Name: Rebekah Kane
Programme details: Generation UK
University: Queen’s University Belfast
Year: 2018“I would, without a doubt, recommend an internship in China. Not only because its fun but me (and all of the other interns that are here) have learnt so much and the support system is also really good!”
Rebekah recently completed her 8 week I.T internship programme in Zhuhai.
“My internship has definitely improved my employability. The skills that I have developed on a personal and professional level whilst being here will look amazing on my CV and they will help me in interviews and to be able to apply them in my future career ”
Rebekah’s internship was funded through the British Council’s Generation UK programme, and arranged and provided by InternChina. Rebekah chose to complete her internship in Zhuhai, however with Generation UK you can also choose an internship in Chengdu or Qingdao too! The funding covers the cost of your programme, which includes your accommodation in China, comprehensive health and travel insurance and 24/7 support from InternChina staff while on place.
“For future interns, I would advise that you just say yes to everything. There’s so many more opportunities out in China than there are back home!”
Name: Ola Badru
Programme details: Generation UK
University: Brunel University
Year: 2018“I’ve definitely enjoyed my stay in China, it has gone so quick. The highlights are meeting different people from different cultures all in one place. I also travelled to Beijing a few weeks ago, that was pretty cool as well!”
Ola recently completed his 8 week International Trade internship programme in Qingdao.
“This experience has improved my employability as I am exposed to different cultures, and understand how to look at problems from a different perspective, and having new issues to deal with. I’ve just finished my placement year, and it was just the same thing – Engineering, 9 to 5, in front of a desk and with the same type of issues. While being here, I’ve seen how business is conducted in a different way, I’ve seen how you have to be a different person to get what you want in China. ”
Ola’s internship was funded through the Generation UK programme, and arranged and provided by InternChina. Ola chose to complete his internship in Qingdao, however with Generation UK you can also choose an internship in Chengdu or Zhuhai! The funding covers the cost of your programme, which includes your accommodation in China, comprehensive health and travel insurance and 24/7 support from InternChina staff while on place.
“For future interns, I would advise you to do a lot of research in terms of what you want to do, what city you want to go to, and make sure every day you are here counts towards something because it goes by so quickly. Just enjoy your time, and don’t take it for granted!”
Andriy recently completed a 6 week International Business internship programme in Qingdao.
“It’s not being able to come here and someone telling you what to do, it’s your own ambition and what you want to learn. So if you come into this with the mindset of ‘Yes, I want to bring something back’, this is definitely the experience for you.”
This internship programme was funded by Cardiff University, and organised through InternChina. Not only do InternChina find participants internships, but we also offer a support system in the city of your internship and organise participant activities, trips and dinners – including trips to Beijing and Shanghai this summer which included participants from each of our destinations!
“Qingdao has exceeded my expectations. I came into this country with all my friends and family telling me that China is completely different to what I’ve seen myself. Qingdao is filled with wonders of the world, it has a tall mountain called Laoshan, temples and beaches as well, which I didn’t anticipate”
Name: Carolin Labinski and Alisha Ukani
Nationality: German and British
Programme details: 2 month University funded internship with Chinese classes
University: University of Dundee
Carolin and Alisha have recently completed an 8 week internship programme which included Chinese language tuition and two employability sessions, along with one networking event hosted by InternChina.
“If there is one thing I would say about Dalian, it’s that people are helpful. Even if they don’t speak English, they are the most helpful type of people that I have come across.”
This internship programme was funded by the University of Dundee, and organised through InternChina. Not only do InternChina find participants internships, but we also offer a support system in the city of your internship and organise participant activities, trips and dinners – including trips to Beijing and Shanghai this summer which included participants from each of our destinations!
“For me it was a big surprise that Chinese is not as difficult as people believe, the grammar is very easy and I would encourage everybody to start to learn Chinese.”
Programme details: 3 months, Internship and Accommodation
University: University of Manchester
Year: 2016Everyone is so friendly from InternChina and willing to treat you as a friend, not just an intern.
Its been really nice to have been part of the InternChina family, even if it was just for a short while.
If you are considering doing something like this…. Definitely go for it!
Tom recently completed a 10 month finance placement in Taipei.
“I would definitely come back purely because it feels so different here. People are so friendly, obviously the weather is good. […]The whole vibe is really cool.”
Tom’s placement was organised through InternChina. Not only do InternChina find participants placements, but we also offer a support system in the city of your placement and organise participant actvities, trips and dinners.
“I’d definitely recommend [InternChina]. Because obviously it was my first time away from home that far, on my own. InternChina helped me to settle in really quickly.”
Victoria was funded by the Generation UK programme to complete a 2 month Law internship in China.
“This will put me above the others with my [future job] applications. Everything we’ve done here is more or less what I’ll be doing in the UK: work placements, vacation schemes and, eventually, training contracts. So it’s got me in the mindset of work and has given me first hand experience of what’s to come.”
She decided to do her internship in the second tier, coastal city of Qingdao- which is famous worldwide for Tsingtao beer!
“This city is so much fun to live in. I mean, the people are really friendly, the culture is really nice and the climate is goood- it’s not too polluted, it’s not too hot!”
After university, Joe decided to do a 6 month traineeship with a company in Zhuhai through InternChina. Since then he has stayed in China, where he has been able to build on his career.
“The network that you can get from InternChina is a lot different and somehing that is very hard to be able to get…”
An internship in a second or third tier Chinese city is a completely different experience to that of an internship in a tier one city, such as Beijing or Shanghai.
“I’d say, don’t go to the first tier cities, [it’s] no different from going to any first tier city anywhere in the world. You can get the same experince in London. Going to a second or third tier city you can understand the culture more, you also get a lot more experience.”
Name: Rosie Wigmore
Programme details: 2 months, Generation UK Programme
University: University of Sussex
Year: 2015Rosey spent 2 months interning with an NGO in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.
“I chose Chengdu because it was an opportunity to have a more traditional Chinese experience. China has a lot of large, international, quite glamorous cities, but Chengdu offers a little bit more traditionally Chinese”
InternChina not only helped Rosie to find her internship with Blue Sheep, but also supported her throughout her time in Chengdu.
“I would highly recommend InternChina. It gives you an opportunity to be very independent and take a lot of initiative and make the most of your internship standing on your own two feet. But there’s a lot of guidance as well.”
Name: Alizée Ville and Alice Roberts
Nationality: French and British
Programme details: Homestay and internship experience
University: Université de Montréal and Lund University
Year: 2016 and 2017Alizée and Alice both decided to take part in a homestay with local Chinese families.
“It was great! I think we both had a great experience with the families.”
Zhuhai is a city in the south of China, and is nearby to huge metropolis’ such as Hong Kong, Macau and Guangzhou.
“[In Zhuhai] there are a lot of mountains and there’s a beach. So it’s really nice to go out and relax.”