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Internship in Shanghai
The program delivers paid Internship in Shanghai for foreigners. CIP Platform provides China Internship 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 objective of the 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 and not only waiting to be hired by businesses. We partner incubating houses to deliver quality entrepreneurial training to out Internship in Shanghai 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 and take personal initiatives
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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INTERN IN CHINA’S
Most Exciting Industries
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
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. LEARN MORE
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. LEARN MORE
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. LEARN MORE
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. LEARN MORE
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. LEARN MORE
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..LEARN MORE
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. LEARN MORE
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. LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
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. LEARN MORE
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… LEARN MORE
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. LEARN MORE
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. LEARN MORE
Shanghai Internship Program Components
An internship in Beijing with China Internship Placements is an opportunity to intern withing a sector of your Choice. It’s not just an internship, but also a chance to learn more about Chinese Culture, Language, Business ethics and macro details. If considering an internship in China, Beijing is certainly one of the best destinations to consider. Aside from the internship, you will be mentored and coached by the best career experts. We give you the needed support and professional assistance from application till the program ends
China Internship Placements (CIP) Internship Programs in Shanghai is specially designed for International graduates who want real experiences and complete exposure to the corporate world. Our Internship in Shanghai program places participants a step ahead of their colleagues in terms of productivity, efficiency, Professionalism and Excellence. Our Interns are able to tackle issues based on facts and figures and exhibit effective approach to problem solving typical work problems and leadership skills. It is our number one priority to churn talents to become responsible global citizens leading innovations. This in mind, we arrange quality and befitting job roles as well as descriptions garnished with professional mentoring.
Our China Internship Program in Shanghai is designed to provide real experiences through professional placements into different internship sectors , such as Accounting and Finance, Business Development, Consultancy, Health and Pharmaceuticals, marketing, International trade and to mention but few.
Shanghai Internship duration
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, Winter Internship Programs in Shanghai runs this and any other years. Take advantage of our Affordable and Paid Internship programs in Shanghai Apply Now and be part something special. Our China internship program package applies to this program as well.
With our popular Shanghai Internship, there are over 500 companies in our bouquet made of Multinational Organizations and Medium-sized companies offering different combinations. Our Interns are placed based on preference, expectations and career desires. With more than 2000 generated internship vacancy positions, we are not able to satisfy the current demand for our interns. With diligence and professionalism, we are able to place as many interns as possible. Shanghai hosted over 60% of our participants in 2014. Our interns are usually handed jobs after internships especially when they prove to be exceptional. This is the reason we position our Internship participants to take advantage of this.
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.
China internship placements process (Snap Shot)
Our Internship in China program places applicants into professional internship vacancies with our partner organizations. Our professional placement is supplemented by an Executive mentoring Program that gets our Internship participants ready and well groomed for the job market. Our 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 board as we requires.
- 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 enhancing program in China: China Internship in Beijing.
Visit our main Application Process page for more details
Beijing 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.
- LANGUAGE CLASSES AND FREE CHINESE STUDY BOOKS
- TRIPS AND GUIDED TOUR
- LANGUAGE PARTNERS
- BUSINESS LECTURE SERIES
- MENTORING AND COACHING
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
- Internship Placement into an organization located in a sector of your Choice
- Experience professional career mentoring and coaching to make you competitive in the Job Market
- While acquiring professional working skills through an internship in Shanghai, Interns will have 6 hours of Chinese language Studies administered by certified Tutors
- Acquire Cross Cultural Management Skills relevant to lead Multinational Organizations and Global Strategy formulation
- Use Fortune 500 resources made available to you, working inside the office of most expensive building and covering a variety of corporate functions
- Contribute to a corporate agenda through participation in projects with leading experts
- Network your way into influential people in Shanghai
- Shanghai internship comes with dozens of opportunities. Apply now and be considered
Why intern in Shanghai?The Shanghai Internship is the most popular of all programs. Shanghai is ideal for internships in the areas of FInance, Marketing, Hopsitality, NGOs and much more. Explore the city like a local and gain professional experiences
Our professional Internship in Shanghai positions you to achieve your objectives of coming into intern in China. An international internship in Shanghai option is way ahead of local internships as it rewards participants with skills needed to excel. International Internship programs leave several options on the table for participants and not restricted to a particular way of charting the future. Internships abroad for International students and graduates gets you to explore opportunities different from that of your country. As an Intern in Shanghai, you will learn Chinese Mandarin. Internship in China opportunities come in a form of
• Acquiring business skills relevant to getting job offers in their home country
• Acquired social networks to start business ventures
• 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 career ambitions
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.
