Student Civic Fellowships
(Winter 2019)

HKUST Connect is now calling for applications to Student Civic Fellow positions for Winter Term 2018-19.

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 civicfellow@ust.hk by 28 October 2018 (Sun). Please name the PDF file in your full name and post reference number, e.g. ChanTaiMan, Peter_AEF125-181008_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 30 October and 6 November 2018.

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

1. HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund Civic fellow @Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service Jordan Family Support and Service Centre* [Ref: AEF125-181008]
Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service (BOKSS) was founded by Hong Kong Baptist University under the commission of the Baptist convention of Hong Kong in 1978, and came into service in 1982. BOKSS Jordan Family Support Networking Team provides outreaching and networking as well as timely intervention services to vulnerable families in Jordan.
Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
Duties:
• Promote and introduce community resources to families in need through outdoor exhibition and door to door visiting
• Design and execute a Chinese course for South Asian families/ children
• Responsible for after school development program targeting primary school students
Time Commitment: Full time: 31 December 2018 - 29 January 2019 (Monday and Wednesday to Friday, 10am – 6pm, Tuesday, 12:30 – 9:30pm, Saturday, 9am – 1pm)
Location: Jordan
Subsidy: HK$6,000 per month
Requirements:

• Passionate in serving vulnerable families
• Team player
• Proactive, outgoing and willing to get in touch with different people
• Good in Chinese, English and Mandarin is a plus



2. HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund Civic fellow @Centre for Community Cultural Development* [Ref: AEF126-181008]
Centre for Community Cultural Development is a pioneer in community cultural development and is known for its promotion of artistic and cultural activities that promote personal growth, education, group and community solidarity, empowerment and social change.
Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
Duties: • Provide support in programme execution, project management and administration
• Help in fund raising
• Support Project Officer for any ad hoc project
Time Commitment: Full time: 31 December 2018 - 29 January 2019 (Monday to Friday, 10am - 7pm, flexi-hours, 44 hours per week)
Location: Shek Kip Mei
Subsidy: HK$6,000 per month
Requirements: • Interested in art and serving the underprivileged
• Outgoing
• Good in 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: AEF127-181008]
Foodlink Foundation is a registered Hong Kong charity which 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
Duties: • Assist in event coordination
• Assist in program evaluation and prepare evaluation report
• Carry out any ad hoc tasks assigned
Time Commitment: Full time: 31 December 2018 - 29 January 2019 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 6pm)
Location: Kwung Tong
Subsidy: HK$6,000 per month
Requirements: • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Good computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office Suite. AI and Photoshop is a plus
• Self-motivated , detail-oriented and eager to learn
• Passionate to serve the needy people and to help mitigate food wastage in Hong Kong


4. Civic fellow @Hong Kong Family Welfare Society Financial Education Centre [Ref: AEF128-181008]
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 Society has launched the Financial Education Service since 2007 and established Financial Education Centre in 2017. The Centre is designed to promote financial literacy of children, youth and parents through experiential activities, edutainment programmes and social media platforms.

Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
Duties: • Assist in delivering on-site school experiential programmes to students and on-site workshops to commercial clients
• Provide ideas in programme improvements
• Observe the needs of audiences and make suggestions
• Assist in programme planning according to the clients’ needs
Time Commitment: Full time: 31 December 2018 - 29 January 2019 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 5:30pm)
Location: Cheung Sha Wan
Subsidy: HK$6,000 per month
Requirements: • Hard working and mature
• Strong analytical mind and problem solving skills
• Confident and energetic
• Excellent interpersonal, communications and presentation skills
• Good computer skills

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Last update: 10 October 2018