Shenzhen Internship Program with CRCC Asia

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About

Shenzhen, as a city, is essentially brand new having been built from the ground up over the last 40 years. Today, Shenzhen is known as ‘the silicon valley of China’. It has a thriving arts scene, a vibrant startup culture, and prides itself on being a multicultural metropolis.

We provide award-winning internships - as featured on CNBC, Bloomberg, WSJ, and BBC News - in a career field chosen by you. We offer 18 career fields in total and work with over 1,000 host companies; meaning we’re confident that we can provide you with the perfect internship. After completing their internship, 89% of participants obtain a graduate-level job within 3 months!

Highlights
  • Academic Credit: You can receive 3, 6, or 9 academic credits for our programs through our school of record, Saint Peter’s University.
  • Included in the program is: High-quality accommodation, Visa-processing, 24/7 support, Pre-departure services, Social and community outreach events, Airport Pickup, Drop-off & Pre-paid Sim and Travel Cards
  • Gain access to our professional development hub, Careerbridge, which contains 12 professional development courses.
  • We guarantee placements in your professional Career Field of choice in one of our 1,000 host-companies in Shenzhen.
  • Over 10,000 Satisfied Global Alumni

3 New Amazing New Program Locations: London, Mumbai & Seoul!

CRCC Asia has three brand new internship program locations: London, Mumbai and Seoul to help boost your global employability in 2020. Our Internships span 18 Career Fields in these two locations in an abundance of host-companies to suit your background, current educative background and life-long goals. Secure your place today!

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Reviews

8.67 Rating
based on 9 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 55.56%
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  • Growth 7.4
  • Support 8.7
  • Fun 8.3
  • Housing 9.1
  • Safety 8.8
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Charlie
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

CRCC Asia Internship in Shenzhen

I cannot to speak highly enough of my experience this past summer in Shenzhen with CRCC. The program will have benefits specific to each person that takes part, but for me it has allowed me to match my ambition to reality. To have the capacity to work in different cultures than that of my own has always been an ambition of mine. So I consider myself extremely privileged to have had the opportunity at such an early age, to do so. Not only that but to have that experience in a country as central to the worlds future as China and a city as exciting and awe inspiring as Shenzhen is something I intend to make the most of. The people I have been exposed to and interacted with as part of the program will provide me the platform to do this. Tue experience wouldn’t be what it is without the people at CRCC however. The friendly, approachable and professional nature of the whole team that looked after us and guided us created the perfect environment to make the most of what was and is an all-round fantastic experience and opportunity.

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Rahul
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Definitely worth it

CRCC Asia definitely went beyond expectations. The accommodation, the business seminars and volunteering programs have all been excellent and fun! There's so much to do in Shenzhen and with all the interns living in the same building it's so easy to make friends and explore the city! My internship has been really rewarding, everyone is so friendly and willing to help. The program managers are nice and always ask how the internship is or if there's something that needs to be looked at.

What would you improve about this program?
I think there should be more interaction between the CRCC Asia and the company to decide what jobs the intern will do and how compatible the intern and company are.
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Joe
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Very fun trip!

This was my first time in China, and it was an amazing experience. The program housed all the other participants in the same location so you became friends with everyone quickly, and went out with them for food or drinks many of the nights. The internship itself was very interesting and definitely something that is brought up in many interviews! Although the program price is a bit expensive, if you can afford it it is a great experience!

What would you improve about this program?
Make it less expensive, and have a better pairing process for internships
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Jasreet
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A once in a lifetime opportunity

The aim of completing the internship is to boost your employability chances and this opportunity provides just that. You have to be equipped with the mindset that you will face challenges, you will find it difficult to adjust to the way of life in China but in the end it is completely worth it. Living and working in China for 2 months was the best experience of my life so far, you develop as a person, both professionally and personally.
Anyone who is thinking about going to China should be aware that it is by no means easy, the experience will test you and you will forced to emerge from your comfort zone - but it is 100% worth it!

What would you improve about this program?
CRCC need to work on their organisation, so there should be more support available and communication between interns and staff should be more regular. Also, CRCC should arrange more events, charitable days and meals for interns.
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Elizabeth
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing city, supportive program, once in a lifetime summer

My summer with CRCC in Shenzhen was not only extremely enjoyable but also transformative for me personally in my career path. I participated in the Language Study + Internship program for 2 months in Shenzhen during the summer of 2014. From my initial interview to my departure from Shenzhen at the end of the program, CRCC Asia and its staff were by my side every step of the way. I had previous experience studying abroad in China as well as studying Chinese as a second major, but I really had no idea how to convert that experience into meaningful work. CRCC really gave me guidance and an honest perspective on what opportunities there were in China for someone with my specific background and skills, and thus together, we came to the conclusion that the VC/PE space in Shenzhen would be best for me.

Fast forward to my internship and I can honestly say it was challenging but also really fun. I worked in a Chinese company so had a chance to really put my language and cultural skills to the test. My supervisor really took the time to invest his resources and network in me, and I left Shenzhen with a really strong network. Also, the programming CRCC provided, from the business seminars to networking opportunities, grew my understanding of business in China as well as my international network. Finally, the accommodations in Shenzhen were amazing and really allowed me to be comfortable, though I will say there is so much to do in Shenzhen that I was rarely home! The benefit of a program like CRCC is that you are able to be independent with the internship but it still operates almost like a study abroad program in that you have staff support and “intern-mates” that become lifelong friends.

I would highly recommend the program to any one who has interest in China. It is a really strong brand and network that will honestly propel a career path in Asia or internationally. I only have positive memories from my experience and am forever for grateful for the continued assistance CRCC provides to me even as an alumni!

What would you improve about this program?
I think something that some interns encounter (and that CRCC is actively working with companies to improve) is that international interns are still relatively rare in China which means that it can be a bit hard at first to hit the ground running with supervisors. However, I think with being proactive and reaching out to the CRCC staff for support, any initial awkwardness or confusion can be easily averted.
Jena
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Wild wild east!

Trip of a life time! Shenzhen is a bustling city full of the unexpected that eventually turns into familiar. Into a place you'll never want to leave. Awesome night clubs every night of the week, motorcycle taxi ride to work and the food! So cheap and delicious. I can't get back there quick enough, I'm so grateful for my time there and will remember it forever

What would you improve about this program?
It was a bit hit and miss with where you were placed to work. I could have learned much more. Loved the people I worked with.
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Ajith
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A fantastic experience

This program was amazing. Living in a completely new country with people of completely different way of life was an eye opener and a great experience. The other interns were great people and I made a few lifelong friends and memories.

The highlights were the trips to Yangshuo and Guilin and drinking Snake Jio with the locals!

I highly recommend this program for anyone looking to have some fun, meet some new people and have a life changing experience.

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Lauren
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

CRCC Asia Shenzhen Site

Overall, I had a very rewarding experience I'm Asia with CRCC. The staff was beyond amazing, they really blew the customer service and assistance out of the water. Since they provide services and advice on many different levels, it really goes beyond customer service and is a more friendly in town guru! I'm thankful for the experience to learn another culture and explore my future career in international law. I recommend this program because I had a great personal experience!

What would you improve about this program?
My only complaint was the housing with the program but since talking with staff after my return and my survey I've been assured they will be using different accommodations in the future.