Shanghai Internship for Students & Graduates

The program delivers a paid Internship in Shanghai for foreigners. CIP Platform provides Internships Abroad featuring Shanghai Internships. The program is a blend of professional career coaching and internships in China; a combination that you can only find on the CIP platform. The main objective of Our program is to prepare participants to face the real challenges of the 21st century and not just boost CVs. The Shanghai Internships program is a medium for completing internationalization phase of talents and preparing them to be problem solvers and entrepreneurs. We partner incubating houses to deliver quality entrepreneurial training to our participants. Our coaches are Chartered Professionals who spent the majority of their career life recruiting for organizations in the wall street and Silicon Valley. They train you to be competitive, take personal initiatives and to launch your Career

Shanghai is leading the 21st century with solid development agenda from boosted trading records to Free Zone promotions offering opportunities for Young graduates. That’s why China Internship Placements Limited welcomes as many foreigners and international graduates as possible to benefit from this great opportunity.

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Paid Internships in Shanghai: Support Package

Get the best combination of components that maximize your resources and experience while on an internship in China. Its Internship and Career strategy on the same platform. Get ahead of your peers with our Mentoring and Coaching, and stay safe with our Insurance worth $100,000 health expenditure and emergency evacuation

Guaranteed China Internship your selected Sector
Personalized Career Coaching with Top Experts
Business Seminars, Networking & Social Events, Including Fun Trips to Historical Sites
Accommodation, Visa & Insurance
Chinese Language Lessons and CulturalImmersion
24/7 China Support, Orientation, Airport Pickup, dropoff. SIM, Transport Card & Phone

Application Process


Review & Apply

Get Accepted & Enroll

Select & Secure an Offer

Visa, Arrival & Delight

Intern in China's
Most Exciting Industries

We have over 20 International Internships Abroad and Study Abroad Programs Hosted in Beijing. We host several International students each year and we have several combinations to offer. Looking for a customized program? Inquire with our program consultants. With affiliation to 500 multinational organizations, 2000 medium sized companies and over 1000 startups, CIP is able to place interns into any sector at all.

Trade, Logistics & Finance

International Trade

China Internship Placements arrange International Trade Internships in China for participants looking to understand how trade is carried out between Chinese companies and their counterparts abroad.



A transport and logistics internship in China will land interns in multinational organizations with the opportunity to gain hands- on experience about the Chinese logistics industry. Tons of opportunities await.


Finance & Accounting

The Finance Internship in China Program places University, College Students as well as graduates into Wealth Management, Financial Analysis, Investment Banking and Accounting roles in their preferred city, and often, with preferred firms.


Legal, Medical & Insurance

Legal & Paralegal Internship

A legal internship Program in china through China Internship Placements will enhance your legal professional skills. Join our China Internship program for a professional placement into a law internship.


Medical & Pharmaceutical Internships

et the opportunity to prove you’ve got it takes by joining our Healthcare and allied health internships in China where it matters most. Our program places interns into Hospitals for job shadowing.


Insurance & Risk Mgt Internship

CIP provides Insurance and Risk internships in China in our internship program. The program is based in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Students from Economics, mathematics..


IT, Consultancy & PR

IT & Telecommunication Internship

CIP’s IT internship in China program presents a golden opportunity for young graduates to gain experiences in China’s most important sector. China Internship also places participants into telecommunication.


Consultancy Internship

Join our consultancy Internship in China Program and get mentored!! Our china internship program presents a good platform got young graduates to get hands on experience being mentored.


Marketing, PR & Media Internship

Our China Internship Program offers International Internship opportunities for graduates into numerous sectors including Marketing. CIP’s Marketing Internships in China is a great way to launch your career.


Architecture & Engineering

Architecture & Real Estate

Real Estate and Architecture Internship Programs in China with our China Internship Program will equip you with the best practices of the industry. From consulting to Financing and Investments.



Our Engineering Internship Program in China presents a platform for young graduates to consolidate and add to knowledge gained during study. It presents very updated technology exposure with huge multinational…


Hospitality & Charity

Hospitality & Hotel Internship

hina Internship Placements (CIP) has arranged numerous Internships into Five Star hotels and other companies in the travel and tourism industry. Our Paid Hospitality Internships in China is a solid program that universities recommend to their students.


NGO, Charities & CBO Internships

If you have been keenly following the development of social issues in China, you will have noticed that the Government’s priority is shifting towards equity and rights. Read more about these opportunities.


