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2018 China Summer Internships
CIP’s Summer Internships offer Real Experience! You’ll Also be Coached by Career Experts from Silicon Valley
China Summer Internship for College Students & Graduates
Join the best China Summer Internships! Our Summer Internship Programs are designed for College students and Young Graduates. China Internship Placements’ Summer Internship Program presents an opportunity to revamp and enhance your skills while learning Chinese language and getting deeply immersed in the local culture. It is a combination of our China Professional Internship program, Chinese Language study and other China Immersion Programs. A summer spent interning in China grants you an industrial experience in your chosen field as you spend 2-4 months working with multinational organizations and experiencing China as a local. Network and dine with Chinese business community as well as influential individuals for future career opportunities. A summer Internship in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and other Cities will surely leave you memories
Featured City: Internship in Shanghai, follow our participant as she explores the beauty of this magnificent city
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Join any of our 2018 Programs before 28th December and Automatically Qualify for a Travel Grant to China. The 2018 China Summer Internship is now open with limited slots. Grab yours now!
Summer Internship Program ComponentsGet the best combination of components that maximize your resources and experience while on an internship in China. Its Internship and Career strategy on 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
Paid Summer Internships in ChinaGet a paid Summer Internship in China and gain experience relevant to your career. Launch your Career while learning about Chinese business systems. Our summer Internships in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen offers mind blowing experiences you get no where
Gaining an experience through an International Summer Internship is certainly a smart move. Our China Summer Internship grants you real world skills, cultural immersion and an opportunity to discover China in a very unique way. It gives you are needed experience and skills needed to start a fulfilling career. Aside from improving your profile, we pair you with Career Coaches selected from the United States and work in the Silicon Valley and Wall Street. They groom you to understand how to avoid the difficulties of a competitive career market. China Internship Placement accepts applications into our summer Internships especially from College Students and Young Graduates. Whether you call it International Summer Internships, Summer Internships Abroad or Summer Business Internships, your expectation will be met under this program. As a participant, you will study in the largest economy in the world with booming industrial sectors.
Are you looking to get diverse and culturally aware? Are you adaptable, well-rounded and strategic problem solver? Are you looking to make the best out of the summer? If you are looking to achieve the following, then submit your Applications now and be considered into our program
During this program, participants will learn about business Chinese financial system & corporate structure, fiscal policies and Chinese regulatory policies, workplace ethics, and know about the-Chinese-boss. Meet other like-minded interns from United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain and the rest of the world
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a step out of the comfort zone
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
A Summer Internship with CIP Gives you the Opportunity to:
- Be placed into a multinational Organization of your choice in China
- Define your Chinese Networks while working and laying a foundation for the future. Take advantage of our networking activities organized weekends to meet industry experts, expats and many more knowledgeable individuals from the business community.
- Widen your multicultural skills by working in an internationally charged business environment. Using fortune 500 resources to deliver on your work schedules.
- Master valuable Chinese speaking skills —reading, writing, and listening.
- Stay in most exciting cities in China that present daily opportunities to get immersed in Chinese Culture, network and launch your career.
- Opportunity to be mentored and guided on how to excel as a business executive
- Our cultural trips and activities enlighten participants about Chinese Culture. Trips are organized to famous places like the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace, Pudong Street, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Longhua Park and many more.
- Get the opportunity to join our CIP Opportunity Network which is made up of CIP Alumni and our Career Advisors. This network is connected to our resources updating job opportunities all around the world and assist members in achieving their Entrepreneurial ambitions
- An opportunity to win a free trip ticket to any other city
Summer Internship Extras:
China Summer Internship, Why Join?
Allocation to real Projects during your Summer Internship
Job descriptions are challenging and each day presents very interesting opportunities. Your job descriptions are set within a partner organization in an industry of your choice. It is a prerequisite you bring on board a professional attitude, as well as innovative ideas for corporate breakthroughs. China summer internship is a solid program exposing you to the technical skills in your industry
A complete transformation and value addition is guaranteed on our summer internships
One outstanding advantage of our China Sumer Internship program is that after completion you will be able to lead an organizational strategy into Chinese and other International markets with full confidence. You will learn about policy environments and all the entry strategies available to the Chinese market.
Performance Appraisal, Onsite support, and feedback
CIP’s Summer Internship in China is actually designed to being the best in you. From the arranged targets and performance standards, your output will be measured and recommendations given by your on-site supervisor. This includes changes to your Job descriptions to ensure you are completely transformed. The entire duration of the program is a learning curve where you will be pruned to be efficient and productive.
Unique Summer Internship Programs with Professional Mentoring
Summer Internships on the CIP Platform is the Best. You will be paired with Chattered Career Coaches who help you figure out all the complexities of figuring out a successful career. They come on board with a successful career in recruiting for companies in the silicon valley and wall street
We have in-house trainers to train you to be fit as a corporate executive. Not all attitudes lead to the top!. Our properly designed corporate grooming puts you in a position to lead multinationals to success. You will learn to time manage yourself as a professional and manage others as well. For us, it is an opportunity to develop talented youth for the future.
