Internship in China

Internship in China - China

Only $325 per week!

An internship in China is the best way to fully experience the exciting industries that has put China on the path to economic success.

Gain experience in your field! Our internships are ideal for anyone with an interest in Chinese culture, the international business scene, or both! Or you may wish to apply as a Teacher and be a part of improving the next generation of China’s young leaders. The choice is yours, thanks to our strong connections to a wide variety of industries.

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Program Description

This program offers the best chance for you to work in various provinces of China, allowing you to experience a wide range of chinese culture.

You will begin this placement after completing a mandatory one week of cultural training (booked separately as the “Internship Introduction Week”). From then on, you will be on a 2-6 month contract as arranged between yourself and your host Company.

Why choose us?

Experience

As a provider of Cultural Exchange programs in China, we have almost 10 years of experience with foreign participants from different countries. We are specialized and well-known for our training and support system.

Resources

Throughout our development during the last decade, we have built up a network with qualified companies, well-known Universities, various organizations, and also Chinese-Foreigner communities. So we can provide a wide range of internship positions.

Dedication/Strong team

A good coordinator/mentor is essential for a good program, we have a team of well-trained and well educated coordinators, including those with related bachelor or master degrees, working for our participants.

About the Placement

Your Internship will most likely be based in Chengdu, the capital of the Sichuan Province. Fabled as “the Land of Abundance”, Chengdu is bestowed with uniquely favorable natural resources. You’ll have the chance to take weekend trips away from the city into these beautiful wonderlands.

Chengdu is one of the most historic and culturally significant cities in China. It is also the permanent host city of the International Festival of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of China.

Chengdu is also one of the most important economic centers, transportation and communication hubs in Western China and was chosen as one of the top ten cities to invest in out of a total of 280 urban centers in China.

If you want to experience modern China as well as the traditional Chinese culture; if you want to enjoy the busy office work and the active night life in the city but also the chill and lay-back lifestyle; If you love art, live music and meeting people of the same interests. This is the place you should be a part of!

Depending on availability and the field you choose, we also provide internships in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

The Internship fields

You will have a variety of fields to choose from…

Hospitality

There is now a growing need for international hotels in China looking for quality foreign candidates in specific positions such as Assistant manager, Chef, or Bar Manager, all roles that ask you to engage with the hotel guests on a daily basis. You will be dealing with customer service for foreign and Chinese guests and take part in various activities under the supervision of your department manager. Your hotel may also want you to conduct language and culture training for its staff or take on some other marketing or promotion related projects.

New Media/Journalism

Internet Media has slowly taken over our way to learn the world, and in China, new media companies show up everyday due to our growing population and needs. Working for them, you will have first hand information about trends in China and a better understanding of Chinese culture. You can share fresh views as a foreigner into the company, something they are looking for!

Graphic design, Assistant illustrator, 3D programmer, Flash designer, and more, are all possible options you could look at.

Business/Marketing

More and more companies in Chengdu are now involving themselves in international business. We can provide positions in well-known companies with Finance, Marketing, International Business, E-Commerce, Public Relations & Event Management.

Education/Coaching

If your goal is to help educate others, we can arrange this too! Let us know if you’d like to do some work as an English Teacher, Sports coach, Art/Music teacher, Gym Trainer, or a Yoga instructor or similar.

Other Industries

Other areas we can attempt to place you in include:

Scientific Research

E.g. Assistant at a Turtle breeding center, Olive Oil Plantation, Wine brewery

Film Production

E.g. Photographer assistant, Editor assistant, Voice actor

NGOs

E.g. Clerk, Team leader

Application Procedure

Due to the different positions you may apply for and the variation in procedure in different companies, there may be differences but all applications will follow a process that looks like this:

  1. You submit your application including CV and a recent photo. Here is where you explain which type of internship you are looking for and the time period they are aiming for
  2. We match your CV and requirements with the positions we have.
  3. Then we will arrange an online interview with you and the matching organization (or in some cases we may be authorized to conduct the interview).
  4. After the interview, we will notify the participants the results. Sometime they will have multiple choices between companies.

Aims & Objectives

  • Give you professional experience in your chosen area and in your desired work environment
  • To give you peace of mind during your transition and longer stay with local ground support and various supporting benefits
  • Provide you with with a culturally immersive experience that you will always cherish!

Schedule

Monday to Friday

Your exact schedule will be defined by your host company but you can expect to work Monday to Friday.

   Note:   This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age: 21

Maximum age: 40

Minimum English level: Intermediate

CRB required: On Signup

Passport copy required: On Signup

Resume copy required: On Signup

Required qualification: Bachelor Degree

Additional Requirements

  • In good physical and mental health
  • Skype Interview
  • Experience preferable but not necessary in some cases
  • 500 Euro deposit (on top of program fee) for Visa issuing (refundable at end of the program)
  • Acceptance or rejection to be confirmed within 15 days
  • Special cases outside these requirements may be considered

Additional Equipment

  • Formal work attire

Location

The internships are available in differents places of China. Most of them takes place in Chengdu, but we also have internships available in Zhanjiang, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing and some other big cities in China.

