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  • Locations: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Program Terms: Summer Internships
  • Restrictions: UPENN applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program: Summer Internships Housing Options: Arranged by Student
Application Deadline: EXTENDED UNTIL: January 15 Internship Field of Interest: Business
Internship Language: Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Thai Class Level: Freshman, Graduate Student, Junior, Sophomore
GIP Placement Type: Internship
Program Description:

Program Snapshot

Global Internship Program (GIP): Lynk
The Internship: This opportunity is great for students looking for a fast-paced business internship in Asia.

Number of Spots Available: 5

Duration: 10-12 weeks

Start Date: June 2018

The Organization: Lynk is a VC-funded, rapidly-growing startup working with leading institutional clients, top-level experts, and thought leaders globally.  They operate in a high-octane environment where their people think about the big picture and always strive to "make it happen."  Their team, spread across three countries, is multinational, multilingual, and multicultural.  Their clients have likened them to a mini United Nations.  They have big dreams and a firm believe in their core mission - to democratize access to knowledge.

The Location: Hong Kong is one of the major financial centers and business hubs in the world - a super connector for global businesses interested in trading with China.  Not only does Hong Kong present a wealth of opportunity, it also offers an exceptional lifestyle and extraordinary career progression.  Career prospects continue to be the top two engagement drivers in Asia Pacific.  The opportunity to advance your career is much greater in Asia compared to other parts of the world.  If you're ambitious, competitive, and hard-working, Hong Kong could be the city for you.  You will experience a thriving business world and a competitive job market.  In terms of the job location, Lynk is close to a metro train station with just a 5-minute walk to plenty of restaurants nearby.  You can get all you need in just a few minutes, as there are coffee shops, convenience stores, and local places around the office.

Internship Details

Interns at Lynk will:
  • Build and manage Lynk's network of Knoweldge Partners from all over the world
  • Connect Lynk's investment clients to some of the world's leading experts who can help solve their problems
  • Deliver on client requests
  • Contribute directly to the company's top-line
Interns can expect to work from 9:30am-6:30pm, Monday through Friday, with a one-hour daily lunch break.


All GIP applicants must be current full-time, degree-seeking University of Pennsylvania students who are returning to their degree program full-time in the Fall semester.  All GIP applicants must also be in good academic and disciplinary standing.

The internship at Lynk also requires applicants to meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Strong academic track record
  • Excellent communication skills with a strong command of English
  • Emotional intelligence and a penchant for connect people
  • Positive, ambitious, energetic self-starter with close attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to manage workload and conflicting priorities, as well as track progress on a wide range of tasks
  • Creative, self-disciplined, and capable of identifying and completing critical tasks independently and with a sense of urgency
  • Able to function under pressure
  • Able to be flexible and excited about working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment
Priority will be given to applicants who have the following criteria:
  • Majoring in business
  • Native fluency in another language (Bahasa Indonesia, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai)

Please Note: Students who have participated in this program in the past OR who accepted a placement through this program in the past but then withdrew are not eligible to apply again.


Hong KongStudents are responsible for finding their own accommodation.  Lynk will provide interns accepted to this placement with suggestions as to where and how you can find safe, affordable, and comfortable housing close to your internship site.


Money Matters

All students accepted to the GIP will be awarded a Global Internship Program Award.  GIP award amounts vary by student, and are based on location of internship, length of internship, the student's need, and the student's merit. The internship placement application process includes the GIP award application essay.

The estimated budget for this internship is as follows:
Expense Estimated Cost  Notes
Program Fee $0 None
Round trip airfare $1,500 Estimated cost PHL - HKG
Accommodation $2,200 Estimated cost 10 weeks - 1 bedroom apartment
Meals & Personal Expenses $1,700 Could vary based on lifestyle
Visa $0 Tourist visa on arrival for US citizen (confirm visa with company)
Local Transport $170 Public transport
Other $0  
Total Estimated Cost $5,570  

How to Apply

Ready to Apply?  Follow These Steps:
1. Click Apply Now above to login with your PennKey and password and begin the application
2. Complete all requirements listed in the online application, including:
  • CV/Resume upload
  • Cover Letter or Personal Statement upload
  • Unofficial transcript upload
  • Award essay
  • Required advising appointment with the Global Internships Manager (schedule yours by clicking here)
  • Other program-specific requirements, as needed
3. Once all requirements have been received and checked off, submit your application by the deadline
Don't Forget:
  • You may apply to a maximum of two (2) GIP programs.  You may open your first program application by following the above instructions.  To open a second application, you must first meet with the Global Internships Manager for an advising appointment.
  • Do not wait until the last minute to schedule your advising appointment, as appointment slots may fill!  Advising appointments will not be available from December 23rd-January 1st, so please plan ahead.

Application Deadline: January 10th, 2018 at 11:59pm EST


Schedule an Advising Appointment: Don't forget that meeting with the Global Internships Manager is a required component of applying to the GIP.  Schedule your appointment by clicking here, and don't wait too long, as appointment slots may fill!

Past Participants: Want to connect with a student who participated in the Global Internship Program?  Click here to view a list of past participants and get in touch.

Career Services: The Career Services office on campus can help you in several ways.  You may find the following links helpful: Visas: Depending on your citizenship and destination country, you may need a visa or work permit to participate in this internship.  It is your responsibility as a GIP participant to determine your visa requirements and obtain a visa, if needed. Past participants have found the following resources helpful in determining visa requirements:

This program is currently not accepting applications.