Internship in Hong Kong

The skyline of Hong Kong: Photo credit to Bella GonzalezThe skyline of Hong Kong: Photo credit to Bella Gonzalez

After a successful pilot program in the summer of 2010, BEO expanded its international internships in Hong Kong. Our students have worked in private equity venture capital firms, gaining practical experience in finance and exposure to work and deals in China and other Asian markets.

News for summer 2017: BEO will again be partnering with BrownConnect to expand internship program in Hong Kong to offer more internship opportunities for BEO concentrators! 

The Brown University Hong Kong Internship Program offers qualified Brown students the opportunity to expand classroom knowledge to the world of business through an immersive professional experience in Hong Kong. 

Through this partnership with BrownConnect and BEO, employers in Hong Kong hold an intership position for Brown students to intern over the summer for 8-10 weeks. Brown will provide students with stipends to offset travel and living costs associated with taking the internship positions. 

For application details, timeline and frequently asked questions, please click here. 

Here is what past interns have said:

An engraved wood sculpture from a Buddhist-created freedom walk: Photo credit to Patrick O'NeillAn engraved wood sculpture from a Buddhist-created freedom walk: Photo credit to Patrick O'Neill"While I was working for the private equities division, I became involved in multiple projects. My responsibilities were not limited to doing background research on these projects; I was able to absorb a lot of financial/entrepreneurial knowledge through performing financial analysis/modeling, or even site visiting and interviewing with the CEO of a company." 
—Lawrence Chung, Hong Kong intern, 2011


View of Hong Kong from the office: Photo credit to Luke Lingyu ChenView of Hong Kong from the office: Photo credit to Luke Lingyu Chen"[The best part of the internship was] working on active deals, which allowed me to see how the process really works.  I felt like my work often was really contributing to the projects."
—Holly Hunt, Hong Kong intern, 2011

"I would definitely recommend this internship to future students. [The company] provided an excellent internship experience, mostly because it is a small firm and they really cared that I got a lot out of the experience. The small size of the firm meant that I worked very closely with my mentors, who, despite only being a couple years older than me, are clearly very important to the firm. There isn’t really any middle-management, so it is basically the senior partners, then my mentors and the interns. This meant that I could really see how my projects fit into the business and its goals instead of feeling like they were just busy work. Also, I was often given tasks that were clearly for my benefit and my benefit alone." 
—Erik Duhaime, Hong Kong intern, 2010

BEO interns join the celebration of Dragonboat Festival, a national holiday in Hong Kong, on Stanley Beach: Photo credit to Patrick O'NeillBEO interns join the celebration of Dragonboat Festival, a national holiday in Hong Kong, on Stanley Beach: Photo credit to Patrick O'Neill