" The company I worked for was great, the work I did was fun, and all of my co-workers were friendly."
" Go Abroad China always provides the sensation of security for its participants. There is always someone to turn the moment you need something in China."
" I had a fairly positive experience with GAC. This is what I would recommend if you really plan to make progress in the language."
GAC internship program in China along with Chinese immersion program is a combination of Chinese studies and practical work experience gained in a domestic or international company. The program is an exciting opportunity for young professionals and students interested to gain work experience in China whilst developing their Chinese language skills.
Based on the prior work experience, professional background, student preference and availability, Go Abroad China offers a variety of work placements to suityourneeds.
While providing individuals the opportunity to gain work experience, an internship in China also enables them to learn Chinese language and culture. Interns also have the chance to experience Chinese culture in a close way by living with a local Chinese family.
As an intern, you will not only encounter new professional opportunities and challenges, but social ones too. The time you spend in China enables you to develop new relationships both in personal and professional spheres of life by participating in numerous networking events in China.
Students have the opportunity to work for at least 25 hours a week in local or international companies based in Beijing or Shanghai. Students have the option to request an internship placement by preference from any one of the following fields: Banking and Finance, Business Development, Education, IT, Marketing and Advertising, Non-Profit, Retail, and Travel and Tourism. Should you feel one of these fields is not the one for you. Please let us know and we will find you the right fit.
Please take into account that appropriate placements are determined by your educational and professional background, availability and Chinese language ability. Consideration is also taken by making early registration. As the placements are on 1st come 1st serve basis. Student applications for internships are evaluated by a team of professionals and recommended to various companies in China. Companies may sometimes interview students recommended by GAC prior to a final placement. At the end of the internship students will receive a reference from the onsite coordinator.
The China Internship program has two components:
Go Abroad China has a network of over 600 partner companies in Beijing, Shanghai besides other cities in China providing internship opportunities to students and professionals desiring to experience China on the business front. Participants have the option to choose an internship that suits their needs and preferences. GAC professional staff matches preferences and future career aspiration to a current internship position available offering participants an unparalleled service in the industry. The internship positions are categories based on the business or service sector in domestic Chinese companies as well as in large international companies operating in China.
Hilton is one of the most recognised hotel brands in the world with the famous Hilton logo proudly displayed on over 470 hotels in nearly 70 countries world-wide. In addition to the Hilton brand, Hilton International also owns Scandic Hotels, which operates 140 hotels throughout Europe.
Daimler Northeast Asia Parts Trading and Services Co., Ltd. (DPTS), which was established in April 2008, is headquartered in Beijing and running three operative warehouses in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. The headquarter is taking care of the administrational processes, including inventory management, importation, domestic trading, export, customer relationship management, procurement, transportation management, warehouse management, contract management and cost planning, as backbone to the three warehouses which do the physical distribution.
As a joint-venture wholesale company, Mercedes-Benz (China) Ltd (MBCL), imports almost the entire MBC passenger car product line to mainland China, and manages the brand, sales, service and distribution for MBC products in China. MBCL also oversees the Hong Kong operation via Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Ltd. (a 100% Daimler AG subsidiary), which manages the imported MBC passenger cars and CV for Hong Kong and Macau.
China Mobile Limited, of which China Mobile (HK) Group Limited is the major shareholder, set wholly-owned subsidiaries in 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government) in China and went public in Hong Kong and New York Stock Exchanges. Currently, in terms of its market value, China Mobile Limited is the largest among all the overseas listed Chinese companies and among all the telecom carriers in Asia.
HP is a leading global provider of products, technologies, solutions and services to consumers and business. The company''s offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services, and imaging and printing. Our $4 billion annual R&D investment fuels the invention of products, solutions and new technologies so we can better serve customers and enter new markets. We invent, engineer and deliver technology solutions that drive business value, create social value and improve the lives of our customers.
Haier is the world's fourth largest white goods manufacturer and is the official home appliances sponsor of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.As of 2007, the Haier Group has established a total of 64 trading companies (19 located overseas), 29 manufacturing plants (24 overseas), 8 design centers (5 overseas) and 16 industrial parks (4 overseas). Consistent with Haier's position as a global brand, the company employs over 50,000 people around the world. In addition, Haier boasts a 58,800-strong sales network which last year accounted for a global turnover of 118 billion RMB (16.2 billion USD).
