Internships Abroad in Chengdu

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Interning Abroad in Chengdu


65 Internships Abroad in Chengdu


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Go Abroad China’s business and finance internships are among the top ones that international applicants seek. Interning in China, you will gain understanding of how Chinese people conduct business and sign deals, you will learn about common Asian business practices & entrepreneurship and have real experience from top companies in China! Some common projects that you will likely be involved ...


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Projects Abroad offers a Business internship in China perfect for those interested in marketing, PR, accountancy, finance, IT, real estate, architecture, interior design, HR, consulting, trade, fashion, art, or sports. This is an excellent way to learn about international business and gain practical experience to boost your resume, studies, or current profession. Our placements in Shanghai and ...


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China Internship Placements' award-winning Executive Internship in China program places young graduates into multinational organizations to contribute in expanding corporations and real projects. Participants will join industry experts in carrying out organizational mandates. What sets this program apart is that all interns are trained to understand how to lead a corporate agenda into the Chine...


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Western China is calling native English speakers! Kickstart your international TEFL career by taking part in a paid teaching internship program based in one of the most enigmatic Chinese provinces! The location is a TEFL favorite owing to its giant panda population (85% of the country’s signature bears call the city home). Need to know more about living and working in China? Sign up to our C...


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China has captivated the minds of people around the world for thousands of years. There has always been a mix of awe and fascination for everything Chinese. In recent decades, China has been widely acknowledged as a global powerhouse, from cultural exports to business prowess, from the fine arts to technology. Chinese organisations have long understood the value of foreign employees for enhanci...


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Land an internship in Beijing, Shanghai or Chengdu with one of our 300+ partner companies and advance your career in style. We've been doing this for 10 years so know how to make you feel at home in China whilst discovering the language, culture and having the time of your life. Get 24/7 support including airport pickup and visa help, flat in a modern apartment with your own private room, socia...


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2017 Special Scholarship: Unlimited seats of full scholarship available to native English speaking au pairs! Learn mandarin and Chinese culture, care for host children while exploring the the middle kingdom! *Au Pairs must arrive by May 10th, 2017 So here's the perfect program for you! Come and join LoPair Au Pair China and stay with one of our amazing Chinese host families. Become the b...


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AsiaOppo offers paid quality internships in various cities in China. Our team consisting of Chinese and European staff will make your stay in China pleasant. We visit every single company we cooperate with to ensure that it is of high standards. Whether you are a student or graduate, you can participate in the program. We offer: *Paid Placement (in most cases 3000 RMB per month) *Visa...


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For an internship in China you’ve come to the right place! China Global Connections offers you the opportunity to gain experience in an international environment in one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Partnering with companies all over China to arrange paid internships for college/university students and graduates. From small domestic companies to multinationals in different area...


The panda is one of the most delightful and captivating of animals, and has long been a highly recognised symbol for wildlife conservation. Recently, the Giant Panda was downgraded from the status of endangered, but its future is still very vulnerable. Estimates place the total number of pandas in the world at only about 1600, most of these in Sichuan Province. You’ll have plenty of time to ...


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Work as an au pair in China with Star Exchange and get Chinese language lessons for free! Au pairs will become part of a wealthy Chinese host family. This safe and open-minded environment allows participants to freely explore the Chinese culture. Participants will be enrolled at a prestigious university for free to attend professional Mandarin Chinese classes. These lessons and the family envir...


The Hutong School-owned Internship Network Asia offers the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in the Chinese market. Interns can shop around for a suitable internship by work sector. If an intern cannot find what he or she is looking for, then he or she can discuss requirements with a program consultant, who will guide him or her moving forward. During the internship, interns will be sup...


Mandarin Spring is a Chinese language school based in Shanghai, with an extensive history of teaching Mandarin to professionals and students. Mandarin Spring has a large partnership portfolio and thus a large choice of internship and job placements available. Mandarin spring will provide each participant an unique and invaluable experience in Chinese with its internship program. Already plenty ...


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English teaching jobs abroad are a fantastic way to live overseas and get paid to travel the world! Armed with an International TEFL Academy TEFL TESOL certification, you will be able to work abroad teaching English while getting paid. After completing the TEFL training program, you can quickly begin working in major cities throughout the world. Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)...


