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Internships in Shanghai

Coined the “Paris of the East” Shanghai is the world’s largest city with over 23 million people and the financial capital of China. Since the mid-70s, Shanghai has transformed from a sprawling migrant community to one of the most important business centers in the world. Global Experiences has 8-week summer internships in Shanghai in nearly every career field. Shanghai is a city where ancient history and the modern world collide to create a truly unique culture.

An international internship puts you right in the middle of that culture and allows you to immerse yourself in everything the city has to offer. We provide you with housing, career coaching, a tailored internship, language classes, and much more to make sure you thrive during your time in Shanghai. If you’re looking for a career and life-changing experience, Shanghai is the place for you.

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    I encourage future interns to be as be opened-minded as possible. Enjoy the people around you and all of the different personalities, even if those personalities are difficult, because they are a part of life. I learned a ton and am so glad I took the leap.

    Briana P.

    Field: Government / Politics

  • Jonathan
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    Global Experiences places you in a fantastic situation, with a great internship and good living conditions, providing you with all you need to have a great experience, the rest is what you make of it.

    Jonathan H.

    Field: Law

  • Srujana
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    I was expecting a different experience walking into this program- unsure if I could handle six weeks in a foreign country with people I don’t know – however within the first two weeks I met so many different people, from all over the world, that I found the experience to be more exhilarating than terrifying. I was definitely pushed out of my comfort zone, but I now feel more confident in myself and my abilities to be a more successful person from here on out!

    Srujana K.

    Field: Finance and Economics

Internship Examples

Global Experiences offers a large range of internships in the global metropolis of Shanghai. The city is a center for global finance, trade, law, non-profits, marketing, and PR, amongst many other opportunities. Below you will find a few sample of the many internship examples that interns have available to them in Shanghai. As with all our programs, your internship will be tailored to you, given your unique background and personal career goals.

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Featured Internships

Marketing Placement with World's Best Known Motorcycle Manufacturer

Marketing Placement with World's Best Known Motorcycle Manufacturer

Intern will be heavily involved with the marketing and communications activities of one of the world's most famous brands, including PR, events, advertising, development of marketing kits, CRM, H.O.G., trademark monitoring, etc. Other support includes MC Incentive margin calculation, PAM status tracking, dealer onboard training and logistics. Some translation of materials including policy and worksheets into Chinese such as the HDMC Service Policy and Standard.

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Marketing and Business Internship With A

Marketing and Business Internship With A "Green Initiative" Company

This company's mission is to minimize or reverse the environmental degradation in China brought about by economic growth, and ensure that economic development and a better standard of living do not come at the cost of the environment. Interns will be expected to manage accountability with a passion for their projects. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to: leading and managing the company's community projects, researching and managing the company's database and implementing marketing strategies for company programs. This is an opportunity to contribute to the Chinese environment through strong community and business action.

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Event Executive Internship

Event Executive Internship

The Event Executive will be responsible for coordinating events, managing client relationships through day-to-day contact with the client, assisting with prospecting, ensuring clients receive superior customer service, and renewing client accounts. This individual will be assisting the Event Manager in managing all aspects of campaigns in accordance with the objectives of clients and the revenue goal.

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Corporate Event Planning Internship

Corporate Event Planning Internship

This event-planning firm offers tailor-made solutions for corporate travelers. They assist clients throughout facilitating trade shows, organizing corporate events, and finding the best accommodation and venues. Their clients are international companies from all over the world. Interns can expect to gain experience in: seasonal projects, which includes trade shows, sales campaigns, client bookings, event bookings, client services, social media, marketing campaigns and outreach.

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Event planning Internship

Event planning Internship

This competitive position is with an extremely successful communications company. Their core products are specialty magazines designed for interest groups (brides, cyclists, etc.) or targeted demographic groups. For event planning internships, students work on conferences, conventions, trade shows, and lifestyle events. Their modern office building is in City Centre with an extremely professional and friendly staff will also add to a truly phenomenal work experience. Tasks may include: Assist with planning and scheduling of upcoming events. Coordinate logistics with vendors and aid on event days. Assist Director of Events with vendor communication and billing. Other tasks assigned as necessary.

