GSF Internship Opportunities

This page provides information about green and sustainable finance internship openings offered by financial institutions, professional services companies, and corporates in related fields. It serves as an information sharing platform for university students preparing for their future careers, who are looking for opportunities to gain related work experience and applied knowledge in green and sustainable finance.

* For organisations that are interested to list their relevant postings on this page, please contact hkcgsf@hkma.gov.hk.

Job Information

(in alphabetical order by organisation name)

Name of Organisation
(Role/Program Title)
Description of Responsibilities Duration of the Role Contact Person

Public sector:

Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)

Sustainable Finance Internship Programme

  • Support local and international policy setting work including Hong Kong’s sustainability and climate reporting initiatives and carbon market development
  • Research on international climate and sustainability policies and initiatives, carbon removal / reduction projects and global carbon markets
  • Assist with the vetting of ESG related product applications

Summer Internship (6-8 weeks)

Winter Internship (3-4 weeks)

Please apply through the online portal

Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)

Winter internship (2022)

The HKMA offers internship to undergraduates to equip them with practical work experience and general understanding of the HKMA’s roles and functions. Some of the successful candidates will be allocated to relevant teams to assist on policy and market development initiatives in green and sustainable finance.

Application closed

 

Insurance Authority (IA)

Winter Intern – “Sustainable Finance Internship”

Interns will be coached to gain practical work experience, and develop new skills to expand their career possibilities. All interns will follow two tracks of learning: in-depth learning and skillset relevant to their role and a broad breadth of knowledge of IA’s operations. Interns will also participate in projects undertaken by the IA.

Application closed

 

Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFA)

Winter Intern

  • Conducting researches on overseas pension development in sustainable investing and performing benchmarking of the information collected; and
  • Providing support in preparation of speaking materials and background briefs for meetings related to sustainable investing.

Application closed

 

Financial institutions and organisations:

Amundi

ESG Internship Program

During the Internship Program, you will be responsible for the below tasks:

  • Contribution to the commercial development of ESG solutions and services
    • Identify the needs of Amundi's client divisions in collaboration with the sales & marketing teams
    • Support the development of Amundi's ESG solutions offering in collaboration with investment management platforms
    • Gap analysis / Solution proposals for client or prospect meetings on climate, net zero, and impact topics
    • ESG Expertise contribution to RFP (Request for Proposals) / RFI (Requests for Information)
  • Coordination and management of ESG content
    • Creation of clients’ pitchbooks, in collaboration with the relevant management and support teams: standard and bespoke slide decks, ESG solution and/or expertise brochures.
    • Ensure the distribution and promotion of ESG materials to the sales teams via the appropriate channels (meetings, emails, Intranets, etc.)
    • Maintain database and documentation on ESG Advisory
  • Coordination, management and implementation of ESG market research
    • Calculation and dissemination of Responsible Investment assets under management
    • Competitive intelligence on the following topics: net zero, climate, impact investing, ESG advisory
    • Identification of ESG development opportunities

12 months

(Open for application now)

Please send email to the below contact person for application with your CV:

Connia Tam
Email: connia.tam@hk.amundi.com
Tel: +852 2827 3809

Helen Lee
Email: Helen.Lee@hk.amundi.com
Tel: +852 2827 3848

Bank of America

Global Markets Sustainable Finance Summer Analyst

The Global Sustainable Finance Group (GSFG) implements the strategy set by the Sustainable Markets Committee and works alongside Bank of America’s eight lines of business to mobilize and scale capital deployment that is aligned with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The two main pillars of our business focus are as follows:

  • Environmental Transition: Address climate change and promote the circular economy including solutions for renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean transportation, water & sanitation, sustainable agriculture, and carbon capture & sequestration
  • Inclusive Development: Advance community development, affordable housing, healthcare, education, financial and digital inclusion, access to basic services, racial and gender equality, and promote environmental justice

To drive the effective implementation of our firm-wide sustainable finance strategy and accomplish our capital deployment target of $1.5T by 2030, our Sustainable Finance team operates across the following 4 focus areas:

  • Asset Finance: Drive global asset financing, tax equity investments, and distribution solutions within Sustainable Finance
  • Innovative Structuring: Develop innovative financing solutions within new sustainable asset classes and emerging technologies
  • Advisory: Advise clients on strategies to successfully meet their sustainability goals including Net Zero and Carbon Neutrality, and Social & Inclusive Development
  • Data, Strategy, & Governance: Develop and implement firm-wide sustainable finance strategy and track real time progress with clients in financing, investment, advisory, and distribution activities

10 weeks (Jun – Aug 2023)

(Open for application now)

Please click here to submit your application online

Bank of China Group Insurance Co. Ltd

Internship (2022-2023) - General Insurance

  • Provide clerical and administrative support to Claims/Investment/Underwriting Department
  • Participate in insurance-related projects and initiatives as assigned

2 months

Vivian Jiang
Email: vivian_ytjiang@bocgroup.com
Tel: +852 2236 6669

Bank of Communications Co., Ltd. Hong Kong Branch / Bank of Communications (Hong Kong) Limited

