Shanghai Future Leader Internship Program

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Shanghai is one of the largest cities by population in the People's Republic of China, and the world. The city is located in eastern China, at the middle portion of the Chinese coast, and sits at the mouth of the Yangtze River. Due to its rapid growth over the last two decades it has again become a global city, exerting influence over finance, commerce, fashion, technology and culture. It is often described as the "showpiece" of the booming economy of Mainland China.

  • Custom made Internships! The most important element of our program is the internship experience itself. We operate a formal internship placement process for each of our student.
  • NSC: A true family with experienced and dedicated staff members! Our team is composed of individuals from France, China, United States, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand.
  • Meet the world! A key aspect of our program is the diversity of our participants. Each year, we receive students from over 30-35 countries, so each apartment is composed of students from different nationalities, cultures, customs.
  • Build soft skills and Increase personal development to reach full potential! All of our interns have grown personally and professionally through our program by interning and living in an international city.
  • In-Country Support! Health and safety in-country is one of our top priority. We are available during office hours for any non-life threatening issues and 24/7 for any life-threatening issues. This includes crisis management plan

Questions & Answers


based on 33 reviews
  • Growth 7.9
  • Support 8.7
  • Fun 8.4
  • Housing 8.3
  • Safety 9.3
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Thanks for an awesome summer!

As soon as I arrived, there was someone from Next Step waiting to pick me up. I felt welcome right away, and they already had everything set up for me. The next day someone from Next Step gave me a tour and showed me where the office was if I ever needed to stop in. I never had to, but I would have just to hang with the staff. They are young, fun, and helpful. It was a good environment and I felt comfortable talking to them about my time in Shanghai.
I also liked that they sent weekly emails to the interns, highlighting different activities to check out in the city. Sometimes they even planned their own outings for all the interns. The staff was on top of everything. They definitely helped in making sure I had a good time.

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Explore Shanghai!

Next Step Connections (NSC) starts your visit to China off right by picking you up at the airport, bringing you to the amazing hotel, and showing you around your new neighborhood. The accommodations were amazing, but unfortunately an hour commute (4 different subway lines) from my office. After your program coordinator brings you to your office on your first day of work, they are not involved in the day to day aspects of your life until they check you out and take you to the airport at the end of your trip, but they are always available if you need them.

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Shanghai PR/Events Internship

Although I had two separate interests in internship opportunities. The NSC was able to provide me with 2 well planned and worthwhile internship in which I was not just assting but taking on reponsibilities and events in the company. Although I ended up taking the events internship, their hospitality internship was with a well-known hotel that if chosen could have benefitted me greatly in my future endeavors.

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Next Step Connections is a leading Global Experiential Education organization offering ‘beyond classroom’ experiences and programs since 2008.

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