Students in Macao are being offered summer internships in Hengqin under a scheme run by the cooperation zone’s livelihood affairs bureau.
Some 185 summer internships are up for grabs in financial services, law, technology, traditional Chinese medicine, culture, innovation, tourism and related industries, according to a report in China Daily.
The bureau says it will assist companies in providing interns with wages, living allowances, food, accommodation, insurance and other forms of assistance.
The aim, according to the bureau’s director Huang Yujie, is to foster “entrepreneurship in the zone” and “build a full chain service system for young entrepreneurs from Macao to start businesses”.
Similar schemes offer Macao students internship positions in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and other major cities on the mainland.
Wong Chi-hong, director of Macao’s Labor Affairs Bureau, told China Daily that such internship programs enhanced the employability of Macao’s young people and greatly expanded the space in which they could develop their skills.