Frequently Asked Questions
These are the Frequently Asked Questions for our Internship Programs. If you are interested in our other programs please visit our programs page.
The information below is intended to serve as a comprehensive resource for the questions most commonly received by our Global Offices. The questions are separated into different categories. If you cannot find the answer to your question then please feel free to contact one of our Global Offices for more information.
Am I eligible to apply?
If you are 18 years old or above and speak a reasonable standard of English, then yes!
How do the programs work?
The first step needs to be taken by you - fill in our short-online application form here (Don’t worry, it only takes 5 minutes and does not tie you into anything). You will then need to book in an advising call with your regional admissions advisor. This call will last 20 minutes, discussing your background and hopes for the program. If we think you are a suitable candidate, we will then make you an offer to join the program! If you join the program, our team in your chosen location will send your profile to host companies based on your background and interests. The companies ultimately decide who they wish to take on and may ask to interview personally, so the process of placing you can take some time. We appreciate your patience during this process. Please note this is a fee-based Program. The fees depend on location and duration of your program and you can find them listed here. How the payment process works is explained below.
Am I guaranteed an internship?
Yes! We guarantee to find you a placement with a host company within one of your three career field choices. If we are unable to place you, you will receive a refund.
What is CareerBridge?
CareerBridge is a professional development hub used to enhance our participant’s overall internship by targeting personal and professional growth. You will gain access to 12 professional development courses that you must complete throughout your internship experience (before, during and once you return home). Please find more information here.
What is the difference between the Full Internship Program & the Placement Only option?
Full Internship Program: guaranteed internship placement in one of your three career fields; high quality accommodation for the duration of the program, pre-departure assistance, business event, cultural activity and community outreach day (once each month); airport pick up on arrival (between 8am-8pm); Induction Day and Welcome Banquet; Welcome Pack (including SIM card, travel card); 24 hours support on the ground; access to CareerBridge; access to the alumni network etc. Language classes included for China locations only. Placement Only: guaranteed internship placement in one of your three career field choices, all pre-departure assistance. (Unlikely to hear from CRCC Asia once on the ground/completing your internship, you can contact us in any emergency situations). Language classes included for China locations only.
Will the Coronavirus impact my program?
Please refer to our Health & Safety page for up to date information.
Visa & Application Questions
Is there a deadline for applying?
We recommend you apply as early as possible! This will give us the best opportunity to secure the most suitable placement for you (especially during peak summer months when places can be competitive). If you need a visa, we will need at least 10 weeks before your start date. If you are unsure on your deadline, please apply and you can discuss with your admissions advisor.
Can I gain credit for my placement?
Yes - CRCC Asia works closely with a number of universities to assist those who with to use our program to gain credit towards a university degree. It is your responsibility to discuss the procedure with your university but CRCC Asia will be happy to provide necessary documentation to support your application. Please visit our Accreditation page for more information about obtaining academic credit for your internship.
Do I need a visa?
Visa requirements depend on, both, on your program location and your nationality. Please take the time to discuss visa issues with your admissions adviser during your advising call.
Is the visa cost included in the program?
If you require a visa, this will depend on the circumstances - please speak to your admissions adviser. Processing costs are usually included in the fee for China and Vietnam.
I am a national of the country I would like to intern in, can I still apply?
Yes, while we encourage participants to intern in foreign country in order to gain exposure to a new culture, we are committed to providing high-quality professional experience for all. If you already live in the location you wish to intern in, you may want to look at our Placement Only options.
Will it be a paid internship?
Our aim is to provide high quality placements that will provide our participants with real responsibility and develop transferable skills for future employment. We do not want to forgo potentially high quality placements by narrowing our search just for paid placements. We must also follow visa regulations for each program location.
Where will I be interning?
We work with over 1,000 companies across a diverse range of industries. You will be placed in one of your 3 chosen career fields (around 90% of our interns are placed in their first choice) and we guarantee to find you a host company before your program start date. Ultimately, the companies themselves choose if they want to take anyone on, so the process of placing you can take some time. We appreciate your patience during this process. Please be aware that there may be delays during peak season months.
Where will I be living?
If you are going on our “Internship Program” - accommodation is provided in the program fee. All our locations have modern, fully furnished apartments, and are well located in your chosen city. Please note that the “Placement Only” option does not include accommodation.
What does the start date mean?
The program Start Date is the day that you should ARRIVE in your program location. This is the day we pick you up from the airport between 8am-8pm local time. This is NOT the first day of your internship - your first day in the office will the Monday after your Start Date.
How much money will I need to cover living costs?
The cost of living varies depending on how you choose to spend your money. Please visit Numbeo.com and enter your Program Location to get an estimate of your cost of living during the program.
Will this internship lead to permanent employment?
Around 30% of our interns are offered further work after their placement. Sometimes this is in their internship location and sometimes back in their home country. Although we see this happen on nearly every program, it is not something we can guarantee as it’s entirely in the hands of your host company.
Why can't I see a list of all the host companies?
We have privacy agreements with host companies that prevent us from publishing the names of our host companies on our website. It is also ultimately, the companies themselves that choose if they want to take anyone on. It is not the intern that chooses the company.
Fees & Payment Questions
How do the fees work?
If you are accepted onto the Program, you will be need to pay your Acceptance Fee to secure your place within 7 days of receiving your offer. From there, you have 21 days to pay your first installment of 50% of the Program fee. Once the first 50% has been paid, our team in your location will begin the process of placing you with a host company. Once your company has been confirmed, the remaining 50% of the Program fee is due within 7 days. All fees can be paid via our website, over the phone or through a bank transfer. If at any point you’re having any issues with your fees, please contact your Admissions Adviser.
What is included in the program fee?
"“Internship Program” - Pre-departure support, guaranteed internship, furnished living accommodation, internship provision services , cultural event, business event, community outreach day, 1st day company drop-off, airport pick-up (on Start Date only), full orientation day and Welcome Dinner, SIM Card, Metro Card, 24-hour emergency support, access to CareerBridge. “Placement Only” - pre-departure support, guaranteed internship, access to CareerBridge."
What is not included in the program fee?
Flights, insurance, general expenses on the ground (meals, commuting costs etc.), Visa processing fees (if applicable), refundable accommodation security deposit. For more information on budgets, please check out Numbeo.
Are there any scholarships or funding available?
Please see our page here .
Can my university help with funding?
Absolutely! Many universities have funding and resources available to its students to undertake international internships. You should speak to your faculty, careers office, study abroad, or international office for more information. As we are partnered with universities in the US, UK, Australia, Italy, and Spain we advise you mention CRCC Asia when discussing funding options.