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 2023 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 support from the Office of the Government of the HKSAR in Beijing and London, as well as the Department of Law, Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR.

Internship Period
25 JUN - 30 JUL 2023

Internship Cities
Beijing / Shanghai / Beijing & Haikou

Programme Fee

*$1,000 will be refunded to participant upon completing the programme and fulfilling all attendance requirements

Application Deadline
5 MAY 2023

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 / Overseas (including UK / Australia / Canada / US)
  • Planning to pursue legal career in Hong Kong or Mainland 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 / Haikou
  • Accommodation
  • Basic Insurance
  • PRC Legal Training Sessions

Programme Leaflet

Coming Soon





Supporting Organisations



Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Guangdong




Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Wuhan




The Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong


Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

This promotion material represents the viewpoint of the organiser only.


Contact Us

International Youth Legal Exchange Federation

Phone: +852 3916 7090
Email: legalintern23(@)iylef.org