Internship Opportunities in China
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Internship Opportunities in China

Our Company specializes in connecting China and the global community through professional internships in China's two major cities Beijing and Shanghai.

Our goal is to help students and young professionals get into China and the Chinese business culture, by providing tailor-made opportunities to intern for companies based in China.

“Think Global - Work Global”

During the China Internship Program you will be working in an International or Chinese company located in Beijing or Shanghai, where you will be required to work both independently and as part of a team.

• Finance
• Marketing, PR & Advertising
• International Business & Consulting
• Architecture and Interior design
• Hotels and Tourism
• International Trade
• NGOs & Charities
• Legal
• Pharmaceuticals
• Arts
• IT
• Graphic Design
• Green-Technology

We are also the official Member of China-Britain Business Council and British Chamber of Commerce in China as well as Graduate Prospects in the UK.

  • Boost your career prospects!
  • Immerse yourself into the Chinese business culture
  • Business Networking Events
  • International staff
  • 24/7 support service
Asia » China » Shanghai
Asia » China » Beijing
Asia » China
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◦ Accommodation
◦ Airport pickup
◦ Internship placement
◦ Welcome package
◦ Visa assistance
◦ Orientation and city tour

◦ Business, Cultural
◦ Networking Events
◦ On-site support
◦ Karaoke night (KTV)
◦ Charity Volunteering day
◦ Certificate upon completion

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Program Reviews (37)

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31 years old

Working experience is necessary


A degree from university is important, working experience is necessary, but more important is that you have some working experience abroad. I got known foreign culture, business styles and learned a new way of communication. That′s a big benefit for your career, but also for yourself.

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27 years old

To experience China in an unforgettable way


Gi2c was great, I would not have been able to survive there on my own over so the service and overall helpfulness allowed me to experience China in an unforgettable way. I learned so many invaluable things at my placement and made great lifelong friends. The insight and work ethic I gained through my time in the company will stick with me as I go about my everyday life.

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31 years old

It’s a real good deal to do this kind of job.


When I was looking for internship, it was very good that Gi2C was online. There were cheaper and they just have good reviews. I had an internship in the company “Web Presence” in China. It was brilliant. I really liked this job. I guess, just actual, experience in a real work place, it’s nothing at all like you go to university and not even more close to it. It’s a real good deal to do this kind of job.

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22 years old

Just go!


Their assistance was very good. I felt safe...The support has been really good. On my first day of work, Gi2C helped me get to my workplace, which is really helpful for people who don’t know the area very well.
I like my placement. I’ve learned about dealing with the press and meeting deadlines. In school, I studied journalism and broadcasting and was used to having homework deadlines, but having real deadlines for work is very different. You have real performance guidelines and a supervisor who is checking the quality of your work. It’s been great real world experience.

My advice is to be adventurous. Just go. Learn about new cities and places.

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28 years old

My intern life in Beijing


As an MBA graduate, I was looking for an opportunity in finance and investments. Gi2C placed me with a Beijing-based venture capitalist in order to understand investment opportunities and learn about the sector. In the end, my duties were not what I expected from such a position, because there was more networking and dealing with people face-to-face. This proved to be a revealing and invaluable experience, forever changing my vision of business and finance. This was the type of experience one could only live in China, and which can not exist in the Western world due to our social and cultural structure.

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32 years old
Kent State University

Going to China was one of the best decisions for internship.


I learned a lot from my experience in China. Not only did I get to meet new people from all over the world and learn about their cultures, I also learned how to communicate better. My future business goals have been extremely helped by this experience through the people I met and the networks I've created. Going to China was one of the best decisions I've made in my entire life.

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29 years old
United Kingdom

Accounting internship in China


I just wanted to say thank you for all your help in the run up to me arriving in Beijing this summer for my internship. I had a lot of fun and really enjoyed working at Lehman Brown, Kiran Patel is an amazing boss!
You made the whole experience before coming to China very smooth, thank you.
I wish you all the success in the future.

