PR & Marketing internships in Shanghai

Marketing internships in Shanghai offer a young professional the chance to boost their career and explore a leading Chinese city. This booming metropolis is a growing global city and can offer an intern a career-changing experience. The neon beauty of Shanghai will dazzle interns as they establish their own international professional network. With a PR and marketing internship in Shanghai you can both boost your resume and get to know a brand new part of the world.


Boasting over 14 million inhabitants, Shanghai is China’s most populous city. It’s also the most densely populated city in the world. Shanghai is a global financial hub which renders it a healthy economy for a number of industries, like marketing and PR. Interns in Shanghai will gain experience in leading firms in a competitive and international market. The Intern Group helps interns find the right role for them in Shanghai, so that their experience can lead to new professional opportunities in the future.


Living in Shanghai

Interns in Shanghai will enjoy the pleasant accommodation set up through The Intern Group, located in safe local neighborhoods. Interns live in private bedrooms in shared apartments with other students, young professionals and interns. Getting around in Shanghai is a breeze thanks to the city’s comprehensive public transportation system. It’s the most extensive in the world, and it’s affordable! The metro and other international areas also include translated signs in English making it easier for interns to get around. Phew!


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Exploring China

A marketing internship in Shanghai offers a young person the chance to really sink their teeth into Chinese culture. If you’re interested in learning a foreign language, you’ll have the chance to pick up some Mandarin, which the majority of local professionals speak. You’ll also hear the regional language, Shanghainese, which is more common in informal settings. Since the city’s push to become more international, schools started to require Mandarin.

Both China’s past and future are evident in tandem in Shanghai. The dazzling Lujiazui skyline is a modern wonder and a testament to China’s economic power and innovation. Meanwhile, the charms of the Qibao Old Town will whisk you away to a more tranquil century. Just wandering around, interns will discover Shanghai’s many different flavors and influences, painting a very vibrant and diverse picture of the city and region.


An international city

Shanghai has a blossoming international community, making it a top location for interns abroad to meet people from all over the world. Large expat communities from France, Korea, the United States and other countries each bring their own culture into Shanghai. Therefore you’ll be able to find expat spaces, hamburger joints and other delights whenever you’re feeling homesick. Moreover, Shanghai’s younger generation also tends to speak English. This makes communication a lot easier for interns abroad, and the experience abroad more comfortable overall.


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Flavors of Shanghai

Interns love to eat in Shanghai. The city is a wonderful and inexpensive place to try many Chinese and regional dishes. For as little as US$2, you can find a delicious, authentic meal. If you decide to splurge on a fancy restaurant, it still costs around US$10, which is great for keeping living expenses low. Marketing interns in Shanghai can’t leave without trying two important local dishes; xiao long bao, a dumpling soup, and yangchun noodles. Sichuan cuisine is also part of the city’s delicious culinary culture, so don’t forget to give it a try.


Learn more about our PR & Marketing internships in Shanghai and apply now to boost your career!



Photo 1. based on Skyline, by Travis Wise, CC-by-2.0

Photo 2. based on The old market, Shanghai, by Johann Visagie, CC-by-2.0

Image 3. based on view from my roof, by David Leo Veksler, CC-by-SA 2.0


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Elizabeth Trovall

After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her fourth year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.
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