GSF internship

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assist to prepare and analyze the green and sustainable finance reports
  • Conduct regular market update and practices of GSF trends
  • Assist the team in building GSF solutions and strategies for the clients
  • Perform ad-hoc duties as assigned by business units

Summer Internship (2-3 months)

Winter Internship (2–3 months)

Please send your CV with available period to recruitment@bankcomm.com.hk

BNP Paribas

ESG Internship

Direct Responsibilities

  • Support SCM APAC and other key internal stakeholders including Debt Capital Markets (DCM) and Coverage on sustainable bond deals from preparing pitching/marketing/translation, deal execution including sustainable bond framework development, engagement with external reviewers, roadshow materials, ESG investor engagement, post-issuance reporting guidance to ongoing sustainability support for clients
  • Conduct research to support the team to identify new business potentials and product innovations in sustainable bonds or other sustainable finance instruments through thought leadership development based on thematic or sectors
  • Conduct regular market update of APAC sustainable bonds to track issuance and investing trends including best practices
  • Monitor policy developments related to sustainability/sustainable finance in APAC and globally (e.g. EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan, TCFD, NGFS, etc.) and provide insights to APAC clients
  • Support communications and coordination with APAC and Global sustainable finance networks internally
  • Support internal capacity building workshops, webinars and other events to raise awareness

6 months

(Open for application now)

Please apply through the online portal

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

Sustainable Banking Intern Program

Responsibilities will include:

  • Pricing & execution of derivative transactions: non-linear IR & FX products comprise the majority, but scope extends to any transactions needed for corporate hedging, financing or investment activities e.g. linear derivatives and alternative asset classes (precious metals, hybrids, credit, repos) are also often relevant
  • Master day to day pricing, market and credit risk concepts (including XVA, RWA), and understand broad corporate client business requirements and solutions
  • Ensure smooth engagement between trading & sales, and foster cooperation & trust
  • Prepare training & marketing materials for corporate sales and clients within APAC
  • Assist in design & development of new products, tools, content in response to clients’ needs, sales feedback, market intelligence; and subsequently coordinate internal product development process when needed
  • Assist in local implementation of appropriate / tailor made “packaging” and “financing solutions” (EMTN, fund, loan, repack, flexi-loan, liquidity / risk transfer solutions) with a strong transactional motivation in order to optimise client objectives versus risk, accounting and/or regulatory constraints

6 months

(Open for application now)

Please click here to submit your application online

HSBC

Student Work Placement

  • Support the team’s regional Sustainable Finance strategy to accelerate growth for Commercial Banking portfolio
  • Conduct market and client research, such as ESG trends and ESG peer analysis, to support strategy and client engagement
  • Help support team and senior presentation materials
  • Perform data harvesting and analysis for prospecting and internal portfolio management

6 months (Jan – Jun 2023)

Please click here to submit your application online. Once you've been invited to Video Interview, please indicate your application channel is "HKMA GSF Internship Opportunities".

Any enquiries, please contact:
graduatesupport.hk@hsbc.com.hk

HSBC Life

GSF internship

The internship offers exposure to sustainability-related initiatives across:

  • Investment;
  • Business Strategy;
  • Operations

6 months

(to be provided soon)

Industrial Bank Co. Ltd., Hong Kong Branch

GSF internship

  • To support Hong Kong Branch’s Green & Sustainable Finance data collection and reporting
  • To conduct market research and update market and regulatory development on ESG and Sustainability matters
  • To raise ESG & Sustainability initiatives
  • To participate in Hong Kong Branch’s Green & Sustainable Finance projects

4-8 weeks

(Open for application now)

Please send email to the below contact person for application with your CV:

Carey Hung
Email: careyhung@cibhk.com

ING Bank N.V., Hong Kong Branch

Intern, Sustainable Finance

What does the Sustainable Finance Team do in ING?

Sustainability is deeply embedded in ING as is evidenced through our globally leading positions in the Sustainable Finance market and our Terra strategy to align our complete loan portfolio with the Paris Climate Agreement. The Sustainable Finance team is mandated to help clients with their funding needs for sustainable developments. Part of a leading global Sustainable Finance team, the Asia Pacific team provides sustainable financing solutions (such as green/social bonds and loans, sustainability linked loans, etc.), coupled with in-depth sector expertise to our clients in the Asia Pacific region.

What would you be doing?

  • Assist in originating, structuring, and executing Sustainable Finance transactions:
    • Prepare pitchbooks and other relevant materials for conferences, workshops, webinars, etc
    • Structure green/social/sustainable financing frameworks, sustainability linked financing products, etc.
    • Perform analysis on eligibility of green/social assets, ESG ratings of companies
  • Research and analyse corporate sustainability disclosure and sector specific developments
  • Assist in reviewing and gathering intelligence on sustainable finance markets (loan and bond) and updating regulatory developments
  • Assist in data extraction, management, and manipulation from ESG databases and reports
  • Any other sustainable finance related tasks that may arise

6 months

Please click here to submit your application online.

