Paid Internships in Shanghai, China with Gi2C Group

Overall rating: 8.7 based on 11 reviews

Program Description

Gi2C Group focuses on connecting China and the global community through professional internships in China. We are now looking for hard-working, and reliable students and graduates for our international internship program in Shanghai, China.

Shanghai is the financial capital of China, one of the top 5 financial centers of the world, and has rapidly developed into one of the most international and largest cities around the globe. It is recognized as the Paris of the East, the world’s busiest seaport and for producing over 30% of China’s GDP. It’s also easy to get around this busy city by taking the metro, the world’s longest. It has a good reputation for being a safe city to live in and is one of the top three best cities in China to find a job. This is your opportunity to intern in sophisticated Shanghai, a paradise for world adventurers.

Gi2C partners with a variety of local Chinese and international companies, and provides students, graduates and young professionals with the opportunity to further their personal and professional development in a dynamic international setting. The wealth of skills and knowledge gained from our overseas work experience programs will enhance your CV and provide you the edge you need to land your dream job.

China is very unique place to work and will give you a truly international experience as you gain an insight into Chinese business culture, meet industry leaders, and build professional networks.

Highlights

This is a 30-90-days International Internship Program in Shanghai, China with Gi2C Group that can lead to full-time employment contingent upon your satisfactory performance.

► Boost your CV and Career Prospects;
► Gain knowledge in your preferred industry;
► Establish your business circle;
► Get familiar with Chinese language and culture;
► Opportunity to receive a full-time job offer upon completing this program;

Qualifications

Chinese language skills are not necessary, native or close to native spoken English is the only language requirement.

Internship Types

What`s Included

① Career advise
② Internship placement
③ Orientation upon arrival
④ Accommodation assistance
⑤ Welcome package
⑥ Visa assistance
⑦ Online Mandarin Course
⑧ Business, Cultural Networking Events
⑨ On-site support
⑩ Certificate upon completion

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Program Locations

Shanghai, China

Overall rating 
8.7
Experience
9.6
Program Administration
8.7
Living Conditions
7.3
Cultural Immersion
8.7
Social Life
9.1
Health and Safety
8.7
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Program Details

Provider:
Gi2C Group
Location
  • China: Shanghai
Language:
Chinese, English
Term:
Throughout the year
Duration:
1-3 months
Participants:
American, Australian, Canadian, European, South African, Worldwide
Cost:
Gi2C Internship Program Cost: $698 ~ $998. Cost depends on the program package you choose.

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    The program was great, everything went smoothly for me. Gi2C was very organized and was able to help me with various different issues in Shanghai. The only flaws I would say is that, there aren't too much work at the internship, the job can be quite dull,
    Avatar Derrick Zhu

    Internship at Shanghai China

    Review by: Derrick Zhu , On: 27 Jul 2015, Changed On: 27 Jul 2015 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    The program was great, everything went smoothly for me. Gi2C was very organized and was able to help me with various different issues in Shanghai. The only flaws I would say is that, there aren't too much work at the internship, the job can be quite dull,
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    9
    Experience
    8
    Program Administration
    8
    Living Conditions
    8
    Cultural Immersion
    10
    Social Life
    10
    Health and Safety
    10
    In short, Shanghai is awesome. Everyone should come here at least once as it's just too much fun.
    The internship was good and I have no complaints. It was well organised and I always had work to do. I worked in a company specialising in Far East Asian Tax and did learn a lot about the tax systems in these countries.
    Hats off to GI2C; they did a great job!
    Avatar Abba

    Hats off to GI2C

    Review by: Abba , On: 03 Jul 2015, Changed On: 03 Jul 2015 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    In short, Shanghai is awesome. Everyone should come here at least once as it's just too much fun.
    The internship was good and I have no complaints. It was well organised and I always had work to do. I worked in a company specialising in Far East Asian Tax and did learn a lot about the tax systems in these countries.
    Hats off to GI2C; they did a great job!
    Gi2C Group avatar
    Response from Gi2C Group to Abba On: 04 Jul 2015
    Dear Abba,

    Thank you for your kind feedback. It was our pleasure working with you! Let us know if you will need any help in the future and we wish you all the best in your career!
    Overall rating 
    9.3
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    8
    Living Conditions
    10
    Cultural Immersion
    10
    Social Life
    10
    Health and Safety
    8
    Shanghai, China was a new experience to me. I did my exchange in Asia before, but not China.