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25 years old
Hong Kong
Durham University

I would definitely recommend this company to my friends


Throughout the internship at LehmanBrown, I have been analysing the data of the digital SEM and SEO campaigns across all key search engines (Google, Baidu, Bing and Yahoo) and giving input on the social media strategy for the company. At the same time, I wrote articles for the website and a specific Accounting & Bookkeeping handbook. By so far, I have learnt how to use the application of digital marking like google and bing adwords. I specifically enjoy writing articles for an Accounting & Bookkeeping handbook, it was a big really task for me as I have to do a lot of research on the internet in order to put something accurate information in it and I ended up finishing off with two big articles and one interview section. Moreover, LehmanBrown has also provided me a few of chances to join a few of conference calls with other interns from Shanghai and Hong Kong to discuss about the market strategies of the social media and what I have gained is that marketing is not only one person, it is about the whole team. I also met a few interns from different countries here and I believe that that would be great for my future career specially working in a bank.

On the other hand, I would like to also like to say a huge thank you to Gi2C who brought me to China and obviously found a job for me. I really enjoy the activities organised by Gi2C especially the HuTong trip. Unfortunately I am leaving Beijing soon and I could not have a chance to meet other new interns. But in generally, Gi2C is a good company and I would definitely recommend this company to my friends when they are looking for a job in China.

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24 years old
Rio Negrinho

The experience is amazing for the CV and for yourself!


After finishing my undergraduate in International Relations I knew I wanted to go abroad to see what is out there. First, I went to USA to improve my English and there I lived for two and a half years.Then, I knew I needed some change and focus and develop my carrer, so I started searching online when I found out about Gi2C and I figured China would be the best place for my career and I wasn't wrong.
By the way, at the beggining I was scared about Gi2C being a scam, but no need to worry about it. It is real and they will help you as much as they can. Going to USA wasn't as different as coming to China, so I wanted to make sure I would have the support and help in this country and Gi2C gave me the security I needed.
About my internship experience, I did work in a Real Estate company and I don't regret it. Really nice environment and amazing people. Some days I wouldn't have much work to do, its true, but in another days I would have A LOT to do. So sometimes you have to be patient, but the work will come for sure....but that I think is how the life is: some days you are really busy and other days not so much. At the end of my internship I got a full time job offer, so the experience it was really worth.
During my journey in China I met other interns and had a really good time with them. Also, the Chinese people are really friendly and I made some really good friends in here. Of course there are cultural differences, but that is the cool part about coming to China: experience what is different!
However, my journey in China didn't finish yet, cause I got a job and I'm staying for at least one more year, which means, even though some cultural differences can still 'scare me' sometimes, I REALLY liked this place and of course, the experience is amazing for the CV and for yourself!

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32 years old
Fez, Morocco

Hello everyone!


I want to share my experience, it's really an impressive internship in China especially with Gi2C as they are really helpful, professionnal and collaborative. I was doing my internship in a export consulting firm for market research, export process, due dilligence, project management, e-commerce. Briefly, anything related to international Business affairs to know how the business works in China and regulations to be aware of.

I can say that my internship was really challenged to move-in my career when I go back home to my country and an experienced internship that was really in need after my Master graduation in the UK ( London). Gi2c makes my dreams actually successful, let's makes yours also !!!

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24 years old

Interning in SH


I think it was a great experience. Most of all the people you are surrounded by, they just make you feel so welcome...
The work itself was really good. When I came into the internship I was not sure what exactly I want to do between Graphic Design and Marketing. And I got a foot in the graphic design and it was actually much fun.
So, yes, it's worth it.

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24 years old
University of Sydney

China is great!


Gi2C seems for me very professional provider, I’ve got phone call just after two hours after leaving application at their website and we got Skye interview very next evening. Within 24 hours after interview I’ve received an email that they found internship for me. I was picking up from the airport, taking to my accommodation, taking to the bank when I needed, orientation dinner was great as well. So I definitely recommend the program especially if you have the same field, international business.

