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Research Assistant and Data Analytics Intern

Position Code: HKDA01

Organisation Description:

This host company aims to bring a brand new learning experience for corporate professionals to learn up-to-date regulatory changes and practical tips from industry experts anytime, anywhere, and on any device.

Corporate professionals mean C-level executives, which include Startup CEOs, Board directors, General Counsels, Company secretaries, Corporate treasurers, and Entrepreneurs.

Their website is a highly-functional and relevant online content portal focusing on product knowledge on corporate finance, corporate governance, compliance, management, taxation, risk, fraud, intellectual property, and dispute resolution issues.

This host company is committed to continually providing new and innovative offerings that enhance the experience for both experts adviser and audiences.

Role:

Research Assistant and Data Analytics Intern

Internship Description:

The host company is currently involved in a new-theme project with the implementation of advanced AI. They are opening the following positions:

Research Assistant:

  • Work with a senior executive in developing an ESG-related thesis, which includes research, analysis, and testing.
  • Develop an understanding of the ESG landscape and test the new concepts with live data

A candidate with programming experience:

An opportunity to work with CTO / data scientists in developing system solutions for research and commercial AI projects, which include data modeling, which includes data extraction, cleansing, and modeling. The candidate will have a chance to gain experience in developing enterprise software and machine learning solutions.

Research analyst:

Research analyst who will work with the Head of Research and data architect to scour public market information and glean valuable insights for companies’ use. The candidate will have a chance to gain experience in the business analyst area and learn how to apply technology to the commercial world.

N.B. tasks and projects may vary depending on current priorities. Specific projects and responsibilities will be discussed during an interview.

Internship Requirements:

  • High responsibility to complete tasks promptly & make significant progress with minimum supervision.
  • Relevant work experiences in developed research skills are highly preferred.
  • Have a chance to communicate with colleagues from different cultures
  • Education or training in programming with proficiency in at least one programming language
  • Proficiency in English, hard-working attitude, and fast learning

Don’t exactly match these requirements? If you have the enthusiasm and want to learn – then speak to Pagoda about this position and we’ll see what is possible!

Junior Fintech Development Intern

Position Code: HKFT01

Organisation Description:

This host company aims to bring a brand new learning experience for corporate professionals to learn up-to-date regulatory changes and practical tips from industry experts anytime, anywhere, and on any device.

Corporate professionals mean C-level executives, which include Startup CEOs, Board directors, General Counsels, Company secretaries, Corporate treasurers, and Entrepreneurs.

Their website is a highly-functional and relevant online content portal focusing on product knowledge on corporate finance, corporate governance, compliance, management, taxation, risk, fraud, intellectual property, and dispute resolution issues.

This host company is committed to continually providing new and innovative offerings that enhance the experience for both experts adviser and audiences.

Role:

Junior Fintech Development Intern

Internship Description:

This host company is an AI startup focusing on Natural Language Processing (NLP) for regulation and finance industries. They are looking for;

Junior developer who will work with the CTO and data architect to implement various innovative NLP ideas into system solutions for research and commercial AI projects.

The candidate will have a chance to gain experience in developing enterprise software and machine learning solutions.

N.B. tasks and projects may vary depending on current priorities. Specific projects and responsibilities will be discussed during an interview.

Internship Requirements:

  • Basic to moderated programming skill
  • Ability to build at least a simple program independently with at least one language, preferably Python
  • Willingness to learn and research; formal training will be provided
  • Team player with interest in artificial intelligence

Don’t exactly match these requirements? If you have the enthusiasm and want to learn – then speak to Pagoda about this position and we’ll see what is possible!

Backend/Full-stack

Position Code: HKIT01

Company Introduction:

This is a fast growing Fintech company helping modern asset-light SMEs, that traditional banks aren’t capable of serving, manage their cash-flow better, enabling them to pay their staff on time, every time and expand their business faster. They operate in Hong Kong + Singapore and are looking to expand regionally this year.

Role: Backend/Full-stack

Internship Description:

As a technology intern, you will be exposed to the entire process that goes into developing a SAAS application so they’ll be able to tailor your tasks to your interest area. Ultimately your job will be to help them solve customer problems through developing new features. To succeed in this role you’ll be a creative problem-solver with a passion for technology and a drive for self-learning beyond the school curriculum.

  • They understand internships are about gaining valuable experience and are ready to support that while giving you actual responsibility.
  • They’re a fast-growing startup and new things are happening almost every week!
  • You’ll work closely with, and receive direct mentorship from, experienced tech people with more than a decade of experience
  • They place a strong emphasis on learning–you’ll have opportunities to learn about finance, technology, and many other skill sets that exist in the company
  • They’re a remote team–they have team-mates in both Europe and Asia

Requirements:

You are:

  • Experienced with programming – they use NodeJS (ExpressJS) and MongoDB with VueJS on the frontend
  • Passionate about technology – You’ve played around with different tech simply because it was cool to learn about
  • Not afraid of asking questions – As a remote team it’s essential to reach out proactively to clarify and ask questions, we’re always happy to answer them!