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International Business Internship

International Business Internship

This investment firm provides corporate establishment, business advisory, tax advisory and compliance, accounting, payroll, due diligence and financial review services to multinationals investing in emerging Asia. Since its establishment in 1992, the firm has grown into one of Asia's most versatile full-service consultancies with operational offices across China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore and Vietnam as well as liaison offices in Italy and the United States. These experienced business professionals are committed to improving the understanding and transparency of investing in emerging Asia. They are seeking an intern to be responsible for supporting the development of strategies and internal management procedures and processes, along with analyzing new and existing business models to boost efficiency of management programs.

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Business / Education Internship at a Language School

Business / Education Internship at a Language School

The vast potential of responsibilities for this internationally known language school include taking care of enrollment files, learning the university structure and escorting new students to fulfill the FAPIAO procedure, taking care about distributing the evaluation forms to Chinese students at the end of their Italian language courses and then discuss with the staff the results, theoretical and practical training in the teaching sector, and much more depending on the intern's attitude.

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Business Development Internship With Shanghai Startup

Business Development Internship With Shanghai Startup

This is a fun-loving company that’s all about monetization solutions. They love helping content providers, brands and everyone in-between analyze, understand and generate the “real value” of their content. Not only are they always creating new innovative features and talking with the coolest people day in and day out, their team is a super diverse mix of great people too! It’s a mixture of fun-loving, goofy, passionate digital strategists, problem solvers, creative thinkers, coders, research fanatics, multicultural linguists and intelligent “can-do” geeks. They are THE monetization geeks, pure and simple. Interns will actively participate and engage with all business matters from social media, lead generation, data analytics, customer retention and content generation.

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Internship at English-Language Magazine

Internship at English-Language Magazine

This magazine is a large-format monthly magazine that is targeted at the expatriate and English speaking Chinese communities, long stay guests, and business visitors. The content is a mix of local news, information and entertainment, including a What’s On Guide, monthly themed Supplements and the city’s essential listings. Interns are responsible for generating story ideas, attending events (such as restaurant/bar/gallery openings, fashion shows, restaurant tastings, press conferences, etc.), writing content for both online and print, conducting interviews, updating listings and the calendar, helping with online marketing and content, sourcing pictures, etc.

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Internship With Shanghai City Blog

Internship With Shanghai City Blog

Founded in 2005, this company has emerged as one of the most popular English-language websites that delivers information about China, covering local news, events, food, and entertainment for a diverse audience of young and affluent urbanites. Driven entirely by word-of-mouth, this organization has grown steadily year-on-year to reach more than 2 million unique visitors and 4 million pageviews each month by mid-2015. Readers are young, hip and upwardly mobile — the kind of audience that advertisers love. Interns will be tasked with adapting to this incredibly diverse working environment and adopting the high paced, multifaceted workflow that staff members are accustomed to. Interns will directly participate in content generation and are expected to possess a wide variety of interests that they can confidently cover, ranging from business to politics, human rights, technology, religion, gender, entertainment, the environment and more.

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Internship With Blogging Network

Internship With Blogging Network

This network of various personal blogs seeks an intern with a journalism, creative writing or communication background. Interns will cover the database of blogs and identify themed pieces to feature throughout the week. This is a high intensity, high responsibility internship. Company atmosphere is fun and young, however, very serious. This is a great opportunity for interns wishing to grow professionally and gain insight into Chinese culture and blogging.

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Assistant to Sous Chef

Assistant to Sous Chef

With its unique 208-meter tower that features a revolving restaurant and the Sky Dome Bar, the Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World is an unmistakable icon in the city's skyline. Shanghai attractions surround the hotel's property, and Nanjing Road shopping is mere steps from our front doors. This restaurant is looking to bring on an intern with multiple years of experience to work with the Sous Chef.

