Hutong School Internships in China

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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!

  • 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.

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based on 41 reviews
  • Growth 8.1
  • Support 9.1
  • Fun 8.9
  • Housing 9
  • Safety 9.6
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I did my internship at Hutong School from march 2012 until may 2012. I had a really good time in shanghai! Hutong School offered a great service. Here is a list:

- Pick up at the airport
- Great service
- Very friendly staff
- Fun activities (cultural and relaxing/evening activities)
- Nice apartments
- Good Chinese lessons

How can this program be improved?
I had a great internship with Hutong School. The staff is very friendly, helpful and always ready to help you. I couldn't imagine a better internship!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Awesome Internship!

My internship at Hutong School was, in a word: "excellent". They have a pretty good hassle-free program. You could say I got the most complete treatment, since I also got the opportunity to work with them as my internship. The working environment was really pleasant, which made me enjoy my time even more. Regarding the difficulties, I would say this will depend more on you and your "open-mindedness", Hutong School will help you out with the difficult stuff (housing and getting around) but its up to you to keep up with the little stuff (ordering meals and communicating). But if you are going overseas, you should be willing to confront these difficulties, so it's really not a big deal.
By the way, LEARN SOME CHINESE WHILE IN CHINA. Seriously, it will help you a lot and it's always nice to learn something new (and as always, Hutong School can help with that and they do it quite good! ;) ). HAVE A SAFE TRIP AND DON'T FORGET TO HAVE TONS OF FUN!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Educational excellence & prime locations!

I ended up doing an internship in Beijing totally randomly. I didn't know a thing about China, or the working conditions there, or even how to say Hi in Chinese. Well, Hutong School destroyed all my fears, crashed the doubts you can have when moving in another country, and welcomed me as part of a big family.

I LOVED the apartment provided, the proximity of everything. The teachers are amazing and friendly, and the school staff is always there to help you. I am 100% satisfied with Hutong School. I would recommend Hutong School without hesitation.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Great Experience with Beijing's Hutong School

Overall, my experience with Hutong School was amazing. The apartment was more than adequate right in central Beijing, the teachers were all super enthusiastic, flexible, and supportive. The staff were willing to go the extra mile to help students with any issues they may have. I know people had very different experiences with their internships, some were very happy whereas others did not feel challenged. My personal experience was a great one, working for an environmental and community awareness NGO. I gained experience I would not have had otherwise and got a good idea of what it is like working in Beijing. I have recommended this program to many people interested in working in China, and will continue to do so. Thank you Hutong School!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Great memories ahead !

I am completely positive about my internship program with Hutong School.

They are available if you need any support. The teachers are really good and they know how to convey their passion for the Chinese language in an amazing atmosphere.
Meeting people from all around the around is always rewarding as it allows you to see things differently, share everyone experiences and discover other cultures. To cut a long story short, it enables you to progress !
It might be a challenge, but it's absolutely worth it, that's for sure! It would be a pleasure to go back to Beijing (or Shanghai now) next summer =).

Yes, I recommend this program
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A lifetime experience

I finished my internship 2 months ago. The idea of leaving your home and country it's always a bit scary and a big challenge, specially when you decide to move to a country as different as China. Anyway from the first time I put my feet at Beijing International Airport I got the support of the school. Now looking back in time it has been a great decision. I have grown up professionaly but personally too and I've met a lot of friends which I hope I will meet again soon somewhere in the world.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Great stepping stone

Although the program was a little pricey, Hutong School truly can hold your hand during the entire process of moving over to China. It's a hard place to live and you absolutely need someone to help!

The 6-month internship they found for me was not useful in and of itself. However, because of that internship, I made some connections at the company that landed me a much better job later on.

The Chinese teachers they had at the time I was there (2006) were excellent. And they had plenty of opportunities for socializing which is very nice when you're new.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Why you should go with Hutong School

Enrolling at Hutong School looking for a Chinese learning course is not just about that, but about getting a profound Chinese culture and language experience while living in a multicultural environment. Every day you'll learn a little bit more about China and Chinese people in the language courses and you'll think it's amazing or will disagree, but then when you get to take the bus, or subway, or -even better- ride your bicycle to get to the internship or just sightseeing, you'll find out that everything you learn at class is so useful that you start looking at everything and learning while doing. Then your get to your job (internship) and start building a unique relationship with your Chinese colleagues: you work with them, eat with them, talk with them and then you'll start getting to know them better and learn a lot with them.
You'll also have the opportunity to attend very interesting cultural activities that the school organize such as Chinese painting or calligraphy and get to understand a little bit more about the way your host country deals with aesthetics, while in the meantime you met new friends.
And you'll also have the opportunity to share your joy with others, specially with less privilege children, through volunteering.
So as every day goes by you find out you're having a great experience!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Good program to start in China

I had six hours a week of Chinese lessons at an intermediate level. My placement in the class was evaluated when I arrived and most of my classes were either one-on-one or with only one other student. The teacher was energetic and helpful. The staff was all very supportive. The volunteering part consisted of an internship at the Jane Goodall Institute China, where I worked 30 hours a week on English publications for the program. The Hutong School provides weekend outings and cultural events weekly. The Hutong School chose my internship for me, and they could have kept looking if I was not interested in JGI.

Yes, I recommend this program
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great experiences, great friendships.

Going to Beijing and joining Hutong School was the best decision I've made. I don't regret it at all, and enjoyed everyday of my 6 months there.

At first I was definitely hesitant, since I've never traveled outside Canada. It was my first trip abroad and by myself too. Hutong School made me feel right at home. From the second I stepped into Beijing, there was a staff member waiting to take me from the airport, right to the pre-arranged accommodations. They didn't just drop me off, but made sure I was comfortable and took me on a mini tour around the neighborhood of my apartment. The staff have been helpful from day one and were always quick to respond when in need.

The Chinese classes were small, which made it easier to learn. It is amazing how much Chinese you can learn within the first couple months. Teachers were always very encouraging and taught at a pace that was right for you.

I also did an internship program while at Hutong School. The 6 months has really helped me gain a lot of experience and helped me with my career. I had a true advantage and I have this experience and Hutong School to thank.

One of the best things about Hutong School was that all the students were friendly and you never felt lonely. I had the opportunity to make really good friendships, and even though I've left Beijing for 1 year now, I still keep in touch with many of them. I was especially lucky to have met one friend who is from the same country and now we are now great friends.

I have gained a lot from Hutong School, and would highly recommend the program to anyone looking for a chance to explore, understand and live within China's rich culture.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Best summer of my life

Every morning I woke up in my beautiful apartment and took the subway to school with my awesome roommates from around the world. I studied Chinese with a fantastic teacher every morning, then headed to the other end of Beijing for an internship directly related to what I want to do as a career. In 10 weeks, my Chinese went from nothing to awesome. I still cannot wait to get back to Beijing, and Hutong School will be my first stop!

Yes, I recommend this program

About Hutong School

Join Hutong School to study, intern or volunteer in China. Founded in 2005 in the Hutongs of Beijing, Hutong School has over 10 years of teaching experience. We now have locations in Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou and Chengdu. All our programs are...