Based on its proprietary core technology bound with the capability of capital leverage, Tsinghua Tongfang has established four major businesses lines including information technology, energy and environment, applied nuclear technology and biological medicine.
Bank of China,or Bank of China Limited in full, is one of China’s four state-owned commercial banks. Its businesses cover commercial banking, investment banking and insurance. Members of the group include BOC Hong Kong, BOC International, BOCG Insurance and other financial institutions. The Bank provides a comprehensive range of high-quality financial services to individual and corporate customers as well as financial institutions worldwide. In terms of tier one capital, it ranked 18th among the world’s top 1,000 banks by The Banker magazine in 2005.
China Radio International (CRI) is the only overseas broadcaster in the People's Republic of China. CRI was founded on December 3, 1941 and is owned and operated by the state. CRI is one of the "three central media organizations in China" along with China National Radio (CNR) and China Central Television (CCTV).
Marriott International, Inc., is a leading lodging company. Its heritage can be traced to a root beer stand opened in Washington, D.C., in 1927 by J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott. Today, Marriott International has more than 3,200 lodging properties located in the United States and 66 other countries and territories. GAC participants will have internship with Marriott Beijing.
Beijing Rui Heng International Trade Limited Company is a professional international trading company that has been approved by General Administration of State Customs as the first-grade enterprise specialized in international trading and declaration agency. The company has stable foreign clients from Europe and the U.S and a large number of domestic customers.
AllBright is a full-service law firm of more than 200 attorneys, and provides a wide array of legal services from local litigation to complex international transactions.
AllBright was formed in early 1999 when the leaders of Shanghai's Great Wall Law Offices, Shanghai Tian He Law Firm and Shanghai Jin Lian Law Firm announced their merger. Consequently, AllBright became the largest law firm in Shanghai, unparalleled in depth and its unique ability to respond to the breadth of increasingly complex legal needs in the domestic and international marketplace. AllBright represents the future of the Chinese law firm in a marketplace increasingly demanding the highest level of legal services, advice and integrity. AllBright's core practice is focused in the areas of corporate law and litigation, to include foreign direct investment, M&A, securities and futures transactions, financial services, corporate restructuring, international taxation, civil litigation and dispute resolution.
CFC is the premier cultural tour operator and cultural education organization for anyone (expatriates and foreign visitors) in Beijing and China looking to deepen their understanding of Chinese culture. CFC started in 2000 in Beijing and has proven to be very popular with Beijing's expat community. The English-language tours, walks, special events, classes and lectures all guarantee high levels of quality, service, and well-educated and friendly group environment.
Founded in 1998, the Chi Heng Foundation is a charity registered and based in Hong Kong with offices in Henan, Anhui, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. It is a non-government organization whose programs are funded by private donors, business, and partner NGOs. “Chi Heng” means “wisdom in action”, and at CHF we believe we must use our knowledge to help people in need. With this in mind, CHF moves from village to village throughout Central China offering help to all children affected by AIDS, thereby ensuring that no child is excluded and each child’s needs are fully understood.
CHF primarily focuses on paying for the children’s education and living expenses, making sure all funds are delivered directly to schools and programs by our staff. CHF does not operate orphanages or foster homes. Instead, local relatives often take in the children, allowing them to continue to grow up in their native villages. To further decrease their sense of social stigma and isolation, CHF places the children in schools that purposefully integrate the orphans with children not affected by HIV/AIDS. These efforts aim to give orphans a stronger sense of community and belonging.
Founded in 1991 by Zezhou Wu, Wu Promotion is one of China’s first private concert agencies and promoters. We aim at providing premium services for the performing arts, events management, and public relations. From offices in Beijing, our team organizes roughly 300 concerts and events per year in China as well as abroad.
In 2006, Wu Promotion co-founded the German company China Entertainment in order to increase its outgoing activities. China Entertainment exclusively represents the Swan Lake, Acrobatic Ballet in Europe and is currently also working on other Chinese art and cultural events. Instilled with a deep appreciation and dedication to music, our company strives to enhance cultural exchange across the globe by actively promoting the performing arts and conveying the beauty and complexity of the world’s cultures.
China eCapital Corporation is a leading private investment bank in China. Founded in 2000 by a group of seasoned investment bankers from global financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan Chase, we have a longer history than most of our competitors and yet remain a dynamic and fast-growing organization with increasing prominence within the Chinese investment banking scene.
