Fiona Ching has more than 15 years of experience spanning corporate sustainability consulting, starting and running a social enterprise, humanitarian project management and other non-profit roles.
Before she moved back to Hong Kong in Spring 2015, Fiona was a consultant with Environmental Resour...
Alicia is the Project Director for TrailWatch. Alicia has over 15 years of work experience across a number of industries, including not-for-profits, management consulting, banking and entrepreneurship. Outside of TrailWatch, Alicia founded a not-for-profit sports organisation that uses sports as ...
Formed in 2011 in Hong Kong, the WYNG Foundation is a philanthropy that supports both local and international academic, artistic and urban initiatives by facilitating collaborations among institutions and individuals.
It seeks to give back to the community by empowering individuals and institutions through support of information exchange platforms – by providing opportunities to acquire, exchange, disseminate and to apply knowledge to achieve a more advanced and a more caring society.
One of the Foundation’s programmes is the WYNG Media Award (WMA) series, which, through photography, film and literature, engages the public, and promotes positive change. Past themes explored included “Poverty”, “Air”, “Waste”, “Identity”, “Mobility”, “Transition” and “Opportunity”. The theme for the 2019/20 cycle is “Light”.
Another initiative is TrailWatch, a mobile application and online community that enables users to track and share their hiking experiences, while surveilling the conditions of Hong Kong’s country parks.
The WYNG Foundation’s privately funded initiative, TrailWatch is a mobile application and online community that promotes the enjoyment of nature trails and protection of Hong Kong’s environment.
Our programmes inform and educate the public about Hong Kong’s natural environment, our outings promote sustainable and inclusive hiking, and our mobile app facilitates users to plan, track and share their hiking experiences, create group events, and report incidents.
We invite undergraduate or graduate students to apply for our 2020 summer internship programme. As an intern, you will gain valuable experience from working closely with our dynamic team. This role is particularly suitable to those who enjoy outdoor activities, the natural wonders of Hong Kong, and who take an interest in conservation, preservation, sustainability and community building in Hong Kong.
• Conduct research in areas relevant to our fields of study about Hong Kong’s nature, including country parks, as well as natural heritage
• Assist in designing, monitoring and executing projects, campaigns or events
• Assist in communications, including social media campaigns and preparation of monthly newsletter
• Assist in website and app maintenance and revamp, including organising focus group discussions and survey with existing users
• Assist in analysis of user data to understand the usage of country parks and user habits
• Support administrative tasks, such as meeting minutes, translation and carry out other documentation practices
Desired Skills & Experience:
Undergraduate or graduate students from the following majors are welcome:
• Science, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Geography or other related majors
• Journalism, Media, Communications, Translation, History or other related majors
• Interested in mobile applications and website development/maintenance
• Proficiency in written English and Chinese, fluent in Cantonese
• Detail-minded, organized, energetic, proactive, fast learner and can self-manage
• Experience using MS Office application software and Google G-Suite environment
• Willing to work outdoors on some weekends and public holidays
• Passion for hiking and environmental protection
• Basic understanding of biodiversity and environmental issues is an advantage
If you are interested, please message us.