Dunhuang Youth Internship Programme 2024

Organised by Youth Square and Home and Youth Affairs Bureau
Date & Time
  • 2 Jun - 15 Jul 2024
  • 12:00am - 11:45pm
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  • Dun Huang
  • Free

Dunhuang Youth Internship Programme 2024 is one of the projects under “Thematic Youth Internship Programmes to the Mainland”, which is funded by the Home and Youth Affairs Bureau and supported by Dunhuang Academy. It aims at recruiting students from tertiary institutions to participate in the promotion of Dunhuang culture. 


In a six-week internship programme, students are able to explore Dunhuang through studying its humanities and geography, tour guide training at caves, project-based learning and on-the-job training. Students can also understand more about the conservation work, such as knowing the protection of caves, murals and environment explained by professional instructors. Before becoming a guide trainee, every student needs to be instructed and trained by professional tour guides in Dunhuang, finished the course and passed the exam. During the three-week on-the-job internship as a guide trainee, he/she will be responsible to offer guided service for tourists in caves and telling the story behind for promoting the Dunhuang culture. The valuable experience of working under such incredible world heritage is unforgettable and will become your lifetime memory with no doubt, COME and JOIN US!


Programme Details

Recruitment Period: From now until April 1, 2024 (Monday) 12:00nn (Participants are required to attend the selection and interview being held on 6-10 April 2024, TBC)

 

Internship Period: June 2 to July 15, 2024 (Six-week programme consisting of three-week training and a three-week placement or practice, TBC)

 

Target:

  1. Student aged 18-30 who hold a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card or Hong Kong identity card;
  2. Full-time students of local tertiary institutions (including students in associate degree, bachelor’s and postgraduate programs); and
  3. Students from different professions and faculties are welcome, especially from the Department of Chinese, History, Art, Humanities and Social Sciences, Tourism and Hospitality, etc., with strong passions and basic knowledge towards Dunhuang culture as well as ability to speak in Cantonese and Mandarin with good communication skills.


Selection and Interview:

Date: 6-10 April 2024 (The exact date will be informed by E-mail, TBC)

Venue: Youth Square

 

Result Announcement: Early May 2024

 

Pre-training Sharing Session:

Guest speakers from the Dunhuang Academy will be invited to provide a sharing session to successful participants, for helping them to have a certain understanding of Dunhuang culture and better preparation before the start of the internship programme.

Date: Mid to Late May 2024 (The exact date will be informed by E-mail)

 

Remarks: Program content and courses may be subject to change depending on circumstances.

 

Application Method:

The programme is one of the projects under “Thematic Youth Internship Programmes to the Mainland”, interested parties please fill the online application form HERE, and submit the following information via email at eventmarketing@youthsquare.hk for application.

 

*Applicants could submit their work with a download link (WeTransfer/OneDrive, etc.).

 

Application Deadline: April 1, 2024 at 12:00nn

  1. Submit the application form
  2. A passport photo (in e-format)
  3. Hong Kong Identity Card soft-copy
  4. A self-introduction, reasons for joining the internship programme and expectations of the programme. (Within 200-300 Chinese characters, punctuation inclusive and please submit in MS Word)
  5. With the theme of "My Impression of Dunhuang", take a 1-minute video in Cantonese and Mandarin respectively (upload to cloud drive (We Transfer / OneDrive, etc.)); all submitted videos must meet the following specifications:

5.1 Resolution: 1080p (1920 px (W) x 1080 px (H))

5.2 Format: MP4

5.3 Ratio: 16:9

5.4 File size: Each video could not be larger than 100MB

5.6 The videos should be named in the requested format, e.g. CHANTAIMAN_CANTONESE/ CHANTAIMAN_MANDARIN

 

Fee and Deposits:

  1. Fee: Round-trip air tickets, accommodation and exchange fees of each participant will be sponsored by the organizer. Other individual expenses are excluded.
  2. Deposit: Successful participants are required to pay a deposit of HK$2,000. A full refund of the deposit will be made after the completion of the programme and fulfilling all the programme requirements.


Eligible Participants and Important Notes:

  1. Student aged 18-30 who hold a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card or Hong Kong identity card.
  2. Full-time students of local tertiary institutions (including students in associate degree, bachelor’s and postgraduate programs).
  3. Students from different professions and faculties are welcome, especially from the Department of Chinese, History, Art, Humanities and Social Sciences, Tourism and Hospitality, etc., with strong passions and basic knowledge towards Dunhuang culture as well as ability to speak in Cantonese and Mandarin with good communication skills.
  4. Participants must hold a valid Hong Kong Resident Identity Card and valid travel or identity document for travel to and from Mainland China.
  5. Participants must complete the whole internship programme.
  6. Participants are required to be responsible for personal insurance during the internship period and submit supporting documents to the organizer at least 15 working days before the departure of the internship programme.
  7. Participants must ensure that they are in good health to cope with local weather changes. The organizers have the right to require participants to submit health certificates before departure if necessary.
  8. Any application form and supplementary information submitted after the application deadline will not be processed. All submitted work and related information are non-modifiable and non-returnable.
  9. The organizers are granted the copyrights of all materials submitted, to use, reproduce and publish for educational and non-profit making purposes.
  10. The organizers reserve the right to reject or disqualify any applicants without giving any explanation. In case of disputes, the decision of the judging panel is final.
  11. The organizers reserve the right to alter the details of the internship programme. Should there be any disputes, the organizers reserve the rights of final decision.

 

Activity Report Submission and Sharing Session:

Participants are required to submit the report within 1 month after the completion of the internship program. The report includes:

  1. Activity reflections (Within 200-300 Chinese characters, punctuation inclusive and please submit in MS Word).
  2. 30 or more trip photos with brief introductions. Each photo must be at least 1MB.
  3. Promotion plan with the topic of "Promotion of Dunhuang Culture” or “How to apply Dunhuang knowledge to promote art and historical and cultural industries in Hong Kong?” ( Details will be announced later).
  4. Participants will also be invited to attend a post-sharing session to share what they have learned during the internship programme, and to use the knowledge and experience gained to prepare and participate in activities to promote Dunhuang culture.


Event Moment:

Please visit HERE for the Dunhuang Youth Internship Programme 2023 Programme highlight.

 

Enquiry:

Email: eventmarketing@youthsquare.hk

Tel: 3721 8888