    First of all the internship that I had was pretty diverse, worked in a nice diverse team, learned a lot and I have even been inspired. Concluding it was an experience never to forget.

    Gi2C certainly helped me very well by arranging this internship partly. At first instance there were already some issues concerning getting the visa for China, but Gi2C kept on searching for other options and supported me with this problem. Once in China I experienced some issues concerning my internship, in a day Gi2C arranged two new interviews with a good end.
    Also later on I faced some health issues because of the air pollution. Everything ended well, because Gi2C helped me really well. Furthermore they organize nice day trips in Shanghai, are willing to help with issues, are kind and easy to contact.

    I can definitely recommend this program, because they help you really well by arranging an internship. I know how difficult it can be to arrange an internship. I am a very well organizer and have an eye for detail by nature, but for some nationalities (even west European!) arranging a visa can be very troubling, Gi2C helps with every aspect where help is needed, China is a beautiful country overall and an agency can just be that little bit more you need to get that great internship into the pocket a bit more easily. Last but not least China is beautiful, interesting, mind blowing, shocking, wicked, a great teacher, everywhere and something you won't forget.
    Avatar Gerard V

    Working for a music promoter in the metropolis Shanghai, a new oriental adventure

    Review by: Gerard V , On: 23 Jun 2015, Changed On: 23 Jun 2015 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    Shanghai, China was a new experience to me. I did my exchange in Asia before, but not China.

    First of all the internship that I had was pretty diverse, worked in a nice diverse team, learned a lot and I have even been inspired. Concluding it was an experience never to forget.

    Gi2C certainly helped me very well by arranging this internship partly. At first instance there were already some issues concerning getting the visa for China, but Gi2C kept on searching for other options and supported me with this problem. Once in China I experienced some issues concerning my internship, in a day Gi2C arranged two new interviews with a good end.
    Also later on I faced some health issues because of the air pollution. Everything ended well, because Gi2C helped me really well. Furthermore they organize nice day trips in Shanghai, are willing to help with issues, are kind and easy to contact.

    I can definitely recommend this program, because they help you really well by arranging an internship. I know how difficult it can be to arrange an internship. I am a very well organizer and have an eye for detail by nature, but for some nationalities (even west European!) arranging a visa can be very troubling, Gi2C helps with every aspect where help is needed, China is a beautiful country overall and an agency can just be that little bit more you need to get that great internship into the pocket a bit more easily. Last but not least China is beautiful, interesting, mind blowing, shocking, wicked, a great teacher, everywhere and something you won't forget.
    Overall rating 
    8.7
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    10
    Living Conditions
    8
    Cultural Immersion
    8
    Social Life
    8
    Health and Safety
    8
    I have never thought about going to China in the near future, especially living in Shanghai for a while. It was my first time in Asia, and the idea of living in a city with 26 million people was scary. China surprised me in every single possible aspect! I loved my experience in China and especially Shanghai. It was really hard to leave.
    My internship could never been better. It is an american startup company with a small good located office. A very multicultural company and friendly environment to work. I could firstly experience marketing tasks and it really got me interested.
    I am happy to come to China through Gi2c Company. The Customer Representative staff are very friendly and helpful since the beginning of the process. I had the pleasure to go to many fun activities with Tanya and later Chirstel, exploring more the Chinese way of life. I appreciate specifically Christel's help when I needed it. I don't think I would have this amazing experience without Gi2c support.
    Avatar Rafael Pereira

