NGOs, Charities & Not for Profit

NGOs NGOs, Charities & Not for Profit

Sector Overview

  • Environmental protection, labor rights and women’s rights are major issues currently facing Non-Governmental Organisations in China.
  • The rapid economic growth in the recent three decades has called for increasing social and political rights in China.
  • There are over 400,000 different NGOs currently active in China.
  • China Youth Development Foundation has helped more than 2.5 million school drop-outs go back to school through its flagship Project Hope since 1989.
  • There is strict government regulation of NGOs in China, so a lot of activity in the sector takes place in Beijing.

Sample Projects

Recently, CRCC Asia interns have been involved in the following projects:

  • Writing the English language monthly newsletter and weekly blogs including summarizing new initiatives, news on corporate developments and fundraising activities.
  • Devising and organizing activities and presentations for a summit with the Jane Goodall Institute,a youth community charity.
  • Sourcing and attending meetings with relevant lobbying organisations to discuss cooperation with a labor NGO.

Sample Company

Specialism: Social Welfare

The organization is active world-wide campaigning for children’s rights and delivering immediate and lasting improvements to the lives of children globally. Recently, they launched their most expansive global initiative concentrating on the UN Millennium Development Goals to reduce maternal and child mortality rates by 75% and 66% from 1990 levels.

The organization focuses on working in China’s poorer western regions while its most recent work addresses the challenges faced by migrant children.

Testimonials

We have received the following testimonials from interns completing an internship in the NGOs, Charities & Not for Profit sector:

Fidan Tapdigova (University of Essex)
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It has been only two weeks since my return from China and for every day spent back here, in London, I have been missing China. I really miss having dumplings in the morning or Beijing style crispy wraps from someone that we interns started calling “The Pancake Man”. Although our Mandarin is not good enough… Read more

2 Months, Shenzhen, November 2013

Lara Brown (University College London)
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China is not for the faint-hearted, but if you like adventure, it is definitely the place to be! My first experience of the country was through a summer school in Shanghai three years ago and I was instantly captured by the excitement and fast-pace of life. As soon as I had finished my studies, I… Read more

2 Months, Beijing, May 2013

Malisa Radic (Deakin University)
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It has been a few months since I have returned home from Shanghai after completing my internship; the experience was that unforgettable that I hope I can translate into text the amazing experience I had. I have always wanted to do an internship and I came across the CRCC Asia Shanghai program which was advertised… Read more

1 Month, Shanghai, January 2013

Charlotte Cansdell (University of Sydney)
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My trip to Beijing with CRCC Asia was a truly exciting and rewarding experience. Having previously travelled extensively through Europe and Asia, the Joint Intensive Language and Internship program satiated my desire for travel and cultural exploration, whilst also providing me with the professional development that I wanted to help me begin my career. The… Read more

2 Month, Beijing, August 2012

Stuart Burvill (Griffith University)
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I had a fantastic experience with my internship in Beijing. I was given a small non-profit group called the China Carbon Forum which creates forums for stakeholders in the Carbon Sector international network of over 1200 people in government, business and NGOs. The group was a great match with my masters degree in international relations… Read more

1 Month, Beijing, September 2012

Williams Tubbs (University of Essex)Video Testimonial
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“The company I worked for was called CSR Asia – they promote corporate social responsibility in companies in China. My tasks included looking into Chinese and foreign companies, researching and comparing their CSR policies, and writing reports.” “The highlight of my China trip was definitely the trip to the Great Wall of China – we… Read more

2 Months, Beijing, September 2011

Lyndsay Andrew (University of Wollongong)Video Testimonial
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“I worked within the NGO sector mainly with projects at schools and with youth, teaching them good environmental habits and with animals.” “The weekly social events were good. KTV was a particular highlight for everyone. Also the dumpling making and volunteer events helped to keep everyone motivated and interested over the month.” “I chose to… Read more

1 Month, Beijing, January 2012

Nikolay Kolev (Richmond University)
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My internship with CRCC Asia was an incredible experience for me. It allowed me to achieve my long-time dream to visit China and to combine my time there with a practical and meaningful internship. As a university student close to graduation, I started thinking more and more about the life after I was done with… Read more

2 Months, Shanghai, June 2011

Please view our Testimonials page for more testimonials and reviews which interns have submitted documenting their time in China with CRCC Asia.

