The Global Education office has partnered with Global Experiences to provide Mason students an internship experience in Shanghai, China. Unlike traditional study abroad programs focusing on one particular subject, internship programs include students from different majors, working and studying in the same location. The student’s internship placement within a company relative to their area of study defines their global work experience, and determines the internship course credit the student will receive. Included in this program is one-week of Business Language training prior to the start of your internship, which makes the experience ideal for Mason students looking for a cultural introduction to their internship in Shanghai. On-site location staff help you to adjust to the pace of the city, provide you with guided tours and information, and help to make you feel at home. The Shanghai internship program can include (but is not limited to) students majoring in business and economics, accounting, global affairs, communications, marketing, environmental science, and tourism.
Internships and Placement
The internship component involves students working five days a week for two months at non-profit or for-profit organization. Once accepted by the Global Education Office, students will work closely with a Global Experiences placement officer to identify areas of interest so as to secure an internship for their summer abroad. Students may inquire about the type of internship opportunities in their area of study as well as about the complete support services offered during the program to their Global Education Office Program Officer. Within your inquiry, please include your major, career goals, and what knowledge you wish to gain from the internship experience.
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Interns live in a centrally-located international student residence, just 15-minutes from The People’s Square, National Museum, along with an assortment of Chinese universities. Each student will live in a furnished single room within a shared apartment in a student residence. You will have easy access to the metro and other public transportation to get downtown and to other central parts of Shanghai.