    Amazing Professional and Social Opportunity in 2015

    Review by: Rafael Pereira , On: 29 May 2015, Changed On: 29 May 2015 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    I have never thought about going to China in the near future, especially living in Shanghai for a while. It was my first time in Asia, and the idea of living in a city with 26 million people was scary. China surprised me in every single possible aspect! I loved my experience in China and especially Shanghai. It was really hard to leave.
    My internship could never been better. It is an american startup company with a small good located office. A very multicultural company and friendly environment to work. I could firstly experience marketing tasks and it really got me interested.
    I am happy to come to China through Gi2c Company. The Customer Representative staff are very friendly and helpful since the beginning of the process. I had the pleasure to go to many fun activities with Tanya and later Chirstel, exploring more the Chinese way of life. I appreciate specifically Christel's help when I needed it. I don't think I would have this amazing experience without Gi2c support.
    Overall rating 
    8.7
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    10
    Living Conditions
    6
    Cultural Immersion
    8
    Social Life
    10
    Health and Safety
    8
    I was a lot more nervous at the beginning because of the language barrier, because it’s a foreign place. But it’s been really nice and everything’s translating in English. So it’s been a lot easier than I thought. Every weekend we’ve planed events so it was much fun.
    …Shanghai is very busy and very crowded, I like it and I really like people I’ve met here. I’ve never met so many like-minded people before, especially those from Gi2C and working at Shanghai Metal Corporation. Everyone here is here for a reason, for example for their career. So having a lot of like-minded people coming from all over a world I liked finding new bars, grab can of beer and just chat, I miss that.
    Working environment at Shanghai Metal Corporation’s very strict. You must get here 8:30 am not 8:31. Meeting starts at 1pm not 1:10. So it’s very disciplined. It’s really serious and I liked it a lot, I’ve learned from there a lot.
    Avatar Kristie

    I’ve never met so many like-minded people before

    Review by: Kristie , On: 16 May 2015, Changed On: 16 May 2015 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    I was a lot more nervous at the beginning because of the language barrier, because it’s a foreign place. But it’s been really nice and everything’s translating in English. So it’s been a lot easier than I thought. Every weekend we’ve planed events so it was much fun.
    …Shanghai is very busy and very crowded, I like it and I really like people I’ve met here. I’ve never met so many like-minded people before, especially those from Gi2C and working at Shanghai Metal Corporation. Everyone here is here for a reason, for example for their career. So having a lot of like-minded people coming from all over a world I liked finding new bars, grab can of beer and just chat, I miss that.
    Working environment at Shanghai Metal Corporation’s very strict. You must get here 8:30 am not 8:31. Meeting starts at 1pm not 1:10. So it’s very disciplined. It’s really serious and I liked it a lot, I’ve learned from there a lot.
    Overall rating 
    8.3
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    10
    Living Conditions
    0
    Cultural Immersion
    10
    Social Life
    10
    Health and Safety
    10
    The Chinese company where I am currently interning at is a consulting company. Its main goal is executive recruitment and consulting. My field of focus is to contact and recruit potential manager candidates for multinational companies. I know the basics of what I need to know about my job but still need more guidance and experience when it comes to approaching new potential candidates. Hopefully, at the end of my internship, I will have made strong connections as well as gained hands-on experience and knowledge about international commerce and business.

    I chose to intern in China because it is the fastest growing economy in the world with endless opportunities in the labor market for multilingual workers with an international orientation. Also, I have already been in Shanghai for an academic semester, thus I am somehow familiarized with the city and living conditions of this country. What I've learned about China so far is that it is a very progressive country in many aspects such as infrastructure, technology and commerce, but it is also very backwards in other areas due to its lack of exposure to the external world. People live here through Confucian cultural codes like "Guanxi" and "Mianzi" and abide by a communal way of coexistence.

    I didn't do much to prepare for my move to China as my previous experiences from studying abroad had already prepared me. My former Chinese teacher was pretty helpful in finding me a place to stay and picking me up from the airport.