We offer Entrepreneurial training to all interns on our China Summer Internship. In case you don’t know, we are the only China Internship Program in China with massive resources to train our participants to know how to start businesses International especially in China. There are numerous opportunities that young people could tap into in China and we use an internship as a stepping stone to make that possible.
Sumer internships in China are not complete without Networking. We will secure for you the opportunity to meet successful business connections while you take an Internship Program with CIP. We have developed a solid network of links which our participants benefit from while with us.
Over the years, given the strictness of our requirements for interns, as well as for our partner organizations, we are able to match you to the right opportunities, which means you cannot fail when given the chance! CIP Interns are regarded as achievers and seen as the best out there because we groom you to deliver! Join the best! In the past, we recruited only the most intelligent and gifted students from the top Universities, which we still do, but we are now giving the opportunity to each and every person who is able to prove themselves worthy of the CIP Opportunity.
Summer Internship in China (Cultural activities and field trips)
At CIP, we take seriously the immersion aspect of our China Summer Internship and Summer Study Programs. Participants take field trips and cultural activities as part of getting to know China. Trips are organized to historical sites in Beijing, shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Participants will visit places like the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace, Pudong Street, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Longhua Park and many more. Our cultural Activities include Kungfu Classes, Yoga, and Tai chi class, Mountain climbing, bungee jumping, Chinese cuisine lessons, calligraphy, paper cutting, Karaoke Nights. Check our Cultural Activities and trip page for more.
Summer Internships in China comes with Immersion and language partners
Immersion has been deliberately built into all our China Study and Internship Programs be it mainstream, summer or winter programs. Staying with a host family has a very gig advantage for quicker immersion and an opportunity to practice the Chinese language on a daily basis given very natural situations and not just learning in the abstract.
China Internship Placements make available language partners to all who want extra opportunities to practice Chinese language and establish networks in China.
Volunteering during Summer Internship in China
Our China Summer Internship gives you the opportunity to give back to society and its rewarding with an inner satisfaction. China Internship placements well-structured Volunteering program which come with very good projects. During your summer internship in China, projects are allocated to Participants in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Nanjing. We liaise with local NGOs, Community Based Organizations, and other relevant institutions to arrange meaningful and satisfying opportunities. Our volunteering projects might include organizing a weekend English lessons at the school of the blind, organizing a visit to autism institute and also other schools for disabled Children, teaching English at migrant schools over weekends. Looking for the Best China summer internship? you just got it
Our Summer Internships in China are hosted in a variety of locations and cities. Improve your professional skills and launch your international career
Beijing Summer Internship
Our China Summer internship is hosted in beautiful cities such as Beijing. It is a great opportunity to combine internship with Chinese language and business
Shanghai Summer Internship
CIP’s Summer internships in China places participants into multinational companies in a sector of choice. Customize your experience in China’s financial center. Inquire now!
Guangzhou – 广州
These Summer internship in China program is always ahead of the industry in terms of benefits and design. Apply now for our Guangzhou internship program !
Shenzhen – 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
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
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!
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
Who Can JoinMain details of our programs
CIP’s Internship Program admits participants who meet any of the criterial below or under the eligibility critieria. Our intern community aoriginates from allover the world including interns from United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy, Australia and the rest of the world who are willing to commit to professional codes of ethics. We also Admit Chinese Who Studied Abroad (海归 – Hai gui) and looking to improve thier profile we have special programs in this regard
High School Students on Enhancement Programs
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
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.
Get the Best of your Summer Internship in China
Summer Internship on the CIP Platform is designed to sharpen you for the Job Market and improve your profile. We TEACH you the art of securing Jobs with a Career Strategy and we invest into the Career Coaching process to give you best of the best. Join our Internship in China for the best of what you have been searching. Remember, a good career life guarantees a Happy Future!
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MENTORING & COACHING
Our Internship in China allocates you a seasoned career coach whose responsibility is to help brand your skills, refine them and equip you with techniques that 95% of your peers are yet to discover. Join our Guaranteed Internship handled by professional staff.
TRANSFORMATIVE & CUSTOMIZED
Our Internship in China allocates you a seasoned career coach whose responsibility is to help brand your skills, refine them and equip you with techniques that 95% of your peers are yet to discover. Join our Guaranteed Internship handled by professional staff.
SAFE & IMMERSIVE
All 20 of our Program Modules including Summer Internship Programs are designed to be safe, immersive and supportive. This reflects in our ability to gain trust and endorsement in the career industry.
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China Internship Placements offers Paid Internships Program in China as well as Intensive Chinese Language programs in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Nanjing.
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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...