Internship in Beijing

With the LTL Internship in Beijing Program you will be working as an intern at a company in Beijing. The choice of companies to intern at is very wide, from fast growing tech start-ups to multi-national conglomerates.

You can combine your internship with a Chinese language coursebefore your internship, additional Mandarin classes while you are working or choose to not learn any Mandarin at all.

For accommodation you can stay in one of our homestays, shared apartments or organize your own.

Whatever program you book, you will be part of the LTL Beijing intern and student community from the first day and quickly make friends.

Internship in Beijing with LTL Mandarin School

You will have the full support from LTL during your whole internship in China. If you are also open to doing your internship in another city in China, have a look at our China internships聽or the Shanghai internship programs.

  • Internships in Beijing

    Internships in Beijing

    Team - Be part of your company鈥檚 team and make friends quickly
    Gain experience - Work on real projects and build work experience
    International - Meet people and make connections from around the globe
    Adventure - Discover Chinese work culture

  • The Companies

    The Companies

    Placements - Internships are offered in both small and large companies
    Industries - Choose from marketing to medical, sports, media and many more
    Choice - Decide if you want to work for an international or Chinese company
    Fast growing - Beijing鈥檚 economy is developing very fast

  • Fully organized

    Fully organized

    Interviews - Are fully organized and planned by LTL for you
    Easy - Accommodation, visas, Mandarin classes, airport pick up all covered
    LTL Support - From insurance and flights to daily life advice in Beijing
    Emergencies - If you need us we are available 24/7

  • Make Friends

    Make Friends

    Friends - Easy to meet other interns in the LTL Beijing community
    Fun - Friday night drinks, weekend trips and sight-seeing together
    Intern Community - All are young, new to China and in this together
    International - LTL interns come from all over the world

Internships in Beijing

Being an intern in Beijing and working abroad is not only an incredible opportunity to give your CV an extra boost that will make you stand out, but also a lot of fun. In addition to gaining great work experience you will discover the capital of China, 5,000 years of history and it鈥檚 fascinating culture. You will make friends from all over the world, explore Beijing鈥檚 incredible night life and dive into what is one of the world鈥檚 fastest growing and changing countries.

The Internships

Internships can last from one to six months and will give you work experience in the industry of your choice. You will be trained on the job by your company. Mandarin is not required for being placed in the internship program, however you will need to be able to speak English fluently and be open to a very new working culture. Companies in Beijing usually require 40 hours of work per week and have Saturdays and Sundays off. During your internship you will be part of the LTL intern and student community and have full access to all LTL community events, support and our popular Friday night after work drinks.

The Companies

Based on each applicant鈥檚 requirements and qualifications we place interns in a very wide variety of companies ranging from multinational corporations like Daimler Benz or Microsoft to small and fast growing start-ups that are planning to disrupt the world. From consultancy to apprenticeships and trainee programs you could work at a clinic with international doctors receiving medical training to working in the marketing department of a Chinese company that wants to conquer the international market. The opportunities are endless.

Internship Program – The Application Process

As a first step send us an email to let us know what you are looking for, tell us a bit more about yourself and ask any questions you might have. You will have a reply from your personal internship advisor within less than a working day. As the next step your internship advisor will organize a Skype or WhatsApp interview with you. During the interview we will go through your resume together, discuss the different internship, accommodation, visas and Chinese courses options. Then it is time for you to decide on the dates, program options and sign up for the Beijing internship program. Your internship advisor will then organize Skype interviews for you with suitable companies until we have found the right internship position for you. After that you will receive your contract, visa invitations, accommodation details and book your flights. And that鈥檚 it 鈥 you are ready to fly to China and start your internship.

Internship Program – Prices

Duration % OFF Intern & Small Standard Apartment
1 month 0% 16,105
2 months -31% 22,115
3 months -41% 28,515
4聽months -46% 34,915
5聽months -49% 41,315
6聽months -51% 47,715
extra -60% 6,400/month

One month equals four weeks

The program includes accommodation in a small room, internship placement in Beijing, airport pick up, a Chinese SIM card on arrival, subway card, 24/7 support, a bicycle during your stay and full access to the LTL intern community.

You can start your internship at any time of the year.