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 for their desired location
Experience Shanghai as a ProfessionalThe best of an Internship in Shanghai: Internship, Career Events, Social Excursions, mentoring, coaching and Networking
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 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.
Don’t take our word for it. Hear it directly from past program participants across a range f fields. Have questions? Read more review on the popular sites linked below.
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China Internship Placement was at the center of getting me a consultancy internship when I was looking for one. They proved to be worth my money. I am coming from a part of the world that paying to placed into an internship was unheard of. But ...Read More
China Internship Placement was at the center of getting me a consultancy internship when I was looking for one. They proved to be worth my money. I am coming from a part of the world that paying to placed into an internship was unheard of. But when I was walked though the components, I felt it was worth it.
I joined a consultancy internship assisting one of the lead Associates with preparing analysis, writing final reports and presentation. I experienced work and life in a multinational organizational setting and deep insight about China from regulation and policy framework and brand survival. I gained a valuable insight into the art and business of consulting including corporate culture. I was added to Management Consulting Team and attended corporate meetings and Training Need Assessment (TNA) segments.
These exposures mean a lot to me because I learnt about project management which is essential to managing a consultancy. I got knowledgeable about how to run a consultancy and prospect for clients. My Experience Chinese approach to management always proved to be different from the west because there are cultural and societal characteristic pervasiveness. It is seen in their everyday life. When I was briefed about the bureaucracies of work and respect for the hierarchy, I though change is going to be different in Chinese companies but hey! there is always a way of going about it. Few rules, Never regard an employees, ideas and superior to his supervisor, never contact a subordinate before a superior, always keep an eye on the rank, do not request to meet bosses together with their subordinates. Interesting huh! When you observe these rules to the letter, and assure subordinates of complete cover, you will get all information needed for a training need assessment. The Essence and Value The job descriptions were very necessary to my future career and the 12 months that I stayed in Beijing was just like living the future in the present. CIP’s Entrepreneurial training was just superb!!! We joined China Accelerators, an organization that nurtures entrepreneurial ideas and are Venture Capitalists. In my opinion, Beijing is the best city to launch careers related to business related soft skills like consultancy, research, marketing etc because here is a heavy presence of Fortune 500 companies. I understand Beijing has the highest fortune 500 Company presence than any other city in the world because most of them interested in doing business in China, would like to be very close to the Government to get first had information about policy Changes. Networking was a very important program component I miss while at home now. On a typical networking evening, all CIP interns gather at an agreed venue conveyed to very executive programs to network with Business people. It is fun and was worth ht time too. The growth Process Performance appraisal was a very vital aspect of the internship and I loved it except the realities. In the first 2 months, my performance was not as pleasant as I thought. I was encouraged to work hard and read more and I was at my best thereafter. CIP together with my host company conducts performance appraisal on my achievements and very frank recommendations are made to keep me in check. I love it though it was very corrective. I will add my voice to the rest of previous reviewers that CIP is to be trusted and their programs are solid and the experiences are real. Professionalism and good work ethics as well as fast follow ups outclass any shortfalls. We have also vowed to be ambassadors for CIP.Read Less
Just as the famous Saint Augustine said, “the world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page”. I found this to be true on my Internship Project with CIP. It is an account I would like to give and could never finish. I tried some o...Read More
Just as the famous Saint Augustine said, “the world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page”. I found this to be true on my Internship Project with CIP. It is an account I would like to give and could never finish. I tried some of these into articles on some travel blogs, I wished my visa never expired and my family never keep asking me to come back home J after extending it for a month of jolly cruising ride and Tour.
