As China's most international city and a global business hub, Shanghai is a popular internship destination for students and young professionals from both China and across the world. Known for its openness to foreigners, this fast-paced metropolis is home to an incredibly diverse population and a wealth of professional opportunity, making an internship in Shanghai a great choice for anyone looking to launch a global career in anything from IT to fashion.
We work with a wide network of companies representing over 20 different sectors. These range from local businesses and international corporations to SMEs and governmental institutions. Whether you're looking to work in international business, import/export, architecture, law, finance, real estate, event management, tourism or IT, we can help. Simply submit your application, and we will match you with several internship positions based on your preferences that you can choose from.
In addition to your internship placement, we provide various other services to further enrich your experience:
Our Internship Program includes 4 hours of Chinese classes per week. Learning in small groups alongside other students at your level, you will learn useful language to help enrich the quality of your internship in Shanghai and improve your understanding of Chinese culture.
In order to help you learn as much as possible during your time in Shanghai, we offer all Hutong School students exclusive discounts on several carefully selected e-learning apps. Including a free 6 month subscription to Skritter, discounts on Pleco and Prodygia (among others), our e-learning toolkit allows you to continue learning wherever, whenever.
All students on our Internship Program can choose to stay in a shared Hutong School apartment with other students. Our apartments are conveniently located close to the school and many exciting attractions in the city. Besides this, we also offer various other accommodation types that are subject to additional fees.
When you aren't busy at your internship, you will have the opportunity to a join range of cultural activities with our staff and students. Arranged weekly, these activities offer the perfect chance to deepen your knowledge and understanding of Chinese culture whilst meeting new people.
Professional Network Support
We provide dedicated networking support to help you quickly and effectively build professional relationships during your internship in Shanghai. Through organizing regular lectures and events held by China experts from various sectors (business men and women, journalists, researchers...), we help you take the first steps to building a network that will be useful both during and after your internship.
We are here to make your internship in Shanghai 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!
We'll help you register your arrival in China, settle in to life in Shanghai and provide 24/7 emergency support.
Our internship matching process aims at finding you the right position within the right company for your internship in Shanghai. We work closely alongside our partner organizations to ensure they offer a clear internship position and the chance for you to learn. You will confirm your internship placement before you arrive in China.
Following your application submission, we screen your resume/CV to confirm your pre-admission.
Your application will then be transferred to an account manager who specializes in your chosen sector.
Your account manager will select suitable internship positions in Shanghai before arranging a telephone or Skype interview with you.
During the call, they will assess your motivation and gain a good understanding of your professional and personal goals.
Based on what you discuss during the interview, your account manager will submit your resume/CV to companies and negotiate internship conditions.
They will then organize a telephone or Skype interview with potential future employers.
After approval by both parties your internship position will be confirmed, and our Admissions team will help you prepare for your arrival in China.
Once you have arrived in Shanghai, we will escort you to your company and introduce you to your new employer.
An Account Manager will be available during your entire stay, offering internship support and ensuring you enjoy your experience. Our team will also provide practical support for your accommodation and day-to-day life in China.
Find out more about life as an intern in Shanghai, from getting around and sightseeing to eating, partying and budgeting your stay.
We integrate ourselves and work together closely with our local community. Hutong School Shanghai is proud partners of the following Chambers of Commerce.