As for me interning is all about gaining work experience in work environment which you often can get a lots of things of practical experience through your studies alone. Also internship in China obviously gives you an opportunity to experience Asian business environment. My company hasn’t give me too much responsibility initially which was totally understandable but even after week in a half working here I’ve seeing kind of increasing of responsibility what I’ve been given. In my company they are really strict about working hours, when you are arriving to work, when you are leaving work you have to be in a minute, you can’t leave office until 6 pm, you has to leave your finger print, that’s interesting. They are strict about money as well but in the same time they can take you to dinner at very expensive place and spend a lot of money for it. All interns here have an opportunities travel around the country, my flat mate is in Shanghai and he is doing the same internship. There are no chances that if I’m doing my internship in Sydney I would have opportunity to travel to another parts of Australia. Also here I feel like my work is really important, it means a lot for me even I don’t suppose to live to work, but work to live.

China is great, it’s a bit colder than I used to but I got used to that. Beijing city is the place of contrasts. Often I’ve been walking down the street, saying “Wow, this place’s amazing, I really like it!” and then after turning round the corner I was thinking “What am I doing here in China?”, then turning another corner… OK, pollution here is tricky but the food and people are amazing. When you are having conversation with Chinese they are really genuine and nice people. My company has offices in Shanghai and Guangzhou as well so I want to check another big Chinese cities and go to Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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32 years old
United States

Review about Gi2C Marketing and Sales Internship, Shanghai


I enjoyed program, it’s unique experience, everyone should try to live here at least one time and meet many great new people all over the world. It’s also fun meeting new Chinese coworkers, speak foreign languages, speak English, it helps you learn Chinese as well if it’s something that you are doing. It was my third time in China, by the way.
I’ve been doing my internship for 1 month and I worked in American company for few months before coming here so it’s interesting to see different dynamics. Chinese companies are more team oriented, less about the individual and more about how do you help everybody as a whole. After my internship I’ve chosen to work here long term so I’m looking forward to gain better knowledge of industry as well. Chinese culture’s definitely more relaxed then I used to in United States and working environment is very nice.
So far it was my third time in China I could pick up a lot of things much quicker by myself, but I saw a lot of new interns who really needed help and got it from Gi2C so this company is really supportive whether it help for apartment, accommodation, orientation or just information about what to do during the weekends.

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24 years old

A Consulting Internship In China


The Chinese company where I am currently interning at is a consulting company. Its main goal is executive recruitment and consulting. My field of focus is to contact and recruit potential manager candidates for multinational companies. I know the basics of what I need to know about my job but still need more guidance and experience when it comes to approaching new potential candidates. Hopefully, at the end of my internship, I will have made strong connections as well as gained hands-on experience and knowledge about international commerce and business.

I chose to intern in China because it is the fastest growing economy in the world with endless opportunities in the labor market for multilingual workers with an international orientation. Also, I have already been in Shanghai for an academic semester, thus I am somehow familiarized with the city and living conditions of this country. What I’ve learned about China so far is that it is a very progressive country in many aspects such as infrastructure, technology and commerce, but it is also very backwards in other areas due to its lack of exposure to the external world. People live here through Confucian cultural codes like “Guanxi” and “Mianzi” and abide by a communal way of coexistence.

I didn’t do much to prepare for my move to China as my previous experiences from studying abroad had already prepared me. My former Chinese teacher was pretty helpful in finding me a place to stay and picking me up from the airport.

After I told them I was going to intern in China, my family and friends all thought it was a great decision and opportunity for securing a potential full-time job overseas. I chose Gi2C Group to help me find an internship and provide support because I thought it was the most convenient way and medium to get a foot in the door in the companies that might capture my interest.

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24 years old

Intern life in Beijing


I definitely recommend this program to anybody. It's a life experience that will strengthen you and will make you learn a lot not only about business but also about life.
During these three months I had an awesome but also sometimes challenging time. When I arrived here I was supposed to work for a company for which I didn't work a single day for because as soon as I arrived in Beijing it came out that my supervisor decided to leave it and take me to work in his new startup. I honestly have to say that in this startup I had two really hard weeks; the amount of hours I had to work in one single day (including Saturdays) was simply ridiculous and plus the tasks I had to take care of were irrelevant and frustrating, not to mention that this company didn't even have an office space. After this I decided to take a risky decision and I left the startup to jump into another company (with the help of Gi2C). Everything has changed afterwards and I had finally the chance to work in a great environment with interesting tasks and friendly colleagues and have more time for myself.
Overall I would say that if you decide to come here in China to start your career or simply to have some experience, you should be prepared to cope with hard situations like this and be ready to take measurements to solve them quickly.
In the end I would also like to say that I also had the chance to meet awesome people, with whom I sincerely hope to stay in touch with even after I will go on with my life back in Europe.

