Our China Internship programme provides internships in over 150 companies across highly sought after industry sectors. Choose a role from our extensive list of internships that includes NGO's, marketing, international business, environmental, engineering, events management, finance, law etc.
Broaden your horizons culturally, socially and professionally by combining China’s rich history with it’s recent modernization and huge potential makes it one of the most exciting places to live in.
Our internship will not only kick-start your career but could also provide you with permanent employment after your internship. Your company may wish to hire you full time or our strategic partnership with the biggest HR recruiter in China will ensure you have job opportunities once you have finished the programme.
|Dates of Departures||Program Option||Price (Land Only)||Trip Status|
|30 May 2013||Hospitality Option - 6 Months||$5,369||Available||Book now|
|30 May 2013||General Internships - 96 Days||$5,369||Available||Book now|
|20 June 2013||Hospitality Option - 6 Months||$5,369||Available||Book now|
|20 June 2013||General Internships - 96 Days||$5,369||Available||Book now|
|1 August 2013||Hospitality Option - 6 Months||$5,369||Available||Book now|
|1 August 2013||General Internships - 96 Days||$5,369||Available||Book now|
|12 September 2013||Hospitality Option - 6 Months||$5,369||Available||Book now|
|12 September 2013||General Internships - 96 Days||$5,369||Available||Book now|
|4 October 2013||Hospitality Option - 6 Months||$5,369||Available||Book now|
|4 October 2013||General Internships - 96 Days||$5,369||Available||Book now|
|14 November 2013||Hospitality Option - 6 Months||$5,369||Available||Book now|
|14 November 2013||General Internships - 96 Days||$5,369||Available||Book now|
|5 December 2013||Hospitality Option - 6 Months||$5,369||Available||Book now|
|5 December 2013||General Internships - 96 Days||$5,369||Available||Book now|
Coming to China will enable you to showcase your skills, gain quality work experience, learn Mandarin and allow you to see how business works in one of the fastest growing economies. As employers look into China or develop a global focus, they will favour candidates with overseas experience especially those who are familiar with China. Give your CV the edge to land the job you’ve always wanted.
You will have numerous opportunities to build your social and business network. China draws people from around the world meaning you will make friends and business contacts across the globe, as you have access to networking events and social activities.
When you book you will be asked for a preference on what field you would like your placement to be in. Your placement will be based on both your preference and your background. Placements available are in industries including but not limited to;
Many more are available, please contact us and we will see if there is an internship available in your chosen field.
Interns should be keen to take on responsibility, show flexibility, accept challenges and be committed to contributing positively to their companies.
You will be given multiple tasks and responsibilities at your internship where you will be able to showcase your skills, display initiative and work both independently as well as part of a team.
When you first arrive you will be met at the airport and taken to your accommodation, which for your first four nights will be at a hotel in Beijing while you have your orientation to China and the programme. On your first four days you will also visit sites such as the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China as well as learning the basics of Tai Chi and calligraphy.
You will also have a professional development workshop that is designed to improve your knowledge on current industry trends as well as improve your skill sets for when you look for a job. The workshop covers CV writing, interview skills, current market trends & challenges, salary survey, personality profiling and job hunting advice.
* Permanent positions after your internship are not guaranteed. These may be available through either the company in which you have your placement (subject to your placement company and yourself coming to an agreement), or through the recruitment pool which you are put into with one of the leading recruitment agency in China.
Following your first four days you will either meet your host family that you will be living with for the rest of your stay (for most placements) or moving into a hotel if your placement is in hospitality. You will then have 2 weeks of Mandarin lessons (20 classes per week) to help you communicate with your fellow workers before starting your internship. This will give you the perfect starting point for communicating with not only your host family but also at work. Your classes won’t finish there as you will also continue to have 2 lessons per week during your internship to help you continue your language development.
For those customers who stay with a host family you will be required as part of your stay to spend 5 hours a week of speaking conversational English to the family. This will give you time to bond with the family.
Please note: If your placement is in Shanghai you will transfer there after the 4 day period however, the transfer to Shanghai is not included in the package price. Once in Shanghai you will have your 2 weeks of Mandarin lessons before starting your internship. The cost of the transfer from Beijing to Shanghai should be around 500-600RMB for the train ticket and one of the in-country staff will accompany you there.
On your first day of your internship one of our in-country team will accompany you to your host company to make sure that you settle in and get to meet all the right people including your supervisor. Your supervisor will speak English so don't worry you won't be expected to be fluent in Mandarin although were possible we would recommend that you use your newly learnt language skills as it will help you settle.
