DATES: Late August - early December 2013
PROGRAM FEE: Approximately $9,000
12 UNDERGRADUATE CREDITS: Choice of 9 internship credits + 3 for Chinese Language Course
TYPE OF HOUSING: Dorms, Apartments or Hotels.
CONTACT: Gregory Seiler via email by clicking on his name or call him right now at 703.993.2641
APPLY BY: April 10, 2013
This exciting new global internship program in beautiful Beijing, China is offered every fall and spring to students of all majors at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including international students. Mandarin Chinese language is helpful, but NOT necessary for participation!
The Center for Global Education, in partnership with Abroad China, offers students the unique opportunity to participate in a professional academic internship in Beijing. Students are placed in professional internships for academic credit, based on their course work, skills and personal/professional interests. Many internships will include a stipend from the company that helps pay for students daily meals and transportation. Placements include (but are not limited to) business, commerce, trade, the arts, communication, history, culture and politics. Here is a sample list of companies:
- Jones Lang LaSalle
- Bearing Point
- Kimberley Clark
- Lenovo (leading IT company in China)
- Blue Focus (leading public relations firm in China)
- IPSOS (a French owned China-market research company),
- Cadbury-Schweppes (provider of chocolates and beverages)
- Li-Ning (number one provider of sporting goods in China)
- Chesterton Petty (global property development firm)
- King and Wood Law Firm (number one law firm in China)
- Harvest Investment Fund (a local financial management firm)
- Horizon Key (a local market research company)
- U-Soft (online gaming and IT consultantancy)
- SanYou (intellectual property rights protection)
- Dresser (a leading supplier of energy conversion solutions)
- Pan-Pacific (a management training institution)
- Debenham Tie Leung (an British based property advisory firm)
- Nuesoft (China's leading software development company)
- Textron (a multi-industry conglomerate)
- Honeywell, and many more
In the 15-week programs, internships are complemented with a weekly language class, taught by local faculty in Beijing.
Students intern four days per week, gaining valuable practical experience, and participate in the formal class one day per week. Students are evaluated according to their performance at the internships, and are also required to complete reflective and research assignments as part of their coursework. All students are eligible for career counseling, resume writing tips and internship search strategies from Mason's University Career Services, in SUB 1, Room 348.
Undergraduates must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and have completed at least 45 credit hours.
Applicants must consult with the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC to determine visa status and needed documentation well prior to departure.
*CGE reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, or any other unforeseen circumstances.