Intern Bloggers

The following bloggers have completed an internship in the NGOs, Charities & Not for Profit sector with CRCC Asia. You can read a short excerpt of all their blogs. For more blogs by our other program interns please visit our Intern Blogs page:

Gurmeet Kaur (Shanghai, China Internship Program, 2 Months)

Graffiti walls, M50 Art district, 50 Moganshan Rd, Shanghai, China Image China Week 2 and 3
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If you would like more information about our blogger or to get in contact please follow the links belowpersonal blog- www.gurmeetk.wordpress.comtwitter- @gurmeetkaur01email - gurmeet-kaur@hotmail.co.ukOn Sunday, we spent the day obser... Continue reading

Night Skyline HK Image China Week 1
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My first week away from home feels a lot longer than it has been. I finished work on the Friday and spent the weekend frantically shopping, packing and panicking about the next three months.It would be an understatement to say that everything did... Continue reading

Fidan Tapdigova (Shenzhen, Generation UK Internship Programme, 2 Months)

Shenzhen, CRCC Asia Internship Program Image Week 6 in Shenzhen- Exploring Attractions
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So far this week I have been relaxing a little as I finished writing up the report last week. I am currently waiting for it to be translated by one of my colleagues.I am giving a presentation on the research that I had done, with a request by my ... Continue reading

20131218_091320 Image Have you ever seen a red sun?
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I had always wondered why in East Asian paintings the sun is red, deviating from our golden sun, and finally I found out why that is the case- it actually is red here. I had the beautiful chance to view the red sun setting over Hong Kong by the seasi... Continue reading

Christmas in Shenzhen Image Christmas in Shenzhen
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With Christmas approaching soon, we have been busy preparing for the festive season. The whole city is embellished with Christmas trees and decorations. It truly is everywhere; shopping malls, hotels, workplace and any random place outside. So, if yo... Continue reading

20131214_171955[1]-1 Image My Life in Shenzhen
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I have just entered my third week here on the CRCC Asia China Internship Program in Shenzhen, and think that I have had a reasonable amount of time to make reflections on my life here.To start with, my first impression was “wow”. As I was on ... Continue reading

Camila Studart (Beijing, University of Richmond Accredited Internship Program, 2 Months)

Eating Scorpions in Beijing Image Duoshao Qian?
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Whatever you do Camila promise me that you will absolutely not, under any circumstance, eat street food - My mom wrote in a cautionary email to me before I left London. Ever since I moved out of the house my mother has gained an extreme passive aggre... Continue reading

Interns at the Forbidden City Image Paparazzi and the Alien
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I honestly thought that I was completely accustomed to feeling like a foreigner before I came to Beijing. It’s always odd trying to explain that I’m born in Britain, but am not British. When I go to Brazil, I’m on vacation. And when I go elsewh... Continue reading

Intern-Blog-Default-Image Image Dawn of the Halfway Point
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It’s extremely interesting how time flies by. Perhaps curious at best, but easily discomforting. Having just entered my twenties, I tend to have a misconstrued impression that time will never run out. I can still think back to the day I met the old... Continue reading

Ahmet Altindal (Beijing, China Internship Program, 1 Month)

Clubbing in Beijing Image My Final Post – Goodbye Beijing
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It is Wednesday and I have returned to London, the last one month in Beijing has gone so much faster than I anticipated. It has been something of an adjustment adapting back to London. We can adapt to new surroundings surprisingly well and it doesn... Continue reading

Acrobatics in Beijing Image My Second Week of Beijing Adventures
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My lack of blogs in the past week is a sign of how extremely busy I have been- it has been amazing. With “orientation” week over, we were pretty much expected to take full charge of our work and get into the more sophisticated side of things. The... Continue reading

