Student Civic Fellowships - Overseas
(Summer 2017)

HKUST Connect is now calling for applications to Overseas Student Civic Fellow positions in Summer Term 2017.

Student Civic Fellowships facilitated by HKUST Connect are designed to give students opportunities for community service experience and personal development through taking up the roles of student civic fellows. We expect student civic fellows to be able to connect their fellowship experience to their academic goals by collaboratively defining the relationship with the partner organization and the work in which they are involved. Apart from performing tasks and executing responsibilities, the student fellow should be thoughtful when approaching the fellowship, and reflective as they go through it.

All positions require student fellows to serve on a full time basis throughout the summer break (2 months). Fellows completing the fellowships satisfactorily will receive a subsidy. HKUST Connect will conduct a selection process amongst a pool of applicants and make recommendations based on the applicant's background and the specifications as determined by the organization. Consideration will also be given to the quality of the proposed service position, including its benefit to the organization and the community, and its relevance to the applicant's academic studies and career goals. Final selection will be made by the organization.

Application Procedures:
Students interested in the following fellowship position should email, into one PDF file, the (1) cover letter, (2) CV, and (3) unofficial transcript to HKUST Connect at civicfellow@ust.hk by 12 March 2017 (Sun). Please name the PDF file in your full name and post reference number, e.g. ChanTaiMan,Peter_AEF100-170216_CoverletterandCV. Students should submit separate applications if applying for more than one post, and quote the reference number on your application. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview session held between 15 and 21 March 2017.

Openings
Positions denoted with an asterisk (*) require participants to be proficient in Chinese.

  • Paul & Eileen Lin Overseas Civic Fellow @World Vision* [Ref:PEL107/108-170216] (2 vancancies)
  • Li Ka Shing Overseas Civic Fellow @Cambodian Children's Fund [Ref:LKS109-170216]
  • Li Ka Shing Overseas Civic Fellow @Wat Opot Children's Community [Ref:LKS110-170216]
  • [Cancelled] Paul & Eileen Lin Overseas Civic Fellow @World Vision* [Ref:PEL107/108-170216] (2 vancancies)
    The post is cancelled by partner organization.

    Li Ka Shing Overseas Civic Fellow @Cambodian Children's Fund [Ref:LKS109-170216]

    Since 2004, Cambodian Children's Fund (CCF) has been working with some of the most impoverished communities in Cambodia, centered around the former garbage dump at Steung Meanchey.   Today, there are 2,000 students working towards a better future for themselves and their families through CCF's award winning education program.  Through a range of programs that focus on 6 core areas – Education, Leadership, Community Outreach, Healthcare, Childcare and Vocational Training – CCF takes a holistic, on-the-ground approach to developing integrated solutions to the complex issues of poverty.

    Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
    Duties: •To act as the Buddy Teacher to provide valuable support to CCF teachers in the teaching of Mathematics and English.
    • Teaching English using CCF curriculum, including demonstrating pronunciation, one-on-one tutoring, assisting in group work, reading or computer time, running art or short activities based on the curriculum, organizing new games to enhance the teaching of English
    • Teaching Mathematics using CCF curriculum
    Time Commitment: Full Time: Mid-June to Mid-August 2017 (2 months)
    Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    Subsidy: HK$8,000/month
    • Students have to bear all the expenses associated with the trip. (E.g. Round-trip flight ticket, meal, accommodation, local transportation, travel insurance etc.) CCF and HKUST Connect will provide adminstrative support on the arrangement.
    Requirements: • UG student
    • Major in Mathematics or attained a Level 4 or above at HKDSE Mathematics or equivalent in overseas examination
    • Attained a Level 4 or above at HKDSE English or equivalent in overseas examination
    • Fluent in both spoken and written English
    • Confident working with others in a structured classroom environment
    • Motivated self-starter, responsible and accountable
    • Previous experience working with CCF students will be given priority
    • Report on expected outcomes of placement activities and share any produced material with CCF


    Li Ka Shing Overseas Civic Fellow @Wat Opot Children's Community [Ref:LKS110-170216]

    Wat Opot Children's Community was founded by Wayne Dale Matthysse in 2002. It is rare, and perhaps unique in Cambodia, for HIV-infected and non-infected children to live together as family, sharing homes and meals and playing together. There are around 45 to 60 children aged 2 to 19 living in the community where some of them are orphans. The primary goal of the community is to restore the joy of the children. Wayne believes that with love, kindness, service, faith and commitment, Wat Opot Children's Community is a place of joy.

    Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
    Duties: • Teaching basic English to preschool and primary school students
    • Teaching basic Mathematic (in English) / Chinese to primary school students
    • Facilitating daily operations: taking care of preschool to primary school students
    • Helping out in the arts and craft rooms
    Time Commitment: Full Time: Mid-June to Mid-August 2017 (2 months)
    Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    Subsidy: HK$8,000/month
    • Students have to bear all the expenses associated with the trip. (E.g. Round-trip flight ticket, meal, local transportation, travel insurance etc.) Wat Opot and HKUST Connect will provide adminstrative support on the arrangement.
    Requirements: • UG student in the second year of study or above
    • Fluent in both spoken and written English, basic knowledge of Putonghua is an advantage
    • Confident working with preschool kids
    • Motivated self-starter, responsible and accountable
    • Previous experience with Wat Opot children will be given priority
    Remark: • Students will be staying in the volunteer dorm in Wat Opot Children's Community

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    Last update: 6 March 2017