The Hong Kong Maritime Museum (HKMM) is committed to provide engaging and exciting learning opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. To promote and encourage the development of future museum professionals, HKMM offers a series of internships to talented individuals interested in pursuing a career in the heritage sector. Internships are offered on a rolling basis throughout the year and, in particular, during the summer vacation of university students. HKMM welcomes applications from local and overseas students.
Please contact Willy Cheung at email@example.com for enquiries of our internship programme.
Any recent graduates, students currently enrolled in either an undergraduate or post graduate programme at a University, or early career professionals may apply.
Overseas students: students who do not have a Hong Kong ID Card should apply for a training visa. A copy of the form will be sent to candidates who are accepted. Keep in mind that the whole process will take six to eight weeks to complete.
Interns should commit to a minimum of four to six consecutive weeks (40 hours per week) during the summer. All internships are unpaid. For internships not in the summer, interns should commit to a minimum of two days of work a week (16 hours); interns should discuss their availability with the Museum.
The Museum is looking for students who are currently undertaking coursework related to the core business of the Museum or recent graduates and who demonstrate commitment and an interest in Museum work, a willingness to learn and are flexible.
Candidates are expected to have good research, communication – both verbal and written – and interpersonal skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
All interns may experience different areas of core Museum operations including:
1. Curatorial – interns support the permanent and temporary exhibition programmes. They will have opportunities to gain experience in care of collection, handling and cleaning artefacts, completing condition reports and gain experience in documentation practices when loaning works to other institutions. Interns will gain experience in co-ordinating, installing and researching exhibitions.
2. Education and Public Programmes - Education interns play a key role in the development of the Maritime Museum’s public programming, interpretation and education initiatives. Interns will have opportunities to gain experience in project management, programme development, interpretation, audience development, and digital media.
3. Marketing Management– interns support the delivery of HKMM’s marketing strategies. Interns will have opportunities to gain experience in publicaiton, audience development, in-house events, working with media (newspaper, TV, radio, etc.) as well as printed and digital marketing.
4. Library and archival collection management – interns will support the collection management of the library and archival collections. Interns will have opportunities to gain knowledge and experience in research, cataloguing and management of maps, archives and rare books. Applicants with basic knowledge and experience in cataloguing or collection management would be an advantage but not essential.
At the end of the internship period, the intern will be given a certificate of completion by the Museum and, by agreement, a letter of reference from the department head.
How to apply
Send a completed application form and two letters of reference, one of whom should be your current/past employer to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Please use "SURNAME - INTERNSHIP" in the subject line.
Referees should email their letters directly to email@example.com . Please ensure that referees state the candidate’s name clearly in the subject line!
Only completed applications will be considered; applications without referee’s letters will not be considered complete and therefore not reviewed.
Short-listed applicants will be invited by email to interview 2-3 weeks following receipt of completed applications or according to a published schedule of deadlines. We regret that due to the volume of applications received only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
If you cannot attend an interview at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum on this date, please contact Willy Cheung, the Executive Officer, so that an alternative arrangement may be made.