Student Civic Fellowships (Winter 2017)

HKUST Connect is now calling for applications to Student Civic Fellow positions for Winter Term 2017-18.

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 winter break (1 month). 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 by 31 Oct 2017 (Tue). Please name the PDF file in your full name and post reference number, e.g. ChanTaiMan,Peter_AEF111-171011_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 2 and 7 November 2017.

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

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1. HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund civic fellow @Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong* [Ref: AEF111-171011]
The Arts with the Disabled Association (ADA) Hong Kong was formed as a non-government organization in 1986, following the success of the first Hong Kong Festival of Arts with the Disabled. Its vision is‘Arts are for Everyone’and it believes that persons with disability should have equal opportunity to have access to, participate in and enjoy the arts.
Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
Duties: • Assist in consolidating and building market database for business pitching
• Help in drafting business proposals for pitching clients
• Coordinate the update of ADAM online gallery website
• Assist in managing the social media channel of the Social Enterprise and
implementing other online marketing strategy
Time Commitment: Full time: January 2018 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am - 6:30pm)
Location: Causeway Bay
Subsidy: HK$6,000
Requirements: • Undergraduate in business management, humanities or related disciplines
• Creative, self-motivated, detailed-minded and willing to explore new ideas
• Good interpersonal and communication skills
• Good command of written English and Chinese
• Proficient computer literacy

2. HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund civic fellow @Centre for Community Cultural Development* [Ref: AEF112-171011]
Founded in 2004, Centre for Community Cultural Development is a registered charity. Its goal and mission are to promote and practice community cultural development, i.e. cultural activities that empower the underprivileged in particular persons with disabilities, migrant workers and ethnic minorities and will uphold diversity in cultural development in the face of the onslaught of the homogenizing force of globalization.
Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
Duties: • Facilitate programme implementation
• Provide support in administration, project management and execution
• Help in potential fund raising
• Support Project Officer for any ad hoc project
Time Commitment: Full time: January 2018 (Monday to Friday, flexi-hours, 44 hours per week)
Location: Shek Kip Mei
Subsidy: HK$6,000
Requirements: • Interested in art and serving the underprivileged 
• Outgoing 
• Good Chinese and English 
• Good computer skills with experience in Photoshop and AI is a plus

3. HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund civic fellow @Foodlink Foundation Limited* [Ref: AEF113-171011]
Founded in 2001 and registered in 2010, Foodlink Foundation is a registered Hong Kong charity dedicated to fighting hunger, building self-sufficiency, and fostering nutritional wellness among those in need, while simultaneously reducing food wastage in hotels and F&B outlets in Hong Kong. Foodlink provides food to local charities that serve people in our community who are vulnerable to hunger. These include children, the elderly, low-income families, asylum seekers, and the homeless, among others. The vision at Foodlink Foundation is to ensure that every needy person has access to hot and healthy meals. We collect safe-to-eat surplus food from F&B outlets all over the city and deliver to those in need. The role of Foodlink is to connect supply and demand as effectively as possible. The benefits are twofold - reduce hunger and lessen the pressure on our city's landfills.
Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals

• Assist in event coordination
• Assist in program evaluation and prepare evaluation report
• Conduct research and carry out any ad hoc tasks assigned

Time Commitment: Full time: January 2018 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 6pm)
Location: Sheung Wan
Subsidy: HK$6,000
Requirements: • Fluent spoken and written Chinese and English
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Good computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office Suite. AI and Photoshop is a plus
• Self-motivated and detail-oriented
• Passionate to serve the needy people and to help mitigate food wastage in Hong Kong

4. HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund civic fellow @Hong Kong Family Welfare Society* [Ref: AEF114-171011]
Hong Kong Family Welfare Society (HKFWS) is a charitable non-governmental social welfare organization established in 1949. With a family perspective, HKFWS is dedicated to provide a range of quality and professional services for families and individuals in Hong Kong. The Wellness Programme of the Society provides different tailor-made services that aim to improving individuals' physical and mental health and enhancing their capacity in overcoming and managing their personal, family or work difficulties effectively.
Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
Duties: • Assist in delivering financial education programs for primary and secondary students
• Assist in marketing strategies planning
• Assist in managing the social media
Time Commitment: Full time: January 2018 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am - 6pm)
Location: Cheung Sha Wan
Subsidy: HK$6,000
Requirements: • Hard working and mature
• Strong analytical mind and problem solving skills
• Confident and energetic
• Excellent interpersonal, communications and presentation skills
• Good computer skills

5. HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund civic fellow @Senior Citizen Home Safety Association* [Ref: AEF115-171011]
Senior Citizen Home Safety Association (SCHSA) was founded by a group of passionate individuals in 1996 in response to a prolonged cold spell during which more than one hundred elders living alone were found dead. The Association is a self-financing social enterprise and charitable organization in Hong Kong that offers 24-hour personal caring and emergency assistance services to the elderly and others in need. Apart from that, one of the service in Jockey Club Life Journey Centre provides the public an interactive experience to rethink the meaning of young and old through the same journey of life. It aims at bringing a positive perception and changing the negative stereotypes of 'old age'.
Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
Duties: • Assist in Life Journey activities operation, including activity promotion, tour scheduling, logistic support and answering enquiries
• Assist in feedback collection, data consolidation, and report and statistic preparation
• Support in maintaining and updating the database and management system
Time Commitment: Full time: January 2018 (Monday to Thursday, 9am - 6pm; Friday, 9am - 5pm)
Location: Ho Man Tin
Subsidy: HK$6,000
Requirements: • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
• Fluent spoken in Cantonese
• Good Chinese and English word processing
• Good computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office is a plus


Last update: 26 Oct 2017