NEW! 2020 SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

Established in 1989, HELP for Domestic Workers (HELP) was started as an initiative by a group of lawyers who perceived the growing need to provide employment advice and support to migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong.  Receiving over 60 new clients per month HELP assists over 5000 domestic workers and employers annually through its one-on-one client advice service. We also run a series of education programmes aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of domestic worker rights across the Hong Kong population. 

1. CASEWORK INTERNSHIPS 

We are looking for undergraduate (completed 2nd year) and postgraduate law students who are interested in working with our Case Management Team to advise, assist and support the domestic worker population of Hong Kong. Under the oversight of our experienced Case Management team, you will be given the opportunity to work on issues related to the employment and immigration rights of domestic workers and other related legal issues. During the internship, you will have the chance to gain invaluable firsthand experience in: –

  1. interviewing and conducting an initial assessment of clients issues/cases (including working with interpreters)
  2. conducting research and preparation of legal briefs for legal aid/duty lawyer/pro bono Counsel
  3. attending case management meeting with Case Managers and Counsel
  4. drafting and preparation of submissions and statements on behalf of clients
  5. attending conciliation/mediation meetings and/or other administrative processes with clients
  6. attending Labour Tribunal and other Court hearings

2. MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIPS 

We are looking for undergraduate and postgraduate marketing and communications students who are interested in working with our Communications Team in supporting the marketing and communications initiatives of HELP for Domestic Workers. Under the oversight of the Board Communications Subcommittee, you will be given the opportunity to gain invaluable firsthand experience in: –

  1. developing and implementing marketing and communications initiatives and campaigns
  2. developing and implementing social media initiatives and campaigns
  3. drafting of press releases, newsletters and other publications on behalf of HELP
  4. attending press interviews and working with vulnerable interviewees and confidential information

3. FUNDRAISING INTERNSHIPS 

We are looking for undergraduate and postgraduate students who are interested in working with our Fundraising Team in supporting the fundraising and events activities of HELP for Domestic Workers. Under the oversight of the Board Fundraising Subcommittee, you will be given the opportunity to gain invaluable firsthand experience in: –

  1. developing and implementing fundraising campaigns 
  2. drafting fundraising proposals and grant applications
  3. identification of budgetary requirements and drafting of budget proposals

4. PROJECT MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIPS 

We are looking for undergraduate and postgraduate development studies and education studies students who are interested in working with our Project Management Team in supporting the various projects of HELP for Domestic Workers. Under the oversight of the Project Coordinator, you will be given the opportunity to gain invaluable firsthand experience in: –

  1. developing long and short term project ideas
  2. identification of project input and output to support the drafting of fundraising proposals by the fundraising team
  3. implementation of existing projects (First Hand, Know Your Rights, Webinar Project)
  4. project monitoring and drafting of periodic reports

WE ARE LOOKING FOR APPLICANTS WHO HAVE: –

  1. Ability to dedicate time from Monday to Friday (10am to 6pm) for a minimum of 4 weeks between June to September 2020) 
  2. Excellent command of English (both written and spoken). Additionally, the ability to speak Cantonese, Filipino, Bahasa Indonesian, Hindi, Sinhalese or Tamil would be an added advantage 
  3. Strong writing and research skills
  4. Ability to work independently, but know when to ask for support
  5. Ability to work with a team

Please note that these are unpaid internship opportunities. 

You will be required to attend the HELP offices at the Administration Building at St John’s Cathedral, 4-8 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong and from time to time attend meetings outside the office. 

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“Our clients endure so much to empower themselves and support their families. It’s a privilege to be able to support them in their time of need and advocate for their right to work with dignity.”

– Jess Tsang, Yale Law School Student Intern, Summer 2015