Connect-123 has a vast network of publications, agencies and studios based in Shanghai and can facilitate a wide range of journalism, communications related internships. Opportunities include journalism and photojournalism internships at newspapers, magazines and broadcasters, assisting with social media campaigns, writing press releases, and coordinating events at top PR firms. In addition, we can also facilitate unique "journalist" in residence positions within our wide network of non-profit organizations. Past Connect-123 program participants have frequently had their work published.
Connect-123 program highlights:
- A placement coordinator who specializes in your field of interest to guide you through the application process, giving you insight into local opportunities and placing you in a position that suits your specific skills and experience.
- All the information you need to plan your trip and prepare for life in Shanghai
- Secure, central housing, with easy access to our on-the-ground staff
- Substantial local support, from providing logistical assistance to career and personal mentoring to hands-on help in case of an emergency
- Regular social and cultural activities to help you meet other interns and experience all that Shanghai has to offer.
Experience the clash of traditional Chinese culture and modernization firsthand in Shanghai, China. Shanghai culture is a refined mixture of East and West, where the best of both come together often to form something exciting. In Shanghai, you can find everything from traditional tea houses, Tai Chi, calligraphy and Chinese cooking classes to modern museums and edgy art galleries and some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world.
Check out the traditional forms of martial arts and dance practiced early in the morning in the numerous large and well-manicured parks throughout the city. Then, show off your bargaining prowess at the markets, or participate in some of the activities organized by the vibrant expat community, such as game nights or rock climbing and skiing. When you need a break from the city, escape to bamboo forests, water towns and the extensive hiking trails of Morganshan on the city limits. Shanghai is home to world renowned restaurants featuring international and fusion treats as well as locally trained chefs serving up traditional Shanghai fare. Its vibrant nightlife offers everything from trance clubs to salsa parties to Japanese Sake bars to stylish clubs with stunning views of the skyline.
Spend time exploring the natural, cultural and historic relics of ancient and modern China beyond Shanghai's city limits. There are endless places of natural beauty to explore in China, including lush rice fields, bamboo forests, hot springs, fishing villages. Not to mention the manmade wonders such as Terracotta Warriors in Xian, the Potala Palace in Tibet, the Great Wall in Beijing, Great Buddha Leshan in Sichuan and the numerous pagodas and temples.
With so much to do and see in Shanghai and China, we're always happy to provide advice on how to plan your adventure.