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Internships in Shanghai


We’re no longer offering internships in Shanghai, but we think an internship in Hong Kong would be a great opportunity for you!

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Our China internship program offers comprehensive professional development for candidates looking to stand out from the crowd. We offer internships in Shanghai across all career fields and are proud to partner with a range of leading companies and organizations. 

Our Shanghai internships offer successful applicants the chance to gain invaluable professional experience in one of the biggest cities in China, while boosting their CV and making important global connections. The opportunities are countless across all fields, from finance and law to business and engineering. Our Shanghai internship program will set you apart in competitive job markets around the world.

If you are looking for an internship, Shanghai is one of the most dynamic cities in the world. Getting internship experience in China, one of the most influential countries in the world, will truly make you stand out as a candidate. Whether you’re looking for a 12-week internship after graduation or a 4-week summer internship, Shanghai has something for everyone. Our internship programs in China range from 4 weeks to 3 months, with start dates every month of the year. An internship in Shanghai will be career-changing.

Due to the exclusivity of our partner companies, it must be noted that our China internships program is selective.

But don’t just take our word for it. Hear more from our alumni! Check out our alumni success stories.

What's included?

In-person internship placement
Network of international contacts
Professional Development Workshops & Tools
24/7 Online Support & Community
Visa support (if applicable)
Keynote Speaker Series
Career advancement training
Emergency Response Support

Join our 10,000+ global alumni network

Konrad Suchodolski, University of Cambridge

Why intern in Shanghai?

Once a sleepy fishing town on the Huang Pu River, then a cosmopolitan hub of vice and indulgence, later a city in reform stripped of its jewels, Shanghai is a city of resilience and change. Today, Shanghai exhibits one of the world’s busiest ports and is recognized as China’s commercial and industrial capital. While it is no longer the Shanghai of the 1920s, the foreign influence from the British, French and Americans is everywhere. It is no surprise that Shanghai boasts the title of “The Paris of the East”.

There is no better destination for your international internship. On the world stage, Shanghai is influential in commerce, architecture, finance, manufacturing and much more. No matter your interests, the opportunities here are endless. Home to the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone and the Bund, Shanghai is the place to be for budding business and finance professionals. For those pursuing careers in the creative industry, look no further. Shanghai is home to contemporary fashion designers and artists that are taking the world by storm. It’s no surprise that UNESCO names it City of Design. Let the effervescent fusion of East and West inspire you to think outside the box. There is truly something for everyone in Shanghai.

Walk down the west bank, also known as Puxi, and soak in the city’s rich history. Once a British and American settlement, and then the home of China’s most important financial institutions, the Bund flaunts an array of architectural styles ranging from Art Deco to Neo-classical. When you feel like you’ve traveled far enough through Shanghai’s colonial history, gaze across to the other side of the river and stand in awe of Pudong’s futuristic skyscrapers. Venture up to the dizzy heights of the Shanghai Tower, Jin Mao Tower or the Oriental Pearl TV Tower to take your cultural exploration to the next level.

A true juxtaposition of the traditional orient and the booming Asia Pacific market, Shanghai is the ideal location for launching your career while having a cultural adventure. Accelerate your career at the speed of the Maglev, the world’s fastest train, with an internship in Shanghai. As China’s leader, Deng Xiaoping said, “if China is a dragon, Shanghai is its head”.

Life as an intern in Shanghai