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IFSA - Summer Internships in Shanghai

If you are looking for a summer internship experience in one of the world’s most relevant cities, Shanghai is the destination for you. As China’s largest city and financial center, Shanghai offers a massive landscape of business opportunities to explore. Develop intercultural and professional skills for your future while gaining important work experience. Available for English speakers, the internship offers the chance to practice Chinese-language skills without the stress of communicating full-time in Chinese in a business setting.  

Enhance your learning and develop marketable skills with an eight-week Summer Internship in Shanghai. You can start your internship in late May (Session 1) or late June (Session 2), whichever works best for your schedule. You can also combine study with an internship by enrolling in the four-week Summer in Shanghai (Session 1) followed by the eight-week Summer Internship in Shanghai (Session 2) program.


  • Essential Chinese
  • International Internship Seminar

Please visit Summer Internships in Shanghai for complete class descriptions, syllabi, and placement highlights.



  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Finance

Application Procedure:

STEP 1: Investigate Programs

Use the Program Finder to explore the more than 100 IFSA study abroad program options. For guidance selecting the best program for you, call 800.858.0229 or schedule a 15-minute consultation with our Engagement Specialist.

STEP 2: Apply to Study Abroad with a Specific Program

When you find the right program, select Apply Now. You will create an account in the IFSA Student Portal, following the instructions to provide additional information as requested. Based on the program you choose, you will have a dedicated IFSA Program Advisor to help you through the application process. The application wizard will populate with items that you can get started on right away.

STEP 3: Complete Application Items

Be sure to complete all of the application items no later than your programs deadline. Your home university may have internal deadlines as well, so be sure to check with the study abroad office.

STEP 4: Submit Your Application

Once all application items in the portal are complete, your IFSA Program Advisor will process your application and let you know about how long an admissions decision will take.

Every application will require the following:

  • An official transcript for all college and university work you have completed to date.
  • A passport valid for six months after your program end date.
  • Program approval from your home university.
  • Additional items based on the program you choose.
  • Some programs may require an academic recommendation from a professor.