Step 1: Application
To apply for this internship we ask you to either call us or apply online using the link below. When you apply we will request information on your emergency contact details, passport number and your health background and other important information. At this stage a deposit payment is requested, this deposit is non-refundable, unless your application is declined by our team in China.
• A completed application form (provided upon deposit payment)
• Current CV /resume detailing your work and study history
• A cover letter detailing the type of placement you are seeking
Note: If your internship is part of your university course, and requires accreditation this can easily be arranged. We request a letter from your tutor supporting your application for an internship.
Step 2: Telephone/Skype interview with our Internship Coordinator
Once we have your application pack we will contact you to arrange an informal interview with our internship coordinator who will be your main contact before you leave for China.
Step 3: Accepting the placement
We will send you a formal offer letter for you to sign, along with a clear summary of the types of roles you will be involved with during your internship.
Step 4: Interview with your host company
Your internship coordinator will arrange a date and time for an interview with your host company.
Step 5: Payment of full program fees and sign placement description and agreement
At this stage we will help you to organise your visa to enable you to work in China and help you with flights to Beijing.
While these are internships are aimed to help develop your CV don’t forget that this is also an amazing opportunity to experience a new culture, explore a country and get to make new friends. You will get to meet new not only at work and at home but also through the internship network. Our in-country team will keep in touch with you throughout your internship to check all is well and to invite you to social gatherings that they arrange giving you a great opportunity to catch-up with your fellow interns.
Don't forget to also use some of your free time to try and explore some of this amazing country and see more of its iconic sites. Take a trip down to the walled city of Xi’an and see the Terracotta Warriors, the stunning scenery in Guilin, and of course take the opportunity to see a Panda with your own eyes. China has so much to see and do that you will be hard pushed to run out of new things to do.
Info Packs include a full itinerary, country guides and travel advice on visas, money, insurance and the local weather. By filling in your details you'll also be kept updated on all the latest news, offers and stories on this particular trip. Happy reading!
You must be between 18-30 years of age to take part in these internships.
For the first four nights after you arrive into China you will be staying in a hotel in Beijing. The accommodation will vary depending on your type of internship, please see below;
After the 4 night orientation, hospitality interns will stay in a hotel for the following 2 weeks during their Mandarin course. The room may be shared with a fellow participant of the same gender. Following the 2 week Mandarin course interns will transfer to the hotel to begin their 6 month internship, with accommodation provided by the hotel.
All Other Internships
After the 4 night orientation, you will be taken to meet your host family who you will stay with during both your Mandarin course and your internship. By living with a host family you will have the opportunity to truly immerse yourself in the country and will also help you develop your Mandarin language skills. As part of staying with the family you will be required to spend 5 hours per week teaching the family conversational English, this is a great way to bond with the family.
During your 4 day orientation all your meals are included.
Interns that stay with a host family will have two meals a day included for the duration of their stay, breakfast and dinner. Hospitality interns will have all meals included as part of their placement.
This trip is ideal for those who are keen to learn and expand thier knowledge and experience within their industry. This is a practical programme that is designed to give you the best experience possible.
Approximately one month prior to your departure, we will send you a visa invitation letter for your placement. You will need to take this visa invitation letter, along with your passport, two passport-sized photos and your visa form to your nearest Chinese embassy or consulate where they will issue you with the first part of your F-visa. While you are in China, our partners will update and extend your visa if required.
Please note: The cost of the first part of your F-visa is not included in the price, however any in-country visa extension costs are included (although the cost of travel to Beijing is at your own expense).
Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.
You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.
In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.
This trip requires a Police Check to be carried out - please contact us for further information on how to do this.
Once you have booked on and sent us your CV and cover letter we will look for a suitable host company that best fits you. If the initial offer is not to your liking we will provide you an alternative host company.
Living Expenses are extremely cheap compared to western countries. Generally speaking, a daily budget of 100RMB can easily cover food, transport and some entertainment.
Once you begin your internship you may receive a daily allowance on work days, this is usually around 50-100RMB per work day, however it can vary between internships. Occasionally, some roles may have a higher allowance but this would depend on the individual company and your related experience. Some host companies notable NGO’s may not be able to offer a stipend or can only offer a lower stipend. You will be informed during the placement process with a potential host company if this would be the case.
You will need an 'F' visa to enter China, which is for business and cultural exchange programmes. Mandarin study is also permitted under this visa. As part of the price we will arrange the necessary documentation that will enable you to obtain an 'F' visa. The visas are linked to the programme and should not be used to obtain other work in China.
The 'F' visa that you use for the duration of your internship will not cover you to work after your placement is finished. If you are offered a permanent position in China after your internship it will be the responsibility of your new employer and yourself to arrange a 'Z' visa to cover your continued stay in China.