Professional Internships in China


China: Beijing, Shanghai


PPA Overseas Internship Program participants will have the opportunity to gain valuable international work experience, learn Mandarin and become culturally immersed in one of the most fascinating countries in the world, China.

The PPA Professional Internship component will be in within an English speaking work environment. Program participants are required to do an intensive Mandarin course prior to or during the professional internship if they do not already speak the language.

The introductory Mandarin language course will give you the confidence to manage day to day situations as well as interaction with future work colleagues.
If your internship is longer than three months, you may receive a small allowance which can cover your daily travel costs and meals (except finance, accounting, NGOs and some other industries)


- Internship placement in chosen field
- Arrival orientation and welcome pack
- Organized social activities (Beijing/Shanghai)
- Holidays/weekend trips at discounted prices
- Monthly newsletters
- Ongoing monitoring and support from our partner in China
- Visa assistance and advice
- Certificate of completion
- Reference Letter from host company


Throughout the year


Year round


- Must be 18 - 30 years of age
- Hold Australian, NZ citizen
- At least 1 year studies in chosen field
- Must be eligible for Chinese Visa
- Interest in Chinese culture

Intern Types

  • Admin (Health Services)
  • Admin (Hospitality, Sports)
  • Architecture
  • Business Admin, Management
  • Media (Radio, TV, & Film)
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Development
  • Economics
  • Engineering (Chemical)
  • Engineering (Civil)
  • Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Engineering (Electrical)
  • Environmental Management
  • Fashion Business
  • Fashion Design
  • Hotel/Restaurant/Hospitality
  • Information Systems
  • Interior Design
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Marketing, Ad, PR
  • Real Estate


  • English

Cost in US$:

1-3 month internship only USD 1,700; 4-6 month internship only USD 2,200; 4 week Mandarin course + 1-3 month internship USD 2,900; 4 week Mandarin course + 4-6 month internships USD 3,200



Experience Required


This Program is open to

Australian Participants.

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Resume
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

8 weeks