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Fusion Restaurant Internship

Fusion Restaurant Internship

This restaurant offers its own creative fusion cuisine in a setting decorated in a high-tech and modern style. Here you can try the reinterpretation of traditional dishes for the modern diner. They bring innovation and technology to the dining scene and allow guests to view the menu and place orders via an iPad on their table! The intern will be involved in all the activities of the restaurant, from the cooking classes to culinary art, learning and assisting the chef.

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Catering & Event Management

Catering & Event Management

Interns with this leading catering group are expected to spend their time between the kitchen and planning stages of the catering industry. Direct support to the leading chefs will allow interns to heighten their culinary skills while time spent on the business side will allow for a comprehensive understanding of the industry itself.

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High-Intensity Finance Position

High-Intensity Finance Position

This position is with a largely popular financial firm in Shanghai. With international clients all over the world, interns will be expected to maintain confidentiality and adaptability. Additionally, this company is a huge proponent of experiential learning and wishes for interns to become integral parts of company activities. Education in finance and leadership skills are highly preferred.

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Internship with a Currency Trading Platform

Internship with a Currency Trading Platform

This position with the leading online currency trader in the world, will leave the intern understanding everything about online currency trading and the competitors in the market. It is team project based, with a high amount of research output expected. Ideal candidate will be comfortable with research in a field where the information available today is much different from the information available the next day. Interns should have good presentation skills that will allow them to present coherently in front of a group in a succinct manner.

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Research Based Internship for a Real Estate Investment Platform

Research-Based Internship for a Real Estate Investment

This investment vehicle focuses on developing customized mix-use real estate projects in China’s well developed 2nd tier cities. We target areas that have a sound local economy, a solid industrial base, a dense population and a highly livable environment. Based our independent in-depth research on the local economy, industries, cultures, consumption needs and urban development plan, we make a customized project plan for every development. Through accurate positioning, optimized business composition, contemporary architectural design, versatile functional layout, the recruitment of name-brand merchants, we aim to build area’s most influential and investment-worthy real estate development.

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Research Specialist in HR Company

Research Specialist in HR Company

Based in Shanghai, the research specialist will report to the CEO and be tasked with supporting a mission-critical product development project. This company is developing a unique matching algorithm that will help job seekers and hiring companies find each other more easily. To create the algorithm, the team will map out, categorize and summarize all the different types of “work” that get done across an array of industries. The specialist will spend each day working on this identification and categorization process. This will involve a large amount of on-line research, data consolidation, excel work, and writing.

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HR Placement at an Organic Beauty and Cosmetics Company

HR Placement at an Organic Beauty and Cosmetics Company

This is an all-natural, organic, and non-toxic health & beauty start-up whose mission is to bring pregnancy-safe and high-performance haircare and body care products to moms and moms-to-be located in the heart of Tribeca, New York City, interns will take on roles in which they shadow and directly support the HR team in all onboarding processes for open positions and current staff members.

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International Talent Management Service

International Talent Management Service

This company is a talent acquisition & management services firm specializing in Big Data, Digital and Communications. They provide recruitment, executive search and managed talent consulting services. Interns here will have the unique responsibility of contributing directly to the daily functions of the Sydney office. Projects can incorporate marketing, graphic design, business development, CSR and more. This is an international firm that prides itself in talent development and echoes this philosophy with its interns.

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Internship at English-Language Magazine

Internship at English-Language Magazine

This magazine is a large-format monthly magazine that is targeted at the expatriate and English speaking Chinese communities, long stay guests, and business visitors. The content is a mix of local news, information and entertainment, including a What’s On Guide, monthly themed Supplements and the city’s essential listings. Interns are responsible for generating story ideas, attending events (such as restaurant/bar/gallery openings, fashion shows, restaurant tastings, press conferences, etc.), writing content for both online and print, conducting interviews, updating listings and the calendar, helping with online marketing and content, sourcing pictures, etc.

