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Fellowship Program 2019-202018-12-07T13:50:43+00:00

Teach For Hong Kong Fellowship Program

Teach For Hong Kong (“TFHK”) is a non-profit organisation and part of a global movement dedicated to developing leadership in classrooms and communities to ensure all children have equal opportunities to access quality education and realize their potential.  

TFHK Fellowship Program offers a combined leadership development and employment opportunity, allowing Fellows to grow to be leaders and give back to the community simultaneously. Fellows teach in a wide range of subjects in accordance with the requirements of partner schools, and regardless of if they are fresh graduates or working professionals.

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Program Map

Summer Institute

Jul 2019 – Aug 2019

Leading a Classroom

Sep 2019 – Jun 2020 

Join a Network of Changemakers & Leaders

After the completion of Fellowship

Key Components

Summer Institute is an intensive 6-week training program to equip Fellows with skills and knowledge on Induction to TFHK Movement, Teaching as Leadership, Cross Sector Engagement, preparing them for the challenges ahead.

TFHK partners with The Quality School Improvement Project (QSIP) of CUHK for a one-week theory-based teaching training, to equip fellows with essential teaching skills before school placement.

During the school year,  Fellows learn to effectively lead a classroom and inspire students to realize their potential through their three pillars of work: 1) In-Class Teaching, 2) Extra-Curricular Activities and 3) Life & Career Education. Also, during the period, Fellows gain a monthly living stipend of HKD12,000.

Our team will continue to drive Fellows’ growth and development by providing different trainings, experience sharings, field trips etc., typically held monthly on evenings or weekends. The sessions are mostly run by Alumni and professional community partners who will become part of your network.

Throughout the Fellowship, Leadership Development Officer and School Mentor engage Fellows in regular self-reflection and development conversations.

They also conduct classroom observations to assess Fellows’ teaching practice. Following each observation, Fellows will self-evaluate with the observer to discuss their progress, achievements and challenges, developing targeted strategies to continuously improve their performance.

We are dedicated to supporting Fellows to launch high-impact career upon the completion of the Fellowship. Our Fellows have full access to TFHK’s prestigious and diverse advisory board, which include CEOs and business leaders from firms such as McKinsey and Goldman Sachs.

On top of that, our signature Employer Partnership Program connects fellows to corporate partners and helps our fellows secure employment in high-impact industries. We do so by implementing internal team screening that guarantees direct employment to graduate trainee programs or final interviews with your industry choice.

Below are the corporates who joined the Employer Partnership:

Imagine Your Future

Our alumni are respected leaders and influencers across a number of sectors. Throughout the Fellowship, you will develop the necessary skills that make you highly competitive in the different fields:

Karen Chung
Karen ChungAlumnus 2017-18
Working as a Account Development Associate in an international company “ServiceNow”
Karen Tsang
Karen TsangAlumnus 2017-18
Working as a Trainee Solicitor in an international law firm
Raymond Yang
Raymond YangAlumnus 2017-18
Co-founded an education startup “Just Feel” to provide social-emotional support for Hong Kong students
Kelly Lam
Kelly LamAlumnus 2017-18
Joined Hang Lung Group as a Management Trainee

Who we are looking for

Teach For Hong Kong is looking for candidates with leadership potential who demonstrate a lifelong commitment to driving systemic changes in education.

To be eligible , applicants must:

  • Be aged 30 years or younger
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in any field of study
  • Have a strong leadership with track record
  • Have a long term commitment to working in Hong Kong

Selection Criteria

Throughout the selection process, candidates are rigorously assessed against eight competencies that are continuously refined based on experience and evidence of effectiveness in the classroom.

We recognise that these competencies can be developed through a range of experiences and all applications are looked at holistically. We harness different perspectives, experiences and talents in order to continually learn and best serve culturally diverse school communities.

  • Strategic Planning & Execution
  • Professionalism
  • Enterprising & Openness
  • Resilience & Grit
  • Sensitivity towards Others’ Needs
  • Self-awareness
  • Cross-sector Engagement
  • Empowerment & Teamwork

Selection Process

Apply via our online application and share with us your background, accomplishments, experiences and interest in TFHK.

Selected applicants will be invited to complete the pre-assessment task by email. Each applicant will be asked to prepare two videos – Self-Introduction & Teaching Simulation (5 minutes per each).

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to the next stage – In-person Assessment Centre. The assessment consists of three major components: Personality test, Group discussion and Role-play. You will be joining with other applicants to exchange your views and experiences. Online interviews via Skype are also available if you are based abroad and cannot attend one of our in-person Assessment Centres. Kindly note that we may hold interviews on weekends.

Successful applicants will receive an email shortly after the assessment. Upon the acceptance of the offer, you will become TFHK fellow and enter the school selection process. You will be invited to a school interview and placed in one of our partner schools afterwards.

How to apply

Applicants must submit an online application by one of the deadlines below:

First deadline: 30 Nov 2018
Second deadline: 11 Jan 2019
Third deadline: 24 Mar 2019

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