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Student & Skilled Volunteering

Eager to learn about the issues facing the hospitality industry? Interested in sustainability and innovations that combat the climate crisis? Here is your chance to make a difference! 

GREEN Hospitality is launching a (virtual) internship and volunteering program. By working a minimum of 160 hours for 8-12 weeks, you will be able to gain valuable experience in bringing about innovative and engaging events and activities to promote sustainability in hotels, airlines, restaurants, and more.


The team is managed by experienced educators at the University of Hong Kong and professional mentors in the fields of sustainability, hospitality, and business. Besides enhancement of soft & hard skills, and professional mentoring, a certificate of recognition will be provided upon successful completion of the program and outstanding participants will also receive a personalized recommendation letter.  

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Our Volunteers by the Numbers


211 total interns/volunteers

34 countries


The Plastic Challenge

Basic Requirements & Eligibility Criteria

What We Offer

  • Possibility to enhance soft & hard skills;

  • Mentoring and on-the-job guidance;

  • Professional networking and team-building activities;

  • An opportunity to participate in various in-house events;

  • Certificate of recognition (upon successful completion of the program);

  • Personalized recommendation letter (for outstanding performance). 


Duration & Working Arrangements

  • Work at least 160 hours over 8-12 weeks (total duration depends on hours/week)

  • Students, during the regular semester, are required to work 10 hours per week

  • Students, during the summer semester, will need to work 20 hours per week

  • Internships can be conducted virtually including the possibility to work from other time-zones/locations outside HK 

  • Working hours are flexible - expectations to be consulted with the supervisor

  • There is no obligation to come to the office but occasional in-person meetings might be held (for interns/volunteers not present in HK or able to join, virtual participation will be facilitated as far as practicable)




Basic Requirements & Eligibility Criteria

  • Anyone above 18 years of age is eligible to apply 

  • Access to a device (e.g. laptop) with a connection to the internet is necessary


We Also Hope You Are

  • Passionate about hospitality, sustainability, and innovation;

  • Team player, analytical and with a critical mindset;

  • Able to strategize and solve abstract problems;

  • Creative and innovative (and fun!)


If you are a university student and would like to count this experience as an official internship, please let us know the requirements of your institution. We are able to provide and sign the necessary documents if we know this ahead of time. 


HKU Students

For the students coming from the University of Hong Kong (HKU), you can get credits for taking this program via the Impact Lab Course (BUSI2812) - apply directly through the course website if that is what you prefer!



Non-HKU Students & Skilled-volunteers

For non-HKU students and other interested applicants, we are experienced in conducting fully remote and fun virtual volunteering programs that will allow you to develop professional and interpersonal skills as well as learn a great deal about sustainability in the hospitality industry. 

Application & Selection (Only for STEM Scheme)

Process & Deadlines

  • Fill in the application form and submit your PDF CV and motivation letter before 15 April 2024 using the application link below

  • Successful applicants will be invited to an online call/personal interview between 15 April 2024 - 30 April 2024

  • Selection of interns and volunteers for the summer period shall be completed by 30 April 2024

  • For late applicants - please send an inquiry to or

General recruitment & internship-volunteering schedule

Applications typically open in Oct -> internships and volunteering between Dec-Apr

Applications typically open in Apr -> internships and volunteering between Jun-Aug

Applications typically open in Jul  -> internships and volunteering between Sep-Nov

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