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Media and Journalism Internship in China

Internship, Paid
 
We arrange journalism, media and IT internships with several companies in Beijing and Shanghai. The companies presented hereunder are examples; when you email us your CV/resume and application picture, we will be able to present you further options. Internships of 3 months or longer are typically paid around 2000 to 3500 RMB/month!
 
 

Project Details

 

Agency for digital Social Media Marketing

 
The internship is offered at a leading agency for digital Social Media Marketing. The company employs around 120 people; 80 are based at the headquarters in Beijing and the others in the sales offices in Shanghai, Hongkong, Tokyo and Sydney. Most of the clients are foreign companies that want to sell their products in China and make use of the Social Media Marketing services offered by the company where we offer the internships.
 
The clients include Durex, Hawaii Tourism, Fiji Tourism, Guam Tourism, Lexus, Bentley, Vanish, Dettol and others.
 
Internships are only possible in Beijing where there are three departments: Content Creation, SEM/SEO and web design/web programming and image processing.
 
The department of Content Creation primarily produces texts. Interns get PR texts of the clients and additionally research contents on their own and have to write short texts in English or a length of 200-250 words. These texts are then translated to Chinese and used on various platforms including the Chinese Facebook clone renren, the Chinese twitter clone weibo and others.
 
This internship is suitable for students and graduates of journalism, PR, Marketing.
 
In SEM/SEO (Search Engine Marketing/Search Engine Optimization), internships are possible for students and graduates of suitable subject areas such as IT, software development, media information technologies, but also electronics and engineering.
 
The area of web design/user interface design/image processing is suitable for interns with a background in graphic design or programming.
 
The company also offers internships in project management.
 
Internships are possible for students and graduates. The duration is 3-6 months. There is a monthly stipend of 240 USD for the first 3 months and 480 USD from the fourth month. For interns of outstanding performance, permanent employment can be offered after finishing their internship.
 

Editor for non-fiction books

 
The internship is with a publisher that offers a range consisting of more than 1,500 titles of non-fiction books about topics including social science, picture books, life, self-help and family, foreign language learning, and picture books.
 
The titles serve the high-end sector of the book market; many of the books are best-sellers. There is cooperation with famous authors, independent curators and publishers from Hong Kong and Taiwan.
 
Interns should be familiar with the processes of publishing. They assist with topic selection, editing of contents, reviewing manuscripts, guarantee quality of contents, read proof and communicate with the authors. You should hold at least a college degree, be familiar with the book market and the processes of publishing, they should have a high cultural literacy, be open-minded and cooperative. Applicants with experience in the sectors are preferred. The internship is paid.
 

English-language TV station

 
A private English-language television station headquartered in Beijing, is about to receive digital cable television and satellite programs made in China, aimed at an international audience. These will include documentaries, reports and news from the fields of culture, art, travel in China, economy and lifestyle.
 
The presenter is a professional speaker, presenting programs; the participant must be a native English speaker and also write scripts. In addition, producers and chief editors will be compensated as per experience. It is a well-paying internship.
 
Those with less experience may enter as assistants, which is also possible as an internship. Here, you commit yourself for at least 6 months and assist the presenter, Chief Editor and producer with all the tasks involved. You create and work on scripts and can also appear on the program. For this position, you need not be a native English speaker, but must possess commendable English skills.
 

Publisher of educational materials for English as a foreign language

 
The company publishes books and magazines used to teach English as a foreign language. The materials are mostly used by High School and University students. You will write and edit texts for these books and magazines. The internship is paid for internships of 3 months or longer. You should have good English language skills and ideally be a student of related subjects such as English, English as a foreign language, literature or journalism.
 

Car magazine "Auto Weekly"

 
Auto Weekly is China's weekly car magazine with the highest print run. As an intern, you will write news about Western cars, car manufacturers and automotive trends. Your texts will be translated into Chinese. The magazine also includes articles about lifestyle and travel. This internship is paid in case of an internship of 3 months or longer and is open to students and graduates.
 

Internship graphic design, DTP, ebook authoring

 
The company is an agency for design and layout/DTP, particularly of books and print publications. The agency works for publishers that deliver the contents for non-fiction books, picture books and fiction books. Other clients are big companies and universities that regularly publish reports, yearbooks etc. The majority of publications are in Chinese, but there are also multi-language publications and publications in English only.
 