I decided to do some internship in China after graduating from the university of Newcastle in Civil Engineering. Haven searching around for local jobs and getting frustrated, I decided to trip China to gain the experience that all employers keep asking during interviews. I am grateful my family did support this idea.
I chose CIP as an agent upon recommendation from a friend who once participated in this program. This experience probably had the biggest impact on my personal side. I′ve experienced coming to a city, I′ve never been, alone and being in a culture I haven’t met before. All this I think made my independent skills even stronger. Getting through the first week wasn’t very easy for me because of the unfamiliar. I don’t wish to portray here that it is the food I love, but my Welcome dinner with CIP staff was really an ice-breaking session.
I came for engineering internship in a well established Chinese company in Beijing for 6 months. I was arranged for 6 months internship, Language study and some business classes to know about Chinese business model since I was and is still interested in doing business in China. This company adopted very contemporarily and state of the art approaches to managing their company. They hired some foreign expats as staff and work culture was just like the west. It is amazing to see Chinese companies practice western approach to organizing while life after work is all about Chinese culture. The company sources contracts within and outside China and their reputation are solid internationally.
I was given a One-week orientation and training to fit into the department in Charge of Designing Intelligent Transportation Systems for countries and cities. They provide services relating to different modes of transport and traffic management. The department uses Information and communication Technology to plan transport networking. During my internship, I worked under a Supervisor who was ready to make me a real engineer. This was his promise to me on the first day I met him in the Coffee Yard.
I was happy for this opportunity because China despite its huge population has a well designed efficient transportation system which is worth studying about. The placement practically got me to know more.
I was involved in preparing bids for tenders and some project supervision tasks. I learnt and mastered How to prepare good bids to win international contracts. This makes me feel like a giant because I was never taught how to deal with this while in School.
I got to know how to use Emergency vehicle Notification procedures, How to development Automatic Road enforcements, CCTV systems and to use other Intelligent transport Technologies. I also learnt the basics of safety issues used to design the Chinese subway system.
Every engineer could judge how valuable this experience is going to be for me. CIP gave me a very wonderful supervisor who was doing a fantastic supervision.
No program is perfect and as such I don’t expect this to be very perfect. It took me a while to agree to the offer. My internship placement was changed twice before I finally settle for this one. I got frustrated in the process as I lost trust for the agency, but I got to realise that it is rather a stronger feature of their service because, the client have a say in deciding what eventually they settle for.
It is not easy getting paid placements for students in China when there are numerous young graduates willing to render such services for free. But to whoever is coming to China, I will recommend CIP as a sure way. Don’t miss it !!
There is this quote that my language tutor taught me which is “wherever you go, go with your heart” this is a quote from Confucius a very important figure in Chinese history. It is only when we do this that we will realise the full benefits of the purpose. Cultural shock is real!! Let’s get prepared as we go abroad for those expensive experiences that our own local companies are not prepared to give us.Read Less
Just as the famous Saint Augustine said, “the world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page”. I found this to be true on my Internship Project with CIP. It is an account I would like to give and could never finish. I tried some o...
Initially, I did fear that I would not meet expectations given the high caliber of the people and projects I worked on. However, everyone was more than happy to help me get up to speed and more. The challenge is there, but I don’t feel entirely...Read More
Initially, I did fear that I would not meet expectations given the high caliber of the people and projects I worked on. However, everyone was more than happy to help me get up to speed and more. The challenge is there, but I don’t feel entirely on my own. This is my definition of a good internship". --Ann Leonard (Ohio University) I studied Environmental Science and Policy Management in Ohio University. Haven completed my First degree, I decided to gain a much intense skill dealing with serious projects. In the first place, no continent in the world is battling environmental degradation in the world than Asia. Asia is facing serious environmental challenges posed by aggressive economic growth. China’s most important city is no exception and for the past decades, Beijing has been suffering from massive environmental degradation including massive pollution. This sets the tone for my decision to intern in China.