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32 years old

My Contemporary Arts and Design Internship in Beijing (Gi2C)


Back in 2014th I was looking for internship and then I came to Gi2C’s website. I was thinking firstly is it good or not good agency to work with and I was reading reviews. By looking for information about internship on my own I found out that it’s really difficult and after all I have choose to apply to Gi2C internship program. My advice for newcomers: be prepare to have a cultural shock, you have to adapt to the environment, you have to adapt to the transportation. Just think carefully why do you want to go to China and after that have fun and enjoy your time here.

I’ve been wanted come to China because I wanted experience a life in Beijing and of course for to do the internship. I heard that a most of people from Europe and America who come here to do internship enjoy it because the life is cheap and most of time you even can attend some payment for the internship and it’s good benefit for you. People here are very nice, the city is quite big and even transportation from time to time can be scary because it’s very busy here, you have to fight to get on the transport. But Chinese are soft people and kind and nice to be honest. Chinese food is really nice too and there is healthy food as well, I can eat everything here, taste is nice to me and, well, food is really cheap here. Getting around in Beijing isn’t expensive at all and it’s really easy.
Accommodation provided by Gi2C is fine and very convenient. It’s shared accommodation, there were three of us, it’s full furnished modern flat, clean, we had cleaners coming twice in a week.

In my opinion internship is mostly important because of learning. You learn theory at school and university, and you have opportunity to put it to the practice during internship. When you are looking for a job you should be able to show in your CV that you already have experience. Without experience you can’t find a job. I’m happy that my company gave me proper project to do. I was doing internship at interior design so they gave me project which I had to design three bedroom flat in Beijing and they gave me choice to put my own personality there. We worked with team so we shared work but they gave me opportunity to do what I want to do, I appreciate it.

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32 years old

My experience in Beijing


Beijing is beautiful city except of pollution, local people are nice to you. Subway is easy and cheap way to go around Beijing, it's all in English inside so you don't need to ask anybody, however taxi can be difficult because from time to time they don't even stop by you, if you are foreigner.
I was happy with accomodation provided by Gi2C, it was so modern, nothing like Chinese typical appartment.
Concerning my internship I think it's good experience for fresh graduates before starting their career showing how does real work look like.
What have I gained? Confidence. I was working at travel agency, had to be all the time on a phone, it made it easier for me to communicate with people on a phone. Basically we organized trips for business leisure groups for example for exhibitions all over Europe.
I've tried to find internship by myself first but outside it really diffficult, I didn't manage it and went on few agencies. I choosed Gi2C after all.
My simple advice for newcomers: just go, experience it and enjoy yourself

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32 years old

With Gi2C you can get what you want


1. VISA:
Gi2C helped me with M visa, no problem. I also did my own research before coming to China for to be sure that everything’s legit, and it is. You can stay in company as intern with M visa.

2. Accommodation:
I was sharing pretty new and clean flat near Tuanjiehu (nice area, by the way, there are parks and Sunlitun’s pretty close, I recommend) with girl from Philippine. One more friend in my life, hope to see you soon, Phoebe! I’m not so picky but it was nice to have decent accommodation.

3 . The placement:
I was working as Marketing Specialist at foreign owned business consulting company (but stuff was almost all Chinese). I mean I was really working not like some interns who just watch TVserials at their workplaces and then moaning that there are no benefits for future career from this internship. I can’t say I love Chinese way of doing business neither can I say I really want to work with Chinese businessmen anymore but I definitely learned a lot and obviously have improved my professional skills. Working in China with Chinese people it’s challenging but how can you develop yourself without facing challenges? So I really appreciate this experience and I dare this is a huge plus for my CV cause I’m not gonna stay long at home, I want to develop my career in Asia.
4. Conclusion:
In my opinion if you determinate to develop your career in Asian region this is a great opportunity. You can choose any agency of course. I made a decision to work with Gi2C because I liked the way they provide information, Mary (my manager) always gave me a lot of details, gave me quick answers for all my countless questions. Maybe you can find another agency you like better. I’m adult I know what I want, I paid for the program by myself and I did my own research for to be sure that I’m doing right thing.
So my advice for someone who is coming: be patient, be polite, find out what you really want and be picky then. If you know what you want Gi2C will help you get it. If you don’t nobody’ll help.

