Internship in China

If you want to do an internship somewhere exciting and different, China might be the place for you. China is an interesting place to live and work because it has a lot of history and culture. And since the economy is now one of the most important economies in the world, China is also a great place to get work experience.

If you are ready for an exciting adventure and the chance to learn about a different way of doing business, interning in China might be for you. If you are at least 18 years old and speak English well, you will fit right in at the LC Chinese School’s internship program.

Internships can be between one to twelve months long. And while speaking Mandarin is helpful, it is not necessary to participate in the Internship in China program.

Our internship matching process helps you find the right internship in China because we know how to applicants with professional companies in China.

The Process of Getting Started with an Internship in China


Step 1: Fill out an application

Send us an email with the dates you’re looking for and any questions you may have, and then choose the program you want. As soon as you send us your CV, we will start looking for an internship for you.

Step 2 – We will organize interviews

LC Chinese School does Zoom interviews with eligible companies and organizations until you agree to an internship. Both parties must sign the contract, visa papers, and information about what you should do before arrival.

Step 3: You arrive in China

When you get to the airport, you’ll be picked up. Join the LC Chinese School community and use the school’s resources.

Time duration Discount Price (CNY)
1 month
2 months
3 months
4 months
5 months
6 months
Extra: More than 6 months
9000 / month

Please note that all prices are listed in Chinese Yuan (CNY).

There is a shared bathroom, and sheets and towels are provided. The kitchen only has a fridge and a microwave, but there are a lot of cheap places to eat within a few minutes walk. Bills and WiFi are included in the price.

Through the Internship + Accommodation Program, you can add Chinese lessons to your internship and get a better place to live.

If one applicant prefers to have a permanent job in China this is also something we can help you with. There is a fixed one-time fee for this service.

Accomodation Upgrade Course Upgrades Emergency Upgrades
Room Upgrade: Live in larger room with private bathroom + 1,900 CNY / month. Homestay Upgrade: Breakfast and dinner are provided by a Chinese family.+ 3,500 CNY / month.
Learn Chinese while working 4 hours per week of group classes OR 2 hours per week of 1-on-1 classes at your office + 3,200 CNY / month.
Emergency Internship: We will help you to find your internship within less than two weeks after you booked the program. Recommended only if you are very late with your booking and we always recommend organizing this all much earlier. However, if you are really late, we’ve got your back + 4,500 CNY.


What about working hours, vacation, and compensation in China?

In China, most people work 40 hours a week. The times you start and end work each day are set by your company. This is a great question to ask at the job interview.

Regarding vacation time and pay, everything depends on how long you plan to stay and how your company is set up. You will sometimes, and you won’t sometimes. During your job interview, you should ask this question.

How much you get paid for an internship in China depends on the company. Some will give you a stipend or a set amount to help pay for things like food. In the first online meeting with the company, ask about the problem, so everyone knows what’s happening.

Do I have to be able to communicate in Mandarin Chinese to participate in the “Internship in China” program?

You do not need to know Mandarin to get an internship in China. English fluency is required, and speaking any other language is a plus. On the other hand, some organizations will only choose interns who have studied Chinese before their Internship. 

This is mainly to ensure that the intern has had time to get used to life in China in a safe and helpful environment and is ready to work when the internship starts, rather than still trying to figure out what’s going on. This is important because a newcomer in China needs a lot of help getting their life organized. Many employers don’t want their human resources staff to spend half of their time helping new interns with day-to-day issues.

Is it a good idea to take Chinese classes while having an internship in China?

Yes, it is. But you have to decide for sure what you prefer. Getting to know Mandarin in China is a great way to add to your list of skills and make your CV stand out. It will also make your everyday life in China better. Even though knowing Chinese isn’t required for your internship, it will make some things easier, like asking for directions, topping up your phone, and going shopping.

What industry could I work in?

Internships are available in many fields, including sales, marketing, technology, law, medicine, engineering, hospitality, medical, translation, education, IT, import/export, sports, and many more.

When should I make my reservation?

In general, as soon as possible, because the more time we have to arrange the internship, the more choices you’ll have. However, if you arrive late, we may be able to find you an emergency internship in less than two weeks. You’ll have to be a lot more adaptable with your choices in this situation. Approximately a half-year before flying to China, the majority of people apply.

What should you focus on during your job interview with the Chinese company?

As a participant in the LC Chinese School internship program, you will be given priority in the application process and will be scheduled for an interview with the firm right away. However, the firm will determine whether you are a good fit during the interview, so make sure you present yourself professionally. Each organization is unique, so contact your internship advisor if you have any specific questions about an upcoming interview with one. During the interview, make sure you ask a lot of questions.

How do I submit my application for the “Internship in China” program?

Send an email to . Please tell us what you’re looking for, and we’ll sign you up as soon as we can. The more you can say about yourself and what you want to do, the better. If you already have a CV, please send it to us. If you don’t, don’t worry; we’ll help you make one.

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