About Chengdu

Besides being the research base for Giant Panda breeding, Chengdu, a city with a population of 14.4 million, has enjoyed growth at the speed of light – achieving GDP growth of 70% from 2012-2017. Part of its success is due to it being a huge consumer market, but there is also the abundance of scientific and technological talent and it being a picturesque and enjoyable city to live in. The city announced it will concentrate its focus on six major areas – digital, green, creative, mobile, intelligence and shared, and also introduced a series of measures to attract foreign investment.

Why do an internship in Chengdu?

The city is now a confident “Tier 1.5” economic hub in inland China, holding itself out as a “liveable” city characterised by ambitious development, enthusiastic local consumption and healthy work-life balance. It is the commercial, communications and transportation centre in southwest China and is at the forefront of the next wave of upcoming innovation centres in China. Chengdu is focusing on six aspects of the new economy (digital, intelligence, green, creative, mobile, and shared). Chengdu was ranked the third-highest performing city, globally, in terms of economic growth in the Brookings Institute “2018 Global Metro Monitor”.

Our In-Market Representative

On the ground in Chengdu you will be supported by a company with lengthy Western China experience. One of the co-founders is a respected authority on doing business in China, has significant government and business relationships in major industries, is a regular speaker to government and industry bodies and has authored two business books on China. The company is well versed in cross-cultural business matters.

Programme Fee

All fees are quoted in USD:

What this includes:

  • Guaranteed internship placement with defined job description
  • Part-time Chinese language training (3-4 hours per week)
  • Pre-departure briefing session
  • Skype call with in-market representative
  • Information pack on destination
  • In-market support
  • Airport pick up
  • Assistance getting to host company on first day
  • SIM card
  • Welcome pack
  • Public transport card
  • A local guide to accompany you on a 'familiarisation tour' during the first week of your internship
  • 24/7 emergency assistance during the internship
  • Personal and professional mentoring sessions during internship
  • Guidance on obtaining a visa and provision of sponsor letter from host organization
  • Accommodation
  • Serviced apartment including kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning / heating
  • All utilities
  • Apartment cleaning
  • Central location near expat community, around 10 minute walk from subway station
  • Close to restaurants and shopping

What the Programme Fee excludes:

  • Airfare
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Visa application fees

Note :  If you do not want accommodation or wish to pursue other accommodation options please discuss during the application process and to receive a revised Programme Fee. We will endeavour to assist you in identifying alternative accommodation options where possible, subject to availability. Please be aware a service charge could apply to this assistance.

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