As the largest society on the planet, with one of the most dynamic economies, China offers unparalleled opportunities for American students looking to gain professional experience while gaining or improving their Mandarin language skills. 

This 10-week summer internship program in Shanghai begins with a 2-week intensive Mandarin language course (no language proficiency required), followed by an 8-week full-time internship. This program centers on a combination of Mandarin language instruction, cultural training, social events, professional development, and internships that correspond to students’ academic interests. This unique international experience allows participants to gain an insight into Chinese business culture, meet industry leaders, and build professional networks while exploring the exquisite intricacies of Shanghai. This program also includes cultural excursions, such as dumpling making, calligraphy, and a Chinese business seminar series.

Opportunities are available for unpaid internships in the following areas:

  • General Business
  • Engineering
  • Green Technology & Environment Consultancy
  • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals; Hospitality
  • IT
  • Law
  • Logistics
  • Marketing, PR & Advertising
  • Media & Creative Industries
  • Fashion
  • NGOs & Charities
  • Tourism & Travel
  • Journalism

Other areas are also available for students based on their interests and skills.