Accommodation Upgrade

Room Upgrade
Live in larger room with private bathroom聽+ 2,000 CNY / month

Homestay Upgrade
Live with Chinese family. includes breakfast and dinner + 4,000 CNY / month

Chinese Courses Upgrade

Learn Chinese while working
6 hr/week group or 2 hr/week 1-on-1 class at your office + 1,440 CNY / month

What Our Interns Say

Daniela Buzzelli Testimony for LTL
Daniela Buzzelli

"I chose LTL Mandarin School knowing that it could offer me the program that best suited my needs and my Chinese knowledge. Working for LTL gave me the opportunity to learn a lot of new things, all very useful for my career."


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the working hours?

Normal working times in China are 40 hours per week. When exactly you will start and finish your work every day will depend on your company. This is a good question to ask during the interview.

Can I get take a holiday?

This depends on how long you are interning in Beijing for and your company鈥檚 policies. Usually it is not a problem to get some time off for traveling, however if this is important for you make sure you ask that question during the interview.

Will the internship in Beijing be paid?

Some internships in Beijing are paid and others are not. Payments however would be in form of a food or travel allowance as you are not allowed to earn a salary in China as an intern. It can be anything from one to a few thousand CNY per month. The longer you come to Beijing for, the more Mandarin you studied beforehand and the more experience you have, the better your chances to get a good allowance. However, as there is a lot of competition from applicants to do internships in Beijing many interesting companies choose to not offer compensation. If receiving an allowance is essential for you, please let us know and we can help you find an internship that does. However, please note that this will limit your choices, you will have to be more flexible on any other requirements for the internship and you might miss out on some interesting options.

Do I need to be able to speak Mandarin?

No, Mandarin is not required for doing an internship in Beijing. Fluent English language skills however are and all other languages are a bonus. However, some companies only consider applications from interns who do a Chinese course in Beijing before their internship. This is mainly to make sure that the intern had time to settle into China in a safe and supported environment and is ready to work when starting the internship instead of struggling to sort out daily life. This is quite important because during the first few weeks in Beijing a new arrival needs a lot of support in organizing life here, which is easily available at a Chinese school but not necessarily at a company. Many employers do not want their HR departments spending half their times helping newly arrived interns sort out daily life problems.

Should I book a Chinese course too?

It is definitely recommended, both by employers and us, to book a Chinese course however you do not have to. To start your stay in China with a Mandarin course will give you a smooth arrival experience, the opportunity to quickly meet other interns and students during class and the ability to learn the basics of the language for daily life. It is also possible to book Chinese classes during your internship, however, if possible we recommend to do a Chinese course聽at the beginning instead. Chinese is a lot easier than many people think and within a month of intensive study it is possible to reach a Chinese level where day to day life in Mandarin is no more problem.

What are the accommodation options?

You can stay in a homestay, shared apartment, serviced apartment聽or organize your own accommodation. Please have a look at our accommodation section聽for all of the options.

Can you definitely find an internship for me?

Yes, we can. Each applicant is different however we have more than 10 years of experience in organizing internships in China, a very wide network of partner companies and contacts. If we accept you into the program, this means we will definitely be able to organize an internship for you in Beijing.

What is important during the job interview?

As a participant of the LTL internship program you will skip the application queue and get an interview with the company straight away. However, during the interview the company will decide whether you are a good fit or not, so make sure you present yourself in a professional manner. Each company is different and if you have any specific questions regarding an upcoming interview with a company ask your internship advisor. Also make sure you ask a lot of questions during the interview. Only you can decide whether this internship is right for you or not, so get as much information as possible.

How can I apply?

Just send us a message through our contact form (link contact form) or an email to [email protected]. Let us know what you are looking for and we will have you signed up in no time. The more details regarding yourself and what you want you can give us the better. If you already have a CV, please email it to us too, however if you do not yet this is not a problem and we will help you with creating one.

Which industries do you offer internships in Beijing in?

Beijing has a very diverse economy and we can organize internships in sales, marketing, tech, law, medical, engineering, hospitality, translation, education, IT, import/export, sports and many other areas. This is the capital of the world鈥檚 largest country and Beijing is a very dynamic and young city with a lot of work options.

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