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Internship Programmes in China

Get hands-on work experience in one of the fastest growing global economies in the world today

An internship in China with Projects Abroad places you in the heart of one of the fastest-developing countries in the world. We offer a range of projects, from Business Internships where you can do marketing internships, to Medicine Internships that let you observe neurosurgery! 

This is what can you expect from our China internship placements:

  • Work with and learn from experienced professionals, like lawyers and doctors
  • Add relevant, real-world work experience to your CV
  • Grow your knowledge and skills in a chosen field
  • Improve critical soft skills like communication and planning

You can also use your work placement in China to explore different fields and discover which one you want to pursue as a future career. While most of our China internships are quite broad, you can also choose from various specialisations. For example, on a Law Project, you can get an insight into corporate law or intellectual property.

I would not trade my experience with Projects Abroad for anything in the world; it has opened my mind to opportunities and experiences beyond my previously narrow perceptions. If it weren’t for Projects Abroad, I wouldn’t be sitting in the 17th floor of a high rise office building on West Nanjing Road writing this article, full of confidence and optimism about my future career. - Sinead C, Law in China

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Business Internship in China
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 4 weeks
  • From £2,280
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Journalism Internship in China
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 4 weeks
  • From £2,280
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Law Internship in China
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  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
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How to find an internship in China

Flustered at the thought of scrolling through hundreds of options online to find the perfect internship in China? We have a curated list of projects for you to browse through below. 

All of our trips are safe, flexible, and hassle-free. If you opt for a Flexi Trip, you choose when to travel, and our staff can tailor the experience to fit your needs. For younger participants, we strongly recommend our High School Special, which offers more structure and support for students ages 15-18.

Because of our flexibility, we can also help you plan the ultimate gap year in China. All of our projects can fit easily into any gap year schedule. And why not make it a more well-rounded experience by combining several projects in the same country, or multiple countries? Read more about our Combination Trips.  

Unsure of which China internship matches your interests and goals? Speak to our friendly Project Experts directly to get more guidance and information.

I had the opportunity to gain insight into the workings of an international business, the running of a website and the building of a brand, all the while in an environment that was conducive to creative thinking and personal expression. And upon completion of my internship I was able to take with me a network of contacts that will be incredibly useful in the future in addition to a newfound, and rather intriguing, sense of style. - Danielle T, Business in China

Internships in China for Summer 2022

The most popular time of the year to intern in China is during the summer months of June, July, and August. Our summer internships in China fill up fast, so we recommend booking your trip in advance if you want to travel at this time.

Next year, you could find yourself working in the middle of a busy office for an English-language magazine, or sitting in on a meeting with local and international companies.

Having only finished my A-Levels a few months previously, I was suddenly writing articles, reviews, business profiles and advertorials on a range of topics from the new city-wide basketball tournaments, the word famous quick-change artist (the ones who can change into a variety of masks and costumes in split seconds) Arturo Brachetti, and travel deals for winter breaks in South-East Asia. - Iolo C, Journalism in China

A group of medical students take a break at a hospital in Shanghai during their summer internship in China.

Where in China will I intern?

Is your heart set on an internship in Shanghai? Luckily for you, all of our internship opportunities in China are based in futuristic Shanghai! We also have full-time staff based here, so you will have support and guidance 24/7 if you need it.  

Think of Shanghai, and your head immediately fills with images of neon lights, the iconic city skyline, and towering skyscrapers. Shanghai is one of the most populated cities in the world, with more than 24 million people calling it home.

Not only is Shanghai a global financial centre and transport hub, it’s one of the fastest-developing cities in the world today. This makes it the perfect place for anyone looking for to grow professionally through an internship in China.

When you’re not working, there’s plenty to do. Explore bustling streets, discover an endless supply of art and entertainment, and eat your weight in delicious dumplings.

Need some help?

We have the expertise and staff on the ground to create a custom project for you, or simply help you find the best option.

Speak to one of our China experts on:

01273 007 230


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