CASME stands for China Association of Small and Medium Enterprises. It was officially established in Beijing and announced to the public on December 11, 2006. The formation of CASME was initiated and sponsored by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), and was supported and approved by the State Council. Founding members of CASME include all provincial level SME associations which are directly supervised by respective provincial Development and Reform Commissions. This network connects CASME with all SME throughout the country.
WORLD-CHECK is famous provider of due diligence, business partner screening, and corporate intelligence services. Our clients include many of the world’s leading and multinational corporations, investment banks, and governments.
Palm Springs is a famous real estate development company in Beijing. It has already successfully developed many projects across mainland China, ranging from real estate to leisure and holiday entertainment. The projects have included apartments, villas, hotels, golf courses, retail centers, and office buildings, with a total investment of more than 8 billion yuan (USD $1.2 billion).
Established in 2000, picoChip provides technology products that enable new types of cellular communications service; and that can cost-effectively improve existing services. Our key technology, experience and expertise are in the design and deployment of femtocells - low-cost cellular basestations for use in residential, enterprise, rural and metropolitan environments.
The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China was established in 2000, by 51 founding members from a variety of European Union companies based in China and with the support of the Delegation of the European Commission. Since its establishment, the European Chamber has developed into a highly active organization representing more than 1400 European businesses, from multinational corporations to small and medium-size enterprises.
The Chamber, structured around more than 33 Working Groups and forums, is now the leading advocate for European business interests in China and functions as a non-profit, membership-fee based organization, with offices in Beijing, Chengdu, Nanjing, Pearl River Delta(Guangzhou and Shenzhen), Shanghai, Shenyang and Tianjin.
TUV is the German abbreviation of “Technical Supervision Association”. The TUV Group was founded in 1872, on the banks of the Rhine in Germany . For more than 130 years we have provided safety and a high quality of life through our emphasis on the strictest of standards. From our origins as the Pressure Vessel Survey Association, we developed into an inspection body officially accredited by the German government, and now a world-renowned international accreditation company, which has set up more than 75 companies at 340 locations in over 60 countries and regions.
Explorica is an educational travel company with offices in Boston, San Diego, Toronto, Quebec City, Merida (Mexico), London, and Beijing. Today, Explorica conducts worldwide educational tours for North American high school students and their teachers. Our trusted, experienced tours to Europe, Latin and South America, Asia, Africa, the South Pacific, the United States, and Canada create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, showing students that foreign language, history, literature, science and the arts don’t have to stay in the classroom.
Terrain (International) Integrated Communication Group is an IMC agency take responsibility for “Provide integrated marketing service, help costumer establish international brand”, professional in the field of auto, telecom, and IT industry. Terrain (International) Integrated Communication Group has “Passionate & Professional” as our spirit. With the aim of “become the best integrated marketing strategy agency in China”. Terrain (International) Integrated Communication Group owns Terrain PR, Terrain AD and Terrain Exhibition. Main Clients include, VW, Audi, BMW,Infiniti, Toyota, Digital China, China Citic Bank etc.
Established on May 5, 1995, State Development & Investment Corporation (SDIC) is a state-owned investment holding company and one of the 53 large and key state-owned enterprises under the direct guidance of the central authorities in China. By the end of 2009, it had registered capital of RMB 18.4 billion and total assets of RMB 209.6 billion. In 2009, its operational revenue reached RMB 50 billion and its total profit hit RMB 5.5 billion. SDIC was ranked among Grade-A enterprises in the annual performance assessment by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the Chinese State Council (SASAC) for the fifth consecutive year and was awarded the title of Excellently-Performing Enterprise y and complexity of the world’s cultures.
Marsoft is a leading provider of banking information systems and services in China. We work with commercial banks, trust companies and other financial institutions to accelerate their informationalization to optimize risk management, lending practice and relationship management.
With over 17 years' development, JR has rapidly expanded to become one of the largest real estate consulting companies in China, focused on providing professional Residential Relocation Service to the expatriate communities and outsourcing relocation services for corporate HR departments.
Equity Asia provides personal Wealth Management services using global multi-national banks and
financial institutions. Establish in China 1997 Equity specialized in helping clients managed their global investment
taking advantages of the many instruments, markets and economy round the world.
Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE), founded on 1993, is one of the four futures exchanges in China. In 2006, DCE entered a period of rapid development as volumes sky-rocketed. Trading volumes in 2007, 2008 and 2009 were 371 million contracts, 638 million contracts and 834 million contracts respectively, while the turnover was 11.92 trillion RMB, 27.49 trillion RMB and 37.64 trillion RMB respectively. In 2008, DCE ranked 10th among 54 exchanges worldwide in terms of trading volume making DCE the largest agricultural commodity exchange in Asia and the second largest globally.
With the approval of the State Council, China Poly Group Corp. was set up on the basis of Poly Technologies, Inc. in February 1993. It is one of the 166 central enterprises under the supervision and management of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC).After more than 20 years of development, international trading and real estate have been well established as the two core businesses of the Group, while the culture industry is in cultivation and steady development. Having its affiliated enterprises and projects in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Changsha, Tianjin, Harbin, Shenyang, Chongqing, Hain, and Hong Kong etc., the Group Corporation has made significant achievements in capital scale, economic benefits, business management and system construction, characterized by professionalism, scale operation and optimal allocation of resources.
China Entrepreneurs is a professional organization dedicated to fostering the growth of entrepreneurship in China. With both domestic and foreign members, our goal is to bring the wide range of personal experiences and resources together to support entrepreneurship in China. The community is open to entrepreneurs of all industries, with businesses of all sizes. The organization strives to connect China’s business community by providing platforms for entrepreneurs to interact and build mutually-beneficial relationships.
Joyo Amazon is one of seven international websites operated by Amazon.com, a global leader in e-commerce. Joyo opened its virtual doors in May, 2000, and became a part of Amazon family in August, 2004. As one of the leading online shopping platforms in China which offers the largest selection of Chinese language books, we offer
customers hundreds of thousands of items in 23 categories including books electronics, watches, wireless product, kitchen and health/personal care. Over the years, we’ve also introduced a number of features to help make shopping with Joyo Amazon risk free and even more convenient, such as expanding our COD service to more than 330 cities with free shipping and offering a 15 day “no question asked” return policy.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF has been in China for over 30 years, working with Chinese Government in health and nutrition, education, child- protection, water and environmental sanitation projects in the poorest areas of the country.
Potevio Institute of Technology Co., Ltd. (CPIT for short) is the research institute of China Potevio Co., Ltd. ( “China Potevio” for short), which specializes in research & development of high technologies and products. CPIT’s main duty is to undertake the overall development planning of new technologies and research & development of new products for China Potevio, and to provide China Potevio with new technologies and products with market prospect and industry development ability. As China Potevio’s base for providing new products, CPIT fosters and supports the industry development via technical innovation and makes China Potevio realize independent and sustainable development.
Douglas Dynamics Inc. is the North American leader in the design, manufacture and sale of snow and ice control equipment for trucks, which consists of snowplows and sand and salt spreaders, and related parts and accessories. The company products are under the WESTERN(R), FISHER(R) and BLIZZARD(R) brands which are among the most established and recognized in the industry. The company operates manufacturing facilities in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockland, Maine and headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Note that the positions above are just part of GAC internship companies. We will arrange a most suitable internship position with each participant’s specific requirement and preference.
Internship In China Program Fee 2013 (NEW)
Add 10% of Program Fee for Positions in Shanghai
1)Program application deadlineis two weeks before the program starts.
2)Time and program scheduleare flexible. We will make all necessary arrangement during your arrival andstay in China.
3)Each program component, likeChinese language curriculum, full Internship package , accommodation and othersare optional. Excluded components price will be deducted from final packageprice. We can also provide Individual, customized program based on yourspecific requirement. Internship only program is also available.
4)Additional language classesfees are $20 per hour (for tutoring class) and $18 per hour (for small class).
If you have additional questions or requirements, please contact us email@example.com.
There are several advantages to our program compared to simply applying yourself:
Thelength of the internship program can be chosen according to your wishes,ranging from 1 to 12 months. However, internships for one or two months arerare as companies usually prefer interns to work for a minimum of 3 months, applicants who intern for 3 months of longer tend toget the most out of their experience, and we believe 1month is too short to carest a sucessful experience for both of you and theinternship company. Prices vary according to the length of stay and can befound in our price section.
Go Abroad China offersboth paid and unpaid internships. The amount of compensation varies on acompany-to-company basis, it depends on work position, your work amount and work performance. Most host companies offer their interns a small stipend.The stipend is meant to cover day-to-day transportation expenses and possibly ameal. The stipend is typically NOT enough tocover to entire cost of living in China.