Located in the heart of China, both physically and culturally, Zhengzhou is the perfect place to explore the history, culture and development of this intriguing country. As one of China's Eight Great Ancient Capitals, a vital transportation hub and provincial capital, Zhengzhou has played an important role throughout the nation's history. It is widely recognized as the birthplace of Chinese civilization, and is where many integral parts of the culture can be traced back to, the most famous of which is Kungfu. Today, Zhengzhou boasts a robust local economy, making it one of the most important inland cities in China. With this comes a wealth of opportunity awaiting those willing to step out of their comfort zone and dive into a true cultural experience.
This is your chance to explore China together with its modern-day heroes – the businessmen and women who are shaping the future.
We work with a wide network of companies in Zhengzhou, in over 20 different sectors. These range from local businesses and international corporations to SMEs and governmental institutions, who are seeking passionate interns to join them. 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 from which you can choose.
In addition to your internship placement, we provide various other services to help enrich your experience in Zhengzhou:
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 Zhengzhou and improve your understanding of Chinese culture.
In order to help you learn as much of the language as possible during your time in Zhengzhou, 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 have the option to stay in a shared Hutong School apartment with other students. Our apartments are conveniently located close to the school, as well as many great spots in the city. If sharing isn't for you, 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 and discovering the best that Zhengzhou has to offer, which for those who don't know includes 4 UNESCO Heritage Sites, one of which is the Shaolin Temple, the birthplace of China's national martial art Kung Fu.
Professional Network Support
We provide dedicated networking support to help you quickly and effectively build professional relationships during your internship in Zhengzhou. 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 ensure that you have a safe, enjoyable and valuable experience interning in Zhengzhou. We take care of all the practicalities, so that you can focus on what's important: learning, exploring China, developing your skillset and having a great time!
We'll help you register your arrival in China, settle in to life in Zhengzhou 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 Zhengzhou. 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 Zhengzhou 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 Zhengzhou, 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.