Konall Culture Exchange offers an extensive internship placement program in different areas in China. Regardless of current language ability, applicants can find a position with a Chinese or multinational company in mainland China. The demand for qualified personnel in all industries is growing rapidly and there are many opportunities for motivated individuals to forget the beginnings of an int...

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Interning Abroad in Chengdu

Chengdu is China’s fifth largest city and capital of the well-known Sichuan Province. Not only is Chengdu one of the country’s most important economic, cultural, and commercial hubs, but it also serves as a popular transportation gateway to the vast reaches of Western China. Settled thousands of years ago on the Sichuan Basin below nearby mountains and lakes, today Chengdu is a great place to intern abroad for students interested in the history and culture of inland China.

Internships in Chengdu

China’s economy has been growing at an exceedingly fast rate since the governmental reforms of the 1970’s, and today it trails only the United States in GDP. Industrialization, emerging markets, and huge amounts of foreign investment  have all made Chengdu one of the very best places to intern in the country. Chengdu hosts more than 250 Fortune 500 Companies, and this number is still growing steadily.

Since it is such a big city, you can intern in pretty much any professional field in Chengdu. Some of the most popular placements are in business, marketing, architecture, and finance because of the many multinational corporations which manage extensive global operations here. These placements are generally built for English speakers, but if you are learning Mandarin also, then there is no better way to accelerate your language acquisition than by interning abroad!

Most internship placements in Chengdu last between two and six months, depending on whether you are still enrolled in school or have recently graduated. Some companies will even offer exceptional interns the opportunity to keep working abroad because there is such a high demand in China. Who knows, maybe interning abroad in Chengdu will be the start of a whole new life as an expatriate!

Life in Chengdu

Chengdu is considered to be one of the most modern and livable cities in China, and for good reason. It has a highly developed infrastructure and a brand new metro system which is still expanding to cover most of the metropolitan area. In many respects it is a face of modern China, boasting many high rise buildings, chic marketplaces, fancy hotels and restaurants, and well-kept public parks.

Still, for those not accustomed to life in China, adapting to Chengdu will come with its fair share of challenges. There are over 7 million people living in the urban area, and nearly double as much if you include the city’s suburban surroundings. Crowds move fast and quickly, pollution can be troublesome, and this is true of any major city within the world’s most populous country.

But none of this should deter you from pursuing an internship in Chengdu. China is in the midst of a great period of change, and it is a truly fascinating place to intern abroad for many reasons. Fascinating ancient history, enriching culture, opportunity to learn a new language and network abroad – these all benefits of choosing Chengdu for your internship.

Salary & Costs

Good news for international interns – China is inexpensive, and many internships are paid. Though its cities are modernizing fast, China remains a developing country and so general costs of living will be much lower than in the developed world. Also, because there is a large demand, employers will likely compensate you well for your services in Chengdu. Not too bad a deal, right?

Accommodation & Visas

Usually your internship provider will help to organize housing in Chengdu, or at least point you in the right direction. Homestays are a popular option for interns who want to immerse themselves intimately in the Chinese culture. Those interested in a more independent lifestyle also often choose apartments or group housing with other interns.

China’s visa policy is somewhat strict, but you should have no problem obtaining the proper permit to intern abroad. Most interns file for a business visa, which lasts for up to six months. Your employer or internship provider should help guide you through the process, but in the meantime you can check out GoAbroad's Chinese Embassy Directory for more information about China’s visa policy toward your home country.

Benefits & Challenges

Up and Coming. Chengdu is quickly becoming one of the most important global cities in China, and is arguably right behind Shanghai and Beijing in importance to the country’s economy. You can feel the tides of change in the city, and making it a fun and rewarding place to intern abroad.

Learn Some Mandarin. The world’s most widely spoken native language is rarely spoken outside of China. But picking up some Mandarin while abroad will enable you to communicate better with locals, and making a genuine effort to learn the language will excel your job prospects to new heights.

Network. China is becoming the most important center for business in the world, and many estimate that it will overtake the United States as the world’s most powerful economy within just a few decades. Not a bad place to form some friendships and business connections.

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