evening activities and weekend excursions. Lasting two to four weeks, these programs are designed to make the most of your short time abroad while contributing to your community service credit requirements or college applications.

Read more about the structure of High School Specials, how travel arrangements work, or explore below the variety of High School Specials projects available.

Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work. If you want to know more about their achievements, read Projects Abroad’s 2017 High School Specials Impact Report.

To find out more, please follow this link.