The Global Link School Internship in China provides an exciting opportunity for you to work in a selected Chinese school. 

You can expect to gain a unique Chinese experience and really boost your CV with authentic international work experience. This program includes a comprehensive orientation, excursions and in-country support to the interns.


    Internship opportunities are available in the following sectors: 

    • Education - Secondary (Hebei, Ganzhou, and Yinchuan locations)
    • Education - Primary (Ganzhou and Yinchuan only)
    • Educational Studies
    • Psychology (Educational and Developmental Psychology)
    • Science
    • English
    • Communication
    • Social Work
    • International Relations
    • Applied Linguistics
    • Arts
    • Business
    • Commerce
    • Counselling
    • Engineering
    • Environmental Management and Sustainability
    • Global Management
    • Information Technology
    • Mathematics
    • Music
    • Occupational Health and Safety Science
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Sports Coaching

    More information regarding the internship program can be found on the Global Link Program Guide

    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 Global Link or the Chinese Embassy in Australia for visa and immigration information.

    Eligibility and application

    All applicants must meet the basic short-term experience eligibility criteria. Applicants must apply to UQ and to Global Link directly - please submit your Global Link application form (see "Apply to Host" link), cover letter and CV to Global Link. 

     Apply to UQ Apply to host


    The program fee is $2,000 AUD and includes: 

    • Internship placement
    • Pre-departure consultation and advice
    • Visa assistance & invitation letter
    • On-arrival airport pickup
    • Orientation program upon arrival
    • Accommodation
    • Travel Insurance
    • Excursions
    • 24/7 in-country support
    • Certificate at the end of the program

    Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding


    Accommodation is included in the cost of the program.

    Some Faculties allow students to receive credit towards their UQ program for internships or other non-study activities. The Global Experiences Team is unable to provide further advice regarding internships for credit. If you are interested in seeking credit, you must contact your Faculty/School directly for more information regarding your eligibility:

    Contact your faculty:

    Please note: If you are granted permission to receive credit for your participation in an internship program:

    • You may be responsible for paying UQ tuition fees in addition to the internship program fee
    • You may be eligible for funding provided through the OS-Help loan scheme

    Key Dates

    Application Deadlines

    UQ: 15 October
    Host: 14 October

    Program Dates

    Start: 25 November 2019
    End: 20 December 2019

    Fast Facts

    Type: Work Experience
    Mode: Internship
    Location: Hebei, Ganzhou, or Yinchuan, China
    Credit: Not-for-credit
    Cohort: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

    OS-HELP Loan

    If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

    Application Deadlines

    15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
    15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
    15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
    15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

    Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

    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.​