The intern should:-
(a) be currently enrolled in a full-time Bachelor degree course in science or equivalent of a post-secondary institution locally or overseas;
(b) not be studying or have just completed their final year of study before the internship period commences;
(c) be proficient and have good communication skills in both Chinese and English;
(d) have good English and Chinese typing skills; and
(e) be proficient in the application of Microsoft Word and Excel.
The intern will be required to carry out the following tasks:-
(a) To assist in processing applications of Health Certificate for Foods of Animal Origin for exported food products;
(b) To assist in preparation of Health Certificate for Foods of Animal Origin for exported food products;
(c) To assist in updating the database of Health Certificate for Foods of Animal Origin issued; and
(d) To assist in monitoring global animal disease situation.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for a period of three months, starting from June 2019. Candidates appointed are normally required to work 44 hours per week. Overtime work, where necessary, will be compensated by time-off in lieu.
Except otherwise provided in the appointment letter, rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted mainly in line with the provisions of the Hong Kong Employment Ordinance.
(a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(c) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service.
(d) The pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
(e) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend selection interview/written examination.
(f) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview/written examination without being subject to any further shortlisting criteria. Applicants who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other applicants whose suitability for appointment is considered comparable to that of the former. The Government policy and other related measures on employment of persons with disabilities are set out in the booklet "Employ People Based on Their Abilities – Application for Government Jobs by Persons with Disabilities" which is available for reference on the Civil Service Bureau's website at http://www.csb.gov.hk under "Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments".
(g) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by e-mail to below enquiry e-mail address.
How to apply:
Applications must be made in the standard application form available at CSB's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk/english/admin/appoint/782.html). Apart from the completed application form, applicants must submit the following items directly to the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department by email (email title: Application for Summer Intern of Food and Environmental Hygiene Department) to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before the closing date of application:
(i) a letter of application setting out in detail why the applicant considers himself/herself suitable for the position;
(ii) a full curriculum vitae (CV);
(iii) copy of academic qualification certificates; and
(iv) copy of employment record (if applicable).
Applications not using the prescribed application form for the summer internship programme, or submitted without any one of the required supporting documents, or late submission, will not be processed.
As invitations or notifications will be sent to applicants by email, candidates should provide an accurate email address in their application. Candidates are responsible for checking their emails to ensure that invitation(s) or notification(s) could be duly received.
If no acknowledgement/ confirmation email is received after seven working days from the closing date of application, please contact this department by phone at 2867 5452. Candidates will be invited for selection interviews within six weeks from the closing date of application. Those who are not invited for selection interview may assume their applications unsuccessful.