About the Accommodation

During your internship, you will be placed in an apartment with your own bedroom, but with a shared kitchen, bathroom and living room. There will be 1-3 persons in each apartment.

Your accommodation includes running water and furnishing, which will be included in this program. Depending on your internship, you may receive a stipend which you may use for food, your electricity bill, and any other needs. We will help arrange this with your host company and negotiate on your behalf.

Food Arrangements

You will have access to a shared kitchen in your apartment where you can cook your own food.

Facilities

Depends on your location.

Activities & Events

No scheduled activities outside the program.

Sights & Surroundings

Depends on your location.

Transportation

From this location we do not provide free transport to other locations.

Quick Facts

Name: People’s Republic of China

Population: 1.37 billion

Capital: Beijing

Language: Standard Chinese

Currency: Renminbi (Yuan) (CNY)

Time zone: CST (UTC +8)

Country Information

China covers approximately 9.6 million square kilometers making it the 2nd largest country by land area. It is not only the country with the largest population in the world but it is also one of the largest economies laying claim to being the world’s largest exporter and 2nd largest importer of goods.

It is a country of incredible cultural history boasting one of the earliest ancient civilisations dating back to around 2800 BC. Its landscape is equally rich in diversity, ranging from its forest steppes, its deserts in the north and subtropical forests in the south to its 14,500km long stretch of Pacific Ocean coastline. All of this makes China an incredible and exciting place to be, both in what it has to offer today and the story of its past.

Climate

Due to the vast expanse of land that China covers both in terms of longitude and latitude, the climate varies greatly from place to place. Generally, the climate pattern in China is characterised by dry seasons and wet monsoons. The rainy seasons mainly span from May to september but this pattern is less consistent in the some areas such as the dry northwest.

The difference in season causes a pronounced disparity in temperatures between winter and summer. Whilst the summer offers warm temperatures almost everywhere, the winter can cause temperatures to drop significantly, especially in the northern areas of China.

The Monsoon

The southern provinces start to experience the monsoons first, starting in April and May. The winds start to blow north in June meaning that northern provinces receive the rains around July and August, and the rains start to come to an end in September and are generally completely over in October. The northwest of China is the only area that avoids the monsoon climate.

Culture

China is one of four great ancient civilizations with 3,600 years of written history, and its culture both past and present is incredibly profound. Whilst Chinese cultural identity has many common, unifying elements, it is a country that represents 56 ethnic minority groups, the largest of which is the Han Chinese (900 million people), with other groups including the Tibetans, Mongols, Naxi etc. The significance of this is that each group to an extent creates their own culture and so within the vast expanse of China, depending on where you are, cultural variety is plentiful and there to be explored!

The country is currently ruled by The Chinese Communist Party. It is officially atheist, but is slowly and surely becoming more tolerant towards the practice of religion. The five official religions in China are Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism and Protestantism. Due to the fact that it is only in recent years that tolerance of religion has made any progress, the practice of other religions is not formally recognised, although are often tolerated especially in the case of ancient Chinese beliefs. Currently about a quarter of the population practice Taoism, Confucianism and other traditional religions.

Gastronomy

There are 8 different styles of traditional Chinese cuisine, and traditional food can be found everywhere in China. Other styles adopted into Chinese cuisine and that might be found in China include Singaporean, Malaysian, Indonesian, Indian and American cuisine.

The staple foods used in Chinese cooking include exactly what you would expect: rice, noodles, and vegetables with sauces and seasonings.

The attitude regarding food in China is generally “waste not, want not” meaning that it not just uses a wide variety of both plants and animals, but every part of these plants and animals are used in some way. For westerners this might mean that there are a few things on the menu that you may not be used to and might want to avoid.

Due to the scale of the country, it isn't surprising that each area of China has a unique style of cooking and the ingredients very much depend on the natural agricultural produce of the specific region. For example the south of China uses far more rice than the north, where wheat is its main ingredient, a reason why noodles and dumplings are much more common. Southern food is also typically more spicy than that of the north.

Common Chinese dishes include: Sweet and Sour Pork, Gong Bao Chicken, Ma Po Tofu, Wontons, Dumplings, Chow Mein, Peking Roasted Duck and Spring Rolls

Transportation

Like its economy, China’s transportation network has rapidly expanded over recent years and now houses the longest road network in the world as well as the busiest train network

Air

Although the most expensive means of transportation, it is by far the most convenient and can save a lot of time travelling the longer distances across China.

The main ports of air travel are Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong although all major cities within the country host domestic flights.

Rail

This is the primary mode of transportation in China and most major cities have their own metro systems. As well as its standard vast rail network, China boasts over 7000 km of high-speed rail.

Bus

For local travel, buses are a very affordable way of getting around and a good alternative mode of transport where metro is not available.

Taxi

Taxis are generally cheap and easy to find. Meters are generally used in towns and cities. If your driver does not want to use a meter, common for longer trips out of town, be sure to negotiate a price before the journey.

Other Alternatives

Motor pedicabs, pedicabs and motorbikes can all be found in China and are a cheap way of getting around. We recommend you set a price before using this form of transport.

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