Intern Abroad in China Programs

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Shanghai Internship Program

The Boston University Shanghai Internship Program offers a semester of study and internship experience, in the vibrant and booming metropolis of Shanghai. Chinese language courses are offered at all levels and no prior coursework in Chinese is required. Students with no previous background in Chinese enroll in the eight-credit “Beginning Intensive Chinese” course. This program gives students the opportunity to experience the professional culture of China and apply their coursework in language and culture on a day-to-day basis. Internship placements vary according to students’ interests, backgrounds, previous work experience, and language ability. The program provides opportunities in a wide range of disciplines, so students from all majors are encouraged to apply.

IES Abroad Shanghai Summer - Internship

A thoroughly modern city risen from a fishing village less than 100 years ago, Shanghai has been heavily influenced by Western business, culture, and architecture. If you are searching for a rapidly changing, dynamic city to in which to study, Shanghai is your destination. Learn the impact of such rapid modernization on local customs and the environment. Practice your Chinese with some of the over 26 million citizens calling this—the largest and most developed city in China—home. Shanghai Summer - Internship Witness how globalization affects Shanghai, an economic and cultural hub of more than 18 million people, and develop a greater understanding of how the influence of China is increasingly affecting the world. Our program guarantees an internship placement to help you develop professional skills that will jump-start your résumé and make you more attractive to employers in the competitive job market. Our unpaid, academic internships have placed Shanghai students at companies such as General Biologicals Corporation, Horizon FuelCell Technology, and UnicView Marketing Research & Consulting, while also showing students the sights and sounds of China. Before you depart, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, hone your networking and interview skills, as well as prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. You will be guaranteed a placement at a local business or organization, where you will work for at least 20 hours a week. You will also enroll in a required 1- or 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES Abroad interns, where you will learn about a variety of local business settings and opportunities. You also can enroll in an optional 3-credit Chinese language course. With our dedicated staff and international connections, you can be sure that you will find an internship that meets your goals. You will learn, and learn to stand out.

The CAPA Shanghai Global Cities Program

Centrally located in the heart of Shanghai, CAPA’s Program places students in the world’s newest powerhouse. Students study at East China Normal University (ECNU) a world-renowned research university known for its beautiful campus scenes with gardens, canals, bridges, and open space. In your free time explore all the diverse things Shanghai has to offer such as famously adventurous street food, state of the art transportation, bartering at markets, etc. In Shanghai the world is at your fingertips as a business, tech, and international trade hub. As seen from the global impact of Shanghai’s economy, diversity is everywhere in the bustling city described as “The Venice of China.”

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China: Health, Environment, and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Study pressing health and environmental issues this major world power confronts today and how these factors shape and sustain Chinese society and indigenous knowledge systems in Yunnan Province and on excursion to Beijing, while earning up to 10 credits for Chinese language study. Based in Yunnan Province, home to a rich diversity of minority communities and traditions, this program examines the social, economic, and cultural factors shaping health and the environment in Yunnan and China. Here, you will gain a deep understanding of China’s rich multicultural history and broadened perspectives on the major issues and challenges confronting China today. In addition, you can rapidly advance your Chinese through the program’s language component, which yields up to ten academic credits. Please visit our website for more information.

IES Abroad Hong Kong Summer Full-Time Internship

Imagine yourself interning in a location that is a top international finance and trade center attracting business and people from all over the world. You’ll spend 8-weeks placed in a guaranteed, unpaid internship that will help you develop professional skills, and make yourself stand out in today’s competitive job market. Why Hong Kong? Hong Kong is an exciting blend of tradition and innovation – it’s consistently ranked as one of the safest places in the world, and is a hot spot for business and finance, in addition to a number of other industries. Hong Kong is a fusion of cultures and languages that makes for an exciting internship abroad experience.

Global Business Institute

The CAPA Global Business Institute offers a highly focused, intensive business curriculum alongside internship placements in the business industry as a Certificate Program. Upon completion of the classes and practical experience, students will receive a Certificate demonstrating their proficiency in a specialized subject. Partnering with University of Pittsburgh’s College of Business Administration, students can personalize the courses to best fit their personal and professional goals.

Volunteer Program China

The Volunteer Program China (VPC) has been set up in conjunction with a wonderful non-profit organisation, which supports the development of blind and visually impaired foster children in Beijing. This 8-week project runs year round, offering hands on volunteering experience and full cultural exchange for those who are serious about dedicating their time to helping others. Volunteers will live at the orphanage, located on a self-sustainable farm and become part of the family. Full training into how to work with children with disabilities will be provided and volunteers will be responsible for providing assistance through teaching English, helping with sponsorship and fundraising, working on the farm, organising extra curriculum activities, teaching music and much more! As well as becoming actively involved in the day to day running of the orphanage, volunteers will be fully immersed into the Chinese way of life, through language learning and cultural activities.

API Intern in Shanghai, China

International Internship PlacementsThere are a number of international internship placements available to API participants.For a summary of potential options, see the list below:Accounting and FinanceAdvertising, Communications and JournalismArchitecture, Landscape, and PlanningArts and DesignBusiness, Entrepreneurship, and ManagementEducationEnvironmentalHospitality, Recreation, and TourismLawNGOPsychology and Social ScienceScience, Technology, Engineering and MathSportsVeterinary Science and ZoologyAnd More!Didn’t see your area of interest listed? Don’t fret! Just contact us and let us know what you are looking for and we can let you know what the options might be.


CET Shanghai

Want to use international experience to build an amazing resume? Why not pursue an internship at a company or organization in Shanghai? Students in CET Shanghai get to understand the rewards and challenges of working abroad. They also undertake coursework that provides an academic context for their internship. Life with a Chinese roommate provides the opportunity to engage with Chinese culture outside of the workplace. This program is open to students of all majors and all language levels.


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