Besides traditional print publications the agency also implements websites and interactive eBooks. For the CCTV state television, they produce 2D and 3D logo animations. There are 33 staff at the headquarters in Beijing, out of which 12 are designers.
 
Interns should have skills in graphic design, layout, desktop publishing or website/ebook authoring/programming. The internship duration should be at least 3 months; the internship is paid.
 
Info Box
General
Location: Beijing and Shanghai
Availability: All year, Start date flexiblebr /> Minimum Duration: 1 Months; compensation only for minimum 3 months
Maximum Duration: 12 Months
Language Requirements: English
Further Languages Of Advantage: Russian, Chinese, other languages
Accommodation:
Shared Accommodation or Hotel
Internship
Supervision Possible: Yes
Qualification Of Supervisor: Media Professionals
Minimum Qualification Of Intern:
Solid English Language Skills
Internship Compensation: Yes, for a minimum of 3 months Interships 2000 to 3500 RMB/Month
Volunteering
Volunteering Possible: No
Required Qualification For Volunteer: -
Further Contribution To Project: -
Expectations:
-
 

Accommodation

 

Accommodation in Beijing

 
In Beijing, you can choose between accommodation of different standards:
 
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Most popular! - This is the choice of most of our participants. Here you live in a shared apartment with other participants in downtown Beijing.

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Comfort+ - For those who put more emphasis on comfort: Accommodation in a hotel

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Shared Accommodation in Downtown Beijing:

 
The accommodation in the category "Most Popular" is in Beijing, in single or double rooms (you choose) in apartments in the city center, which you share with other participants. Most live there with 2-4 participants and share bathroom, kitchen and living room.
 
The apartments are of good standards. The bathrooms have hot shower, western toilet, sink and usually a washing machine. The rooms have heating and air conditioning. In the kitchen there is a fridge, stove, and other kitchen appliances like microwave, toaster, kettle, etc. The apartments are typically in blocks of flats in the city that have elevators and security personnel. In general, there is wifi Internet. A cleaner comes once a week to clean the apartment.
 
This option is perfect for most of our participants.

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Hotel-Accommodation

 
Higher standards of accommodation are available in a hotel, in air-conditioned single and double rooms. There is a private bathroom of high standard, as well as flat screen TV and wifi Internet. Bedding, towels, etc. are changed regularly.

Rate

 

I. World Unite! Service Package

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  up to 180 Days
181-365 Days
   
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1 Person
800 EUR 900 EUR      
2-4 Persons
(Per Person)
750 EUR 850 EUR      
 
Convert to USD, GBP, AUD, CAD and other currencies.
 

The World Unite! Service Package includes:

 
  • Individual Consultation and Preparation prior to your arrival
  • Access to the World Unite! Online Resource Centre which has Preparation Materials including Intercultural Preparation, compiled particularly for your destination (PDFs, Videos)
  • Preparation Session via Skype, together with further participants
  • Arrangements of the Documents you need for your Visa Application, but not the official government fees for the visa (See costs below)
  • Local Police Registration (if required), assistance with the local Health Checkup (required for some long-time visa) and Opening of a Bank Account in China (required for some jobs/internships)
  • Pick-up and Transfer on arrival from the airport of where you do the placement
  • Personal support staff in China (Beijing) and at our international office
  • Accompanying you to your placement on your first day
  • 24 Hours emergency support by local support team
  • Local SIM Card (only for placements in Beijing)
  • Issuance of Confirmations/Certificates for your university, scholarship, insurance, etc. and filling out/signing Internship Contracts for your university
 

The Rates do NOT include:

 
  • Accommodation and Meals (see below)
  • Travel to/from China (you book it on your own; we can assist you)
  • Official fees for Visa (see below)
  • Insurance (Travel Health Insurance, Liability Insurance, Travel Cancellation insurance; you book it on your own, we can assist you)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Vaccinations
  • Local Transport (Estimated amounts see below)
 

II. Accommodation Costs

 
You can choose between the following options:
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All Rates in Chinese RMB! Convert Currency
 Monthly Rent 
    