Guaranteed Internship in Shanghai

The main reason, internship in China is toping most destinations for International internships, is the opportunity to understand a complex yet most important global market. Its an asset ! CIP provides  guaranteed to all applicants

Shanghai Internship Programs

China Internship Placements hosts the Shanghai Internship Program with dedicated and professional staff who assist you make internship decisions that you will look back and be proud of. The program has International students participating each year from United States, United Kingdon, Australia, Canada, other parts of Europe and the rest of the world. From the point, you apply till the program ends you will experience that warm support

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Why intern in Shanghai?

As part of our China internship in Shanghai program, participants will have the opportunity to intern in a reputable organization and be mentored throughout the duration of the program and also participate in our special program: The Business Seminar Series. The Seminar Series is designed for our China Internship Participants who Choose Shanghai as destination and they learn about Policies guiding operations of businesses in various sectors, get maximum exposure with learning Entrepreneurship in the Chinese way, Exposure to Financial markets in Shanghai and Shenzhen and other very important knowledge areas.

An international internship in Shanghai option is way ahead of local internships as it rewards participants with the skills needed to excel. An Internship Abroad leaves several options on the table for participants.  International students who chose to intern abroad China, are able to explore better opportunities. As an Intern in Shanghai, you will learn Chinese Mandarin, acquire technical skills and also discover China. Internship in China opportunities presents several interesting outcomes for participants. Few of these are:

Acquire business skills relevant to securing a Job offer at home

Acquired social networks and expand your international influence

Getting retained in the Internship job for a permanent Job offer

Leading Internationalization phase of local companies into China

Moving to settle in China and pursue your career ambitions

Entreprenuership Internship in China

Program Eligibility

In order to Join this Program, you must meet the following criteria. When in doubt, contact our Program Consultants

Be at least 18 years old (High School Internship Participants on enhancement Programs are exempted from this criteria)
Speak English fluently
Be either currently enrolled or have graduated from university
Have an interest and passion for interning abroad and learning about new cultures
Qualify for all applicable visa and embassy regulations by the local visa consulate

About Shanghai City

The Chinese government has targeted making Shanghai, the country’s financial hub and preserving it as a global center for innovation, trade transactions, pricing and clearing of RMB-denominated financial instruments by 2015. This ambition is driving several policy changes across all sectors of the city. The plan will be part of China’s bid to build Shanghai into an international financial center by 2020 amid a shifting global financial landscape, with China’s economic weight and its currency taking a more prominent position on the world stage.

Several multinational organizations associated with sectors especially consultancy, Investment and Banking, IT and Law are pushing hard to get strong footing before it happens. They are either partnering Chinese Companies or trying to land on their own.

Shanghai hosts thousands of affluent tourist and executive missions, also a financial hub and entrepreneurial business ventures and is one of the most affluent and expensive cities in China. We guarantee participants in our Internship in Shanghai program maximum exposure so they rip some benefits of the city. Residents of Shanghai are becoming more affluent with a corresponding shopping habit leading to the establishment of several international expensive fashion brands. Shanghai is a home away from home for foreigners and our China internship participants are no exception. Shanghai life is entertaining, especially the night view of the city.


Shanghai: The gem of Asia

Being the largest metropolis in the world, Shanghai is a renowned internationally modernized city getting ever increasing attraction from Tourists and investors. Shanghai is known as the ‘Oriental Paris’ and also referred to as Shanghai is a shopper’s paradise. In addition to its modernization, the city’s multicultural flair and cosmopolitan natures endows it with a unique glamour and it is handled as a gem of Asia. Shanghai has a perfect blend of cultures, the modern and the traditional, and the western and the oriental which provides a perfect mix. The high rising skyscrapers and old Shikumen together draw the skyline of the city. Western customs and Chinese traditions intertwined and formed the city’s culture, making a visitor’s stay truly memorable.

The night owls of the city declared that they enjoy the affluence, modernity and nightlife. Our Shanghai Internship participants will experience this perfect mixture while developing their skills: striving hard to get the best portion of the city and shaking off the stress at night.

In shanghai, you cannot be bored the city is full of energy, Vitality and vigor. Combined with the energy concealed in our Internship in Shanghai Program, you can’t seem to have enough.

