Global Cities Fellowship: Hong Kong



​Hong Kong is often called Asia’s World City, and is the cultural and financial epicenter of the continent. As a former British colony, and now a Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong maintains its own government, laws, borders, currency and freedoms — making it a truly unique city that straddles the cultures of East and West.
Young Life in Hong Kong has been growing rapidly since its inception in 2014. There is a core of international and local staff and leaders working in a full compliment of Young Life ministries in the city, including international and local Young Life and WyldLife clubs, as well as university and YoungLives work. Young Life is a registered company with charitable status in Hong Kong and has established a physical presence in the heart of the city. In the past several years, much work has been done to lay the groundwork and foundation for future ministry, including the development of local funding which now covers more than 80 percent of the overall operating budget of the mission here.
There are several opportunities to join our team as an intern with the Young Life Global Cities Fellowship program. The Young Life Global Cities Fellowship (YLGCF) is a two-year program designed for recent university graduates who have already demonstrated proficiency in Young Life leadership skills. The Fellowship presents graduates with an opportunity for deep discipleship and personal growth through placement into mission communities in one of the world’s great cities. 


​Fellows will be integrated as full-time staff in the city where they’re placed, participating and contributing to regular staff meetings, trainings, outreaches, fundraisers, and will be expected to model and lead teams toward healthy contact work, clubs, camps and Campaigners groups.

The Global Cities Fellowship will also include the following:
  • The development of local leadership teams.
  • Cross-cultural program development and ministry training.
  • Bi-monthly training dialogues with Young Life supervisor.
  • Accredited graduate-level coursework toward a MA in Global Leadership.
  • Young Life Leadership I and II completion.
  • School year camping development.
  • Personal fundraising and development training.
  • Annual YLGCF service trip.
  • Strength and gift assessments.
  • Non-Young Life mentorship with a local business leader.
  • Young Life summer assignment.


  • Previous Young Life staff experience is preferred.
  • Adventurous and adaptable attitude for a new culture. Must be able to relate, work and build community in a multicultural, multilingual area.
  • Vision and ability to recruit, develop and multiply leaders.
  • Ability to identify and develop fundraising opportunities within the local community.
  • Must maintain confidentiality.
  • College degree required.
  • Proven relational skills with both kids and adults.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.


​Housing supplements and cost of living adjustments help make living overseas affordable for international staff. Staff receive competitive health and wellness benefits. In addition, staff may raise funds and be reimbursed for the purchase of a vehicle, an annual personal trip to see family, pre-K through 12th grade private school education for dependent children, language school, moving expenses, and a one-time bonus of up to two-months’ salary.

How To Apply:

​​If interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact the International employment coordinator at 800-330-0628. To better help us serve you in your inquiry process, please take a moment to fill out the International Inquiry Form available via the button below.