The China-Australia Chamber of Commerce in Beijing (AustCham China) was established in 1996 and has as its goal the advancement of the broader Australia-China business relationship through the effective representation of its 250 members. We achieve this through building connections between our members and broader stakeholders in Australia and China, delivery of effective advocacy programs and provision of information and insights through our business events and online platform.

AustCham China runs unique programs for students from Australian universities and recent graduates which provide opportunities for work experience, mentoring and cultural training. Our members believe in the importance of investing in our future business leaders, and this is a Chamber priority.

AustCham China has partnered with FESCO (Beijing Foreign Enterprise Human Resources Service) the leading HR services provider in China, to provide the only internship program in China that guarantees a 100% legal intern visa for students. This program is available for people of all nationalities and will secure interns a placement in a fortune 500 company in China and provide support in terms of accommodation, insurance, and most importantly, a completely legal intern visa. 

In light of current COVID related travel restrictions, we are offering virtual and part-time internships that students can undertake remotely. 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 including:

  • Architecture
  • Arts and culture
  • Communications
  • Consulting
  • Education and training
  • Engineering
  • Events management
  • Fashion
  • Film and TV
  • Finance
  • Graphic design
  • Health
  • Hospitality
  • HR
  • IT and Computer Science
  • International business
  • International relations
  • Journalism
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • NGO
  • Project management
  • Sales
  • Sports
  • Translation

Note: 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 Kristian Ricardo at

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ Domestic and Virtual Internship Eligibility Criteria and any other criteria as outlined by the host organisation. Students must apply to both UQ and AustCham China via the links below.

Apply to UQ  Apply to host 


Costs & Inculsions

There is no cost to UQ students for participating in this virtual internship program. Limited places are available. 

UQ students must apply to both UQ and AustCham China. 


Students completing this program are not eligible to be considered for a grant.

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: 30 April 2021
Host: 30 April 2021

Program Dates

Start: 20 June 2021
End: 25 July 2021


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