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Internship in Beijing or Shanghai

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Programme Summary:

  • Open to motivated participants ages 18 years and up
  • Internship placement in different sectors
  • Available in Beijing or Shanghai
  • From one month to one year
  • Accommodation in shared apartment, single room
  • Airport transfer on arrival included


Our programmes offer participants ages 18 and up the chance to live, learn, volunteer, and give back to the local community in Beijing or Shanghai. Programmes are open to those already with at least an intermediate level of English. Jump on this opportunity to experience an entirely different culture, give a helping hand to those in need, and improve your English all at the same time.

Why do an internship abroad with Easy Languages?

  • Work Experience Abroad: An Asset to Your CV
    Having experience working abroad always boosts your CV. Understanding how things work in a different culture, especially work culture, make you an adaptable and dynamic employee. And work experience in English? Even better.

  • Living and Working in China: A Challenge?
    Our local partner organisation offers professional support and will be the key to success during your time volunteering in China. You will have access to constant support which will guarantee a successful involvement in our programmes.

  • Continued Assistance Throughout the Programme
    In addition to the fact that we have experience in finding volunteer work and internships, we can also help you in terms of your Chinese lessons, accommodation, cultural activities and excursions, all of which will allow you make the most of your time in China.

Participation Criteria

In order to participate in this programme, you must be:

  • At least 18 years old.
  • At an intermediate level of English, the language of the internship
  • Ready to indicate your first, second and third choices of project.
  • Flexible and able to take initiative.


Home to more than 15 million inhabitants, Beijing is the capital as well as the political, economic, and cultural capital of the People's Republic of China. It is a city with two faces: Having undergone enormous transformations during the post-WWII communist regime, the cityscape boasts stark, Soviet-style monuments next to sleek, modern towers reflecting China's new prosperous age of today. Although more hidden than in other cities, stumbling upon age-old temples or historical sites is still commonplace in Beijing. China's ancient history, recent past, and modern era overlap and provide a fascinating contrast, look and feel to this great city.

Shanghai, with 20 million inhabitants, is an exciting, non-stop metropolis in this ever-changing country. China's main business city, Shanghai was portioned out to European countries after the mid-19th century Opium Wars, attracting hordes of Europeans to the city. Russians and Jews came to work in the city in the following decades, and today visitors can still feel the influences of these foreign populations, marvelling at British-style buildings in the Bund as well as French architecture in the French Concession. It is not uncommon to find large multinationals next to traditional Chinese buildings like temples and pagodas. Nowadays, with China an economic powerhouse and a growing middle class, new developments and sleek, modern skyscrapers seem to pop up every week and give the skyline an almost sci-fi feel.


Our internship programme allows you to work in English for a company located in Beijing or Shanghai, while taking 4 hours of Mandarin classes a week.

Students take a Chinese placement test upon arrival, and are then placed in a group of four or five other students for Mandarin courses. For more information on these courses, please visit our Mandarin in Shanghai and in Beijing pages.

The school has a human resources department who takes care of finding placements in one of their 50 partner companies and continually expands its network into new sectors.

Current sectors include the following:

  • Architecture
  • Law
  • Finance
  • Real estate
  • Events
  • Tourism
  • IT

The school will try their best to place you in an internship that best matches your academic background, work experience and career goals.
At the same time, you will participate in seminars organised by the school in the subject you are working in.


Our internship placement process guarantees a suitable internship in a company where you can gain real work experience based on an internship contract.

  1. Pre-admission: After we have received your enrolment and your deposit, we review your resume before confirming your pre-admission. Your application will then be transferred to the human resources team of our partner.
  2. Evaluation of your goals: We set up a phone or Skype interview with each internship candidate to assess your motivation and confirm that we have correctly identified your personal goals. This way, we can find the internship that best suits you and your professional goals.
  3. Interview with the company: Your resume is sent out to various companies and we organise a phone or Skype interview with your future employer.

Activities & Excursions

To make the most out of your internship and your stay in China, our partner school offers weekly activities or cultural events: cooking classes, business seminars, tai chi, kung fu demonstrations and many more. These activities are offered for free or at cost, simply register at the reception.


Through our programmes, we aim to enhance our participants’ understanding and knowledge about Chinese language and culture. Our programme allows them to discover the heart of Beijing and Shanghai by offering them the chance to live in modern apartments in authentic Chinese neighbourhoods, rather than living on a campus in the outskirts of town.

We will try to place you as close to the school and company as possible.

Our apartments include the following:

  • Western facilities
  • Phone and 24/7 Wifi internet access
  • TV, DVD-player
  • Single rooms, for 3-4 people
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Common room
  • Shared bathroom

No matter where you are located, there are always many restaurants to taste the diversity of China’s cuisine. The communities are a perfect environment to practice what you have learned in class.

Although apartments in China are different from those in Europe or America, we provide the same furniture and equipment. The apartments we provide are modern, clean and very comfortable.

Prices & Dates 2016

Dates 2016

Internships may begin all year round, for a minimum of 4 weeks.

In 2016 classes begin January 4, February 1, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 4, August 1, September 5, October 10, November 7 and December 5, 2016. It is also possible to arrive outside of these dates, however the transfer go will not be included.

*Holidays 2017 will come soon

Programme Prices -

All taxes and enrolment fees included

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Internship placement + lessons (4hrs/week) & accommodation in shared fflat
4 weeks$2,680$2,860
8 weeks$3,650$3,915
12 weeks$4,615$4,865
16 weeks$5,660$5,995
20 weeks$6,660$7,280
24 weeks$7,705$8,410

Prices include:

  • Internship placement
  • Mandarin classes as described
  • Accommodation in an single room in a furnished shared apartment
  • Utility bills (including utility fees, cleaning and wifi)
  • Welcome pack and orientation meeting
  • 24 hour multilingual assistance and support
  • Help registering with the local authority
  • Airport pick-up on arrival (for internships of 3+ months)
  • Administrative fees
  • Assistance of the HR department in locating and arranging an internship placement

Prices do not include:

  • Flights to Beijing or Shanghai
  • Transfer on departure
  • Health insurance
  • Meals (a shared kitchen is part of the apartment accommodation)
  • Small administrative fees if you choose to do the HSK exam
  • Visa fees

Practical Info


  • Arrival airport: Beijing or Shanghai
  • An optional transfer is offered from the airport to your accommodation. It is free for stays of over 12 weeks.

If you wish, we can book your flights for you. Please mention this on your enrolment form.

If you intend to arrange your own flights, please try and arrive the Sunday before the start of your programme, and leave the Saturday after your programme has ended.

Visa Information

You will need a visa to enter China, no matter how long your intended stay.

If you stay less than three months, an L visa (tourist) is sufficient. If your stay exceeds 3 months, you will need to apply for am F visa (business).

We will assist you in obtaining your visa, and provide you all the necessary documents. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any further questions.