How can this program be improved?

In my opinion Gi2C should be more picky about interns. I faced interns who did care about their job so little I even wonder how did agency find any placement to them. Come on, guys, if everything what you need is just travel and having fun go teach English then, you are welcome at every Chinese kindergarten. Leave a decent career way for someone who really cares.

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24 years old
Denver, Colorado
University of Colorado- Denver

My internship with Gi2C Group


I do recommend going with Gi2C because they really do a lot for you. It was nice to be picked up from the airport, and taken to the accommodations. I was assigned roommates that were also starting internships, so I instantly had friends, I wasn't alone and I appreciate it. Gi2C also hosts dinners and networking events with all of the interns and it helps a lot. In addition they are helping you at anytime of the day if you need a translator, or directions, or help planning trips. I wanna say thank you for that. Once I called my manager in the midst of the night because couldn't get on a taxi on my way home and he helped me even he was obviously sleepy.

Gi2C is definitely legitimate and I had an amazing experience while in China. I would recommend it. I would recommend any student go for the 2 or 3 month program. I did it. The first month you are settling in with your company and the second and third month is where you really begin to form professional relationships with your colleagues. No worries about language, each intern is assigned an English speaking supervisor even if company isn't foreign owned. It means the intern will always be able to communicate with someone in the company.

I'm more than OK with my company, but some of other interns have mixing feelings. I guess it can be lack of sense of reality or too big expactations. Life and work in China has nothing to do with our previous experience. Also some companies are just better than others, like in the states. Btw, Gi2C does a great job if you are not satisfied with your company helping you find suitable position to complete internship, I saw how they did it to my roommate.

I bet anyone with an open mind would love this opportunity. Btw, I received a really good recommendation and it helped improve my CV. So thank you guys from Gi2C, good job!

How can this program be improved?

I agree with one of former interns: Gi2C should give more instructions on what to prepare

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32 years old
Bournemouth University

How GI2C nearly destroyed my hopes


1. VISA:

They will tell you to get a visa m which is impossible unless your boss in your country of residence is nice enough to give you a letter attesting he is sending you abroad to attend a marketing course which is illegal by the way!!!! So you would probably have to come under a different visa.

2. Accommodation:

A lot of people think that the accommodation is individual and i did based on the first description the make about accommodation: " Having your your own accommodation upon arriving means that you can get right down to excelling at your internship in China. During this time, Gi2C can help you find alternative accommodations - based on your budget - for the duration of your time being in Beijing or Shanghai." But if you pay enough attention and go on the next pages you will understand that it is shared. If you want your own flat like i wanted you would have to pay an additional 3000 rmb.

3 . The placement:

Gi2c has a very good network with marketing departments of a lot of companies and it makes sense because it is the easiest work to get for a foreigner in china. Most of the time they will come up to you and tell you they have something for you in a finance company in the marketing department and you will end up not doing what you want. I was placed in a company located in a bad area, the building was disgusting and they even gave us individual toilet paper to go to the bathroom.

4. The support system for accommodation :

They will send you some internet links but after that you are on your own. I was lucky enough to be helped by a friend's uncle who helped me find a flat 1000 rmb cheaper than the only flat kris found for me after i complained about the lack of support in regards to the accommodation hunting process.

5. Complaining and refund:

I was lucky enough to find a much better internship placement with one of their competitors in a very good company in my field. I will not name their competitor in order not to sound as if i am advertising on their behalf.

Once i informed Gi2c that i indeed found a much better placement. The first thing kris asked me was to send him the job description of my new internship so that he could look for the closest position possible in order for me not to leave gi2c. Which is a shame because i had been telling them what i wanted since August 2014 and it was already February 2015.

