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18 Feb 2020
11/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower

Special notice:

1. The Programme may be subject to review in view of the ongoing development of the novel coronavirus epidemic. Applicants will be kept updated about the Programme from time to time and will receive full refund of the Programme fee in the event the Programme is cancelled.

2. To avoid gathering during the current epidemic situation, the interview for the programme will be conducted via Skype. To cater such arrangement, the interview and result announcement will be on rolling basis. [Click here for details]

About Us

International Youth Legal Exchange Federation (“IYLEF”) was founded by a group of young lawyers and law students in 2017 and based in Hong Kong, with the vision to nurture and unite the next generation of Hong Kong legal minds. IYLEF is dedicated to:-

  • Promoting the rule of law and legal knowledge among young people;
  • Providing law students and young legal professions with a multi-faceted platform of exchange across jurisdictions;
  • Assisting the young legal professionals to develop their legal career.

IYLEF from time to time organises youth legal internship programmes and thematic exchange programmes both on its own and in collaboration with different partnership organisations. In 2017, IYLEF successfully launches the first ever “International Youth Exchange Programme 2017 - Building the Rule of Law along the Belt and Road”, sending a delegation of 30 elite law students from Hong Kong to Singapore for a week of legally-themed exchange activities.

The Programme

The aims of the Mainland China Legal Internship Programme for Hong Kong Youths 2020 are to widen law students' horizon, to provide them valuable working experiences in Mainland, and to deepen their understanding over the operation of the Mainland legal system. The programme is created in light of the 'Belt and Road' Policy promulgated by the Chinese Government and supported by Hong Kong government in her recent Policy Address. Therefore, we hope this internship programme will provide new inspiration to the local law students as to their future career in regard of the Chinese economic development and its regional cooperation opportunities which creates huge demand for professional services.

This year, we are more than grateful to have attained sponsors from the Home Affairs Bureau of the HKSAR Government and Youth Development Commission; at the same time being supported by the Office of the Government of the HKSAR in Beijing, Guangdong, Shanghai and London, as well as the Department of Law, Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR.

Internship Period
28 JUN - 2 AUG 2020

Internship Cities
Beijing / Shanghai

Programme Fee

Application Deadline
6 APR 2020

Positions offered in this year (to be confirmed)


  • Hong Kong students reading an undergraduate / postgraduate law degree at any university in Hong Kong / Mainland China / Taiwan / Overseas (including UK / Australia / Canada / US)
  • Planning to work in Hong Kong's legal sector upon graduation
  • Aged between 18 and 30 years old
  • Holding a Hong Kong Permanent ID card and a valid Home Visit Permit

The Programme Fee Inclusive of:

  • Transportation between Hong Kong and Beijing / Shanghai
  • Accommodation
  • Basic Insurance
  • PRC Law Training Sessions



Home Affairs Bureau


Youth Development Commission

Supporting Organisations

Department of Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region


Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London


The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney


The Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong


Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


CityU Law School

1. Programme funded by “Funding Scheme for Youth Internship in the Mainland 2020-21”
2. This promotion material represents the viewpoint of the organiser only.


Contact Us

International Youth Legal Exchange Federation
Rm. 6A Tai Po Commercial Centre,
152-172 Kwong Fuk Road, Tai Po, N.T. Hong Kong

Phone: +852 3168 5561
Email: internship(@)iylef.org