About the local hosting organizationGreen Lion
About the volunteer workThis program offers the best chance for you to work in various provinces of China, allowing you to experience a wide range of chinese culture. You will begin this placement after completing a mandatory one week of cultural training (booked separately as the 'Internship Introduction Week'). From then on, you will be on a 2-6 month contract as arranged between yourself and your host Company. Why choose us' Experience As a provider of Cultural Exchange programs in China, we have almost 10 years of experience with foreign participants from different countries. We are specialized and well-known for our training and support system. Resources Throughout our development during the last decade, we have built up a network with qualified companies, well-known Universities, various organizations, and also Chinese-Foreigner communities. So we can provide a wide range of internship positions. Dedication/Strong team A good coordinator/mentor is essential for a good program, we have a team of well-trained and well educated coordinators, including those with related bachelor or master degrees, working for our participants. About the Placement Your Internship will most likely be based in Chengdu, the capital of the Sichuan Province. Fabled as 'the Land of Abundance', Chengdu is bestowed with uniquely favorable natural resources. You'll have the chance to take weekend trips away from the city into these beautiful wonderlands. Chengdu is one of the most historic and culturally significant cities in China. It is also the permanent host city of the International Festival of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of China. Chengdu is also one of the most important economic centers, transportation and communication hubs in Western China and was chosen as one of the top ten cities to invest in out of a total of 280 urban centers in China. If you want to experience modern China as well as the traditional Chinese culture; if you want to enjoy the busy office work and the active night life in the city but also the chill and lay-back lifestyle; If you love art, live music and meeting people of the same interests. This is the place you should be a part of! Depending on availability and the field you choose, we also provide internships in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. The Internship fields You will have a variety of fields to choose from... Hospitality There is now a growing need for international hotels in China looking for quality foreign candidates in specific positions such as Assistant manager, Chef, or Bar Manager, all roles that ask you to engage with the hotel guests on a daily basis. You will be dealing with customer service for foreign and Chinese guests and take part in various activities under the supervision of your department manager. Your hotel may also want you to conduct language and culture training for its staff or take on some other marketing or promotion related projects. New Media/Journalism Internet Media has slowly taken over our way to learn the world, and in China, new media companies show up everyday due to our growing population and needs. Working for them, you will have first hand information about trends in China and a better understanding of Chinese culture. You can share fresh views as a foreigner into the company, something they are looking for! Graphic design, Assistant illustrator, 3D programmer, Flash designer, and more, are all possible options you could look at. Business/Marketing More and more companies in Chengdu are now involving themselves in international business. We can provide positions in well-known companies with Finance, Marketing, International Business, E-Commerce, Public Relations & Event Management. Education/Coaching If your goal is to help educate others, we can arrange this too! Let us know if you'd like to do some work as an English Teacher, Sports coach, Art/Music teacher, Gym Trainer, or a Yoga instructor or similar. Other Industries Other areas we can attempt to place you in include: Scientific Research E.g. Assistant at a Turtle breeding center, Olive Oil Plantation, Wine brewery Film Production E.g. Photographer assistant, Editor assistant, Voice actor NGOs E.g. Clerk, Team leader Application Procedure Due to the different positions you may apply for and the variation in procedure in different companies, there may be differences but all applications will follow a process that looks like this: You submit your application including CV and a recent photo. Here is where you explain which type of internship you are looking for and the time period they are aiming for We match your CV and requirements with the positions we have. Then we will arrange an online interview with you and the matching organization (or in some cases we may be authorized to conduct the interview). After the interview, we will notify the participants the results. Sometime they will have multiple choices between companies.
Local accommodationAbout the Accommodation During your internship, you will be placed in an apartment with your own bedroom, but with a shared kitchen, bathroom and living room. There will be 1-3 persons in each apartment. Your accommodation includes running water and furnishing, which will be included in this program. Depending on your internship, you may receive a stipend which you may use for food, your electricity bill, and any other needs. We will help arrange this with your host company and negotiate on your behalf. Food Arrangements You will have access to a shared kitchen in your apartment where you can cook your own food.
About the project locationThe internships are available in differents places of China. Most of them takes place in Chengdu, but we also have internships available in Zhanjiang, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing and some other big cities in China.