Internships and Community Engagement Opportunities
Part-time internship opportunities may be available to qualified students whose schedules allow time to commit to a 1-3 credit internship. Placements in Beijing include a Chinese NGO, English language publications, international public relations firms, human service organizations, and various English teaching opportunities. Possible organizations include the Chi Heng Foundation (which serves children impacted by AIDS), Dezan Shira & Associates, or Shangri-la Farms.
Students who choose not to pursue an internship may participate in non-credit community engagement that entail short-term or one-time projects, such as assisting with special activities at a vocational school for migrant families.
Students should have either relevant coursework and/or prior work experience in the requested internship field and must submit an Internship Request Form and resume in advance as part of the application process. Some internship and community engagement placements may require Mandarin language proficiency. Final decisions about placements are made in Beijing after an on-site interview.
Summer internships are also available. If you are a Beijing spring semester student seeking a full-time internship related to your major, you may extend your stay in China during the summer with an eight-week, three-credit internship in Shanghai. The summer internship program entails an additional fee which covers tuition, housing, weekly group debriefing sessions, and various activities and events with other international and local students.