Why an Internship in China
Your Internship Program
If you are looking for more information about our Internship Program please go to our China Internship Program page.
Reasons to get an Internship?
Complete your Degree
Many universities and schools require students to do an internship as a part of their degree, often in combination with a final research paper. Many of our partner companies are willing to welcome you to do research on certain aspects of their business.
Get your first work experience and improve your CV (resume)
A lack of work experience is a great problem for many people entering the job market. Doing an internship during or right after your studies can give you this first valuable experience needed on your CV to convince future employers to hire you.
Acquire new skills and new knowledge
Through an internship you will undoubtedly acquire new skills and knowledge related to your company’s sector. In addition, you will become more familiar with your company’s culture and habits as well as the “do's and don'ts of professional life.
Get the chance to build up your network for the future
An internship provides you with a chance to get to know people in different companies, different sectors and different spheres of society. The more people you know, the better your chances to get ahead after your internship.
Get to know yourself
Doing an internship allows you to get to know yourself and get a better idea on the direction of your future career. Doing internships in different countries, companies and sectors is a great way to discover your interests, your strengths and your weaknesses.
Why an Internship in China?
Discover the old and new Chinese lifestyle
Both Beijing’s and Shanghai's city center is characterized by two very different lifestyles. On one hand, it is characterized by its old neighborhoods where mostly older people enjoy a very relaxed lifestyle, albeit often in poor living conditions. On the other hand however, China is also home to bustling brand new CBDs, impressive skyscrapers and modern living compounds where the new generation of young Chinese live a busy and hectic life. This fascinating contrast gives China an extra dimension which other countries don’t have.
Feel the pulse of a new metropolis
Having prepared itself for the 29th Olympic Games in 2008 in Beijing, and the World Expo in 2010 in Shanghai, both cities underwent a rapid transformation in the past years into a modern metropolis offering an exciting night life, great food from all over the world, a lively art scene and so much more. After a few days in Beijing or Shanghai, it will be clear that the days of the Cultural Revolution belong to a distant past.
For more information about the great city of Beijing, please go to Life in Beijing.
For more information about the great city of Shanghai, please go to Life in Shanghai.
Or... learn more about our program and go to China Internship Program.