I finally selected CIP to help with the placement and I was allocated to an organization with a mission to promote sustainable development and green growth. Headquartered in Beijing, they are the gateway for foreign cleantech companies to China’s green business and environmental market. They organize international conferences and outreach events, receiving and sending trade missions between countries, commercializing Chinese and foreign cleantech in China, and conducting research in sustainable development and green growth models. They also contribute to the discourse of influencing Chinese Green Economy Policies through a variety of lobby activities.
This is exactly what I was interested in so I did not waste much time before accepting the offer. My duty for the first 3 months was to conduct research and interpret results and prepare presentations for international conferences. Organize logistics for international conferences and during my internship, so many conferences were organized between Israel, Singapore, Spanish and UK governments and China. As the official organization in charge of green environment in China, we played a vital role in the delivery of these conferences. Out of these researchers and policy analysts, I was supposed to spot opportunities worth exploiting and write a proposal that is actionable. These are some of my personal contributions to the company.
Over the other half of the Internship, I plan travel logistics and schedule for business delegations to International governments and companies, Support visiting partners and on-site visits to clients; and also engage in some lobby meetings.
Why I am so poised about this internship is that I worked on famous international projects such as those funded by UNIDO, UNEP, China Green Carbon foundation and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. These experiences will live with me forever and I think my International environmental agenda will happen live!
For China Internship Placements, I entertained some doubts from the beginning. I was hesitant in paying so much to them, but this was later solved. I was not sure whether I was doing the right thing. I think that they should be able to offer a proper guarantee for such huge sums of money to be wired to them. This creates so much anxiety in the entire process and makes the preparation stage very disintegrated. At a point in time, I was made to talk with my supervisor and I tried so much due diligence but was not enough to satisfy my curiosity. I had to gamble, but I got it right if I had it wrong, I should be screwed for life! as my parents will not forgive me. I was also scared by the horrible stories that I read online about some other internship providers and this scared me about scam. I don’t know what CIP could do about it, but I think they must find a way of getting ahead of other providers so more students will know about their programs.
Aside that, CIP is a sweet family to join.Read Less
Initially, I did fear that I would not meet expectations given the high caliber of the people and projects I worked on. However, everyone was more than happy to help me get up to speed and more. The challenge is there, but I don’t feel entirely...
China has been a life-changing experience and CIP could not be more helpful in the process. They are genuinely interested in helping out students achieve their goals. From the moment I step foot in Beijing, a member of the CIP team was already ...Read More
China has been a life-changing experience and CIP could not be more helpful in the process. They are genuinely interested in helping out students achieve their goals. From the moment I step foot in Beijing, a member of the CIP team was already eagerly waiting for my arrival. The team had already planned out detailed itineraries on the first day such as: checking in to my accommodation, opening up a bank account and obtaining a Chinese mobile number.
Beijing was such a culturally rich experience. The juxtaposition between the modern towering skyscraper and the ancient Beijing hutong only a few blocks apart are a sight to behold. My first choice of city was actually Shanghai; however, I am glad that I made the switch to Beijing instead. China’s capital is full of surprises and there are plenty of hidden gems within the city’s small alleyways waiting to be discovered. While it may seem that Beijing is not as international as Shanghai, the expatriates and international students community are tightly knit thus it felt to the contrary.
Studying and interning at a startup firm in China was challenging yet rewarding. I was involved in the making of an international advertisement as a project manager and therefore had to use both the Mandarin language and the English language when facing with local or international clients. The most crucial aspect of my job was to understand both the western culture and the eastern culture; by acknowledging how they differ and by making sure that there is no cultural misunderstanding between the local and the international parties.
One thing that stuck out the most was how technologically advanced China has become. From renting a bike that's readily available literally on every street with the use of the bike-sharing app to paying a street food vendor using a QR code.
