Internships in Shanghai with The Intern Group

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Shanghai is the industrial and commercial capital of China. We offer successful applicants the chance to gain invaluable work experience in one the world's most dynamic cities. Professional experience in Shanghai will allow you to grow your network of international contacts and enhance your career prospects.

Partnering with a range of companies, organizations and NGOs, our internship program will boost your professional development. We offer programs for people of all backgrounds and experience levels.

Your program includes accommodation, airport pick up and drop off, regular social & cultural events, professional development tools and workshop, 24/7 emergency assistance, a one on one career coaching session for alumni.

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Reviews

9.37 Rating
based on 35 reviews
  • Growth 8.7
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9.6
  • Housing 9
  • Safety 9.6
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Orsell
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

'beckon beckon -insightful opinion of Mr Biokou

I really enjoyed my time in Shanghai. It is an exciting, dynamic city, with so much to do - you will never find yourself bored! It was an amazing experience .The placement helped to accelerate my professional development, and I felt valued within my company. The accommodation was excellent; the apartments organized by TIG were in an ideal location, and the flats themselves were really spacious with a cleaning service , The level of support in-country was superb - Tommy is the GOAT ,he will help you with everything anything ,he knows everything in shanghai ,from the best place for a professional Seminar to the best place for a night out .he has the key of Shanghai city .Shanghai itself takes a moment or two to get used to, but it's a lot of fun once you do. Socially it's great, with a load of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. It also has a very well-developed public transportation system; I found the metro particularly efficient/affordable, and it's well air-conditioned which is important as Shanghai is very hot during the summer months! I also always felt safe while I was in Shanghai so don't worry on that front. Overall, would definitely the Intern Group program there!

What would you improve about this program?
I recommend TIG to work more on providing help/assistance regarding the visa and to do more research to find Intern company for applicant
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Domenicque
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience

My experience with the Shanghai internship with the intern-group was absolutely amazing. For a very long time I wanted to return to China and visit Shanghai and the program from TIG was exactly what I was looking for! Even though I was there for a month I felt that I grew so much as a person and learned so much from my internship. Tommy and Olivia help make the program stand out by planning really awesome events for us from awesome networking events to dinners with the rest of the interns along with other social events to interact with each other. The people you meet on this intern program are also amazing, I had the pleasure meeting so many people in such little time I wish I could've stayed longer but even now we still keep in touch! In the end 10/10 would recommend!! From the staff on site to the endless events available within the program and the beautiful sights!

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Henry
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Very good

This was a fantastic experience for me, and I feel my future career prospects are much better off for it. Tommy and Olivia were very nice and helpful with assisting us with any issues and with adapting to the new environment. Beyond that, the housing was nice and commuting was never too long. The work itself was valuable and I believe anyone would find it very beneficial for their development. Overall, I would definitely recommend The Intern Group in Shanghai.

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William
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Shanghai Internship

My internship in Shanghai this summer was an extremely rich and rewarding experience that I will remember for a lifetime. The Intern Group was fantastic in facilitating the process of getting me started, finding me a great company, helping me with the VISA, and supporting me once I got into the country. I specifically want to thank Olivia for taking the time to sit down and have lunch with me to discuss how I was doing at my placement and if I had any concerns or issues. She is an extremely kind and enjoyable person to talk to. It is clear that she cares about all of her interns and wants them to have the best experience possible; her and Tommy did a great job in letting us know about all the fun events and activities that were available. The Intern Group Shanghai is amazing and I would definitely recommend the program to anyone who is interested in an internship abroad! 10/10!

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Ming
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Shanghai Internship

I had a great time in my 6 months in Shanghai. During the stay, I was well looked after by Tommy and Olivia who organised regular events and informed us of any other activities happening around the city that may be of interest. They also provided helpful suggestions in regards to recommendations of restaurants and where to go during the long weekends. I was doing meaningful work at the company I was interning at (BlockAero), who provided me with valuable experience in regards to software development. I look forward to coming back to Shanghai soon!

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Giorgio
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An unforgettable experience!

My 6 months in Shanghai enabled me to learn a great deal and gave me some incredible exposure to a new culture and the thriving Fintech scene in China. My internship was in a very interesting field and although the company was relatively small, I was given significant responsibilities. My experience would not have been the same without the amazing programme coordinators in Shanghai, particularly Tommy, (someone I now consider a close friend) who went above and beyond to ensure that myself and the other interns were always entertained and well taken care of! I hope to return to Shanghai someday and would definitely recommend the intern group to anyone looking for international experience!

What would you improve about this program?
I opted to find my own apartment in Shanghai, as I was there for 6 months and felt that the price of the provided accommodation did not reflect it's quality and location. (I was able to find something much nicer in a better location for a similar price). Although I learnt a lot during my internship, I did find the company to be a lot smaller than I had expected, especially in contrast to some of the big company names that were featured on the intern group website. Therefore at times I was left bored and doing menial tasks at work. Furthermore, I felt that assigning me a company that matched my criteria felt rather rushed and I was encouraged to accept one of the first 2 companies that were suggested, even after I expressed some doubts. Other than this, the experience was great!
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Brady
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

What a great time!

My only regret is I wish I stayed for longer! This was a great experience, I loved working for my company and thoroughly enjoyed the lifestyle Shanghai provided. The intern group was able to place me with an amazing company with a great work environment and colleagues. My accommodation was great and the Intern Group team here in Shanghai has been amazing always organising fun things to do each day. Looking back on the last two months it has been amazing and I will very much miss living here and hanging out with all the friends I have made. For anyone looking to get involved with the Intern Group I highly recommend it, it has been a great experience and I can't wait to come back to Shanghai.

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Beatrice
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

ShangWHY?

I absolutely loved the vibes of Shanghai. The city is beautiful and buzzing since there is ALWAYS something on whether you’re looking for a business/networking or social events. Shanghai staff were impeccable in recommending you just about anything from experiences to restaurants that will make you feel like a local. My work experience was relevant to my field of study and I definitely value the things that I learnt from the opportunity. However, there is no avoiding some days where you are just doing admin work. On the other hand, the social aspect and the fun factor of Shanghai is undoubtedly unmatched. There is something for everyone whether you’re into food, shopping, sight-seeing, bars and clubs and even theme parks. The accommodation was pretty comfortable and very close to the train station and the food mall! A friendly tip to not understimate the weather in Shanghai, I was there during Winter (Nov-Dec) so pack warm. In terms of communication, you can survive knowing absolutely no Chinese, but I strongly suggest that you know the super basic day-to-day speech (ordering food, taxi situation, numbers/quantity/price etc.) because it’ll make your life easier- trust me! What really made my experience memorable were the awesome people that I met over there. The group of interns were a good squad size and you really form special bonds and memories together. All in all, I came into this internship not knowing what to expect and I couldn't have asked for a better experience! I would definitely recommend this to anyone and would do it again in a heartbeat!