Combine professional experience, personal development and the unforgettable excitement, beauty and adventure of China with our China Internship + Travel Program.
The wealth of skills and knowledge you will gain during your China internship will greatly increase your future employability. It goes without saying that overseas work experience will enrich your CV or resume and give you the edge you need to land your dream job. Many of our interns also remain in China after the program to seek out further employment.
China has opened a gateway to a whole new world of revolutionized products and services, making it one of the most frequently visited countries for student and graduate internships. The job market in China has skyrocketed recently due to the expansion of various industries which welcome students from abroad who are willing to share their knowledge and skills. Working as an intern is certainly an eye-opener and a great stepping stone towards working responsibly and independently in your preferred career path.
Spend 1 or 2 months as an intern in Beijing, Shanghai or Shenzhen before commencing The Dragon Trip – an epic 21-day backpacking trip around the best of China. Unmissable sights and off-the-beaten-track attractions will take your breath away – camping on the Great Wall; meeting the pandas; seeing the Terracotta Warriors; a kung fu lesson from a legendary Shaolin monk; bamboo rafting on the Li River in Yangshuo… This is the time for some well-deserved fun, together with friends made during your Internship Program, and for getting to know China outside of the big cities. We have plenty of great nights out along the way, as well as some worthwhile volunteering.
Here’s an awesome video from a Dragon Tripper in 2015.
Detailed trip itineraries
Our China Internship + Travel Program currently is available in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen:
The trip is designed to be flexible, so although we do offer a number of unmissable attractions, some of the activities are optional, and not included in the price – you can pick and choose and pay for them on the day, each day, depending on your interests.
We travel on night trains, where you get a fully flat bed with clean linen. We stay in carefully chosen hostels and guesthouses – all safe and clean, and with great Chinese character.
Our Adventure Leaders are a combination of Western and Chinese guides, who all speak high levels of English and Mandarin.
Here are some reviews of The Dragon Trip from recent CRCC Asia interns:
Alix, 5*: Had such an amazing time on The Dragon Trip! The guides were fantastic and met such great people! Would definitely recommend!
Lewis, 5*: Amazing experience! The best way to see China! The guides are so knowledgable and friendly! Amazing all round!!!
Ami, 5*:A brilliant way to travel and do absolutely no planning! Have had the best time and met some amazing people. You’ll have just as much fun with the guides as the people you’re travelling with! Doing The Dragon Trip is a great way to ensure you see the best of the country you’re in, in such a stress free way! Thanks DT! xxx
Giverny, 5*: Once-in-a-lifetime excursions, great people, friendly guides… I’d recommend to anyone.
Harry, 5*: I’ve had such an amazing time with The Dragon Trip, all of the guides, people and places I’ve visited have been fantastic and I’ve absolutely loved my time travelling around China. I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to travel round China.
We ensure that every aspect of your trip to China, from your internship to our regular social and cultural activities, is managed in a friendly and professional manner.
As each of our programs work slightly differently some are only available in specific locations. This page outlines the locations in China where our CIP + Travel is available.
Over the past century China has endured much political, social and economic upheaval, and has emerged from this turbulence to become the world’s fastest growing economic superpower. From the fall of the last imperial dynasty in 1911 to the economic ‘opening up’ in 1978, which sparked China’s meteoric global rise, the country has become a subject of significant global interest and investment.
China has a permanent seat on the UN Security Council as one of its founding members in 1945, and was accepted into the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001. It is clear that China has taken its place as a major international power both economically and politically.
Beijing is the traditional seat of power in China. In the past it has been home to China’s ruling imperial families, and the city still serves as the country’s heart, as well as its political, educational and cultural hub.
Shanghai is China’s most internationalized city and has become a global financial powerhouse. With cutting edge architecture and a strong expat community, Shanghai has grown into a truly global and progressive city.
CIP + Travel
Deadline for 25 May Program: 13 April 2017
Deadline for 22 June Program: 11 May 2017
Deadline for 20 July Program: 08 June 2017
Deadline for 17 August Program: 07 July 2017
Deadline for 12 October Program: 31 August 2017
Deadline for 09 November Program: 28 September 2017
Deadline for 07 December Program: 26 October 2017
Deadline for 16 December Program: 4 November 2017
These are the Prices for our CIP + Travel Program. If you are interested in our other programs please visit the Our Programs page.
The following table outlines current prices for our programs, excluding flights and insurance.
We take payment online through secure online gateways and PayPal (USA Only), or over the phone via debit/credit card.
*Please note, the China Internship Program (Basic) has been designed to make China more accessible to a wider audience. Find out what’s included.
Please Note: The CIP + Winter Travel is a 13 day tour followed by a 1 or 2 month internship and are represented below as 2 or 3 month programs. This program duration has been rounded up to the nearest 2 or 3 month duration.
