Hong Kong SAR, China

Applications for Summer 2020 are now closed. 


In collaboration with The Intern Group, Annenberg students intern for 35 hours a week while living in one of the most unique cities in the world. Get hands-on experience and exposure to both the international media and Asian markets in a cosmopolitan city where East meets West and the global media and communication fields thrive.

Want to hear more from our students about their graduate internship experience? Check out our AIP blog for more information.


The program runs from mid-May to mid-July each summer. The summer 2020 program dates are May 23rd - July 18th.

Sample Placements (not guaranteed)

  • The Marketing Store
  • CBRE
  • Insight Robotics
  • Hong Kong Tatler
  • EntrepreneurHK
  • Text100

Academic Units

Students will receive 1 unit of academic credit and will enroll in JOUR 545 or CMGT 591, depending on academic program. Additional instructions will be provided to students upon admission to the program.

Program Highlights

  • Experience Asia’s economic powerhouse as Hong Kong serves as a leading commercial center
  • Attend networking events with media professionals, commercial tycoons, Wall Street power-players, and fashion industry go-getters
  • Cultivate workplace skills, intercultural competence, and work 1:1 with the Intern Group’s professional Alumni Success Coach
  • Program fees include transportation and excursions to Macau, Lantau Island, and The Peak
  • Receive 24/7 Support from the local team
  • Optional* program-sponsored Mandarin/Cantonese workshops (*additional costs incurred)


Students live in a private bedroom in a shared mixed gender apartment on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon side. Accommodation is typically a 30-45 min commute to the internship placement.  


Open to all USC Annenberg graduate students.

Estimated Costs 

Please see the detailed estimated program costs below for Summer 2020.  Please note that these costs are subject to change without notice:

  • Tuition: 1 unit: $1,928 
  • Program Fees** (includes orientation, internship placement, and housing) HK$51,400 Hong Kong Dollars, which is currently equivalent to about USD$6,624. - **Reduced price: USD$4,824.
  • USC Overseas Health Insurance*: $1,311 (Spring 2019 rate)
  • Round Trip Airfare: $1,000
  • Personal Expenses (food, entertainment, weekend travel, etc.): $1,500

TOTAL: approximately $10,563

Annenberg International Programs offers a limited number of scholarships for this program. Contact us at ascintl@usc.edu for more information.

*USC Overseas Health Insurance is required for all USC-approved study abroad programs.  If a student is already enrolled in USC Health Insurance there will be no additional charge for USC Overseas Health Insurance. If a student waives out of USC Health Insurance on campus, students will be charged USC Overseas Health Insurance at a rate of $97/month.