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Model or TV/Film Actor in China

Internship, Paid
 
There are opportunities for western models and actors to gain experience in Chinese TV, film and advertising productions. We work with an agency that specializes in the placement of foreigners in such productions. Show an audience of millions who you are and what you can do!
 
 

Project Details

 
Beijing is the center of Chinese film, television and advertising production. There are several productions that are recorded daily. There is a great need for "western” faces and performers. Even without prior experience, one has a good chance to establish himself as a performer. You usually start by working as an extra, and if you are serious and reasonably talented, you can quickly come across well remunerated roles. Also, models for advertising, dancers, and other performing artists are constantly sought after.
 
We work with an agency that specializes in the placement of foreigners in Chinese film, television and commercial productions. The productions are all serious and professional ones for the Chinese television or cinema and professional advertising. All age groups are welcome, with particular need for the age group between 25 and 45.  
 
There is no fixed monthly salary as this is dependent on the production you get placed in and the role you land. The agency will give you an estimate, after having seen your documents. In general, participants can earn a very decent living from it and also save up a bit.
 

Steps:

1. Please email us your CV in English and, if available, a portfolio photograph and work samples. If you have no prior experience, you simply send us several photos of yourself, including full body shots (a professional portfolio can then be created in China).
 
2. The Agency gives us information about how they perceive your opportunities and the remuneration framework.
Info Box
General
Location: Beijing, Productions across the country
Availability: All year, Start date flexible
Minimum Duration: 3 Months
Maximum Duration: 12 Months
Language Requirements: English
Further Languages Of Advantage: Chinese
Accommodation:
Shared Accommodation, Hotel
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Documents Required:
* Tabular CV in English
* Recent Photograph
* If possible: Portfolio, Professional Work Samples
* Skype name
Compensation: Yes
 
Internship
Working Holiday options are also available as an internship. The specifics depend on the requirements of your university for the internship.
 
Supervision Possible: Yes
Qualification Of Supervisor: Model Agent
 

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.
 

Beijing

 
 
Beijing has over 20 million inhabitants, is one of the largest cities in the world and the capital of the People's Republic of China.
 
The city is incredibly dynamic and full of young life and momentum. Many innovative companies and start-ups (both Chinese and foreign) are setting up shop in Beijing. Young people from all over China, at the age of 20 to mid 30's, move to Beijing in search of professional success. In addition, there is a significant number of young people from Eastern and Western Europe, North America and Africa, trying their luck here, either in business or simply spending some time in Beijing.
 
The nightlife is amazing here, especially during the warmer months: every night, the streets, restaurants, bars and clubs are full of people until the wee hours of the morning. The cost of such nightlife is relatively low. On the streets, you can listen to street musicians, dance publicly, sing karaoke and eat and drink – you will hardly see signs of a communist dictatorship. There are plenty of ultra-modern shopping malls and hip restaurants to which the guests pile in. Beijing is in the midst of an economic miracle and for Beijingers, this means consumption and fun.
 
Thanks to the Olympic Games of 2008, the city received a modern public transport system that is very inexpensive to use, as well as attractive and well-maintained parks and squares.
 
Since the 11th century BC, Beijing has been one of the most important cultural centers of the world and full of palaces, temples and historical art treasures with which no other city in the world can compete. The Great Wall, which is visible even from the moon, passes north of the city.

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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