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Journalism Internship With Shanghai City Blog

Journalism Internship With Shanghai City Blog

Founded in 2005, this company has emerged as one of the most popular English-language websites that delivers information about China, covering local news, events, food, and entertainment for a diverse audience of young and affluent urbanites. Driven entirely by word-of-mouth, this organization has grown steadily year-on-year to reach more than 2 million unique visitors and 4 million pageviews each month by mid-2015. Readers are young, hip and upwardly mobile — the kind of audience that advertisers love. Interns will be tasked with adapting to this incredibly diverse working environment and adopting the high paced, multifaceted workflow that staff members are accustomed to. Interns will directly participate in content generation and are expected to possess a wide variety of interests that they can confidently cover, ranging from business to politics, human rights, technology, religion, gender, entertainment, the environment and more.

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Internship With Blogging Network

Internship With Blogging Network

This network of various personal blogs seeks an intern with a journalism, creative writing or communication background. Interns will cover the database of blogs and identify themed pieces to feature throughout the week. This is a high intensity, high responsibility internship. Company atmosphere is fun and young, however, very serious. This is a great opportunity for interns wishing to grow professionally and gain insight into Chinese culture and blogging.

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Corporate Finance, and Dispute Resolution Law Firm

Corporate Finance, and Dispute Resolution Law Firm

This company, with solid legal knowledge, pays great attention to the legal practices. We solve the problems for our clients pragmatically with effective methods. Dao, Law, Fidelity, is the philosophy of our law firm. A candidate for this position must be comfortable working in a small, family environment. Must be comfortable with taking instruction, but also with using expertise in various situations. A law degree candidate who understands contracts or has a genuine interest in corporate finance, real estate and/or intellectual property would be perfect for this position.

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Legal Internship w/ International Shanghai Firm

Legal Internship w/ International Shanghai Firm

This internship involves preparation of draft legal advice, contracts, and articles; assisting with business development and preparation of training materials regarding key legal developments; and involvement in matter management and client communications. Ideal candidate will be comfortable working with relevant, real-world issues in China. This is real, down in the trenches law work and the intern must be prepared for this. You will be putting theory into practice!

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Corporate Law Internship

Corporate Law Internship

Summer externs for the Shanghai branch of this organization will work exclusively with the Corporate Division. The corporate division represents mostly large international firms such as Proctor & Gamble, AIG, Volvo and many more. The extern will be asked to perform a number of tasks including periodical research and writings for legal bulletins to be supplied to  clients. They will also have the opportunity to attend legal business and networking events held by the American Chamber of Commerce, German Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai Bar Association, ABA International Committee event and more. This is a truly international environment and language skills, especially Mandarin or Japanese, are considered a plus.

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Million Trees Project Coordination and Implementation

Million Trees Project Coordination and Implementation

Founded in 1991 by world-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, this program is designed to educate youth about environmental issues and humanitarian values with special focus on group interaction. The program originated in Tanzania and has expanded to 130 countries with a global network of 9,000 groups. In Shanghai, this internship is with the Million Tree Project, which fights climate change. The intern will assist with organizing and leading planting trips, help with project-oriented fundraising events and assist with reports drafting for all sponsors, compose and polish institutional or project-related news or articles, and help on fund application with some researching work and proposal drafting.

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Field Intern at Ecology Research Lab

Field Intern at Ecology Research Lab

This ecology lab focuses on research that explores the interaction between benthic ecosystems and human development. The research has led to major advances in understanding how key human activities, such as coastal development, pollution and climate change, interact to influence marine biodiversity and its important socio-economic values. They use manipulative field experiments to investigate effects of global and local change, often producing results that could not have been predicted using theoretical or modelling approaches. Sample tasks may include actively performing fieldwork and supporting research projects, such as those that study invasive species, ecosystems and foodwebs. The ideal candidate will have a background or interest in environmental science, biology, ecology, or conservation. An interest in marine science is helpful.

