What do we offer?

We are a group of Hong Kong lawyers dedicated to promoting the rule of law, democracy, human rights, freedom and justice.  Since our establishment, we have been at the forefront of the democratic movement in Hong Kong and also championing the rule of law.  We actively take part in activities including article writing, legal research, bill drafting, media interviews, educational seminars, school talks, street stations, rallies, campaigns and community work.

Successful applicants will be provided with opportunities to assist and gain insights on the work that we do, meet and interact with practitioners in the legal industry, liaise with third parties such as political parties, other professional groups and the media, and to develop hands-on experience in applying the law for social causes.  Apart from specific assignments, interns should expect to assist with administrative tasks in an office designated by us on a full time basis, 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

We offer internship opportunities for students and graduates throughout the year.

Who may apply?

Applicants with Hong Kong residency

The Internship Programme is non-paid. To comply with the Minimum Wage Ordinance of Hong Kong, applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Students enrolled in a full-time accredited programme provided by one of the eight public universities in Hong Kong (plus the Hong Kong Institute of Education, and the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts), with residency in Hong Kong and under the age of 26; or
  • Full times students with Hong Kong residency or permanent residency now studying overseas and are under the age of 26.

Applicants should preferably have completed the first year of their university education on social sciences or law studies; with keen interest in issues of rule of law and human rights; and be prepared to take up an internship of at least 4 weeks or more on a full-time basis.

Knowledge/skills in legal research, graphic/digital design and social media technologies will be given priority.

Applicants without Hong Kong residency

As the Internship Programme does not provide any financial support to interns, overseas applicants should secure means of funding and accommodation before they apply.

Foreign students intending to intern with us will need a training permit, processing of which will take about 4 weeks after submission of all documents.

Please be prepared to go through the process if your application is accepted by us. Details for applying for such permit can be read at: http://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/services/visas/training.html

How to apply?

Please send your application to contact@hkplg.org by email. Your application should include a cover letter explaining your background, interest, intended period of internship and prior experience (if any) together with a copy of your CV.

Update as of April 2021: due to Covid-19, we have temporarily suspended our Internship Programme.  We shall provide update here should the situation change.