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IES Internships Shanghai Summer – Engineering Internship

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Starting in Summer 2019, you can a secure a hands-on internship in the pulse of China with the Shanghai Summer – Engineering Internship program. This program is specifically designed for students who are majoring in Engineering or other STEM fields and are seeking technical internships overseas.

Shanghai provides the perfect backdrop and network for an internship in engineering. As the largest city in, not just China, but the world, Shanghai is home to several industrial ‘zones’ focused on technological development. It’s also a hub for transportation and technology, and home to many Chinese and multinational company headquarters.

Our program guarantees an internship placement to help you develop professional skills that will jump-start your engineering career and make you more attractive to employers in today’s competitive job market.

IES Internships’ unpaid, academic engineering internships place interns in fields such as biotechnology, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, and other science and technology-related fields. But even before you depart, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, and hone your networking and interviewing skills, as well as prepare you for working in a new cultural environment.

For your summer internship in China, you’ll be matched with a local business or organization, where you’ll work for at up to 32 hours per week. You can also enroll in an optional Chinese language course if your internship schedule allows. With IES Internships’ dedicated staff and international connections in Shanghai, you can be sure that you’ll have a summer internship that meets your goals. You’ll learn, and learn to stand out!

PLACEMENT EXAMPLES: Past students have interned in placements* like the examples listed below. Keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive.

  • Vehicle and car-accessory manufacturing firm based in China
  • German aerospace and green-industry manufacturer designing the future of China’s green energy products
  • International engineering company specializing in supporting LabVIEW
  • RFID tag packaging research and development firm
  • Engineering company working on the development of 3-D printed construction materials
  • C-parts and MRO solutions for Asia
  • Smart home, furniture, and hardware company
  • Automobile manufacturing company

*Dependent upon prior engineering and Chinese-language experience

Don’t see what you're looking for here? Just talk to your IES Internships Representative—new internships are always being added!



  • Bioengineering
  • Engineering
  • Engineering (Chemical)
  • Engineering (Civil)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chinese Language
  • Engineering (Mechanical)

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Application Procedure:

Applying to an IES Abroad program is easy—just follow the three study abroad application steps outlined below. If you have any questions during the application process, visit the FAQs or contact your Program Advisor at 800.995.2300. You can do this!

1.    Check the application deadline and review the application requirements for your study abroad or internship program of interest. Plan to submit all of the required information by the deadline.

2.    Create an account or log in to complete and submit the initial online study abroad application.

3.    After 1-2 business days, sign in to your MyIESabroad account to view and submit the rest of the application requirements. You will also receive regular emails about deadlines and missing items.

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