    After I told them I was going to intern in China, my family and friends all thought it was a great decision and opportunity for securing a potential full-time job overseas. I chose Gi2C Group to help me find an internship and provide support because I thought it was the most convenient way and medium to get a foot in the door in the companies that might capture my interest.
    Avatar Piero

    A Consulting Internship In China Completed in 2015

    Review by: Piero , On: 22 Apr 2015, Changed On: 22 Apr 2015 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    The Chinese company where I am currently interning at is a consulting company. Its main goal is executive recruitment and consulting. My field of focus is to contact and recruit potential manager candidates for multinational companies. I know the basics of what I need to know about my job but still need more guidance and experience when it comes to approaching new potential candidates. Hopefully, at the end of my internship, I will have made strong connections as well as gained hands-on experience and knowledge about international commerce and business.

    I chose to intern in China because it is the fastest growing economy in the world with endless opportunities in the labor market for multilingual workers with an international orientation. Also, I have already been in Shanghai for an academic semester, thus I am somehow familiarized with the city and living conditions of this country. What I've learned about China so far is that it is a very progressive country in many aspects such as infrastructure, technology and commerce, but it is also very backwards in other areas due to its lack of exposure to the external world. People live here through Confucian cultural codes like "Guanxi" and "Mianzi" and abide by a communal way of coexistence.

    I didn't do much to prepare for my move to China as my previous experiences from studying abroad had already prepared me. My former Chinese teacher was pretty helpful in finding me a place to stay and picking me up from the airport.

    After I told them I was going to intern in China, my family and friends all thought it was a great decision and opportunity for securing a potential full-time job overseas. I chose Gi2C Group to help me find an internship and provide support because I thought it was the most convenient way and medium to get a foot in the door in the companies that might capture my interest.
    Overall rating 
    8.3
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    8
    Living Conditions
    8
    Cultural Immersion
    8
    Social Life
    10
    Health and Safety
    6
    Completed on March 2015; this internship was a fantastic opportunity for me to expand my network and gain an international working experience in a dynamic market like the Chinese market; I have nothing to complain about the in-site assistance (even if sometimes the service wasn't elastic in conditions) but the program fee was maybe too expensive for what you get.
    Excluding the fee aspect I would really recommend this internship as a way to have a personal improvement deriving from the experience abroad in a so different culture like Chinese culture and as a professional improvement as well.
    Working here was fantastic, my company made me feel important for them, giving me even more responsibilities and letting me adapt in the best way possible; I've never felt the "cultural shock" thanks to them and I found so many kind people during this experience , making new friends and creating new work possibilities for the future.
    Avatar Alvise Durante

    Great professional growth opportunity

    Review by: Alvise Durante , On: 23 Mar 2015, Changed On: 23 Mar 2015 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    Completed on March 2015; this internship was a fantastic opportunity for me to expand my network and gain an international working experience in a dynamic market like the Chinese market; I have nothing to complain about the in-site assistance (even if sometimes the service wasn't elastic in conditions) but the program fee was maybe too expensive for what you get.
    Excluding the fee aspect I would really recommend this internship as a way to have a personal improvement deriving from the experience abroad in a so different culture like Chinese culture and as a professional improvement as well.
    Working here was fantastic, my company made me feel important for them, giving me even more responsibilities and letting me adapt in the best way possible; I've never felt the "cultural shock" thanks to them and I found so many kind people during this experience , making new friends and creating new work possibilities for the future.
    Overall rating 
    7.7
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    8
    Living Conditions
    6
    Cultural Immersion
    6
    Social Life
    6
    Health and Safety
    10
    I completed this program this year, 2015. They offered me a really great working place, which I really loved.

    However, operations over the Mandarin language program were not satisfying.
    Avatar Erika

    Good working experience in Shanghai

    Review by: Erika , On: 17 Mar 2015, Changed On: 17 Mar 2015 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    I completed this program this year, 2015. They offered me a really great working place, which I really loved.

