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Internships for Shanghai, China

USAC internships abroad are a great way to enhance your educational experience. Participating in a structured work or research experience with an international organization, whether in-person or virtually, will help you gain valuable skills and hands-on experience while expanding your professional network and immersing yourself in the workplace culture of China.

Beginning in Fall 2021, a $985 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.

For more information on eligibility requirements and application process see the USAC internship page.

Virtual internships are offered through USAC’s Global Perspectives program. For more information about the program, see the Global Perspectives virtual internship page.

*Placement with a particular internship provider is not guaranteed

Placements available in the following fields:

Business

Digital Marketing and Social Media Management

English-Language Instruction

Event Planning

Human Resources

Business

A community dedicated to expatriates in Shanghai aiming to gather associations, event organizers, clubs, professional networks, and companies to help foreign residents find activities, share experiences, try new things, and most importantly to create a network that facilitates their integration in Shanghai.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Develop prospective clients and sponsors
  • Identify and participate in exhibitions, conferences, networking events and seminars in order to find new clients or generate referrals
  • Create partnership with bars, restaurants, and other leisure services for expats.
  • Write and/or review contracts for clients and sponsors
  • Negotiate exclusive deals for our members

Requirements

  • Chinese language proficiency preferred, but not required

Formats/Terms

  • In-person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Digital Marketing and Social Media Management

A company focusing on the advertising industry by organizing large-scale events, conferences, and brand campaigns.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Collect quantitative and qualitative data for marketing projects
  • Perform market and competitor research and analysis
  • Manage the company's digital presence on the web, WeChat, Facebook, Tik Tok, etc.
  • Participate in product launches

Requirements

  • Chinese language proficiency preferred, but not required

Formats/Terms

  • In-person: Semester

Digital Marketing and Social Media Management

A community dedicated to expatriates in Shanghai aiming to gather associations, event organizers, clubs, professional networks, and companies to help foreign residents find activities, share experiences, try new things, and most importantly to create a network that facilitates their integration in Shanghai.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Manage and monitor social media platforms to enlarge brand awareness and increase followers
  • Compose and edit marketing materials and article content for social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat
  • Support printing and managing of marketing materials.
  • Liaise with vendors
  • Contact overseas potential sponsors

Requirements

  • Chinese language proficiency preferred, but not required

Formats/Terms

  • In-person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

English-Language Instruction

A local middle school located in the Jing'an District of central Shanghai just outside of Zhabei Park serving students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist in classroom instruction
  • Teach extracurricular English classes to Chinese middle school students aged 13-15

Requirements

  • Chinese language proficiency preferred, but not required

Formats/Terms

  • In-person: Semester
  • Virtual: Semester

Event Planning

A community dedicated to expatriates in Shanghai aiming to gather associations, event organizers, clubs, professional networks, and companies to help foreign residents find activities, share experiences, try new things, and most importantly to create a network that facilitates their integration in Shanghai.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Identify venues to host events.
  • Negotiate partnerships with bars or restaurants.
  • Invite speakers in relation to the theme of the event.
  • Coordinate with partners, speakers and the other stakeholders.
  • Develop co-hosting event activities

Requirements

  • Chinese language proficiency preferred, but not required

Formats/Terms

  • In-person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Human Resources

A company that designs and manufacturers low-power and high-resolution video compression, image processing, and deep neural network processors and software to enable cameras to become more intelligent when used in a wide variety of human and computer vision applications, including video security, advanced driver assistance (ADAS), electronic mirror, drive recorder, driver/cabin monitoring, autonomous driving, and other robotics applications.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Work the with HR team to design customized English language and culture-related online training courses
  • Provide online training courses for local staff

Requirements:

  • Chinese language proficiency preferred, but not required
  • Familiarity with the IT and software development industry preferred

Formats/Terms

  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Quick Details

2021-22 App. Cycle

Fall/Yearlong: Suspended

Spring: Open

Spring Accelerated: Open

2022-23 App. Cycle

Summer Sessions: Opens 9/1
Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1
Spring: Opens 9/1

Eligibility

Preferred GPA: 2.5

Approval from Home University

Program Type

Specialty

Credits

US Credit

Program Capacity

50 students

Instruction

English | Chinese

Passport & Visa

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