Intern, Sandpiper, Hong Kong

Intern, Sandpiper

Sandpiper, one of the fastest growing strategic communications and public affairs agencies in Asia Pacific, is seeking a talented and entrepreneurial individual to join the firm as an Intern, based in Hong Kong.

Sandpiper is an award-winning agency that was named Asia Pacific Agency of the Year for 2021 and a Best Place to Work.

Our team are trusted advisors to industry leaders and market disruptors. We combine strong regional market and industry understanding with global perspectives.

Operating with one global P&L, we harness new technologies to deliver advisory backed by rigorous research and deep insights, and to meet the evolving needs of our clients quickly and effectively wherever they are in the world.

The firm is built around a simple proposition: by employing the right people to do smart thinking, and equipping them with the right technologies and tools, we deliver tangible results and business benefits. We work with a diverse set of clients, ranging from the world’s leading asset managers and insurance companies to disruptive technology firms that are trying to reshape the way commerce is carried out.

Our expertise spans corporate communications, healthcare, financial services and capital markets communications, brand PR, media relations, ESG and sustainability, and technology.

What are we looking for?

We are seeking a keen and organised team player to join the Hong Kong office as a full time intern. 

The role will assume responsibility and assist with the organisation of several ongoing retainers, projects and events for a diverse client-base across a variety of business sectors such as finance, healthcare and technology.

This is a fun and exciting opportunity to dip your toes into the communications and public relations industry. You will work closely with a small team across a wide range of tasks. It will suit someone who enjoys working in a forward-thinking environment, and is excited by the unique opportunity to work with a founding agency team, while being part of a global network.  


Our ideal candidate must be based in Hong Kong, be permitted to work legally, and possess some of these attributes:

  • Interested in a career in public relations, public affairs and communications
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Energetic and enthusiastic – a self-starter who takes initiative and is looking to be involved in all kinds of projects
  • Good analytical skills and a strong business acumen.  
  • Organised and works well in a team 
  • Curious about new subject matters and fearless in the face of complexity  
  • Reliable and resourceful when faced with challenges  
  • Technically proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

Roles and Responsibilities

Content Development – Prepare news releases, thought leadership articles, briefing documents, internal communications materials and other forms of written collateral. 

Media Relations – Monitor and flag relevant media opportunities, compile and maintain media lists, develop pitches and conduct media outreach 

Analysis and Research – Gather, analyse and summarise key media coverage and trends to assist with new business initiatives. 

Social Media – Assist where required with social media management and content development. 

Account Coordination – Support the wider account team and assist them with the smooth day-to-day running of accounts. 

Media Monitoring and Reporting – Provide real-time media monitoring of social, local, regional and international media online and in print for relevant coverage and compile reports. 

Event Coordination – Where required, assist with coordination of events and on-ground support if necessary and regulations permit. 

What we offer

An opportunity to work at a fast-growing agency where you can have genuine responsibility and if you chose, autonomy to create new products and services that are aligned with the evolution of the communications industry and changing client needs.

At Sandpiper, we also offer a collaborative and stimulating work environment as well as attractive remuneration and benefits.

If you want to work for the agency of the future, not the past; are bored doing the same thing every day and want to have more influence over your career – then come and join us! Send your CV and cover letter to