At the Great Wall1 Image Exciting First Week
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Hi All,We have completed our first week here in Beijing Beijing quite a busy one too, between our jobs, the language classes and the fantastic Karaoke Night on Wednesday. Most of us are settling into our jobs now and getting increasingly acclimat... Continue reading

At the Temple of Heaven Image My Arrival in Beijing – The First Few Days
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Our arrival to Beijing, so much has happened within the space of three days especially with the jet-lag and the induction process and meeting so many new, international people. After trying to catch up on our sleep, we were treated to an induction pr... Continue reading

Leah Baker (Beijing, China Internship Program, 2 Months)

Interns at Bar Image It’s Almost Over :(
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This week started out as usual with work on Monday. I can finally see the productivity of all my hard work. I have assisted in creating two websites for the company I work for, that are both up and running online now. The sites consist of my editing,... Continue reading

Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q Image Happy Belated 4th of July America!
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Nimen hao again, the week that began with the 4th of July, we Americans, had to figure out how we were going to celebrate this holiday in China. We all were craving some traditional barbeque but the American Chambers of Commerce had their celebration... Continue reading

Clock Shop in Beijing Image Time is flying fast
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I can’t believe the first month is already gone. Work is continuing as usual, with daily research analysis and marketing tasks that are focused on the Chinese and European markets. My company is merging with another company and so we are relocating... Continue reading

Migrant Childrens Foundation Image Our Second Week began with the Dragon Boat Festival
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The week began with Dragon Boat day, which is a holiday celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month on the Chinese calendar. The day in Chinese is Duan-Wu; Duan means beginning and Wu means Horse month. The Chinese Horse month traditionally come... Continue reading

Leah at the Forbidden City Image Extremely Hot, but Extremely Beautiful
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As I step off the plane in Beijing, China on Wednesday evening my insides were racing with excitement and uncertainty. I headed towards customs and to obtain my bags, a little worried about the language barrier. You see, I had taken a semester of Man... Continue reading

Shanghai View Image One Month Mandarin + One Month Internship
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Hello there, this is the beginning of my weekly blog, in which I will be describing my experiences in Shanghai on the CRCC Asia China Internship programme. I am enrolled on the one-month intensive Mandarin course, and will subsequently be doing a one... Continue reading

David Tso (Shanghai, China Internship Program, 3 Months)

Shanghai Architecture1 Image A week in Hangzhou
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I was lucky enough to attend a conference about foreign investment in Hangzhou by my workplace for three days recently, an opportunity which I definitely could not miss. I'd heard good things about this city, which is about one hour outside of Shangh... Continue reading

Chinese Cuisine Image Getting my bearings
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Outside of work, Shanghai offers events on all the time, whether they're on during the week, or weekday. I was lucky enough to attend some of these, as well as spend some quality time with workmates.On a sunny Sunday afternoon, I went to the JZ F... Continue reading

Intern-Blog-Default-Image Image Sheep in the big city
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Having come from Wellington, New Zealand, Shanghai was always going to be a massive step up in terms of people, culture and sheer vastness. Even after travelling briefly on holiday to other Asian countries, Shanghai can seem overwhelming, especially ... Continue reading

Katie Attewell (Beijing, China Internship Program, 3 Months)

Snow-in-Beijing Image City life in Beijing
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Living in Beijing is definitely offering an amazing life- changing experience, language is still the barrier but in time knowing the key phases, living here will get a whole lot easier.Three weeks in and I’m slowly adjusting to the Beijing way,... Continue reading

Vegemite Image “Only in Beijing!”
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That's the motto for us Beijing interns ...  Don't be shocked by anything that you see, do or hear!Arrival was interesting: "Welcome to Beijing it's a lovely -2 outside!" First real shock is the cold - one week in I think everyone is slowly adju... Continue reading

Intern-Blog-Default-Image Image Last Minute Girl
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So the countdown to my 3 month internship in Beijing is definitely on- leaving tonight and of course I'm out shopping instead of packing :)This year has been a whirlwind, and I can't think of what a better way to top it off than start an intern... Continue reading

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