The CIS Australia Internship in Shanghai, China will help increase your employability and open doors.

Your internship will be customised and matched to your interests. You can expect to gain practical skills in your area of study and really boost your CV with international work experience. The CIS Australia Intern in China placements are offered in Shanghai.


Shanghai is a modern, vibrant city mixed with history and culture. With a population of more than 23 million people (that’s the population of Australia and 4 times the population of New Zealand!), it is now one of the world’s largest economic and international trading hubs and students love the blend of modern and traditional China, from its food to its people and its positioning as a world business powerhouse.

Participants are also able to add on an optional language course. 

Internship opportunities are available in the following sectors: 

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Event Planning and Management
  • Finance
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Food Studies and Nutrition
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Speech Therapy
  • Criminology and Law
  • Education
  • International Relations
  • History
  • Social Work
  • Agriculture
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Science 
  • Information Technology
  • Architecture
  • Graphic Design

More information regarding the internship program can be found on the host program website

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact CIS Australia for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ's short-term experience eligibility criteria.

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The program fee varies depending on program length and inclusions. The program fee ranges from $6,499 - $7,699 AUD. More information regarding what is included in the program fee can be found on the host program website

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by late-October if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.


Housing is included in the program fee.

Program Dates and Deadlines

UQ students can choose from one of the following sessions:

6 week internship start dates & deadlines

  • Start Date: 17 November 2019
  • End Date: 28 December 2019
  • Deadline: 3 months prior to start date


  • Start Date: 18 November 2019
  • End Date: 29 December 2019
  • Deadline: 3 months prior to start date


  • Start Date: 21 November 2019
  • End Date: 03 January 2020
  • Deadline: 3 months prior to start date

8 week internship start dates & deadlines

  • Start Date: 21 November 2019
  • End Date: 17 January 2020
  • Deadline: 3 months prior to start date

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

Applications for this program have closed. 

Program Dates

Varies: Please see "Session Dates" tab


Fast Facts

Type: Work Experience
Mode: Internship
Location: Shanghai, China
Credit: Not-for-credit only
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate

Global Experiences 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.​