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?
- Forbes China chose Shanghai as the #1 city in China to live. 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
The wealth of skills and knowledge you will gain from your 5 Key Learning Objectives 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.
For every Shanghai Internship Program intern
In addition to the above, your program will also include;
- High-quality, centrally located 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 support from on the ground staff
- Exclusive Alumni Network and LinkedIn groups
The latest from our Shanghai Program
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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:
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.
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 Add-On is fully-organized for your convenience with dedicated guides and pre-booked accommodation and transport.
Why not give your language skills a boost with an course in Intensive Mandarin?
Available for our China Program Locations, this Program offers 17 days of instruction with 4 classes per day. Each class is 45 minutes followed by a 15 minute break during which you can study independently. After your classes conclude, you will begin a 1 month internship placement.
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.
Shanghai Placement-Only Dates
We also offer a Placement-Only Program for 30, 60, 90 days all year around.
You can decide a start date that is convenient for you.
Placement-Only Programs include guaranteed internship placement & emergency support, but exclude accommodation, visas, and events.
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – ‘Our award-winning flagship program’
PLACEMENT ONLY – ‘Our value option’
Obtaining the appropriate visa can be challenging for those unfamiliar with the process, therefore we will handle the entire process, and your visa and processing costs are included in your Program Fee if you are based in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, and New Zealand.
Depending on your location, you will be asked to either send your passport and visa form to our office, or complete an online form and send your passport to our partner agencies. Your passport must be available at least 4 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 processed on time for your Program Start Date.
If you are not based in a country on the above list, we will provide guidance on the visa application process, however your visa and processing costs are not included in the program fee. It is recommended you submit the visa application at least 4 weeks prior to your Program Start Date.
All our China programs (including Placement-Only) include beginner or intermediate Mandarin lessons as it is a mandatory requirement for your visa.
2019 update: If you are based in the UK, you are now required to visit the Chinese Embassy/Consulate in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, or Belfast to submit biometric information. This is a mandatory requirement for all Chinese visas processed from the UK.
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