I had learnt more about myself than I did in my own country within a short space of 5 months. The journey I had in Beijing was invaluable and I encourage anyone who is considering studying, teaching or interning abroad in China to go for it and have a life-changing experience through the CIP Internship Platform. I am sure you will love it.Read Less
China has been a life-changing experience and CIP could not be more helpful in the process. They are genuinely interested in helping out students achieve their goals. From the moment I step foot in Beijing, a member of the CIP team was already ...
Michelle's China Internship Review
A properly researched and designed marketing strategy is the best requirement for any multinational organization looking to break boundaries to increase global market presence and revenue. Let any orga...Read More
Michelle's China Internship Review
A properly researched and designed marketing strategy is the best requirement for any multinational organization looking to break boundaries to increase global market presence and revenue. Let any organization entering its multinational stage doubt this and they are reassured to fail 100%. I am confident about this because I had the opportunity to try and test this fact through CIP’s China Internship.
Let's assume that China is not an economic superpower but has just a mere 1.4 billion people and I will have still chosen it as a place of doing my Marketing Internship to gain international experience.
Going international to gain experiences is never cheap and will never be cheap. I decided to intern abroad but the reality dawn on me when it was time to pay for the entire project which cost me a 4 digit figure. I did what I could do just to remain safe, but my parents still doubt my choice but eventually, I took the risk.
The placement process was rigorous as I had to go through a 3 stage Interview one with CIP Placement department and two others with my host Company. It was a learning process which I never had in University. It was strange to me because I thought CIP had to do all those cover-ups. I have never heard that internships in China got that competitive and selective. In entirety, the process reassured me that this was a professional program and not another Chinese mass production factory.
I was finally placed into a renowned Marketing Research company based in Shanghai, China tasked with the responsibility of assisting the Market Entry Department. This is a team of 18 people doing different things. I am supposed to be part of the research squad and my role formed the basis of my superior’s task. Anytime, I make mistakes, he was definitely going to do same. Although I passed the interview, I panicked at this new job because this was my first major experience at doing any serious research aside School projects and my Thesis.
I was tasked with the responsibility of collecting information identified outlets such as super and hypermarkets, consumer agencies and other governmental institutions like Ports and Harbor Authority. This information was dissected and manipulated to get signals of the seasonality of demands, recent trends in demand and competition statistics. I did this on 23 brands from countries such as Italy, UK, US and Saudi Arabia. So what do you expect? I can just see mastery.
One major project which I managed and drove my motivation high was when I was tasked to collect consumer perception index for a Jewel Brand which was looking to expand its market share in China. I was appointed the head of the team with other interns coming from CIP and other agencies we could not speak Chinese, but we sailed through with very minimal assistance from some Chinese native speaking colleagues. My Chinese speaking skills were enhanced after 3 months of study and this I will confess was essential to my success. This project went successfully as I was awarded separately for it.
My working morale was high likewise my other colleagues because there was always a weekly reward for hard work and deadline massacre. The term deadline massacre was coined from a team meeting we had was asked to try to meet deadlines. So any time an employee finishes tasks before the appointed time, the TIME MASSACRE AWARD was given. This included 1000 RMB and a treat to Spa and Dinner with the department head on next Sunday. Haven worn this once, I felt it was an opportunity to network with my BOSS which I nailed perfectly.
This internship was not relevant on any continent, country or city than Asia, China, Shanghai. I got deep cultural insights from studying Shanghainese (Shanghai Residents). Shanghai is more cosmopolitan than you could ever imagine. They are also getting rich day by day and enjoying shopping as their pastime. So consumer goods are heavily represented. Name any internationally recognized brand and they have it.
I noticed that Chinese have a unique taste for quality and price. The perception is that the higher the price, the higher the quality which I do not necessarily agree but that’s the reality in Shanghai. This is a relevant pricing strategy for most brands. So I just laid a free tip J. Cultural issues entangle the work of a marketer in China and you cannot override it. For example, when a brand is seen to be associated with the wrong colors, people, animals etc which culture does not favour, the brand suffers. These facts are very petty but vital for success.
