Internships in Shanghai

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

Why intern in Shanghai?

 

  • International Citizens Group chose Shanghai as the #1 best place to live as an expat. Shanghai took the top spot for its relatively high income level and abundance of entertainment zones.
  • Shanghai has its own deliciously unique cuisines, including – Xiaolongbao, Di Shui Dong Ribs, Chicken of the fields: aka Frogs and more.
  • Cost of living – 50% lower than New York and London. Rent prices in New York are a whopping 65% higher than those of Shanghai.
  • The city has rapidly grown over the past decade and is now a global city with international impact on finance, fashion, culture and technology.
  • Shanghai Disneyland Park opened in 2016 and is the only Disney theme park in mainland China.

Shanghai’s Internship Career Fields

 

High-tech communication and computer technology is a huge market in Shanghai that allows interns to participate firsthand in the companies innovating in their field. One of China’s greatest boons, auto-manufacturing, is also represented as an integral industry. Particular to Shanghai is the raw chemical processing facilities that help contribute to various science, technology, and engineering fields across China. Students who want to experience both the technology and scientific intersection of industry will be pleased to see them meet in the many career fields available in Shanghai.

What’s included in Shanghai

5 Key Learning Objectives

 

For every Shanghai Internship Program intern

In addition to the above, your program will also include:

  • High-quality accommodation
  • CareerBridge, our Professional Development Hub, which contains 12 professional development courses
  • Welcome Pack on arrival (SIM & Travel card included)
  • Airport Pickup and Accommodation Drop-off
  • Orientation Weekend including city tour
  • First Day Company Drop-off
  • Business, Cultural, and Community outreach events
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • Exclusive Alumni Network and LinkedIn groups
  • And much more!

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High-quality Accommodation

By choosing our Internship Program you will be provided guaranteed accommodation in fully furnished shared apartments or private studios.

  • The accommodation is vetted and approved by CRCC Asia
  • Access to private or shared kitchens and laundry services
  • Wifi and utilities are included  (there is a fair usage policy, so any excess may be deducted from your accommodation deposit)
  • Convenient location with amenities and/or public transport links in the surrounding area
  • Within reasonable commuting distance of all our host companies
  • Some accommodations require a refundable deposit at check-in

One of CRCC Asia’s 5 Key Learning Objectives is “Global Connections” – therefore we will do our best to ensure all participants are housed in the same building/complex. Due to demand, for some program locations it might be necessary to use accommodation in two or three locations across the city.

See below for photos of accommodation previously used 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.

Program dates

Places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to apply at least 6-10 weeks prior to your preferred start date.

Program Start Location Duration
Program Start November 14, 2024 Location Shanghai Durations 1, 2 or 3 months
Program Start December 12, 2024 Location Shanghai Durations 1, 2 or 3 months
Program Start January 9, 2025 Location Shanghai Durations 1, 2 or 3 months
Program Start February 6, 2025 Location Shanghai Durations 1, 2 or 3 months
Program Start March 6, 2025 Location Shanghai Durations 1, 2 or 3 months
Program Start April 17, 2025 Location Shanghai Durations 1, 2 or 3 months
Program Start May 29, 2025 Location Shanghai Durations 1, 2 or 3 months
Program Start June 26, 2025 Location Shanghai Durations 1, 2 or 3 months
Program Start July 24, 2025 Location Shanghai Durations 1, 2 or 3 months
Program Start August 21, 2025 Location Shanghai Durations 1, 2 or 3 months
Program Start September 18, 2025 Location Shanghai Durations 1, 2 or 3 months
Program Start October 16, 2025 Location Shanghai Durations 1, 2 or 3 months
Program Start November 13, 2025 Location Shanghai Durations 1, 2 or 3 months
Program Start December 11, 2025 Location Shanghai Durations 1, 2 or 3 months

 

Shanghai Placement-Only Dates

We also offer a Placement-Only program for 1, 2, 3 months all year round.

Please refer to all program start dates HERE.

Placement-Only Programs include guaranteed internship placement & emergency support, but exclude accommodation, visas, and events.

Program Fees

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – ‘Our award-winning flagship program’

  • USD
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  • EUR
  • AUD
  • NZD
Location 1-Month 2-Months 3-Months
Location Shanghai 1 Month $5950£5000€5675$9425$10125 2 Months $7300£6150€6950$11550$12425 3 Months $8475£7125€8075$13400$14425

PLACEMENT ONLY – ‘Our value option’

  • USD
  • GBP
  • EUR
  • AUD
  • NZD
Location 1-Month 2-Months 3-Months
Location Shanghai 1 Month $2975£2500€2850$4725$5075 2 Months $2975£2500€2850$4725$5075 3 Months $2975£2500€2850$4725$5075

Visa Requirements

All nationalities (except for Chinese citizens) are required to apply for a visa at the designated embassy/consulate in your country when joining our Shanghai program. Our team will support you with guidance for the visa application & documents required. The cost of your visa application to join our program is not included in the Program Fee.

It is recommended  you submit the visa application at least 8 weeks prior to your Program Start Date. If you have separate travel plans during this period you must notify us well in advance, otherwise we cannot guarantee your visa will be processed on time for your Program 

Always consult the official Chinese embassy or consulate at your country for accurate and up-to-date information. All information relating to visas on CRCC Asia’s website is intended to be general in nature, and you should not base any decisions solely on the information on this website. The decision on the visa application form is solely at the discretion of the Embassy of China and CRCC Asia shall not have any liability towards any applicant in the event of the rejection of their visa application.

CRCC Asia has partnered with Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey, to offer a U.S. transcript and award 3, 6, or 9 academic credits for our international internship programs. Students will be enrolled in CRCC-295: CRCC Asia Internship Course.

Credit awarded will be based on the successful completion of CRCC Asia’s Global Internship Curriculum, CareerBridge, proof of hours worked, reflective essay, and an evaluation from your host company supervisor.


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  • Steve Beattie

    "Through CRCC, I was able to gain experience in a Chinese IT company. The company itself has seen huge success offering blockchain and cryptocurrency related services, and the department that I was placed in offered me the opportunity to gain meaningful development experience in this dynamic new field!As a result, I’m walking away from this experience able to come back to live and work in China, and utilize the skills in data science and machine learning that I continued to develop this summer!"

    Steve Beattie
    Finance & Accounting, Shanghai, University of Michigan
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