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Environmental Advocacy

Environmental Advocacy

A national environmental agency is looking for an intern with a passion for environmental preservation and policies. They will find this placement to be an amazing introduction to research in this field. Some tasks included but are not limited to: research and reports, organize media events, and more.

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Marketing and Market Research

Marketing and Market Research

This international marketing firm is looking for an intern with which they develop an experiential learning program. Interns will participate in market research of the firm's primary thematic areas, as well as developing content and social media for marketing campaigns. Previous experience in advertising, marketing or public relations is highly preferred and knowledge of the Chinese market is a plus.

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What if I don't see my internship career field?

The career fields listed on the website are just a sample of what is available. Even if you don't see what you're looking for, doesn't mean that it's not a possibility. Think about what kind of work you would like to partake in and where your interests lie. Want to find out all your opportunities? Inquire now and one of our knowledgeable Admissions Counselors will get in contact with you.

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Shanghai Internship Program Inclusions

An internship in Shanghai with Global Experiences is so much more than just an internship placement. We will give you personalized attention starting from our initial phone call with you until your arrival in Shanghai to help prepare you for the challenges and excitement of interning abroad.

  • The Shanghai Program Experience
  • Guaranteed Internship Placement
  • Career Readiness Program
  • Experience Advisor
  • Centrally Located Housing
  • Travel Support
  • On-Site Programs Team
  • Academic Credit

What to expect from your Internship Program in BarcelonaWhat to expect from the Shanghai Internship Program

Gaining experience working in China will set you apart from anyone else in your career field. Shanghai is a truly global city that rivals New York, with their unique and exotic culture. Interns in Shanghai will start their program with a one-week week language and culture introduction to help you get used to your new home. In your second week, you will start your internship and become immersed in your new workplace. You will join a select group of ambitious globally minded professionals, living in a great central location in shared apartments. Social and career activities will be offered throughout the program so you will always have something on your calendar.

Our team of advisors have lived and traveled all over the world, and are eager to mentor you through the process of application to departure. We assist with the visa process, and our close ties with international embassies make us a reliable resource throughout your experience.

Guaranteed InternshipGuaranteed Custom Internship Placement

At Global Experiences, we guarantee an internship to all participants accepted into our internship programs. Admission to the program is based on a combination of relevant college or university level course work, relevant work experience and an assessment of maturity and readiness for a professional abroad experience.

We work with applicants on a one-to-one basis to understand their skills, talents and expectations. By getting to know your academic background, career objectives, language proficiency, and overall expectations for your time in Shanghai, we are able to place you in a dynamic work environment providing real-world work experience.

Once and good match is found all interns will interview by phone or skype with their supervisor before the placement is confirmed.When you arrive on location and you start at your internship we will help support you and ensure you make the most of your placement including on-site check-ins and coaching.

When you arrive on location and you start at your internship we will help support you and ensure you make the most of your placement including on-site check-ins and coaching.

Global Career Readiness ProgramGlobal Career Readiness Program

Included in all the programs is the award-winning Global Career Readiness Program which combines assessment, coaching and experiences to connect students academic experience with their professional ambitions. We take a Strengths-based approach and focus on helping every participant meet their potential and find a career their love. 

Core Components Include

  • CliftonStrengthsFinder® Assessment
  • On-on-One Career Strengths Coaching
  • Career Webinar Series
  • Goal Setting and Career planning
  • Interview preparation
  • On-Site Career Seminars and Networking Event
  • One Day Global Career Workshop
  • Leadership Training and Recruitment Opportunities

Your Experience AdvisorYour Experience Advisor

Global Experiences is built by a team of passionate and experienced travelers, who love working with our participants to help them get ready for living and interning abroad. We know that it is big step to move to a new city, make new friends, explore a new culture and go to work every day. That is where your program advisor and location coordinator will become your new travel experience advisors, taking care of you from the day you join the program, to the day you head home.