Programs in Beijing and Shenzhen
|Our Programs||2 Weeks||1 Month||2 Months||3 Months|
|CIP + Travel||–||–||$5444.16USD||$6749.16USD|
Programs in Shanghai
|Our Programs||2 Weeks||1 Month||2 Months||3 Months|
|CIP + Travel||–||–||$5759.16USD||$7069.16USD|
|CIP + Winter Travel||–||–||$5129.16USD||$6439.16USD|
Programs in Beijing
|Our Programs||2 Weeks||1 Month||2 Months||3 Months|
|CIP + Winter Travel||–||–||$4814.16USD||$6119.16USD|
You can now pay you deposit for the CIP + Travel Program in USD, GBP, EUR or AUS Dollars through our secure payment gateway on our Pay Now 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 the your final invoice quote.
Use the currency calculator below for an estimate of how much the CIP + Travel Program costs in your local currency today.
Media & Testimonials
Don’t just take it from us – find out for yourself what people, organizations and institutions are all saying about CRCC Asia!
Over 150 previous program participants have submitted their own personal reflections on their time in China. Read about their experiences first-hand to better understand our programs.
Each month over the past four years an intern on one of our China programs is selected to blog about their experiences in China. Over 100 intern blogs have since been posted for you to review.
Separated into categories our gallery of photos are all submitted from our program participants, and provide a visual indication of what life in China is like with CRCC Asia.
CRCC Asia is regularly featured on a variety of leading international publications including the BBC, Sky News, The Guardian, USA Today and the Australian Business Review.
Since our program first began operating in 2006, we have had many alumni contact us with information of how their time in China benefited their career afterwards. Read more about these success stories.
This is the Application Procedure for our China Internship Program. If you are interested in our other programs please visit the Our Programs page.
Whilst we do try to review applications in accordance with the timeframe set out below, please note that during our peak seasons we may experience expected delays which can extend this process.
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. Please familiarize yourself with our different programs before submitting your application.
Our programs run on a regular basis throughout the year. Please browse our Prices & Dates page for more details about our specific program start dates.
Upon receiving your application, it will be reviewed by your nearest Regional Team who will initially assess your suitability for our programs. They will review your entire application, paying attention in particular to your CV/resume and answers to our long-form questions.
We find that applicants who spend time creating a comprehensive and well thought application will have substantially higher chances of succeeding with their application. We always recommend utilizing our Live Chat services if you do have any questions about our applicant requirements or criteria.
Note: Please ensure your uploaded CV/resume is no more than two pages.
Those applicants who are successful at the application review stage will be invited for a telephone interview.
The interview will be 20-30 minutes long and your interview performance will be taken into consideration when determining the final outcome of your application. We will assess:
- Your suitability for our program interning in China
- Your relevant past working and voluntary experience
- Your interest in China and the specific industry for which you applied
Your interview will usually be conducted by a member of our Regional Admissions Team who are trained to understand the key competencies a program intern needs to possess; you will be assessed for these skills as part of your telephone interview. This assessment will be conducted through a series of situational and evidence-based questions.
We recommend that applicants review their resume/CV carefully before their interview, as this document will be used as a base for questioning by your interviewer. You will receive an electronic copy of your application via email for reference, which will contain the specific resume/CV you sent through to CRCC Asia.
How to Prepare for my Telephone Interview
While CRCC Asia does not provide a comprehensive list of potential interview questions, we do have a number of key recommended external resources that we encourage applicants to review before their interview:
- Tips for the telephone interview (The Guardian)
- How to handle a telephone interview (Target Jobs)
- Tips for arranging an interview phone interview (About.com)
- Interview questions for international placements (.pdf) (Ryerson University)
(Please note that CRCC Asia is not responsible for the content on these external websites, these pages are recommended at the time of writing)
The main purpose of our telephone interview is to determine your suitability for our program and the depth of your skills and experience.
After your interview (normally a few working days) you’ll be informed of the outcome of your application to join our China Internship Program by email.
If you are successful with your application, you’ll receive an offer which will formally invite you to join the program and details how to confirm your place.
As places for our programs are understandably competitive, we ask that successful applicants confirm their place on the program by paying a deposit within one week of receiving their offer.
The remainder of your fee is then due one month after paying your deposit, or a minimum of six weeks before your departure date, whichever is sooner. Flexible payment options are available, please contact us for more information.
Once we have received your deposit, you will have formally joined the program, welcome to our China Internship Program!
After receiving your deposit payment, we’ll begin working on your placement, and formally welcome you to our program by providing you with our informative Welcome Pack, which provides more detailed information about your program in China.
Next step: After receiving your final payment, we confirm details of your placement around four to six weeks before your departure (please note this is a guideline and may differ during peak seasons).
If you have any questions about this procedure please feel free to contact us for more information!
Please be aware that we are unable to inform you of the company at which you will be interning until we have received full payment.
For more information about this please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.