InternChina is excited to announce the launch of a ground-breaking full year paid placement programme in Chengdu and Taipei.

InternChina’s ‘Year in China’ is a groundbreaking programme which enables you to complete a paid placement year in China for the first time. Alongside the minimum working hours required to accredit the placement, InternChina works with you, your host companies and your university to ensure placements fulfill academic requirements and workplace health and safety standards. Placements are paid and you will receive unrivaled pre-departure and on-place support from InternChina’s experienced team. You will also undertake comprehensive Mandarin Chinese study alongside your placement, ensuring that you return to the UK with Chinese language skills to even further enhance your employability.

Students: Click here to register your interest.

Universities: Click here to request more information.

*Salary during placement in Chengdu is an allowance of approximately 2000 RMB (£250) per month, for spending money. Salary during placement in Taipei depends on the amount negotiated with the placement company, national minimum wage is approx £3 per hour (£480) per month.
**Placements for both destinations can start any time after September 2017.


To see a full list of our current available placement host companies –


Application deadline for Taipei – May 31st 2017.
*Placements can begin any time from June 2017 onwards, depending on the intern requirements


Are the placements paid?

Yes. As with all InternChina programmes, you will know exactly how much you will be paid, interview with the placement company and confirm your placement before committing to the programme.

Is there a programme fee?

Yes, this is listed in the table above. The fee includes tuition fees for the compulsory Chinese language course, which is an important factor in being issued a suitable visa for the programme. The fee also includes comprehensive support from InternChina throughout the placement, all visa fees, travel & health insurance and accommodation (for the Chengdu programme only).

Do I need to speak Chinese to participate?

Our Chengdu programme is aimed at beginners, with no Chinese language skills necessary. The comprehensive Chinese course at our partner university in Chengdu runs alongside the placement, ensuring you develop significant language skills whilst on place.
In Taipei we are looking for students with existing Chinese language skills, but applications will be judged on a case-by-case basis, with no absolute minimum level required.

How many hours will I be on placement?

Our Taipei placements are full time, so you will work roughly 40 hours per week. In Chengdu you will complete 2.5 hours of Chinese language classes from Monday to Friday during university term time. This allows you to work 5 hours per day on placement and 8 hours per day during the majority of university holidays. Over the course of the placement year this averages out to a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Which sectors are available?

We have a wide range of sectors available, including marketing, sales, trade, consulting, sports, media, hospitality and tech. Our full range of available placements is listed here and will be added to considerably over the course of 2017.

What is the application deadline?

Applications close on 31st March 2017, however, places are limited and will be arranged on a first-come, first-served basis. Placements are to be finalised by 30th April 2017.

Which China visa will I have?

For the Chengdu Programme you will be issued a X1 Study Visa, which is converted to a Residents Permit on arrival in China. InternChina complete the usual police registration with each student on arrival and conduct an additional registration allowing you to be paid during their placement. For the Taipei programme you will be issued a working holiday visa. In both cases all application fees are included in the programme fee and InternChina will guide you through the visa application process.



– Chengdu is home to the panda, spicy food and over 250 Fortune 500 companies. It is the largest business hub in mainland China and full of Tibetan influence, which gives a great mix of modern and traditional cultures. Based in Sichuan province, Chengdu is surrounded by amazing scenery and breathtaking places to explore.
Check out the following blogs for more on the city –
Everything you need to know about Chengdu
4 Unmissable trips around Chengdu
The climate
City Infographic


– Taipei is the capital city of Taiwan, located in the north of the island, only a short metro ride away from the beach. The city is home to around 3 million people and one of the tallest buildings in the world (Taipei 101). Free wifi throughout the city, one of the best transportation systems and amazing street food… no wonder Taiwan won the top country in the world with the best quality of life! (source).
Have a browse through the following blogs for more info on the city –
Everything you need to know about Taipei
The climate