Your advisor will help you prepare for what will become the most life changing experience you may ever have, including helping your navigate through travel bookings, visa requirements, academic credit and financing questions, as well as any nerves you have about living in a new city. We help you get to know the rest of the program group so you can have friends as soon as you arrive on location, and get a head start on weekend travel planning.

Housing in Shanghai

Shanghai is the most populous city in the world with most residents living in apartments. To ensure interns can experience "living like the locals," we include housing located near main areas, or close to public transport lines.

Interns can expect to live in a furnished single bedroom within a shared apartment. The apartments will have a shared kitchen and the necessary amenities, including Wi-Fi. Matches are made based on the roommate survey. If you have any special housing needs, please mention this to a Global Experiences staff member at your time of application, and we will discuss the options available. 

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Travel and Medical InsuranceTravel Support

Included in your program are many essential travel services to help your experience be as easy as possible so you an focus on enjoying your new home and rocking your internship.

Program Inclusions

  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency support on location 
  • Visa processing support
  • Partnership with STA Travel for discounted and group flights
  • Social and weekend events on location
  • Closed Facebook Groups for every start date so you can get to know your new friends and make plan travels before you arrive

On-Site Programs TeamOn-Site Programs Team

Global Experiences programs are lead by experienced staff in each program city that is trained and supervised by our head office in Annapolis, Maryland, USA.

Your location coordinator on the ground will get to know you before you depart and will meet you when you arrive in your new home. As a local of the city, all of our location staff is experienced in providing hands-on support to new visitors to the city. There can be lots of adjustments and culture shock when you first arrive, but we are ready to help you feel comfortable and get to know the amazing new culture in your new city.

You will have an outline of events and experiences to take part in as well as plenty of opportunities to give your career skills an extra boost so you come home not just a world traveler, but also ready to take a big step forward in your journey to finding a career you love.

Add Academic Credit to Your Program

Adding credit can allow students to access existing financial aid options and gain credit towards graduation for many majors. This is suitable for students who attend a university that does not offer credit for internships. For more information please discuss your situation with your program consultant at time of application.

You can add optional transfer credit to your program through our school of record, Fairfield University. 

Option 1: Summer, 3-6 Credits, $600
Option 2: Semester, up to 9 Credits, $900

  • Transfer credit - letter grade or pass / fail. Determined by the home institution.
  • General Elective credit - letter grade or pass / fail.
  • Major credit - transfers as DEPT000 with letter grade.
  • Financial Aid available. 

How To Earn Credit?

All Global Experiences' international internship programs are designed to complement a student's academic degree program. You could earn credit from your own institution, from our School of Record, or one of our partner schools.

There are many options for gaining credit and securing financial aid for your internship abroad program and we're happy to help you find what works best for you.

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Life as an Intern in Shanghai 

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Tuition And Dates

Join us for a spring or summer internship in Shanghai to get an edge in your career. Review the program dates and prices below or get in touch with our team to talk about financing options.

Season

Summer 2019

Length

8 Weeks

Start Date

June 8-August 3

Full Program Tuition

$6,990 USD

2019 Early Admissions

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Shanghai, China

Season: Summer 2019

Length: 8 Weeks

Dates: June 15-Aug 10

Full Program Tuition: University Partner Pricing

2019 Early Admissions: Coming soon!

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Available Sessions

August 1st - December 15th (8 weeks)

$ 8,900

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2018 Early Admissions: $7,990 USD

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Available Sessions

August 1st - December 15th (8 weeks)

$ 8,900

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2018 Early Admissions: $6,990 USD

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See How It Works

When you are applying for internships abroad, you will follow a step-by-step process with our team that will provide you with enough information to help you make an informed decision about an internship abroad with Global Experiences. From application to arrival, we'll be there to guide you.

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Find Out If You’re Eligible

Those wishing to participate in an internship in Shanghai must be at least 18 years of age and have relevant university coursework and/or experience within their chosen internship field.

 

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your eligibility for an internship program.

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