Gloves Off, Hands On

Internships have been an integral part of this study abroad program since 1998. By working with American expats and Chinese professionals alike, students gain valuable firsthand experience about the Chinese economy and society.
There are generally five broad categories of internships: business, IT, media, law, and NGO, etc. We will let you know more information about it after you indicate your internship preference during class pre-registration. Internship might be arranged in the name of volunteer work.

Fall / Spring Semester

Offered as one course with 3 credits.

Students are expected to work two full-days per week during the semester.

Application time

When being required to do class pre-registrations, students may apply for internship if with interests


Same as fall / spring semester


3.2 GPA

Resume and Internship Statement


No extra fee will be charged.
Understanding Chinese culture through real China.
Creating networking in China.

Credits and Grading

A total amount of 3 credits will be granted after completing the following:
  1. About 180 hours of work at the internship through a semester.

  2. Attend internship seminars.

  3. Submit an internship paper of at least 10 pages.

  4. Turn in internship evaluation form filled out and signed by internship supervisor.

The final grade consists of working performance grade from internship supervisor (70%), internship paper (20%), and participation of seminar (10%).

Application Procedures

Check internship box when registering for classes.
Indicate area(s) of interest and preference(s). (e.g., business, media, NGO, law, IT, etc. on pre-registration form.)