China Internship with Meiji Internships

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Kick-start your international career with a life-changing internship adventure in China!

China has a very rich culture that tremendously influenced most parts of Asia. It is a prime example of how one society has transformed itself from an ancestral culture to an emerging economic superpower over a few decades.

Interning in the world’s biggest economy will surely provide you with precious professional experience and an adventure of a lifetime:

・Float down the Li River.
・Go Hiking in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.
・Let the giant pandas in Chengdu overwhelm you with their cuteness. 
・Climb the Great Wall of China.
・Visit the Temple of Heaven.

As your gateway to Asia, Meiji Internships will accompany you throughout your journey. Kick-start your international career with an unforgettable internship adventure in your industry and destination of choice. We work with an extended network of 750+ partner companies in 8 countries to help pave the way for your future!

Highlights
  • Fully Customizable: Choose from several industries and destinations according to your interests and talents.
  • Networking Opportunities: Gain work experience in global Japanese companies and establish crucial business connections to kickstart your future international career.
  • University Credit: University accredited internships in all major industries with 750+ host companies ranging from multinational corporations to innovative start-ups and influential NGOs across Asia.
  • Personal Development: Grow personally as well as professionally by challenging yourself every day through new and exciting projects.
  • Once-in-a-lifetime Experience: Step out of your comfort zone and start exploring Asia! Take part in social activities, allowing you to make new friends from all over the world!

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9.57 Rating
based on 7 reviews
  • Growth 9.6
  • Support 9.6
  • Fun 9.4
  • Housing 8.9
  • Safety 9.6
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Ethan
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Very productive internship

China is truly an incredible country. I love the cultural difference that I found in Asia. The Chinese way of thinking would sometimes oppose my own in its entirety, but it also allowed me to open my mind and understand that certain opinions are only a reflection of our culture.
I did my internship in the field of marketing. It was convenient because I don't speak Chinese at all, but the work I did was entirely in English. The company in which I was doing my internship wanted to open up more internationally, so I took care of writing articles in English and promoting their activities on social networks. I learnt a lot about copywriting, and I feel that these skills will be useful in a lot of fields so I am really satisfied with my internship.

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Romane
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

China adventure!!!

Most of my classmates did their internship here in France, but I don't like to do like everyone, so yeah, I decided to go to China!! Doing an internship for the university was a real opportunity because I could apply for a scholarship that was a great help.
I went to Beijing, which is one of the biggest cities in the world! Since I was there, I visited a few places in the city and around, there are so many things to see. The Great Wall is... overwhelming! I went there early in the morning to avoid all the tourists. There were still some people but it wasn't a bad deal. This place was unique! It was like entering a fantastic movie! And it was easy to get there from Beijing, so I 100% recommend you to go if you want to intern in Beijing.

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Alexander
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Came back with unforgettable memories

My internship in China was truly exciting! I had to deal with a lot of different exercises in my company and had cool opportunities! I told my colleagues that I was studying Chinese at university and I think they were happy to know that a foreigner like me was interested in their culture. I wasn't their first intern but they said I was probably the most skilled one in Chinese so it really encouraged me to persevere. I was able to do some translation stuff as well as marketing work.
The guys from Meiji Internships were concerned about me and regularly contacted me to know if everything was going well. Even if I didn't get in any trouble, it was great to know that I could rely on them at any time.

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Johanna
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience!

I have been studying Chinese since I was in high school. But it is extremely difficult to learn a language that foreign to your own if you don’t have the chance to speak with locals. That is one of many reasons why I chose to intern in China because I wanted to step up my language game. In addition, I would like to work in translations, so I was looking to gain some work experience in that field.

The company I worked at had a translator team for events. Therefore I did a lot of proofreading and translated documents, primarily marketing materials or flyers. The languages I worked with were mainly Chinese and English, but every now and then, I could also put my Spanish skills to use. Just Swedish was never really needed ^^

My internship helped me increase my language skills a lot! Over the first weeks, I primarily focused on improving my vocabulary, but as time went by, I also had the chance to learn some slang words and phrases that my colleagues taught me. This made real-life conversations and watching series or reading the news a lot easier!
Through my internship, I definitely grew as a person and hope to get a career in translation in the future. Also, I hope to be back in China soon!

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Lucie
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Did it for the uni credits; got even more out of it!

I am currently majoring in Asian Studies and am required to do a 3 months internship in Asia. Having already been to Japan and South Korea, I decided to go for one more “big one“: China. From the moment I was accepted into the program until way after flying out of China, Meiji was unbelievably attentive and helpful. The prices are fair. I mean, they don’t just find you an internship in any city, but rather try to understand where you’re coming from and where you want to go. Make sure you tell them EXACTLY what you’re expecting from your internship. Don’t hide anything. It’s a consultation, not a job interview. Plus, they regularly checked back with me and I am certain that you can always count on them to help you out if need be! Overall, my experience has been amazing. Good thing my uni made me go haha!

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Charlie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Designing my China adventure

I did a design internship in Shanghai this year because Chinese designs always struck me as outstanding. There is something about the colours and patterns they use that is just extraordinary and does not compare to the style I am used to from back home.

I worked in a company close to the port. There were approx. 20 full-time employees and one other intern. It was great to have someone who’s going through the same stuff on-site. Since the other girl worked in Business Development, we never competed. Instead, we would go out for lunch together or meet up on the weekends. But don’t worry, you will also make friends if you are not placed in a company alongside another intern. I met so many people during my first week in Shanghai and many more as time went by.

I am incredibly excited to return home and implement all the inspiration I have gained from working on Chinese design into my own work for uni. My internship definitely helped me develop my own distinctive style!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
While I loved experiencing the hustle and bustle of one of China’s major cities, I underestimated the pollution immensely. If I were to return, I would probably opt for a smaller city.
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Keith
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Chengdu can do!

Living in Chengdu was one of the best experiences I have ever had! I honestly enjoyed it from start to finish. Not only academically, but socially as well. Throughout my internship, I gained many valuable skills working in an unfamiliar work environment and Meiji offered information on great networking and social events. The whole experience was incredibly meaningful for my future career: Not only did my internship make my resume stand out, but I also benefitted greatly from stepping out of my comfort zone and trying something completely new. I’d love to go back to China in the future!

P.S. Make sure to visit Chengdu’s local celebrities, the Giant Pandas. You can get to the Research Base in 30mins from downtown and it is so worth it! They are incredibly cute!

What would you improve about this program?
Maybe they could add more destinations in the future. They already have a huge number of options, but adding some more less known towns could be interesting.