Internship in China Program - Startup China

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Start up your career in China with our Internship in China Program! Startup China offers exclusively paid internships in Beijing and Shanghai with 1-3 month placements across a broad range of sectors. Gain first-hand knowledge of business and culture in China while discovering what it's like living in the exciting city of Beijing or Shanghai. Our personal Internship Consultants help guide our interns in finding the right internship that will give them meaningful experience that will last well beyond the program.

Our Internship in China Program is all-inclusive with accommodation, Visa assistance, orientation, weekly social and cultural events, business seminars, networking opportunities, Chinese lessons, and continued 24/7 support.

  • Internships Done Right: At Startup China, we want our interns to gain real experience, not be left performing menial tasks. We choose our partner companies carefully and keep the lines of communication open to ensure our interns are given meaningful tasks
  • Paid Internships! Startup China is unique in that we provide exclusively paid internships. Because we select only the best candidates and give placements with real responsibilities, we believe interns should be rewarded for their hard work.
  • Personalized Experience: Each intern is assigned a personal Internship Consultant who will work closely with you to choose the right internship from the sector of your choice, as well as provide ongoing support throughout your entire stay.
  • Fantastic Accommodation! All our interns are given fully serviced, shared modern apartments in downtown Beijing or Shanghai in short walking distance from restaurants, shops, and public transportation. We ensure that our interns are comfortable and can en
  • Survival Chinese: Our twice weekly, practical Chinese classes give interns the skills they need to live and work in Beijing and Shanghai. We partner with a top language school to ensure interns receive quality lessons, and small group settings allow perso

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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing internship experience

I was surprised about how serious Startup China takes their marketing promise to put “all efforts” into the placement process of the internship: the telephone interview was professional and they really made sure to understand my specific requirements towards the internship position. The result was an offer matching my preferred industry sector, Marketing and PR, in a Shanghai-based medium-business entity.

The internship itself was great as most of the employees were Chinese which was exactly the experience I was aiming for! I was assigned to a project supporting the overseas marketing and sales and after a short training period my daily tasks included finding new business leads in Europe, helping to improve their German website (text and graphics) and also attending business meetings to meet with international clients.

During my stay in Shanghai I was even invited to attend a Chinese wedding of one of my co-workers – definitely the cultural highlight of my program. I still keep in touch with a couple of my former coworkers in Shanghai.

Lastly I have to say, the services provided by Startup proved to be very helpful since this was my first time in China,. I was picked up straight from the airport and through the orientation day on the first day I not only got to know the basic things regarding my stay in Shanghai, but it also was a great chance to socialize with other program participants. I especially benefitted from the cultural seminar, where we talked about local habits and customs of Chinese.

I highly recommend this program. One tip: Make sure you are pro-active during your internship, have open mind and lastly enjoy your time in China!!

What would you improve about this program?
more orientation or cultural trainings for the interns to conquer the the cultural barrier especially in the first week, like Mianzi etc.