Internship in China

Illustration, LTL has hosted over 1000 interns so far

Are you ready for an invigorating adventure and the chance to learn a new business culture with an Internship in China? Do you speak fluent English skills and are at least 18 years old? Then you can fit right into the LTL internship program. The Internship duration can be anywhere from 1 to 6 months and while Mandarin skills are beneficial, it is not required.

Having your internship organized by LTL will mean that you can put your mind to rest. LTL offer you support, not only during the sign up process, as our student advisor can be contacted 24/7 during your time in China to help you with your needs.

We are confident we will find the right internship for you and can also offer you comfortable accommodation in great locations and a jam packed social calendar. Everything you need to make the most of your time in China. LTL offers an Internship in China Program in both Beijing and Shanghai, let us organize the right internship for your future.

  • Why Intern in China

    Forefront - At the heart of the growing global economy
    Mix - Ancient culture and modern architecture
    Stand Out - China looks impressive on anyone's CV!
    Discover - Incredible world heritage sites to explore
    Study - Opportunity to learn Mandarin in China

  • Why Choose LTL

    Variety - We offer a wide range of internships in many industries
    Rest at ease - Accommodation and airport pickup are included
    Support - Great customer service both in and out of China
    LTL Family - Our own thriving international social community
    Days Out - Many (mostly free!) trips and excursions for you to join

LTL Internship in China

Interning in China is a once in a lifetime adventure. You get impressive international work experience to add to your CV, the chance to explore an incredible ancient culture and you get to make a new international group of friends.

Step 1 – Apply

Email us the position, industry, location and dates you are looking for, ask any questions you might have and once you are ready, decide on the program you want.

Step 2 – Organize

LTL organizes Skype interviews with suitable companies until you agree to an internship. Receive the signed contract, visa documents and pre-arrival information.

Step 3 – Arrive

Get picked up from the airport and come to the LTL welcome breakfast. Join the LTL intern community for events, drinks and activities, and use the LTL support whenever needed.

Internship Options and Prices (Chinese Yuan)

LTL offers internships in two separate programs. Our Internship and Accommodation program is available from four weeks or more and includes accommodation as well as inclusive support. Our Internship Semester program lasts for a minimum of 16 weeks and up to a maximum of 22 weeks and includes four weeks of accommodation and a four-week intensive language course. For more details and prices, see below. 

Option 1: Internship and Accommodation

This option allows for flexibility and ease. We will help find you an internship for as little as four weeks, up to a full year. The program includes:

  • Organization of an internship within a company in Beijing or Shanghai
  • Accommodation throughout your stay in a shared apartment small room
  • Pickup at Beijing/Shanghai airport upon your arrival
  • 24-hour support in China
  • Visa assistance
  • An international LTL social community
  • A weekly trip, organized by LTL free of charge (expenses to be paid on the day)

Your included accommodation is in a shared apartment small room. Our shared apartments in Beijing are based next to the Communications University, just a few stops on the subway from the Central Business District and allow for more freedom during your stay. Our Shanghai location is equally as central. The bathroom is shared and bedding and towels are provided. Apartments are shared with Chinese students and possibly a foreign student or intern. There is limited use of kitchen facilities (fridge and microwave only) but there are many very cheap local restaurants located within a few minutes’ walk. WiFi and bills are included.

PLEASE NOTE – All prices are listed in Chinese Yuan (CNY).

Duration % OFF Internship & Small Standard Apartment
1 month 0% 16,105
2 months -31% 22,115
3 months -41% 28,515
4 months -46% 34,915
5 months -49% 41,315
6 months -51% 47,715
extra -60% 6,400/month

Internship Program Upgrades

With the Internship + Accommodation Program, it’s possible to make upgrades on your accommodation and by adding Chinese classes to your internship.

Option 2: Internship Semester


The internship semester program lasts for a minimum of 16 weeks. Start your adventure in China by taking 4 weeks of Intensive Chinese classes at our language school in Beijing or Shanghai. Accommodation is included for these four weeks in either a local Chinese Homestay (great for those wanting to experience local Chinese culture and improve their language skills quickly) or in our Shared Apartments (a budget option that’s perfect for those wanting more freedom).

These Chinese classes are taken in small groups (maximum of six students), last for four hours a day from Monday to Friday and are organized for your Chinese level. They are a great way of meeting new friends in the city, getting involved with the LTL social calendar and most importantly, will give you some needed Mandarin language survival skills. At the end of your four weeks you will be able to navigate the subway, ask for directions and order your dinner in restaurants.

After four weeks LTL will assist you in finding your own further accommodation free of charge. If you wish to stay in your current homestay/apartment, this can be arranged for a fee if the school is told in advance. Your internship now begins but your time at LTL does not. You will get six hours of Chinese group classes (two hours, three times a week) included during the duration of your internship, taken outside working hours. These will help you to keep up your Mandarin level. (If no group class are suitable for your schedule/level, LTL will offer you two hours of 1-on-1 class a week at your school, office or home).

