Chengdu, best known as being home to China's national icon, the giant panda, is quickly becoming one of the country's most important business hubs. Home to over half of the top 500 global enterprises, the city is becoming increasingly politically and economically influential. Its rich culture, 3,000-year history, and rapid development make Chengdu an exciting place to intern, and provide a completely different experience of China compared to the larger cities of Beijing and Shanghai.
We work with a wide network of enterprises in Chengdu, across industries such as marketing, business development, and graphic design. We are committed to offering you the best internship experience in Chengdu that matches your educational background and professional goals.
In addition to your internship, we offer:
4 hours per week of Chinese classes and weekly cultural activities
As a Hutong School intern, you will have the chance to take 4 hours worth of Chinese classes per week. These will be tailored to you level and will help enrich your Chengdu internship experience. You will also have the opportunity to join our weekly cultural activites, that will help you learn more about Chinese culture.
Learning does not end outside the classroom. Hutong School students benefit from many discounts on carefully selected e-learning apps. Included are for instance a free 6 month subscription to Skritter, the best online app for practicing Chinese vocabulary, discounts for Pleco, the best Chinese dictionary around, for Prodygia, online courses designed for international interns focused on the Chinese market, and many more.
Professional Network Support
Our network support will help you to quickly build a professional network in Chengdu that will be useful during and beyond your internship. Hutong School organizes regular lectures given by China experts from various backgrounds (business men and women, journalists, researchers...), and provides information on events organized by foreign chambers of commerce and other reliable institutions.
Accommodation in modern apartments
We offer our an accommodation service alongside our internship program. Interns can stay in a private room within shared accommodation, close to the Hutong School. All of our apartments are equipped with modern amenities to make sure your life in China is as comfortable as at home. Utility bills, a weekly cleaning service and 24/7 support are also included.
24/7 practical assistance
We are here to make your Internship in Chengdu safe and comfortable, ensuring you can focus on what's important: learning, discovering China, gaining professional experience and enjoying your stay in the Middle Kingdom!
Our internship matching process aims at finding you the right internship in China at the right company, where you can learn and work based on a clear internship description.
You will know your internship placement before you arrive in Chengdu.
Once we receive your application, we screen your resume/CV to confirm your pre-admission
Your application is transferred to an account manager specialized in your chosen internship sector
We select relevant and reliable internship positions for you.
We interview you by phone or Skype in order to assess your motivation and confirm a good understanding of your professional and personal goals.
We submit your resume/CV to companies
Negotiate internship conditions
Organize a phone or Skype interview with possible future employers.
After approval by both parties, your internship position will be confirmed. Our Admissions department will help you prepare for your arrival in China.
After your arrival in Chengdu, we will escort you to your company and introduce you to your new employer. An Account Manager is available during your entire stay to support you with your internship and make sure you acquire the professional experience you are looking for. There will also be practical suppot for your apartment and day-to-day life in China.