Natixis CIB

ESG Internship

Since 2017, the Natixis ESR team has been managed by a dedicated department, reporting to Corporate Secretary. The department is supported by a network of close to 200 correspondents across all our business lines and support functions worldwide. Moves to take on board environmental and social risks are a real performance and growth driver for our business lines, as we support our clients in staging their own transition to a more sustainable business model and offer them innovative solutions..

  • Advise Local Risk & Compliance teams You will advise during the local risk approval process on compliance with the group ESR Policies requirements in which you are the guide ensuring that risks are properly identified, assessed, and mitigated. Analyze the client and transaction which in combination provides the overall ESR profile associated with the business engagement.
  • Monitor and Report You will support the ESR Team in tracking and monitoring the APAC portfolio on conditions set in ESR opinions. Coordinate and provide input from APAC into the Group Annual Reports (e.g. TCFD) and other ESR reporting and public disclosures.
  • Policy Development and Integration You will support the ESR team in the promotion of ESR Policy Framework. This includes providing local training to Front Office, Risk and Compliance colleagues and develop ESR guidance documentation relevant to the APAC region when needed. Regularly liaise with ESR team in Head Office on ESR market development and trends that need to be considered for the development and update of the ESR Policy Framework.
  • Industry Stakeholder Engagement Help represent Natixis in local ESR initiatives and working groups, meetings with local industry associations (e.g. ASIFMA) and engage in discussion with local regulators (HKMA, MAS, etc.)
  • Engagement and Direct Impacts As a plus, participate in or coordinate regional initiatives that limit & reduce our direct impact on the environment and do good for the society and for our employees.

12 months

(Open for application now)

Please send email to the below contact person for application with your CV:
Denise Lam
Email: denise.lam@natixis.com

UBS

Summer Analyst - Sustainable Finance - Hong Kong

Your Role
Do you want to learn about the most rapidly growing trend in banking - Sustainable Finance? Then we invite you to join our summer internship in Sustainable Finance Office. You'll:

  • be part of business that provides integrated solutions in sustainable finance, sustainable investing, ESG etc.
  • Assist the team in building  ESG solutions and strategies for the clients.
  • Perform market research and build competitors intellegence.
  • Communicate the ESG strategies internally within the bank.
  • Assist the team in maintaining the documentation.

Your Team
You'll be working within UBS's business divisions to support their Sustainable Finance initiatives in close collaboration with the APAC Sustainable Finance Office
 
Your Expertise
You need to be in your sophomore or penultimate year of undergraduate degree.
What are we looking for?

  • Individual pursuing the undergraduate degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Science etc. 
  • Fluent in English, Mandarin and/ or Cantonese is a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Strong interest in Sustainable Finance
  • Good communication skills
  • A flexible, open-minded and cooperative personality
  • Accountability and integrity

10 weeks

Note: Target start time is Jun 2023
Application is expected to open in Q3 2022

(to be provided soon)

Zurich Insurance (Hong Kong)

Climate Change and Sustainability Risk Assistant

This is a new internship to support Zurich's newly formed sustainability team in Hong Kong for understanding the market needs, researching exploring on behalf of weather experts, marketing and creating service offerings.

3-6 months

(Open for application now)

Please send email to the below contact person for application with your CV:

Andy Wong
Email: andy.wong@hk.zurich.com
Tel: +852 2977 0834

Ernst & Young

2022 Hong Kong Summer Internship Program - Core CCaSS

Responsibilities will include:

  • Support business development initiatives, including preparing proposals and pitch book
  • Perform market research and update internal database
  • Assist in engagement projects instructed by senior colleagues

Application closed

 

HSH Management Services Limited

Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Intern

This role will support Head of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability on the below tasks:
- Preparation of Group Performance Report
- Trend analysis, market research and tracking of new legislations
- Assessment on new sustainable products credibility
- Preparation of external disclosure and sustainability audit

Application closed

 

Mizuho Bank, Limited

Sustainable Finance Intern

The Sustainable Finance Internship is a ten to twelve-week internship for Hong Kong-based penultimate year undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Sustainable Finance, Environmental Science or related disciplines.  You will be immersed in day-to-day activities in one of our Hong Kong based front office departments focused on environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) topics.

Application closed

 

Societe Generale

Sustainable Finance APAC Trainee

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare marketing materials to support the origination of Positive Impact Finance opportunities and positioning SG as a key partner to our clients to accompany them in their sustainability journey
  • Support the structuring of Sustainable Finance products to APAC clients in cooperation with other business lines and coverage teams;
  • Contribute to capacity building and spread the knowledge on the Sustainable and Positive Impact Finance among the teams in the different locations (notably through trainings)
  • Monitor ongoing developments of the ESG regulatory landscape globally and APAC more particulary
  • Monitor the market/technological developments in relevant sectors and countries with the assistance of the business lines and business units

Application closed

 
       

Last revision date : 30 January 2023