Asia Internships Featuring Shanghai Internship Program

The Shanghai Internship is the most popular of all programs. Shanghai is ideal for internships in the areas of FInance, Marketing,Hospitalityy, NGOs and much more. Explore the city like a local and gain professional experiences

Shanghai’s frenzy atmosphere has attracted talents from around the globe looking for business opportunities driving entrepreneurship opportunities in Shanghai. Dozens of businesses are formed each day to day advantage of this booming opportunities. Internship in Shanghai participants can take advantage of these opportunities.
Our professional Internship in Shanghai positions you to achieve your objectives of coming into an intern in China.

Due to the confidence built into our interns during the internship process, they are able to achieve all of the above.
The internship in Shanghai program runs all year round from January to December. Our Internship programs in china are targeted at Young Graduates, International Students, and individuals looking at changing the orientation of their current career path. CIP programs are available every other Summer, Winter, and all year. We have flexible durations ranging from 2 to 12-month internships. Long-term internships in china are available at an affordable rate.

Host Companies Accepting Our China Internship Program participants

There are over 500 companies in our bouquet with more than 2000 generated internship vacancy positions. With diligence and professionalism, we are able to place as many interns as possible. Beijing alone hosted over 250 of our participants in 2014 with 3 of them returning same year for further deals others were offered a permanent position. Our interns are usually handed jobs after internships especially when they prove to be exceptional and we position our Internship participants to take advantage of this.

Our Interns are the most respected according to our HR Intern Performance Survey Report conducted in July 2014. We make professional placements fitting Interns at the right vacancy (no squared pegs in round holes). All you can do is to shine!!!

Shanghai Internship durations

Our China Internship programs in Shanghai run all year round from January through to December. CIP’s Summer Internship program in Shanghai is also running every summer. Internship Applications are accepted for winter, spring and fall seasons. Take advantage of our Affordable and Paid Internships. Apply Now and be part something special.

China internship placements process (Snap Shot)

Our Internship in China program places applicants into professional internship vacancies with our partner organizations. The professional placement is supplemented by an Executive mentoring Program that gets our Internship participants ready and well groomed for the job market. CIP’s Internship programs also prepare and expose participants to global thinking.

To join our Internship program in Beijing, the following processes are followed.

The process of placement in our Internship program in Beijing is same across the board as we require:

  • Review all application materials relating to internship in Beijing,
  • Participants the proceed to make applications,
  • Our review committee will review and schedule an Interview date,
  • Then interview takes place,
  • If applicants pass the interview, then Deposit ($200)is required to proceed,
  • Then offers are generated and selected,
  • All other arrangements are done,
  • Final payment,
  • Visa letter issued,
  • Welcome to the experience enhancement program in China: China Internship in Beijing.

Visit our main Application Process page for more details

Shanghai Internship Program Contents

Our program contents are rich to give participants value and anytime we refer to value, we mean it. We conduct surveys research twice every year to ascertain how programs render maximum benefits.


Our Internship Programs in China are designed to offer flexibility and variety of choices.

Our Internship program in Shanghai offers real experience deal for participants All Year round. It is a perfect combination of Internship, mentoring, travel and language classes Creating A Summer to Remember forever. It is a stepping stone to greatness.

Our China Internship program combined with travel and tour is available in Beijing. This program makes professional placements for participants and arranges extended weekend travel itinerary to other cities such as shanghai, Hong Kong, Inner Mongolia, Dalia or another rural setting of China. The experiences are great and the testimonies reveal it all. CIP’s China Internship program combined with the Chinese language allows participants to learn intensively Chinese language while doing an internship. The good news is that our traditional internship program provides for standard Chinese language sessions, but participants who want this on intensive basis can also have it. Interns could learn the Chinese language intensively for the first few months and later complete the internship process alternatively; it could run concurrently with the internship.

Upon popular request, we have also allowed that participants take our China Internship program combined with Volunteering or teaching.

The following Internship combinations could be made by participants from our list of programs in Beijing:

  • China Internship Placements allows the following program combinations in China:

    • China Internship Program based in Shanghai
    • Summer Internship Programs in Shanghai
    • China Internship Program combined with Travel and tour
    • China Internship Program combined with Chinese Language
    • China Internship Program plus Volunteering
    • Gap Year: Job Shadowing and Cultural Immersion or Volunteering
    • High School programs with Job role Insight


Invest into your future through our Executive China Internship Program. We show you the way to go international!

