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

Why Shanghai?

Shanghai made its start as a traditional trading port and today remains a stronghold for globalized consumerism. As the heart of commercialism in China, shopping malls, markets, and international influence make it a uniquely globalized experience with easily accessible western media and food. Shanghai also houses one of the fastest growing stock markets in the world. In between the high-rises you can still find family-owned shops preserving a more traditional Shanghainese lifestyle. During the internship you have the chance to take advantage of the fast-paced and exciting dynamics of the landscape of one of China’s most beautiful cities.

Shanghai’s Sectors

High-tech communication and computer technology is a huge market in Shanghai that allows interns to particpate 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 sectors available in Shanghai.

What’s included

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

  • A Program of 5 Key Learning Objectives
  • Exclusive Pre-Departure Materials
  • The CRCC Asia Digital Toolkit
  • Exclusive Alumni Facebook and LinkedIn groups
  • CRCC Asia merchandise
  • Welcome Pack on arrival (pre-paid SIM card included)
  • Airport Pickup and Accommodation Drop-off
  • Induction Day and Company Drop-off

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.

 

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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.

Intensive Mandarin

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.

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 StartLocationDuration1-Month End Date2-Month End Date3-Month End Date
July 19, 2018Shanghai1,2 or 3 monthsAugust 15, 2018September 12, 2018October 10, 2018
August 16, 2018Shanghai1,2 or 3 monthsSeptember 12, 2018October 10, 2018November 7, 2018
October 11, 2018Shanghai1,2 or 3 monthsNovember 7, 2018December 5, 2018January 2, 2019
November 22, 2018Shanghai1,2 or 3 monthsDecember 19, 2018January 16, 2019February 13, 2019
December 6, 2018Shanghai1,2 or 3 monthsJanuary 2, 2019January 30, 2019February 27, 2019
January 3, 2019Shanghai1,2 or 3 monthsJanuary 30, 2019February 27, 2019March 27, 2019
February 7, 2019*Shanghai2 or 3 monthsApril 3, 2019May 1, 2019
March 7, 2019Shanghai1, 2 or 3 monthsApril 3, 2019May 1, 2019May 29, 2019
April 4, 2019Shanghai1,2 or 3 monthsMay 1, 2019May 29, 2019June 26, 2019
May 2, 2019Shanghai1,2 or 3 monthsMay 29, 2019June 26, 2019July 24, 2019
May 30, 2019Shanghai1,2 or 3 monthsJune 26, 2019July 24, 2019August 21, 2019
June 27, 2019Shanghai1,2 or 3 monthsJuly 24, 2019August 21, 2019September 18, 2019
July 25, 2019Shanghai1,2 or 3 monthsAugust 21, 2019September 18, 2019October 16, 2019
August 22, 2019Shanghai1,2 or 3 monthsSeptember 18, 2019October 16, 2019November 13, 2019
October 17, 2019Shanghai1,2 or 3 monthsNovember 13, 2019December 11, 2019January 8, 2020
November 14, 2019Shanghai1,2 or 3 monthsDecember 11, 2019January 8, 2020February 5, 2020
December 12, 2019Shanghai1,2 or 3 monthsJanuary 8, 2020February 5, 2020March 4, 2020
January 9, 2020Shanghai1,2 or 3 monthsFebruary 5, 2020March 4, 2020April 1, 2020

*Program starts around Chinese New Year

Program Fees (All in USD)

Looking for pricing information? You can find all our Program Prices, including for various Program Locations, Program Lengths, and Program Options, on our dedicated Prices page by clicking here.

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 Acceptance Fee.

5. Placement Confirmation

Once you have submitted your Acceptance Fee 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! Please note that early applicants get priority for most competitive host company opportunities.

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!

Visa Requirements

 

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.


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