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Internships for Chengdu, China

Due to heightened concerns about student health and safety and the need to limit student exposure outside of classes and USAC-sponsored activities, we have decided to not offer in-person internships or service-learning activities during the Spring 2021 semester. Instead, Spring 2021 internships will be offered in a virtual format through USAC’s Global Perspectives Virtual Internship program, even for students attending in-person programs abroad. For more information on dates, costs, and placement options, please see our virtual internship program page.

We hope to resume in-person internships in Summer 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact the USAC internship team at internship@usac.edu.

Internships in Chengdu are offered during the semester and yearlong terms. Internships are optional and are included in your program fees. They range from 1-3 credits and are counted as part of your credit load. Interns earn credit, but no financial compensation. In addition to professional and academic experience, internships area great way to immerse yourself in the culture, meet locals, and practice your language skills.

Internship placements in Chengdu include:

Business

  • Crate International Limited - Restaurant business management - 2 positions available.
  • Rhombus Chengdu Hotel, Park Aura - High-end hotel management - 2 positions available.
  • The Range Bar & Grill - Western-style bar and restaurant - 2 positions available.

Journalism/Communications

  • GoChengdu Media Group - Chengdu City Government website - 3 positions available

NGO/Social Services

  • Oriental Charity Foundation - Non-profit foundation focusing on underprivileged children - 5 positions available.

Healthcare/Health Sciences

  • Community Medical Clinic - Traditional Chinese medicine - 2 positions available (eight semesters of college-level Chinese required)

Education/English Language Instruction

  • Children's English training school or local elementary school - English language tutoring - 3 positions available.
  • Daishi International Education Center - English language exam preparation - 3 positions available (no Chinese language requirement)

*Placement with a particular internship provider is not guaranteed.

Eligibility:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Junior standing (at time of internship)
  • Foreign language proficiency (six semesters of college-level Chinese unless otherwise noted)

Beginning in Summer 2021, a non-refundable internship placement fee will be required of all students participating in an in-person USAC internship. This fee helps offset the costs of securing quality internship placements and helps provide a range of professional development activities, including an online internship seminar, career workshops, and panel discussions. The fee amount has not been finalized but will be announced in the near future.

Placement is not guaranteed by USAC; rather it will be determined by your application, supporting materials, and an interview with the internship sponsor on site.

Quick Details

2020-21 App. Cycle

Spring: Suspended

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer Session I (5 weeks): Open

Summer Session II (4 weeks): Open

Summer Session I&II (9 weeks): Open

Fall/Yearlong: Open

Spring: Open

Eligibility

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Approval from Home University

Program Type

Specialty

Credits

US Credit

Program Capacity

50 students

Instruction

English | Chinese

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