  • We have placed over 3700 Interns from all over the world on University Placement Mission and more than 800 Graduate placements over the last 4 years.
  • CIP Internships are the only program Mentoring and Grooming Interns. This is done by professional Western University Career Officers.
  • Our interns work on REAL PROJECTS and are assigned experts in their areas of specialty as supervisors. Get networked to our partner HR managers and Chinese Business Community
  • You have 100% decision as to which company you undertake an internship.
  • Enhance and as well as revamp your skills relevant to stay solid on your career path and learn the Chinese language; spoken by more than 1/3 of the world’s population and becoming relevant in most business communications.
  • Acquire Cross Cultural Management Skills relevant to lead Multinational Organizations and Global Strategy formulation.
  • Intern in China’s most booming sectors and Multinational organizations who are the “movers and shakers” associated with it.
  • Use Fortune 500 resources made available to you, working inside the office of the most expensive building and covering a variety of corporate functions.
  • Get networked to Ace Expats and Chinese Business Communities through participation in Chamber of commerce conferences and seminars (British Chamber of Commerce, American Chamber of Commerce, Swiss Chamber of Commerce and French Chamber of Commerce)

Visa Process / CIP Provides Comprehensive Visa Support

Internship and Study Visas for our Participants 

In order to Intern in China legally, you will need a student visa which is an X Chinese Visa category. Though it costs CIP so much money to get these documents, we do not want to put you into legal brawls while in China. The Chinese Government is very serious about this.
CIP Partners with the right government organizations to provide these visas. Check out our Visa Description Page
Learning Chinese in China, CIP will provide a student visa for your trip to China. We have a Dedicated Support Team standing by to help you with filling visa application forms, submission procedures etc.

Other Internship Locations in China


CIP’s  Internships in China is hosted in a variety of locations and cities across China.  Come study Chinese in some of the most culturally aware cities in China, combine fun and experience.

Study in Beijing

Beijing Internship – 北京

Our internship is hosted in beautiful cities such as Beijing. It is a great opportunity to combine an internship with the Chinese language. As an intern in Beijing, your will explore the culture and business

Study in Shanghai

Shanghai Internship- 上海

CIP’s internship in Shanghai places participants into multinational companies with lots of career prospects. Customize your experience in China’s financial center. Inquire now!

Study in Beijing

Guangzhou Internship – 广州

These internships in China program is always ahead of the industry in terms of benefits. Apply now for our Guangzhou internship program !

Study in Shenzhen

Shenzhen Internship – 深圳

China Internship in Shenzhen could be an eye opener to the development of China in perspective. Secure an international experience with an internship abroad all year round 2, to 12 months

Study in Nanjing

Hangzhou,   杭州

Coming Soon! Our Hangzhou Internship is designed to give participants first-hand experience into a tech city with lots of opportunities for startups and business

Study in Beijing

Chengdu – 成都

Chengdu Internship is one of our latest programs. The city has lots of opportunities to offer College Students on an International internship mission. Inquire Now!

Study in Beijing

Qingdao – 青岛

Qingdao is one of the destinations for our China Internship and happens to be a heavy industrial center. Participants will combine internship and language

Experience Shanghai as a Professional

The best of an Internship in Shanghai: Internship, Career Events, Social Excursions, mentoring, coaching and Networking

CIP’s Internship in Shanghai is designed to provide young graduates with the relevant and supportive components. We believe that an Internship Abroad requires so much investment and so must be done well. We combine Internship and career solutions to put our interns ahead of their peers. As you are eager to gain International working Experience in Shanghai, we are also prepared to treat you to Cultural Trips, Business Seminars, Networking events and Intensive but flexible 6 hour per week Chinese language lessons

Life Style


Regardless of program, all accommodations adhere to our standards and regulations guaranteeing safety, security and peace of mind. Let CIP handle arranging your accommodation before you arrive, ensuring on arrival your new place is ready for you to make it home.

Choose an accommodation option that suits you. Three main options are available, with special requests handled on a case-by-case basis. For more on CIP accommodations and for more photos, visit our Accommodation Page


Live with local resident Chinese families under the same roof. Get culturally immersed into the Chinese culture, while networking with Chinese families that are eager to welcome you to China.


Shared apartments are a great opportunity to get immersed into the local culture. Share accommodation with a young Chinese counterpart, while having a level of privacy.


Want complete privacy? Need more space? Everything from retrofitted studio apartments to spacious apartments are available – according to your budget and needs.

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Intern in Shanghai, China’s Financial Center


Be part of our Professional Internship in Shanghai, this summer, winter or all year round. There are interesting internship roles in most exciting sectors. Enhance your experience, get coached, explore business Ethics and network


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