Chinese social media tools as a marketing zone is a different atmosphere for marketing. I already knew about Twitter, facebook, Instagram etc but they all were blocked in China so I had to learn about WEIBO, WE CHAT and Renren. It was worth it too because I could confidently lead a campaign on these platforms in addition to what is in the west.
This is more than just a review it is actually a memo and I hope you enjoyed it. If you are looking to develop your skills and get relevant, I prescribe CIP 100% for anyone without any reservation. Their teams are solid from Program design, Placement to Customer service.
I have been transformed and I will launch my career in China because I am addicted to the experience and way of life now.Read Less
Michelle's China Internship Review
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I am yet to discover any program which is much customized and flexible than that of China Internship Placements. It is their hull mark and to me, they look different. I am a Bachelor student and graduated from Stanford University with Finance M...Read More
I am yet to discover any program which is much customized and flexible than that of China Internship Placements. It is their hull mark and to me, they look different. I am a Bachelor student and graduated from Stanford University with Finance Major and minored in Asian History. I joined this program to launch my career, add some professional touch to my CV before applying to further my education (MBA). I finally decided to go China for some specific experiences which are just unique to the way of doing business there. I am aware that my demands are too strange as I wanted to work as a Junior Trader /Analyst with the relevant job descriptions. I had just 4 weeks to have this planned. I wasted one week trying to figure this out which agency is right for me and in the process, I discovered CHINA INTERNSHIP PLACEMENTS (CIP).
I ignored the so-called Big Internship providers in China because their contract terms were too strict especially where I had to pay fully for the program without knowing what to expect.
They finally arranged my desired program within 2 weeks and I had to process my visa with express service and got to China.
The company I interned with is a privately held integrated financial services company that enable clients to make effective financial decisions for today and for their retirement. Through direct offers of residential mortgages, investment advisory services, and real estate investment advice they clients' entire personal balance sheet to improve the outcomes of the financial choices of life. They are located in Shanghai with subsidiaries in Beijing, and six other provinces in China. It is a multinational company belonging to the EverGlory group of companies.
My job descriptions were solid and worth it. I handled Trade client positions using rebalancing software and excel models. Configure Rebalancer for optimum trading recommendations. Reconcile accounts and cost basis daily. Improve systems and processes through programming and innovative thinking throughout the division. Maintain client and prospect databases for request tracking, reporting, and mailings. Support the Director of Research and Portfolio Management. Support Investment management staff and clients, helping to produce a unique Wealth Management experience for clients.
The position gifted me with knowledge about the legal situation in China surrounding Real Estate and Mortgage. With the caliber of networks I have, I can confidently establish my own firm in China. My understanding was well grounded in the field as I served under a supervisor who knew much about the US, Europe, and Australian Market with over 30 years of experience.
It is envious and more than gold to me.
The package for language studies was awesome and worth it. I had a personal language tutor and we planned the lesson hours to not interfere with my internship. I am currently intermediate speaker of Mandarin.
Lessons learned is that nothing gets done properly in China without the necessary connection and Guanxi as referred in the local parlance. It is the oil that lubricates the engines of progress. That was the reason that the companies I contacted could not lead the way to get me what I wanted. China Internship Placements has what it takes. This company is well grounded. Through them, I also had a fair share of my connections.
I will disclose here that I am their campus Ambassador and I have recruited 3 of my school mates who are already in China now. This does not compromise the originality of my review because it is quality service that enticed me to be their brand ambassador.
The program has its own shortfalls just as no organization is perfect. I think they needed to open up more online contacts and visibility because I have no doubt that many young graduates are looking for such an opportunity.Read Less
I am yet to discover any program which is much customized and flexible than that of China Internship Placements. It is their hull mark and to me, they look different. I am a Bachelor student and graduated from Stanford University with Finance M...