Join us on one of our one, two or three-month global internships in Shanghai, China’s fashionable financial center.

Why Shanghai?

If anything is happening, it’s happening in Shanghai. While skyscrapers tower overhead and sports cars line the streets of Xintiandi, the city also has an important historical story to tell. Spot the world-famous Lujiazui skyline from The Bund, or take a walk on the leafy avenues of the French Concession. From fashion shows to film festivals, every weekend brings a new event.

At CRCC Asia, we not only find you a working environment suited to your interests, but also provide a full schedule of social, cultural and business events to help you make the most of your time in China.

What’s included


On this page you can find all the information you need about our internships in Shanghai – check out the tabs for information on internship sectors, dates, program prices, and how to apply.

5 Learning Objectives

The wealth of skills and knowledge you will gain during your internship in Shanghai will greatly increase your future employability, enrich your resume and give you the edge you need to land your dream job.  Check out some of our testimonials from previous participants.

Want to chat with one of our advisors before applying? Just use the online chat, or contact our nearest office.

Our Shanghai Internships cover 14 professional sectors across over 300 host companies







A program to suit you


Do you have a flair for languages or a taste for adventure?

Whatever your interests, we have an option for you. We offer customized travel and intensive Mandarin study programs in addition to our one, two and three-month internship programs.

Take a look at our additional program options in Shanghai:

Internship Program

Complete a one, two or three-month internship in Shanghai.

Choose from a range of industries and gain international experience in your chosen sector.

Our Internship Program includes accommodation, networking events, cultural events and 24/7 on-the-ground support.

Travel Program

The adventure doesn’t have to end with your internship placement.

Combine a one or two-month internship in Shanghai with a 21-day trip around China, travelling to some of the countries best and most famous landmarks. The Travel Program is fully-organized for your convenience with dedicated guides and pre-booked accommodation and transport.

Program dates

Program Start Location Duration 1-Month End Date 2-Month End Date 3-Month End Date
October 12, 2017 Shanghai 1,2 or 3 months November 8, 2017 December 6, 2017 January 3, 2018
November 9, 2017 Shanghai 1,2 or 3 months December 6, 2017 January 3, 2018 January 31, 2018
December 7, 2017 Shanghai 1,2 or 3 months January 3, 2018 January 31, 2018 February 28, 2018
December 28, 2017 Shanghai 1,2 or 3 months January 24, 2018 February 24, 2018 March 21, 2018
January 4, 2018 Shanghai 1,2 or 3 months January 31, 2018 February 28, 2018 March 28, 2018
January 25, 2018 Shanghai 1,2 or 3 months N/A March 21, 2018 April 18, 2018
March 1, 2018 Shanghai 1,2 or 3 months March 28, 2018 April 25, 2018 May 23, 2018
March 29, 2018 Shanghai 1,2 or 3 months April 25, 2018 May 23, 2018 June 20, 2018
May 3, 2018 Shanghai 1,2 or 3 months May 30, 2018 June 27, 2018 July 25, 2018
May 31, 2018 Shanghai 1,2 or 3 months June 27, 2018 July 25, 2018 August 22, 2018
June 21, 2018 Shanghai 1,2 or 3 months July 18, 2018 August 15, 2018 September 12, 2018
July 19, 2018 Shanghai 1,2 or 3 months August 15, 2018 September 12, 2018 October 10, 2018
August 16, 2018 Shanghai 1,2 or 3 months September 12, 2018 October 10, 2018 November 7, 2018
October 11, 2018 Shanghai 1,2 or 3 months November 7, 2018 December 5, 2018 January 2, 2019
November 22, 2018 Shanghai 1,2 or 3 months December 19, 2018 January 16, 2019 February 13, 2019
December 6, 2018 Shanghai 1,2 or 3 months January 2, 2019 January 30, 2019 February 27, 2019
January 3, 2019 Shanghai 1,2 or 3 months January 30, 2019 February 27, 2019 March 27, 2019

The following table outlines current prices for our internship program in Shanghai, excluding flights and insurance.

We take payment online through secure online gateways or over the phone via debit/credit card.

