Join our Law and Business internship in China for teenagers and learn directly from professionals at law firms and companies. You’ll gain insight into the inner workings of businesses in China, while experiencing life in a different country and work culture. This is an exciting way to add work experience to your CV, which could help your future career.
During your internship, you’ll get plenty of practical work. You’ll do legal case studies, visit courts, and receive business assignments. This will help you see what the day-to-day work of a lawyer or business professional is like.
You will be based in Shanghai and stay at shared accommodation with teenagers your age. Projects Abroad staff will be there to supervise and guide you every step of the way.
Please note this calculator is for pricing information only. You will need to choose your final dates and duration on our application form.
When you apply you only pay $495, which comes off the total price.
Looking to do more than one project? Call us on 09 889 0587 to see if we can offer a discount.
High School Specials - Hassle-free, pre-planned trips for 15-18 year olds that help you step out of your comfort zone
China > Law & Business
Fixed dates during school holidays
This project is only for 15-18 year olds
What's included in the price?
Food (three meals a day)
Travel and medical insurance
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival
Transport to and from your work placement
In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff
Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team
Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources
Training and workshops from our experienced local staff
Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns
Access to our local office with internet connection
Certification of project completion
Access to our alumni services and discounts
Visa support and advice
Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor
Fundraising support, including your own personalised fundraising website
Personalised MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination
Dedicated full-time staff members with you 24 hours a day
Organised weekend tourism trips
Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch
A free cultural awareness course
What's not included?
Visa costs (where applicable)
What will I do on a Law and Business internship in China for high school students?
You’ll spend two weeks in Shanghai with teenagers your age, working at local law firms and businesses. These are some of the things you will do:
- Meet and shadow lawyers and business professionals
- Receive presentations and assignments
- Explore Shanghai with interns from all over the world
On a Law and Business internship in China for high school students, your work will focus on the following areas:
Meet and shadow lawyers and business professionals
You’ll learn from and shadow highly skilled lawyers and business professionals. They’ll share personal accounts and tips, which can help you decide if this is a career you want to pursue. They’ll also answer your questions, so we recommend taking notes so you can remember everything you learn from them!
Receive presentations and assignments
You will receive interesting and informative presentations from people in the industry. These are designed to give you a broad overview of and a deeper insight into legal and business practices in China. You’ll focus on topics like commercial and corporate law.
You will also be given a variety of tasks to complete. These include:
- Putting together case studies
- Proofreading documents
- Making comparisons between the Chinese and other legal systems
Explore Shanghai with interns from all over the world
Our staff have a fun sightseeing trips organised for you and the other teenagers. You’ll visit the east Nanjing road shopping street, Yuyuan Garden and Chenghuang temple. You'll also spend time learning a few Chinese phrases, making dumplings and practicing your calligraphy. Projects Abroad staff will make sure you are never alone during this trip, and during the social and cultural activities we organise during the week.
Where in China will I be working?
You’ll work in Shanghai, which is one of the biggest cities in China and the international hub for economic and financial development. When you see the skyscrapers that seem to have no end and the neon city skyline that illuminates the night sky, the vastness of Shanghai will really sink in. It can be exciting to see the constant bustle of activity as people move through the street at all hours. You’ll see people on their way to work, bartering at the markets or enjoying a meal at one of the many Chinese side street cafes.
While you aren’t taking in the wonder of Shanghai, you’ll spend one week at a law firm, and one week in a business placement. We give you the chance to explore sectors like:
You will live with other teenagers and Projects Abroad staff at a local hostel.
Measuring Our Impact
Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers and interns actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work.
We produce an annual High School Specials Impact Report, which documents some of these achievements. Find out more about the impact of these projects, and read the latest report.
Meet the team in China
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