*The BGSU Global Internship-Shanghai
The China internship program offers comprehensive professional development and cultural immersion. Internships in Shanghai span all career fields provide a range of leading companies and organizations.
Shanghai is a fast-paced financial hub of the world that will teach you an immense amount. The Shanghai internships offer successful applicants the chance to gain invaluable work experience in one of the biggest cities in China, all while making important global connections and boosting their resume and future career. The opportunities are countless. The Shanghai internship program will set you apart in competitive job markets around the world.
The program is much more than the internship itself. You will be provided with the support necessary to ensure that your experience is seamless and rewarding. Accommodation, public transportation in Shanghai, internship mentoring, advanced professional training, cultural and social events, and 24/7 local support are all included in your program. You will form life-long friendships with other program participants and networks which span the globe, forge long-lasting connections in Shanghai, and become part of our powerful alumni network after the program.
Once a sleepy fishing town on the Huang Pu River, then a cosmopolitan hub of vice and indulgence, later a city in reform stripped of its jewels, Shanghai is a city of resilience and change. Today, Shanghai exhibits one of the world’s busiest ports and is recognized as China’s commercial and industrial capital. While it is no longer the Shanghai of the 1920s, the foreign influence from the British, French and Americans is everywhere. Thus it is no surprise that Shanghai boasts the title of “The Paris of the East”.
There is no better destination for your international internship. On the world stage, Shanghai is influential in commerce, architecture, finance, manufacturing and much more. No matter your interests, the opportunities here are endless. Home to Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone and the Bund, Shanghai is the place to be for budding business and finance professionals. For those pursuing careers in the creative industry, look no further. Shanghai is home to contemporary fashion designers and artists that are taking the world by storm. It’s no surprise that UNESCO names it City of Design. Let the effervescent fusion of East and West inspire you to think outside the box. There is truly something for everyone in Shanghai.
Learn about your destination by visiting the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web page at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country.html
to find country specific information about visa, safety and security, local laws, health, and more.
All internships are conducted in English.
You have the opportunity to enjoy discounted Mandarin classes in Shanghai upon your arrival to the program. A leading Chinese language institution in Shanghai offers students practical and customized Chinese language programs, workshops and cultural exchange activities.
BGSU 4900: Internship Abroad*
Variable: 1-12 credit hours
Students will have to complete a minimum of 120 clock hours to meet the internship requirement as determined by each specific academic department approving the experience abroad.
*If students would like the internship to count towards a specific degree requirement they must obtain permission from the relevant department. Please consult with the Education Abroad office.
- Welcome meal- Enjoy one of your first meals in the gastronomic capital of China.
- Chinese etiquette workshop-Tailored to prepare you for your internship experience in China, this workshop will cover topics focusing on practicalities including tips for building business relationships, importance of rank and seniority in China, gift giving, banquet protocols and many more!
- Guided Day Tour of Suzhou and Tongli- Enjoy a guided tour of Tongli, an ancient water town known for its picturesque canals, bridges and UNESCO World Heritage gardens.
- Shanghai Tower- Ticket to the world’s 2nd tallest building with a breath-taking view of the city.
- Chinese Cooking Class- Learn the arts of traditional Chinese cooking with an experienced chef. We guarantee you will leave Shanghai with a few secret recipes up your sleeve to impress your family and friends at home
A top internship in your field of interest
Airport pick-up & drop-off
24/7 local support
Regular social & cultural events
Alumni career coaching
Your own private bedroom in shared accommodation with other interns or young professionals
Workplace HR Assessment: Partnering with the world's leading HR agency DDI International, The Intern Group provides a workplace personality and skills assessment usually exclusive to CEO’s and corporate leaders.
$300 discount because you’re a Bowling Green State University student
Additional $500 discount for Pell Grant recipients
Yearly full-ride and partial Global Leadership Grants
After the initial review of your application, you will be instructed to schedule a 20 minute interview with The Intern Group’s admissions team so that they can learn more about your career goals. If accepted into the program, you’ll then begin your collaborative placement process with the local team in the destination you’re interested in interning abroad in.
Interns reside in shared apartments with other interns and international students. You will have your own lockable private bedroom. All apartments are equipped with bedding, basic cooking utensils and WIFI internet service. Housing options are located within safe areas with a reasonable commute (about 30-60 minutes is normal) to your internship by bus, metro or walking.
BGSU students who qualify for financial aid for a semester at BGSU may also qualify for funding to assist with the cost of this program.
To determine eligibility for Financial Aid, please contact:
You may schedule an appointment with Ryan Czech by visiting https://calendly.com/rczech/30min
In addition to financial aid, there are International Travel Grants and general Education Abroad scholarship opportunities that are available for students on the Education Abroad WEBSITE
PROGRAM COSTS ($ specific to programs)
Costs billed directly through BGSU Bursar's Office*
*Fees listed are estimates and are subject to change at any time
Possible Additional Expenses (not billed through BGSU)*
|Estimated living expenses
* Please note that these costs are estimated and should be used as guidelines only!
“Finding housing, planning your events, and finding an internship is a rather big task, especially when you don't have the experience or knowledge. With The Intern Group, I was able to see a lot of what Hong Kong had to offer, live in a rather comfortable area with all the other interns, and get valuable life and professional experience. I also appreciate them helping me get a visa. Going to theme parks, cooking events, and getting to see Lantau and Macau is something I'll cherish for a long time.” - Joseph, The Intern Group Hong Kong, via Go Overseas
“I completed a marketing internship with The Intern Group in Australia for ten weeks this summer. The experience exceeded my expectations in every aspect and completely changed my life! I can honestly say that I know this will always be the best summer and most incredible experience of my life. I met people that I'm still friends with and talk to every day. I developed professional skills that now set me apart as I begin to search for post-graduation jobs. When I tell someone that I interned in Australia, they immediately take an interest in a way they normally wouldn't have.” Dezaray, The Intern Group Australia, via Go Overseas
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