    However, operations over the Mandarin language program were not satisfying.
    Overall rating 
    6.7
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    6
    Living Conditions
    6
    Cultural Immersion
    6
    Social Life
    6
    Health and Safety
    6
    Completed in 2015
    I think that everyone who is looking to gain international experience and boost their career would be well served to join this program! It was great!
    Avatar Livhu Ramugondo

    Intern review

    Review by: Livhu Ramugondo , On: 22 Jan 2015, Changed On: 22 Jan 2015 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    Completed in 2015
    I think that everyone who is looking to gain international experience and boost their career would be well served to join this program! It was great!
    Overall rating 
    9.7
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    10
    Living Conditions
    8
    Cultural Immersion
    10
    Social Life
    10
    Health and Safety
    10
    Just 3 months..it feels like I have been here for a year.

    My experience in Shanghai has been a very interesting one. I had much fun in this city, I met tons of people everyday in parties, meetings or any activity I had done including the excursions organized by Gi2C which some of them were great.

    I also found many challenges I had to overcome as dealing everyday with a totally different culture and specially working with them, but at the end if you get to know them they are great people and very helpful. Other challenge was my internship, it wasn't what I was expecting, here I think Gi2C should had known better how the company's situation was and what was in it going on because the situations in a company can change due to management decisions and that can affect the situation of the interns as well...but i turned it over and the bad situation of the company helped me to to develop skills I didn't know I had.

    Besides my "disappointing" internship my experience with Gi2C was good and Tanya, our coordinator in Shanghai, is always very helpful and tries to make your stay as satisfactory as possible.

    This was a great personal and professional experience.
    Avatar Borja

    A very complete experience

    Review by: Borja , On: 21 Jan 2015, Changed On: 21 Jan 2015 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    Just 3 months..it feels like I have been here for a year.

    My experience in Shanghai has been a very interesting one. I had much fun in this city, I met tons of people everyday in parties, meetings or any activity I had done including the excursions organized by Gi2C which some of them were great.

    I also found many challenges I had to overcome as dealing everyday with a totally different culture and specially working with them, but at the end if you get to know them they are great people and very helpful. Other challenge was my internship, it wasn't what I was expecting, here I think Gi2C should had known better how the company's situation was and what was in it going on because the situations in a company can change due to management decisions and that can affect the situation of the interns as well...but i turned it over and the bad situation of the company helped me to to develop skills I didn't know I had.

    Besides my "disappointing" internship my experience with Gi2C was good and Tanya, our coordinator in Shanghai, is always very helpful and tries to make your stay as satisfactory as possible.

    This was a great personal and professional experience.
    Overall rating 
    9.3
    Experience
    8
    Program Administration
    8
    Living Conditions
    10
    Cultural Immersion
    10
    Social Life
    10
    Health and Safety
    10

    I believe that my trip to China was very valuable, personally. I have experienced a lot of the culture in the month that I was here and this part of the experience I very much enjoyed. The trips and activities organised by Gi2C were mostly the highlight of my time here, especially the Great Wall tour. 


    Professionally, I believe that 1 month here, was too short. I don't think I had enough time to prove myself in the Law Firm and therefore the tasks reflected the fact that they didn't know much about me besides what was written on my C.V.


    The people I have met here have been amazing!!


    It has definitely been a culture shock but I would recommend this programme to anyone looking for an adventure!!

    Avatar Naomi Brown

    1 month wasn't enough - professionally.

    Review by: Naomi Brown , On: 12 Nov 2014, Changed On: 12 Nov 2014 | Yes, I would recommend this program

    I believe that my trip to China was very valuable, personally. I have experienced a lot of the culture in the month that I was here and this part of the experience I very much enjoyed. The trips and activities organised by Gi2C were mostly the highlight of my time here, especially the Great Wall tour. 


    Professionally, I believe that 1 month here, was too short. I don't think I had enough time to prove myself in the Law Firm and therefore the tasks reflected the fact that they didn't know much about me besides what was written on my C.V.


    The people I have met here have been amazing!!


    It has definitely been a culture shock but I would recommend this programme to anyone looking for an adventure!!

    Overall rating 
    10
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    10
    Living Conditions
    10
    Cultural Immersion
    10
    Social Life
    10
    Health and Safety
    10

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