Upcoming Events

Briefing Session (London)

25 March 2018 (10:30am - 12:00pm)
Clarke Hall, 3/F,
UCL Institute of Education,
20 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury
London, WC1H 0AL



Briefing Sessions (Hong Kong)

22 March 2018 (19:30 - 20:30)
Rm 322, 3/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower
The University of Hong Kong



Briefing Session (Beijing)

21 April 2018 (10:00am - 12:00pm)
HKSAR Beijing Office
No.71, Di'anmen Xidajie
Xicheng District, Beijing



Exclusive privilege: Interview tips and further details about the Programme will be addressed in the briefing sessions.

Interview Sessions (London)

25 March 2018 (10:00 – 18:00)
Rm 604,
UCL Institute of Education,
20 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury
London, WC1H 0AL


26 -27 March 2018 (09:00 – 18:00)
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (London)
18 Bedford Square,
London, WC1B 3JA


Interview Sessions (Hong Kong)

7 – 8 April 2018 (09:00 – 18:00)
Yeung Kin Man Academic Building (AC1)
City University of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong


Interview Sessions (Beijing)

21 April 2018 (14.00 – 18:00)
HKSAR Beijing Office
No.71, Di'anmen Xidajie
Xicheng District, Beijing


Applicants should receive a confirmation email by 23 Mar(UK), 5 Apr(HK), 19 Apr(CN) with assigned interview timeslot. Those who do not receive any interview notification by the above date should contact us immediately.

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 2018 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 Commission on Youth; 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
1 JUL - 5 AUG 2018

Internship Cities
Beijing / Shanghai

Programme Fee

Application Deadline
25 MAR 2018

Positions offered in this year


  • Hong Kong students reading an undergraduate / postgraduate law degree at any university in Hong Kong / Mainland China / Taiwan / Overseas (including UK / Australia / Canada / US)
  • Planing to work in Hong Kong's legal sector upon graduation
  • Aged between 18 and 29 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
  • Meal allowance
  • Basic Insurance
  • PRC Law Training Sessions

Submit Your Application Form Now





Supporting Organisations




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: info(@)legalinternship.org