British Council Just Launched Online Internships in China!

This programme run by British Council welcomes students who are over 18 and currently enrolled at, or graduated in the last two years from, a university in the UK. A great opportunity for our students to gain relevant experience while learning more about Chinese language and culture.

Why apply?

Whatever your ambitions for the future, an online internship with a company based in China can help you stand out from the crowd. New industries and work opportunities in China are rising faster than the skyscrapers that accommodate them. Companies across the world will value your international experience and increased cultural awareness.

You’ll also benefit from access to online training courses, mentors and coaches to develop your business and cultural awareness, offering you valuable insight into the customs and traditions of China.

Do you need to speak Mandarin?

You don’t need any prior Chinese experience. Your language skills do not form part of your application.

During your online internship, all your projects will be in English and an English-speaking supervisor will support and manage you on your placement. You’ll improve your Mandarin throughout the placement through weekly online lessons.

When do internships start?

The online internships are flexible, with start dates from February 2022. Choose the date that best suits you. The placements British Council offers funding for are for a two-month placement. 

You must be available for the entire duration of the placement. It is not possible to extend internships beyond the agreed programmes. British Council do not provide funding retrospectively for placements obtained independently through our delivery partners, or in other companies.

Click here to view Eligibility Criteria, learn more and apply online.