This is the perfect internship program for those wanting to incorporate work experience with a new language skill and are looking to make a lot of friends both locally and internationally. Included are the following:

  • Airport pickup on arrival in China
  • A four week Chinese Language Preparation Month at our school in Beijing or Shanghai with accommodation
  • An internship in a company agreed upon by you in Beijing or Shanghai
  • Part-time Chinese classes throughout your internship
  • Assistance with finding accommodation for the duration of your internship
  • 24hr support in China
  • Visa assistance
  • The LTL social life – become part of the family
  • Weekly event or trip, organized by the school
Duration Intern & Small Room Shared Bathroom Intern & Large Room en suite bathroom Intern & Homestay incl. breakfast dinner
4 months 21,204 23,304 26,876
5 months 22,644 24,744 28,316
6 months 24,804 26,904 30,476
7 months 26,244 28,344 31,916
extra week 360 360 360

Please note: One month = Four weeks. Other durations available

Due to the higher rental prices, a 150CNY/week Shanghai shared apartment surcharge applies for anyone going to Shanghai.

Each program includes 1 month full time Chinese course, followed by internship & part time Chinese classes.

Available Internships in China

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Charles Testimony for LTL
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Charles came to China as part of LTL's internship program. He undertook a Marketing Internship at Citywise Property and studied Chinese part-time. Watch to find out more about his experience...

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Charles Testimony for LTL

Charles came to China as part of LTL’s internship program. He undertook a Marketing Internship at Citywise Property and studied Chinese part-time. Watch to find out more about his experience…

Kevin Testimony for LTL
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My name is Kevin Riehl, I am from Germany. Between my bachelor and master studies I performed a gap year. During the whole time I was living in a Chinese homestay, which I can definitely recommend.

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Kevin Testimony for LTL

My name is Kevin Riehl, I am 22 years old and from Germany. Between my bachelor and master studies I performed a gap year in order to collect enriching experiences. During my self organized gap year I spent six months in China, with the support of LTL. I studied Chinese in Shanghai for two months at LTL and then attended an internship in Beijing. During the whole time I was living in a Chinese homestay, which I can definitely recommend.

Kevin and his Chinese co-workers during his internship

The support of LTL’s services was always excellent. The survival kit at the beginning was very helpful, as well as the support with opening a bank account and getting a Chinese Simcard. Furthermore LTL supported me to find a great internship that exactly fits into my field of studies and let me grow a lot personally. The support for finding clean, safe and friendly homestays was outrageous; for me it was more than a homestay, it was like a real, warm family.

The lessons at LTL have been very good and the teachers support was very helpful. During my six months I managed to improve my Chinese skills a lot and I passed two HSK examen (level three and four). Furthermore the time at the school and the social activities have been very enriching, because you can meet a lot of very interesting people from all around the world with totally different backgrounds, from pupils, university students and hobbyists to seniors and business men.

Learning Chinese at LTL enabled me to use the Chinese language independently and to travel all by myself through China, create a professional network in China and make a lot of very good friends. I thank you very much LTL, I riehly :-p lived the language and enjoyed my time in China 😉 and I will never forget it.

Frequently Asked Question

Am I allowed to take holiday?

It will depend entirely on how long you stay and your company’s polices. Sometimes you will and sometimes you will not. This is a question you should ask during your interview.

Are the Internships in China paid?

Once again, it depends on the company and the Internship you take on. Some will offer you a stipend or pay you a certain amount to cover food allowances for examples. Others will be unpaid. Ask during your interview so both parties are fully aware of the situation

Do you recommend booking a Chinese course?

We do but this is entirely up to you. Learning Mandarin in China is a great way to boost your CV skill set and make you stand out from the crowd. It will also make your day to day life in China much more comfortable. You will not need Chinese skills for your Internship but it’ll make certain tasks such as asking for directions, topping up your phone or going shopping, that bit easier.

Will I definitely get an Internship?

Every applicant is different but we have over ten years of experience when dealing with Internships and we do not fail when it comes to placing people.

What industry could I work in?

China hosts a wealth of Internship options which range from sales, marketing, tech, law, medical, engineering, hospitality, medical, translation, education, IT, import/export, sports and many other areas. The country is incredibly dynamic with a host of opportunities to develop your career.

Internship Location

  • Internship in Beijing


    Let LTL Mandarin School help set you up with the perfect Internship in Beijing. The choices of industry are wide and we will work with you to find the perfect program as you come to Beijing to take the next stride in your career.

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  • Internship in Shanghai


    An internship in Shanghai is not just a working experience. You will boost your career and be placed in the perfect company for you. Shanghai is also which is one of the world's most incredible cities to live and work in.

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