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Apartment shared with other participants
1 Person
(Single Room)
3000-4000 RMB/Month*  
2 Persons p.p.
(Double/Twin Room)
1500-2000 RMB/Month*  
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Hotel Accommodation incl. Breakfast
1 Person
(Single Room)
5000 RMB/Month during Winter
6000 RMB/Month during Summer
 
2 Persons p.p.
(Double/Twin Room)
2500 RMB/Month during Winter
3000 RMB/Month during Summer
 
 
Room at Shared Apartment: Only full months can be rented! Incl. Water, Electricity, Heating, Wifi. The rent of one month has to be deposited.
Hotel: Incomplete months will be calculated per day.
In case of 3-4 person: Same rate as in case of 2 Persons. 5 or more persons: Contact us for group rates.
 

Overview of other costs:

 
  • Visa around 40-200 EUR (50-250 USD) depending on activity and duration; to apply for prior to your travel
  • If meals are not included: 100-150 EUR (125-190 USD)/Month (Estimate)
  • Small local expenses (Internet, Local Transport): ca. 20-40 EUR (30-50 USD)/Month (Estimate)
  • Insurances around 20-40 EUR (30-50 USD)/Month
 

How do I pay?

 
Once all your questions have been answered and you confirm that you want to participate, we will email you an invoice. You can pay it via bank transfer or via Paypal. You will pay a deposit of 200 EUR when the invoice is issued. One months prior to your arrival you will pay the remainder for your Service Package and for the first month of rent.
 
Rent from the 2nd month, possible further contributions to the NGO or for internship supervision (see info box of the respective project description), and costs for visa and possibly further official permits you pay directly at your destination (unless we inform you differently for certain placements). There are ATMs. 
 

Extras

 

Other Projects That Might Interest You:

 
 
These projects are suggestions for alternatives that may interest you or those that could be chosen as COMBINATIONS. The combination of projects in different organizations is often possible and usually cheaper than two individual bookings. Please contact us to know more! Check out our other listings in the areas of "World Learner", "Active Travel" and "Working Holidays" in China to make your stay even more interesting.
 

Travel Health Insurance

 
We recommend the following travel insurance that is meant specifically for participants of internships, volunteering, language study, working holiday, and courses abroad. It is available for travelers of all nationalities and usable for all countries, except your home country. You can also add a journey liability insurance.
 
Just click on the link, fill in the form and you will get a confirmation email.
 
 
 

Getting There

 

Getting To China

China Map 
 
 
All major cities in China, as well as the holiday islands of Hainan and Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), have international airports and you fly directly into the city of your project. There, you will be picked up from the airport.
 

FAQs

 

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

 
Are there fixed start dates for the project, which I must adhere to?
The start date of any internship, volunteering assignment or Working Holiday can be discussed with your coordinator during your Skype conversation with him/her. The group Chinese language lessons, though, start the first Monday of every month.
Can I stay longer at my accommodation after my volunteering/internship or arrive earlier?
Yes, this is possible and we will give you our best rates. Just let us know when you arrive and leave and we will let you know the costs.
During my stay, can I travel around the country?
During your internship or Working Holiday jobs, you travel around during your free time, holidays or weekends. 
Can I travel alone to China as a young woman?
No problem; in China, women move around freely and confidently.
Will I be the only foreign volunteer/intern in the project or at my site?
We have Working Holiday participants and students in Beijing at most times, and it is possible for you to stay together. The number of interns at a particular site is decided by the company itself. It is very easy to get in contact with other foreigners of your age in Beijing, if you so wish, as there are very many. At other locations, such as Hainan and other cities, we have fewer participants.
What vaccinations do I need?
Our Info - PDF that you get as a participant, gives detailed information on health care. Also refer to Recommended Vaccinations
Where will I live?
You can choose whether you want to live in an apartment in the city center of Beijing, which you share with other participants, or in a hotel. Details are in the tab "Accommodation".
Does my accommodation have internet facilities?
Yes, there is wifi internet.
How can I do my laundry?
The apartments have a washing machine.
Can I cook in the accommodation?
Yes, there are well-equipped kitchens in the apartments. Details are in the tab "Accommodation".
I am a vegetarian. Can I get vegetarian food?
Yes, this is possible.
What language skills do I need?
You should be able to make yourself understood in English. If another language is required, this is indicated in the info-boxes of the respective projects.
 
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