Program Fees (All in USD)

Program 1-Month 2-Months 3-Months
Internship in Shanghai $4,105 $5,455 $6,830
Internship in Shanghai + Intensive Mandarin (Add-On) $6,830 $8,225 / $9,565
Intensive Mandarin (No Internship) $5,505 $8,225
Internship in Shanghai (Placement ONLY)* $2,110 $2,265 $2,420

*CRCC’s ‘Placement Only’ option does not include housing, visa processing, cultural activities or language lessons.  Please see our Discounts tab for more details.


Program Deposit $500 €450 £400 $500

You can pay your deposit in USD, GBP, EUR or AUS Dollars through our secure payment gateway on our Make a Payment page or call your local regional CRCC Asia office to pay over the phone in your local currency now.

Please Note: If you choose to pay your final payment in any other currency apart from USD, please ensure you have spoken to a member of our sales team and have received your final invoice quote.

All prices are in USD.

Alumni Rate

10% discount off any of our programs
If you are an alumni and you refer a friend, they will receive a $100 discount off any of our programs.

Nominate a friend for any CRCC Asia program, and you will each receive a $100 discount.

*Discounts are not valid in conjunction with any other CRCC Asia offer/sale, and only one discount can be applied per program. All offers/discounts exclude the placement-only program.

Placement Only Option

The CRCC Asia ‘Placement Only’ price is for applicants who do not require accommodations or on the ground support from our CRCC Asia Program Management staff.  The ‘Placement Only’ option does not include visas, language lessons, cultural and business events, and is truly for individuals who already have connections within the program location and can live with family and friends.  The ‘Placement Only’ option does allow students to liaise with CRCC Asia’s placement specialists, however no other on-the-ground support will be provided.

Financial Aid Scholarship

If you are a college student receiving a Pell Grant, you are eligible for a $500 discount off any of our programs.

If you are a college student receiving a CenterLink or StudyLink, you are eligible for a $500 discount off any of our programs.

If you are enrolled after September 2016 and receive a maintenance loan (of over £7,612), you are eligible for a $500 discount off any of our programs. If you are enrolled before September 2016 and receive a maintenance grant, you are eligible for a $500 discount off any of our programs.

If you are a university student receiving a Borsa di Studio, you are eligible for a $500 discount off any of our programs.

Please note: you are only eligible for this discount if you are in receipt for one of the above – for further funding resources please see our funding page.

1. Apply

In order to begin your internship, you will need to submit an electronic application to our program. You can do this on our Apply page.

2. Review

Upon receiving your application, it will be reviewed by your nearest Regional Team who will assess your suitability for our programs.

Once your application is reviewed, our Admissions Advisers will reach out to you via email to schedule an Advising Session.

3. Advising Session

Those applicants who are successful at the application review stage will be invited for an Advising Session with one of our Admissions Advisers. The Advising Session will be 20-30 minutes long where we will ask:

  • Your interest in our programs
  • Your relevant past working and voluntary experience
  • Your sector choices and preferred type of host company
  • Your personal and professional goals

4. Program Confirmation

A few days after your Advising Session, you’ll be informed of the outcome of your application to join our internship program by email. If you are successful, you’ll receive an offer which will formally invite you to join the program and details on how to confirm your place with a Program Deposit.

5. Placement Confirmation

Once you have submitted your Deposit and First Installment, our Placement teams will officially start reaching out to our Host Company partners to confirm your company and job description with our Placement Supervisors. The sooner you confirm your placement on our programs, the sooner we can get you more information on your placement!

With CRCC Asia’s Placement First Guarantee, you will only be required to pay the final installment when you have received a confirmed placement from your Adviser.

If you have any questions about this procedure please feel free to contact us for more information.

6. Safe Travels!

Your Adviser will work with you to ensure we have all of your relevant travel details (flights, insurance, special requests, etc) and prepare you for your arrival in your program destination.

A week before your Program Start Date, our on-the-ground Program Management staff will introduce themselves and provide you with all the necessary information for your arrival. We look forward to welcoming you to our Programs!

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