What will I do on a Law and Business internship in China for high school students?
You’ll spend two weeks in Shanghai with teenagers your age, working at local law firms and businesses. These are some of the things you will do:
- Meet and shadow lawyers and business professionals
- Receive presentations and assignments
- Explore Shanghai with interns from all over the world
On a Law and Business internship in China for high school students, your work will focus on the following areas:
Meet and shadow lawyers and business professionals
You’ll learn from and shadow highly skilled lawyers and business professionals. They’ll share personal accounts and tips, which can help you decide if this is a career you want to pursue. They’ll also answer your questions, so we recommend taking notes so you can remember everything you learn from them!
Receive presentations and assignments
You will receive interesting and informative presentations from people in the industry. These are designed to give you a broad overview of and a deeper insight into legal and business practices in China. You’ll focus on topics like commercial and corporate law.
You will also be given a variety of tasks to complete. These include:
- Putting together case studies
- Proofreading documents
- Making comparisons between the Chinese and other legal systems
Explore Shanghai with interns from all over the world
Our staff have a fun sightseeing trips organised for you and the other teenagers. You’ll visit the east Nanjing road shopping street, Yuyuan Garden and Chenghuang temple. You'll also spend time learning a few Chinese phrases, making dumplings and practicing your calligraphy. Projects Abroad staff will make sure you are never alone during this trip, and during the social and cultural activities we organise during the week.
Where in China will I be working?
You’ll work in Shanghai, which is one of the biggest cities in China and the international hub for economic and financial development. When you see the skyscrapers that seem to have no end and the neon city skyline that illuminates the night sky, the vastness of Shanghai will really sink in. It can be exciting to see the constant bustle of activity as people move through the street at all hours. You’ll see people on their way to work, bartering at the markets or enjoying a meal at one of the many Chinese side street cafes.
While you aren’t taking in the wonder of Shanghai, you’ll spend one week at a law firm, and one week in a business placement. We give you the chance to explore sectors like:
You will live with other teenagers and Projects Abroad staff at a local hostel.
Measuring our impact
Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers and interns actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work.
We produce an annual High School Specials Impact Report, which documents some of these achievements. Find out more about the impact of these projects, and read the latest report.
Safety and staff support
Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have all the extra support you need as a young person travelling abroad. Our Projects Abroad staff are there for you 24 hours a day during the week and over weekends to provide constant support and guidance. Our staff also make sure you feel comfortable and safe at your placement and accommodation. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.
Find out more about safety and backup.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited, and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.
Meet the team in China
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