Law Experience in China with Projects Abroad

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China: Shanghai


Our law internships in China are based in the vibrant cities of Shanghai and Chengdu. In this ever changing country, there are many new western companies taking advantage of an increasingly open Chinese economy to set up a Chinese division. Most of these firms need legal assistance to satisfy local business requirements and your law internship in China will undoubtedly reflect corporate life in this evolving and fast paced society.

To apply for one of our Law in China internships you must have some legal experience. Most of our interns are either part way through a law degree or have completed their studies and are interested in gaining practical work experience in a law firm abroad.

Companies arriving in China need to adapt to the new environment and different legal system. Day-to-day you'll intern alongside English speaking local lawyers, one of which will act as your supervisor. Your language abilities and understanding of western culture on top of your knowledge of law will be interesting and useful to Chinese law firms.

Projects Abroad will find you a law internship that fits with your own areas of interest. Interns have worked in areas such as banking law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate intellectual property, taxation and insolvency. Please let us know of any preferences you may have.


An internship abroad with a well respected law firm in Shanghai or Chengdu will be a valuable addition to your resume in this notoriously competitive profession. Having international law experience might just secure you that lucrative first job once you graduate.

All law interns based in Shanghai and Chengdu live in shared apartments with other Projects Abroad volunteers and interns.

Program Duration

2-4 Week, 3-6 Month, 1-2 Week


Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Throughout the year


All year round


To apply for one of our Law in China placements you must have some experience of law; most of our volunteers are part way through a law course or have completed their studies and are interested in gaining practical work experience in a law firm abroad.

Intern Types

  • Law


  • English
  • Chinese

Cost in US$:

Please go to our website for prices.

Experience Required


    some legal experience

Volunteer Types

  • Law
  • Legal Aide
  • Professional Services
  • Technical Assistance

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

10 days

Post Services Include

  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home

Institution Affiliates:

The International Volunteer Programs Association