Credit Research Analyst with a Fintech Company

Position Code: HKFIN02

Organisation Description:

This is a fast growing Fintech company helping modern asset-light SMEs, that traditional banks aren’t capable of serving, manage their cash-flow better, enabling them to pay their staff on time, every time and expand their business faster. They operate in Hong Kong + Singapore and are looking to expand regionally this year.

Role:

Credit Research Analyst

Internship Description:

Your job is to work with their finance team to research, innovate, and build up their credit assessment capabilities in Hong Kong and across Asia-Pacific.
You will primarily be conducting research into how to improve credit assessments for SMEs, although you will also have the opportunity to propose and conduct other research topics.

Possible Research Topics:

  • Alternative data points that affect default probability of SMEs in Hong Kong.
  • The impact of Environmental, Social, and Governance factors on the credit quality of SMEs.
  • The impact of climate change on SME defaults.
  • Forecasting defaults and non-performance of receivables.
  • The impact of different variables in default probability between asset-light businesses and traditional businesses.
  • They are open to all ideas you may have too!

N.B. tasks and projects may vary depending on current priorities. Specific projects and responsibilities will be discussed during an interview.

  • You’ll work closely with the founders who have many years of experience across finance, technology, and start-ups
  • They place a strong emphasis on learning– you’ll have opportunities to learn about finance, technology, and many other skill sets that exist in the company
  • You’ll have the opportunity to push the boundaries of quantitative finance
  • Your research will be put into practice immediately so you’ll be able to see how it positively impacts the SME economy

Internship Requirements:

  • Research minded–you understand how to conduct hypothesis-based research
  • Self-directed–you are able to generate research topics and execute them
  • A lifelong learner–you’re happiest when you feel personal growth
  • Studying a STEM or Finance degree (bachelors)

Don’t exactly match these requirements? If you have the enthusiasm and want to learn – then speak to Pagoda about this position and we’ll see what is possible!

Operations and Finance with a Fintech Company

Position Code: HKFIN03

Organisation Description:

This is a fast growing Fintech company helping modern asset-light SMEs, that traditional banks aren’t capable of serving, manage their cash-flow better, enabling them to pay their staff on time, every time and expand their business faster. They operate in Hong Kong + Singapore and are looking to expand regionally this year.

Role: Operations & Finance Internship Internship

Internship Description: Your role would entail working with the finance team to manage customer funding applications and internal loan operations. This would mean handling all parts of the funding journey through their admin dashboard, customer onboarding, due diligence, credit scoring, and loan management. You would be expected to work with customers directly, so both your written and spoken communication must be excellent.

Possible tasks and projects include:

  • Oversight of lending book including credit limits
  • Streamlining internal operations and finding creative solutions to increase their operational efficiency
  • Manage daily accounting duties including A/P, A/R, general ledger, accounts reconciliations both internally and externally
  • Geographic expansion planning
  • If you’re up for it, there are opportunities to work in and learn about all other functions of the business including product, technology, design, and marketing to name a few

N.B. tasks and projects may vary depending on current priorities. Specific projects and responsibilities will be discussed during an interview.

  • They are a fast-growing startup and new things are happening almost every week!
  • You will work closely with and receive direct mentorship from the founders who have many years of experience across finance, technology, and startups
  • You’ll have a lot of autonomy to try out your own ideas

Requirements:

  • Research minded– you understand how to conduct hypothesis-based research
  • Self-directed– you are able to generate research topics and execute them
  • A lifelong learner– you’re happiest when you feel personal growth
  • Studying a STEM or Finance degree (bachelors)

Market Analysis and Research Internship

Internship Code: HKBS03

Company Description:

This internship host is an ornament manufacturer for shoes and bags, they are currently developing a new biodegradable and bio sustainable product to take to market. They mainly work with luxury brands.

They specialise in overseeing the entire supply chain process, ensuring that production is in their own hands by cutomising products to clients requirements, with quality and efficiency at the core of their work.

Internship Position:

Market Analysis and Research

Internship Description:

The host organisation are looking for an intern who can:

  • Work with the company’s internal team based across Italy, Mainland China and HK to help carry out marketing analysis as well as market research tasks in order to achieve the companies objectives

Activities are not limited to the above, and candidates are encouraged to discuss further their own abilities and interests in an interview to identify synergies.

Internship Requirements:

  • Strong English skills are a must, Italian is a plus
  • Good attitude with a sense of sustainability in mind
  • Strong communication skills
  • Motivated, communicative and a good team player