Internships in China
Some students will be able to look for internships whilst they are studying in China, either part time or in the holidays. Internships can be a great way to get additional experience and enhance your employability or find opportunities for after you graduate. There is legislation about internships in China for students and it is your responsibility to check and ensure that you comply with all the requirements, you will need to get permission from your University.
There are three types of internships in China:
– There are internships that are unpaid.
– There are some internships that you will get paid for, sometimes this can be small to cover expenses, and other times it can be higher.
– There are some internships that you will need to pay.
Internships are a valuable way of getting real experience in China, and can enhance your skillset and improve your employability. They can also broaden your network.
You can search for opportunities online by looking at adverts in University cafes, or through websites such as thebeijinger.com/classifieds, you can also attend networking events. Another way is to ask your University professors or director of the university program, because they will have industry links and can help to make an introduction to help you find an internship. You can also try contacting companies yourself.
If you can speak Chinese this can greatly enhance your attractiveness for an internship. So if you are studying in China for a while, it is a good idea to focus on learning Chinese at the start, and then you can put your Chinese skills to use in a practical setting later.