Jenna Brown
Internships in China HI- I'm learning mandarin, and would like to work in China so that I could improve whilst I am there. I am studying Economics and my degree allows me to take a year out to work in a business and so I am available for up to 14 months. Do you know any organizations in China that would hire me considering my level of mandarin is relatively low?
Jan 3, 2009 11:47 PM
Answers · 3
I guess you kinda know the deal because you mentioned your mandarin level already. Basically, if you want to have a proper internship you need to speak English and Mandarin. There are literally thousands of Chinese economics students graduating every year, many of whom can speak English and Mandarin. And as Bency pointed out, not just western economies are having trouble right now. I'm sure you know this though, being an economics student and all. Personally I do have the same ambition as you though, so I hope you'll find a way. As for myself, I'm taking classes here in the Netherlands and work for the Chinese Student Association, and hopefully I'll be able to go there in my master. I hope you don't mind me asking but are you a bachelor or master student? If you're a bachelor I'd say the chances are very slim. Besides, if you're still in your bachelor try to get some mandarin skills in the UK first. Anyway, good luck with getting an internship, I hope you'll succeed. If not, don't worry about it for too long and concentrate on the next opportunity. If you want to I can provide you with some internet sites that help you to deal with this kind of stuff, just send me a PM and I'll explain more there.
January 4, 2009
Honestly, you would be better off working as an english teacher here. China has many "Private" english schools that are owned by a company. Furthermore they speak english. All you need to do is just state in the contract that they must give you an opportunity to study Chinese (work a schedule that allows you both teach and study time). I live in Harbin China and I know many native English speakers that do this work/study system. If you are serious about this send me a message and I can give you more details
January 4, 2009
The economics in China is not as good as before... It deponds on your mandaring level ..
January 4, 2009
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Jenna Brown
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin)