Hutong School Internships in China

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About

Kickstart a global career and make yourself stand out from the crowd with an internship in China! Join Hutong School’s internationally respected Internship Program in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou or Chengdu, and gain valuable professional experience in this rapidly growing nation. Besides great memories and contacts, an internship in China will equip you with life-long skills and knowledge important for your future career.

We work with over 600 partner companies across these 4 cities to help you find a top-quality internship in your chosen sector. Our fully supported program is specially designed to help you make the most of your time in China. Alongside your placement, you’ll take 4 hours of Chinese classes per week and have the chance to join regular cultural activities and networking events to expand your network and knowledge of China.

When you’re not busy working, studying or networking, you’ll be exploring your vibrant host city with new friends from all over the world!

Highlights
  • Wide network: Be connected with hundreds of companies in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou & Chengdu through Hutong School.
  • Expertise: Benefit from Hutong School's 9 years of expertise placing interns at local and international companies in China.
  • Personalised matching process: Search and choose your own internships and receive the best service from Hutong School's talented team in offering you the internship that best suits you .
  • Additional services: Choose from a range of optional additional services such as housing, Chinese classes and airport pick-up.
  • Choose your sector: Find the internship of your choice from a wide variety of business sectors including finance, marketing, architecture, engineering and more.

Now active in an exciting new location!

We are excited to announce that we are now present in a new city in China. Join us in Chongqing, the capital of spice, for a life-changing internship and language program.

Questions & Answers

According to their website: http://www.hutong-school.com/internship-in-beijing, it looks like they provide housing to make sure your internship experience is the best possible! I hope this helps!

Reviews

9.05 Rating
based on 41 reviews
  • Growth 8.1
  • Support 9.1
  • Fun 8.9
  • Housing 9
  • Safety 9.6
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Theresa
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Good Experience & Great Friends

After college, I was looking to enhance my resume and continue my studies in Chinese. I found Hutong School. Their staff was very friendly and the teachers were pretty knowledgeable. If there was ever an issue, the staff would respond quickly and try to solve it. The internship was fun and I learned a lot about the different business cultures between the U.S. and China. Hutong School organized various events so that you can learn more about the culture and meet other people in the same program. Overall, I would recommend this program!

What would you improve about this program?
Better organization before the trip. Include housing arrangements, what to expect when coming to China: for example, VPN, phones, etc.
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Alice
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A lovely month in Shanghai

I interned for a month between August and September 2017. I stayed in 2 different Hutong School accommodations in Shanghai. The first was 4 metro stops and a short walk away from the school, just under half an hour journey in total, with lots of restaurants and shops around. The flat was big and spacious, and I shared with two others who I got on with. They left within a week and a half of me getting there however, and I told the coordinator that I didn't want to live alone- he sorted me out with new accommodation immediately, this one in an even bigger flat next to shops and restaurants about 25 minutes journey from the school with other roommates. I enjoyed my placement and the people I was working with, and felt had I had a concern I could have raised it at any point. They're really helpful with visas, arrival etc., and I also enjoyed taking part in cultural activities such as a nighttime bike ride around old Shanghai. It's a great place with great people, and the Chinese classes were amazing- there were only 2 in my group including me and the teachers were the best Chinese teachers I've had - really patient and make the lessons fun and interesting. Highly recommended!

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Louis
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

It takes some time, and then it is amazing!

I think most of the people who start to think about going to China for some time face the same problems and fears I did in the beginning: Will I like the food? How will my internship be? How are the people in China? Can I find friends? Can I learn the language?

Yes, I had the same questions. And thats why I decided to choose Hutong School for doing my internship in Shanghai, because I thought I could need some help in China. Right after I applied on the website, I got contacted by a program coordinator from the school and she guided me through every step on the way and she will continue to do so until I return back home.

I decided to do an internship from March 2017 to July/August 2017. After I applied to the school, I got had an interview with the school and with my CV, I got matched with an internship which matches my interest and my skillset.
A couple of weeks after that I had the interview with the boss of my internship company. As soon I got accepted, the school helped me with the preperatiion fort he trip + the application form my visa. Everything went through very smooth and soon after that I started my trip to Shanghai.

I arrived Sunday evening and had to work on Monday… Not only because oft hat, but also because of the culture, the food and the city itself, my first week was truly awful. I felt like quitting many times, was always tired, did not want to eat anything, and could not really get work done.
After I survived the first week though, things just got better every week. Not only because I got used to everything, but also because the school is one of the best communities I ever was a part of. The weekly events are a great way too meet new people, and I have not found a single person in the school I don‘t like. Everybody gets included very fast and the people make your stay in China more enjoyable.

If you have any problems or concerns, you can also contact people from the school – it really does not matter what kind of problems – and you will get help very fast. Chinese problems? Problems in the apartment? Problems in the job? Everything will get sorted out.
In the internship program, you get 2x2h chinese lessons every week. I feel like I already learnt a lot and can get a good understanding of the basics of chinese, so I can continue studying after my time here and maybe master this difficult language in the future.
Regarding the internship: It really depends on your luck and on yourself. It definetly takes time to adapt to the chinese working mentality, but it really can benefit you as a person for the future. I can only recommend you to do an internship here!
So there is nothing more to say than that i have the best time of my life here and everybody here tries to make the time as good as possible. If you are not sure if you should come to China with the Hutong School: Just do it!

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Jeroen
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Active school & good lessons

I had a positive experience at Hutong Beijing. The school has clear communication, open to questions and assists when needed. Staff is friendly and open.
Two/three times a week they organize events for their members where you can participate in, focussing on Chinese culture, cultural trips or just social events. During my time I followed group lessons and had a nice group. The teacher is open to hear where the group wants to focus on, while still staying close to what is useful to learn. A downside is that the apartments provided are not always of quality as expected. You are in China so it will be different for sure, but to me this was a downside. Next to that, if something goes wrong or you need help there is almost always someone available to help (Saturday midnight water issue, Sunday 09.00 help).

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Erwan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Very nice experience!

Hutong School is a very good choice if you want to learn Chinese. Their intensive program is very effective. I started from scratch and my language skills improved rapidly. Friendly and experienced teachers.

I appreciated the support from the staff members before and during my stay in Shanghai. Great atmosphere and good place to meet new people from all over the world. Overall, very satisfied with my experience.

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Victoria
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Wonderful team!

My internship with Hutong School in Shanghai was great! I really enjoyed the team I was working with, they are super supportive and fun. Location of the school is very convenient - in a safe neighbourhood just two min walk from the subway station. Teachers are cool and tell lots of curious things about Chinese culture which I would never discover as a tourist. It is a valuable opportunity to make your profile special, to learn Chinese and to have fun in Shanghai.

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Isabelle
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Hutong School Internship Program

My experience with the Hutong School Internship Program has been great! The staff are there to support you with any troubles and questions you might have during your stay and help you feel at home and become a part of the new community. They offer such a wide selection of possible internships and help you prepare for your interviews. The skills I learned during my internship are definitely ones that will be very beneficial for the future.

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Gaetan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My Internship through Hutong School

My internship through Hutong School was a great experience. I was in a marketing company called Adsmith China, and my professional experience there was very good because I acquired a lot of new skills and understood better the Chinese market. Hutong School was very helpful during my 6 months here, always available when I had issues or questions. The team was really nice and I enjoyed going to the school for Chinese classes! Also, I made a lot friends through the social events of Hutong and my flatmates in my apartment (provided by the school) were really nice. I would highly recommend Hutong School services because they contributed to one of the best experience of my life!