Internships are rather uncommon in China, and few Chinese companies have a concept for integrating interns into their work processes. You should obtain accurate information about the placement and supervision before starting your internship. Foreign institutes and companies in China are more experienced in the assignment of interns and often have trainee programs.
Paid internships are prohibited in China but there are various possibilities for funding an internship, e.g. expense allowances, free board and lodging, or travel grants. Initial contacts to internship companies are often successfully established through personal connections (guānxì 关系), an important feature of Chinese society. It is helpful to rely on former interns’ experiences. At the Career Service, you can browse through internship reports from all relevant industries.
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