AustCham China runs unique programs for students from Australian universities and recent graduates which provide opportunities for work experience, mentoring and cultural training. 

AustCham has partnered with FESCO (Beijing Foreign Enterprise Human Resources Service Co., Ltd), the leading HR services provider in China, to provide internship placement opportunities for students in a fortune 500 companies in China. AustCham China will facilitate linking the student with their placement company and overseeing the internship throughout its duration.

What can I participate in?

AustCham China offer a range of virtual internship opportunities over a wide array of sectors across Beijing, Guangzhou and Chengdu including:

  • Advertising
  • Agriculture
  • Business Consultancy
  • Educational Services
  • Energy & Resources
  • Engineering
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Hotels & Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining & Minerals
  • Project Management
  • Real Estate
  • Trade
  • Transportation
  • Tourism

Note: For virtual internships students must have access to a personal computer, a reliable internet connection and must be available to be online during the host organisation’s local working hours for bi-weekly check-ins (twice per week) with your supervisor (mornings or evenings as mutually agreed in advance).

For more details, contact AustCham Project Manager Charlite Davison at

Application Instructions

All applicants must meet the UQ Internship Eligibility Criteria and any other criteria as outlined by the host organisation.

Students are required to apply to both UQ and AustCham China via the buttons below.

  1. Submit an application to the Internships and Global Experiences Team 
  2. Submit application form and your CV to Charlie Davidson, Project Manager at AustCham China to

Students will receive access to their Internships Workflow once their application is approved by the Internships and Global Experiences Team. 

Applications for Summer 2021/22 have now closed.


Costs & Inculsions*

RMB ¥6,000 (approx. AUD $1,260) is the program fee for UQ students.

  • An internship at FESCO Top 500 Member Company
  • Orientation Day to the program
  • Visa Processing Services (as required)
  • Events and webinars designed to support your education, development and learning outcomes of your internship
  • Mentorship check-ins and continued support from AustCham during your internship to provide guidance and assistance where required


Funding is not guaranteed even if all selection criteria are met. Funding should not be a factor when developing your budget and should only be considered supplementary financial support if awarded. 

Applicants will be considered for only one grant per application round.

Widening Participation Grant & Short-term Experiences Grant

When you submit your application for an internship, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding page for details.

Credit for Internships

Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. The Global Experiences Team is unable to provide further advice regarding internships for credit. If you are interested in seeking credit, please refer to the Credit for Internships page for more specific details

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: Applications Closed
Host: Applications Closed

Program Dates

Start: 21 November 2021
End: 20 February 2022


Fast Facts

Type: Work Experience
Mode: Internship
Location: Virtual
Credit: For-credit or Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate

Internship Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.

Information Sessions