Internships in China

Internships in China have been postponed until 2021
Due to the outbreak of coronavirus in China, Internships in China have been postponed until 2021. Although there have been no reports of the virus in our school community, we are taking extra precautions to keep WLSA students, faculty and staff safe. 

Experience Working in China

The WLSA Internship Program places successful applicants in a globally recognized company in China where they gain practical experience working in a diverse office environment in one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

Why Intern Abroad?

Five years from now, over one-third of skills that are considered important in today’s workforce will have changed, and it is widely recognized that soft skills are taking the lead. The WLSA Internship program brings both professional and personal benefits including:
  • Development of professional skills such as leadership, team building, budgeting and negotiation
  • Experience the working environment in China
  • Learn and practice Mandarin with native speakers
  • Cooperate with an international group to develop a project

Program Details

Every year, WLSA hosts an internship in Shanghai. The internships typically are hosted by financial companies. The program lasts 13 days which includes the assignment at the host company and cultural activities in the evenings or weekends.

  • Applications are open from now until 22 March. Applicants will be notified of the selection results by 12 April.
  • We prefer if students come with a chaperone, the costs for the accommodation for the chaperone will be shared by WLSA and the associate school sending the chaperone.
  • Participants need to apply for a visitor visa (F visa) or a tourist visa (L visa). WLSA will provide a visa invitation letter in support of the application.

What Does it Cost?

The participants have to pay for:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Necessary vaccinations
  • Pocket money

WLSA and the host company will arrange and pay for:

  • The program and assignment at the host company
  • Visa invitation letter
  • All meals during the program
  • Local transportation
  • Accommodation: we will cover all costs for the students’ accommodation and half of the costs for the chaperones’ accommodation.