Student Civic Fellowships
(Summer 2019)

HKUST Connect is now calling for applications to Student Civic Fellow positions for Summer 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 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. Please name the PDF file in your full name and post reference number, e.g. ChanTaiMan, Peter_AEF117-180301_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 18 March and 12 April 2019.

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Overseas Positions

1. Paul & Eileen Lin Endowment Trust Civic Fellow @Esquel-Y.L Yang Education Foundation [Ref: PEL139-190221]
Esquel-Y.L. Yang Education Foundation organizes Gaoming Summer Camp for 500 children of the Esquel Group's frontline workers travel from their home provinces to join their parents during the summer holidays. The foundation is now recruiting volunteers to develop new teaching content, method & materials and conduct teaching for the children.   
Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
Duties:
• Develop summer program for the children of the frontline workers
Time Commitment: Full time: Mid-July to end of August (1-1.5 months)
Location: Foshan, China
Subsidy: HK$5,000 per month
(Esquel Foundation will cover the accommodation, meals and transport expenses which is approximately equivalent to HK$4,000)
Requirements: • Proficiency in Chinese and Putonghua is preferred
• Passion for community service and patience with children


2. HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund Civic fellow @Wat Opot Children's Community [Ref: AEF142-190221]
Wat Opot Children's Community 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. Their founder, 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 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 2019 (6-8 weeks, 6 days per week, required to work on weekends)
Location: Takeo Province, Cambodia
Subsidy: HK$8,000 per month
• Students have to bear all the expenses associated with the trip. (E.g. Round-trip flight ticket, meal, local transportation, accommodation, travel insurance etc.) Wat Opot and HKUST Connect will provide administrative support on the arrangement.
Requirements: • Fluent in both spoken and written English, basic knowledge of Putonghua is an advantage
• Confident at working with preschool kids
• Motivated self-starter, responsible and accountable
• Previous experience volunteering at Wat Opot will be given priority
Remark: • Students will have to pay for a monthly volunteer fee of USD$250 which covers volunteer dorm/board/meals and extras expenses in Wat Opot Children's Community


3. HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund Civic fellow @Cambodian Children's Fund [Ref: AEF143-190221]
Cambodian Children's Fund believes that with the right education and support, one child has the potential to lift an entire family out of poverty and that a generation of educated children has the power to change a whole society. Through intensive, long-term investments in children, CCF is helping students build the skills, confidence and integrity they need to become the progressive spokespeople and leaders of change in their communities.
Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
Duties: • Assist in building up the STEM curriculum for high school students
• Support the school's Junior STEM team to engage students
Time Commitment: Full time: June - August 2019 (Monday to Friday, 8am - 5pm )
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Subsidy: HK$8,000 per month
• Students have to bear all the expenses associated with the trip. (E.g. Round-trip flight ticket, meal, local transportation, accommodation, travel insurance etc.) Cambodia Children's Fund and HKUST Connect will provide administrative support on the arrangement.
Requirements: • STEM academic background necessary
• Postgraduate students are preferred, but undergraduate students who are keen is also welcome
• Experience in working with children or education is a plus
• Must be independent, and confident in moving to Phnom Penh

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

1. HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund Civic fellow @Feeding Hong Kong* [Ref: AEF134-190221]
Feeding Hong Kong  is a Hong Kong registered charity with a mission to fight hunger in the city and reduce the amount of quality food being sent to our landfills. Each day, they collect high quality food that would otherwise be thrown away, sort and store it, and then redistribute it to a network of welfare organizations, who in turn feed thousands of people in need.
Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
Duties: • Support the Operations team to ensure the smooth flow of product donations from the food industry to our charity network;
• Assist with food donation sorting, inspection and data capture;
• Prepare donation reports and analysis;
• Assist with inventory cycle counting and reconciliation;
• Provide admin support to the Feeding HK charity network;
• Support with other ad-hoc projects and analysis as required.
Time Commitment: Full time: 10 June - 9 August 2019(Monday to Friday, 9:30am – 6pm)
Location: Yau Tong
Subsidy: HK$6,000 per month
Requirements: • A positive and "can do" attitude
• Fluency in written and spoken English and Cantonese
• Proficiency using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Detail oriented, has an eye for data
• Experience working or volunteering with a charity a plus
• Knowledge of inventory management processes & systems and experience with Salesforce is advantageous


2. HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund Civic fellow @Hong Kong Family Welfare Society* [Ref: AEF135-190221]
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 financial education programs for primary and secondary students
• Assist in marketing strategies planning
• Assist in programme planning according to client's needs
Time Commitment: Full time: 10 June - 9 August 2019 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am - 6pm)
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


3. HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund Civic fellow @Principal Chan Free Tutorial World* [Ref: AEF136-190221]
Principal Chan Free Tutorial World Cheng Yu Tung Kwai Chung Learning Centre is established in 2018. It provides free playgroup, pre-school and  a variety free of charge talent development classes for underprivileged children to have equal opportunities to develop their potentials.
Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
Duties: • Plan and execute activities for underprivileged children
• To assist in the coordination of volunteers 
• Maintain amicable relationship with volunteers 
• Assist in Centre administration when required
Time Commitment: Full time: 17 June - 16 August 2019 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am - 6:30pm, flexi-hours, 44 hours per week)
Location: Kwai Chung
Subsidy: HK$6,000 per month
Requirements: • Passionate in education and charity work
• A good team player, motivated self-starter, responsible and accountable
• Previous experience in coordination work/publicity field/marketing industry/educational institute/charity organization
• Excellent interpersonal, communications and presentation skills
• Good computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office Suite


4. HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund Civic fellow @The Salvation Army Healthy Action "Level-Up"- Outreaching Health Support Scheme for Deprived Communities with Hidden Health Needs* [Ref: AEF137-190221]
自2017年起救世軍獲公益金撥款推行「健康『起』『動』── 邊緣健康需要社羣外展支援服務計畫」,以跨專業協作模式,並為各區露宿者及油尖旺、深水埗和九龍城區的邊緣社群包括居住於惡劣居所的單身中年人士、隱蔽長者、少數族裔、單親家庭及囤積症患者,提供免費的初步健康檢查和教育,讓有經濟困難或諱疾忌醫的街坊及早發現疾病,接受治療。
Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
Duties: • 協助籌辦街站、健康講座及外展探訪
• 或有需要深宵外展服務
• 預備上述活動所需的物資
• 整理上述活動及服務使用者資料
• 協助本計劃推行其他與健康相關的服務
Time Commitment: 全職:2019 年 6 月 3 日至 8 月2 日 (每週44小時工作,星期一至星期五, 早上10時至下午6時、下午3時至晚上11時 或 下午5時至凌晨1時;星期六早上10時至下午6時或下午1時至下午5時)
Location: 油麻地 (需到其他區進行外展服務)
Subsidy: 每月HK$6,000
Requirements: • 有熱誠服務基層人士
• 須輪班及戶外工作


5. HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund Civic fellow @WebOrganic* [Ref:AEF138-190221]
Internet Learning Resource Centre (ILRC) is a social enterprise wholly owned by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. ILRC has launched its own brand WebOrganic is to provide the means to the needy students for learning over the Internet. Hardware and software support will make eLearning possible, and Web learning opens up new opportunities.
Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
Duties: • Assist in I.T and STEM trainings for primary, secondary students and elderly
• Assist in partner liaison and prepare meeting documents
• Assist in procurement and logistics
• Data entry and administrative support in office
Time Commitment: Full time: 2 July - 30 August 2019 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 5:30pm, Negotiable)
Location: Wan Chai
Subsidy: HK$6,000 per month
Requirements: • Eager to serve the needy
• Experience in working with Children and youth
• Experience in event planning is a plus
• Experience in teaching STEM or classroom teaching is a plus
• Good in communication skills and working attitude
• High proficiency in written English and Chinese
• Be competent in MS Office applications


Last update: 13 March 2019