The Projects Abroad Journalism Internship in China will expose you to different journalistic approaches and challenges against the backdrop of a new and exciting country.

With a proactive attitude and perseverance, you will be able to work as a journalist, with your own stories and responsibilities, reporting on events in a cultural context a world away from home. You will contribute content, not get the coffee; this is an opportunity to push yourself to become a full member of the team and learn the ins and outs of print or broadcast journalism overseas.


Join our Journalism Internship in China and get practical experience working at a magazine in Shanghai. You'll research and write stories covering topics in entertainment, lifestyle, or business. This will help build up your portfolio, and you'll learn from working with experienced journalists.

Work in Shanghai, the biggest city in China, as you cover stories alongside qualified journalists and reporters. Use this exciting opportunity to ask questions and get tips and advice from professionals. Your writing will improve and you’ll get to see your articles printed in a magazine or published online.

You’ll live in an apartment with the other interns and volunteers which makes it easier for you to get to know one another. Spend your free time and weekends together as you experience more of the country’s culture, sample traditional Chinese food, and go sightseeing. This project accepts interns throughout the year, so you can join on the dates that suit you. You can stay from as little as two weeks. We encourage you to stay longer if possible, so you can learn more and make a bigger impact.

This project accepts interns throughout the year, so you can join on the dates that suit you. You can stay from as little as two weeks. Projects Abroad encourage students to stay longer if possible so you can learn more and make a bigger impact. 

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 Projects Abroad 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. For a 4-week internship, the program fee is approximately $4,705 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.

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

Earliest Start: 18 November 2019
Latest End: 22 February 2020


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.​