Internship in China, a country that must be explored to be understood. Home to the Great Wall, the Jiuzhaigou Valley and the Terracotta Army, China’s history and culture is rich and varied, and its 1.357 billion people are part of a society that is unique in its magnitude, its values and its global impact.

    Internships in China

    Volunteer work always looks great on your CV, and an internship abroad looks even better. The practical experience you’ll gain on on project like the Energy and Environmental Sustainability Internship is sure to help you stand out from the crowd, and shows potential employers that you’re dynamic, ambitious and forward thinking. Not only that, the internships are located in Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu, all of which are fascinating and unique destinations.

    A visit to the Great Wall is a must for any volunteers situated in Beijing. Visit China’s most famous historical structure and follow it’s path as it winds through the scenic landscape. The old and the new coexist in Beijing, and situated in the heart of this metropolis is The Forbidden City. Spend some time exploring  the beautifully ornate courtyards and gardens of China’s best preserved collection of ancient buildings.

    Despite Beijing being the country’s capital, Shanghai is its largest city. Bustling and fast paced, Shanghai is known for its ultra modern cityscape and as a hub for global finance. To get the best view of the city, volunteers should consider a Huangpu River cruise. Go at night to fully appreciate Shanghai’s futuristic mystique. Buses are available to take you around and outside of the city during the evenings and weekends, great for those of you who wish to explore.

    Volunteers in Chengdu should visit Jinli street. The shops and stalls at this authentic market sell traditional Chinese art, handcrafted gifts and and Shu embroidery, it’s also an ideal place to sample the local cuisine. Ma Po Tofu and Kung Pao Chicken are popular dishes from the region, and whilst the names may sound familiar, these dishes, expertly cooked using traditional methods with local knowhow, are sure to blow you away. Animal lovers should consider a trip to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. A popular tourist attraction, people come to the base from all over the world to see the Pandas.

    Intern in China and and take this opportunity to gain an invaluable insight into work and life in this unique and innovative country.



    Here are some important facts about China:

    • Population 1,367,485,388 July 2015 estimate
    • Language -Chinese or Mandarin, Yue (Cantonese), Wu  (Shanghainese, Minbei (Fuzhou), MInnan (Kokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages
    • Religion – Buddhist 18.2%, Christian 5.1%, Muslim 1.8%, folk religion 21.9% and others
    • Currency – Renminbi (CNY)
    • Climate – extremely diverse from tropical in the south to subarctic in the north
      • In Beijing the climate is as follows:
        Spring: windy April – May (12˚C – -14˚C day to night-time variations)
        Summer: hot and rainy June – Aug (ave 24˚C but max 40˚C)
        Autumn: sunny and cool Sept – Oct
        Winter: cold with some snow: Nov – March (ave 0˚C in Dec – Feb)
      • In Shanghai the climate is as follows:
        Spring: March – May (ave. 20˚C)
        Summer: hot and very rainy, typhoons June – September (ave. 35˚C)
        Autumn: light rains October – November (ave. 19˚C)
        Winter: December – February (ave. 6˚C)

    Source: www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook

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