6. The refund and the consequences:

So after proving to Gi2c that they indeed did not provide me with the service they promise they would, i was given a refund of 5500 rmb the exact amount i asked to pay their competitor who found me a much better internship. I thought i had lost my premium package privileges after a meeting with kris but there was a misunderstanding because after meeting again with kris and yuri i was told i could still attend the monthly events and could still ask for any guidance i would need regarding my visa etc.

7. Conclusion:

That being said an internship in China is really GREAT experience you just have to be extremely careful about the internship offer and not be shy to reject an offer if you do not fully feel comfortable with it. My experience with Gi2c was not good but they admitted their mistake and i think i could have had a better internship if i had been more careful with the position they offered me.

Response from Get into China Group

In response to Winnie’s review of her experience with Gi2C, we would just like to say that everybody is entitled to express their view on how they perceive things, as is their right. However more times than not perception is skewed to express the emotions and or events of the teller, which is not exactly the truth or complete story.
1. Visa
Visa laws are constantly changing and when dealing with the Chinese embassy things can be even more confusing for people since they themselves don’t adhere to the visa policies that are posted on their official website. We do however do our best to stay current with the regulations. If you are coming to China for an internship it is recommended to get an M visa. This is not Gi2C’s rule it is what is told to us by the Chinese embassy since this is the closes visa to get being that there is no specific visa set for internships. Each country may encounter different issues when obtaining a visa for China if problems do occur. We state this clearly on our website. In this intern’s case it was required for Winnie to get a letter from her current boss as well as the invitation we issue her to receive a visa. Once again not our rules but the government, when difficulties arise we do everything legally in our power to help interns receive the visa.

2. Accommodation
Once again we have all the information about accommodation on our website, also if anyone is unclear about what we offer they can send an email to use or call to ask about any information and we would be more than happy to answer. This intern may have initially misunderstood but as she stated if you read further you see that it is a shared apartment. Nonetheless we immediately found a way to accommodate Winnie's request and the additional amount set is not our pricing but that of the apartment complex. With our package for share accommodation the price is reasonably set. Also because of this incident we have updated our website to make it even clearer for our participants, because we in no way what to give the sense of deception.

3. Placement
Placements are agreed upon by the intern most times after an interview with the company. And in a lot of cases we provide pictures of the company itself. This may be an exaggerated depiction of the company based on this intern’s dissatisfaction. Also finding marketing internships in China is not as easy as we make it look. There are a lot of other fields that we have a strong network with as well. And if any issues arise with the company we do our best to resolve it and depending on the situation it may result in a new placement.

4. Support system for accommodation
Yes it is true that we send links to assist in the search for accommodation when it’s time for our participants to find new housing, but this is not all we do. We also set you up with apartment agencies that specialize in this area and if you need help with the landlord or signing the contract we also assist with this. In this applicants case special attention was paid in helping to find a suitable accommodation because of her unique needs. When presented with this Winnie declined stating that she already found assistance, which is her prerogative. But it is unfair to negate this simply because a cheaper one was found. Also this was done before a complaint was lodged.

5. Complaining and refund
Yes it is true that Winnie found another internship through another company. This is because she did not allow us to do the job she paid us to do. She was informed of the process and the reasons why each process needed to be performed. When the complaint was made she had already sought out other methods before informing us so we could assist her. When told how we were going to rectify the situation within 2 days Winnie had already accepted help from another company. Also intern accepted the original offer knowing full well what the company does and what role she would play because as stated earlier she interviewed with the company first.

6. A refund was indeed given to Winnie but not because of the lack of service provided. As far as her package was concerned Winnie was and still is entitled to certain assistance and events.

7. Conclusion
We deeply regret this unfortunate situation; we would like to make all our clients happy and satisfied. While each individual’s experience is different and the outcomes vary a large percent of our clients are happy, satisfied and value or service as much as we value them. We appreciate the feedback whether it is positive or negative it all helps us to be better. We just ask those who review us to not let emotions cloud their judgment and provide an honest and full picture of their experience with us.


Gi2C Group - Customer Service Department

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