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Global Y Trainee Programme 2023

18-01-2023

Global Y Trainee Programme 2023 

SAY YES TO AN UNFORGETTABLE SUMMER INTERNSHIP JOURNEY! 

 

 

 

【Introduction】 

Through offering overseas service internship opportunities, the Global Y Trainee Programme has served almost 1,000 students since it was first launched in 2004. The Programme has continually received positive feedback from students. To expose yourself to foreign cultures, unleash your potential to serve the overseas community and expand your horizon, do not hesitate and apply for the Programme now! 

 

By joining this Programme, you are expected to: 

  • Gain an overseas working experience and develop positive working attitudes; 

  • Enrich your global outlook and explore your potential; 

  • Strengthen your leadership, communication skills and sense of responsibility, to enhance your employability in their future careers;  

  • Build precious friendships with people from different backgrounds. 

 

【Programme Features】 

  • 4-10 weeks service internship at a designated overseas YMCA service centre/campsite 

  • Joint-U & non-academic  

  • Valuable cultural exchange opportunities 

  • Well-structured pre-departure trainings 

  • One-on-one support from staff of University & College YMCA Department and overseas YMCA 

 

【Programme Details*】   

Eligibility: Full-time local students aged 18-29 with valid University & College YMCA membership (Membership application is open all-year-round. CLICK HERE for membership application.)  

Internship Period: June to Mid-August 2023 (4-10 weeks) 

Scope of work: Youth & Children Service, Camp Service, Teaching or Administrative Supports etc.  

Internship Duties: 

  • Plan and provide activities in centres or campsites for children and youths; 
  • Organise creative or cultural programmes for service targets; 
  • Provide administrative / logistics / back-end support for centres and/or campsites; and 
  • On-site job assignments by local supervisors. 

 

Internship Locations:  

 
 
 
 
 
 

North America 

 
 
 
 

USA 

 South America  

 Brazil 

 
 
 
 

Europe 

 
 

UK  

 
 
 
 

Oceania 

 
 

New Zealand 

 
 
 
 

Asia 

 
 

Korea, Taiwan, The Philippines  

 

Programme Fee:  $5,000 up (varies with the internship locations) + $1,000 deposit 

 

*Please CLICK HERE to know more about the actual internship period, programme fee and scope of work of each internship location. For more details, come join our Online Information Session!

 

【Joint-U Online Information Session】 

Content: Programme Introduction, Application Procedures, Sharing of Past Trainees, Q&A Session  
Date: 7 Feb 2023 (Tue) 
Time: 19:30-21:00 
Format: Online (Zoom) 
Fee: Free 
CLICK HERE to register for the Information Session 

 

【Additional Expenses to be paid by Trainees】   

  • Round-trip flight tickets 

  • Travel insurance 

  • VISA application fee (if any) 

  • Local transportation & other personal expenses 

  • $1,000 deposit# 

 

#The $1,000 deposit will be forfeited if the trainee fails to complete the followings by 15 September 2023:  

1. Attend all pre-departure training and post-trip activities (if any) and the evaluation meeting; 

2. Submit a progress report of not less than 100 words in both Chinese and English with 3 working photos in the middle of the internship period; 

3. Submit the Overseas Supervisor Feedback Form; 

4. Submit a reflective journal of not less than 500 words in English, the online self-evaluation form and at least 10 working photos after the internship; 

5. Prepare a 10-min presentation to summarise your internship experience for the evaluation meeting; and 

6. Complete the Programme with satisfactory performance and full attendance. 

 

【Programme Schedule】 

 
 
 
 
 
 

6 Feb 2023 

 
 
 
 

Application Deadline of Joint-U Online Briefing Session  

 
 
 
 

7 Feb 2023 

 
 

Joint-U Online Information Session  

 
 
 
 

27 Jan - 28 Feb 2023 

 
 

Application Period of Global Y Trainee Programme 

 
 
 
 

By 3 Mar 2023 

 
 

Interview invitation email to applicants  

*Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the interview   

 
 
 
 

6-8 Mar 2023 

 
 

Interview (F2F) 

 
 
 
 

13 Mar 2023 

 
 

Result Announcement 

 
 
 
 

16 Mar 2023 

 
 

Acceptance of Offer (1st round) 

 
 
 
 

24 Mar 2023 

 
 

Acceptance of Offer (2nd round) 

 
 
 
 

22-23 Apr 2023 

 
 

Pre-Departure Training Camp (Overnight) 

 
 
 
 

May-Jun 2023 

 
 

Online Briefing Session conducted by overseas YMCAs (if any) 

 
 
 
 

June-Mid Aug 2023 

 
 

Internship Period 

 
 
 
 

By 15 Sep 2023 

 
 

Evaluation Meeting with staff of University & College YMCA Department 

 

【Application Methods】   

Joint-U Online Information Session Registration: CLICK HERE 
Application deadline: 6 Feb 2023 (17:00 

 

Global Y Trainee Programme 2023 Application: CLICK HERE
Application deadline: 28 Feb 2023 (23:59) 

 

Enquiry: 2431-1176 / uniyglobaly@ymca.org.hk