A student doing an internship in China takes a business call at his placement.

Intern in China

Gain hands-on work experience in one of the fastest growing global economies in the world today

Do an internship in China with Projects Abroad and discover what you’re capable of by working in one of the fastest-developing countries in the world. You’ll work alongside local professionals, which will add relevant, real-world experience to your CV. You’ll also be able to improve personal skills like communication and teamwork.


You have plenty to choose from when it comes to internship placements in China. You can work in a law firm and get insight into different legal specialisations, like corporate law or intellectual property. Or work in the business sector to gain experience in fields like finance, marketing, and fashion. We also have opportunities for students to shadow doctors in some of the best hospitals in China.


The most popular time of the year to intern in China is the summer. Our summer internships in China fill up fast, so we recommend booking your trip in advance if you want to travel at this time.


You’ll be based in Shanghai with full-time staff, who you can call 24/7 if you need help. When you’re not focusing on your internship, there is a lot for you to see and do. You can explore mountains, lakes, temples, and gardens.

1-9 of 9 Projects

A group of Business Interns pose for a group photo infront of a reception desk at a law office in China.

From $5330 NZD

Business Internship in China
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Gain practical work experience while learning from business professionals in a rapidly developing economy

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 4 weeks
The layout of one of our journalism placements in China

From $5330 NZD

Journalism Internship in China
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Live and work in Shanghai and get practical journalism experience at an English-language magazine

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 4 weeks
A Projects Abroad group attend a workshop during their  Law internships in China.

From $5330 NZD

Law Internship in China
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Work with Chinese lawyers, gain work experience, and give your CV an edge with your experience abroad

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 4 weeks
High school students stand outside a local lawfirm on their Law and Business internship in China

From $4495 NZD

Law and Business Internships in China for Teenagers
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Live in Chengdu with other teenagers and gain work experience at law firms and local companies

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
While learning Mandarin in China, students use free time to explore local attractions like a Buddhist temple.

From $3570 NZD

Learn Mandarin in China
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Study Mandarin with a professional language teacher in modern Shanghai

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A group of medical interns gather round a surgical table in a hospital at a workshop during their medical placement in China.

From $4515 NZD

Medicine Internship in China
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Learn directly from doctors as they treat patients using Western and traditional Chinese medicine

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A volunteer reads a book to his students during his teaching work experience in China

From $4115 NZD

Volunteer Teaching English in China
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Travel to China and get practical classroom experience helping children improve their English

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
During teenage community volunteer work in China, a high school student hugs a young child in the classroom.

From $3970 NZD

Volunteer Work with Children for Teenagers in China
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Join teenagers from around the world and work in a group to support children at local schools

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A Projects Abroad volunteer working with children in China listens to young boys reading aloud to improve their reading skills.

From $3690 NZD

Volunteer Work with Children in China
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Teach English to children and equip them with the skills they need to succeed when they start school

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks

Can't find what you're looking for?

We have the expertise and staff on the ground to create a custom project for you, or simply help you find the best option.


Speak to one of our China experts on:

09 889 0587

or email:

to start planning your project

Where we are based in China

As an intern in China, you'll work in the bustling city of Shanghai.


Think of Shanghai, and your head immediately fills with images of neon lights, the iconic city skyline, and towering skyscrapers. Shanghai is one of the most populated cities in the world, with more than 24 million people calling it home.


Not only is Shanghai a global financial centre and transport hub, it’s one of the fastest-developing cities in the world today. This makes it the perfect place for anyone looking for to grow professionally in a different and exciting environment.


When you’re not working, there’s plenty to do. Explore bustling streets, discover an endless supply of art and entertainment, and eat your weight in delicious dumplings.

AIRPORT PICKUP, FLIGHTS AND VISAS

Our China internship placements are based in multiple locations. When you arrive at your respective airport, a member of Projects Abroad staff will be there to meet you. You can find more detailed information on arrival airports, orientation, and visas on our China Arrival Procedures page.

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