Why Do Corporate Internship Programs (CIP) Cost Money?| 4 min read

Before deciding to embark on a corporate internship program with us, we want you to feel confident in your choice to undertake this life-changing experience with ImmerQi.

So, you’re probably wondering why do internship programs cost money, right? Start by viewing internships abroad as an investment in your future. Gaining work experience abroad in China will be crucial for your professional platform.

During your internship, you will be able to:

  1. Gain both soft and hard skills
  2. Develop your communication skills
  3. Build up confidence.

And … you will be gaining all this experience in a country whose economic growth continues to top expectations!

However, with the job market becoming more competitive, so has getting a foot in the door in your chosen industry.

Therefore, the benefits of interning in China will 100% outweigh the cost!

Why so expensive, you may ask? We offer you transparency about the costs and inclusions of our programs to allow you to make an informed decision. Here’s a cost breakdown for you:

Program Cost – 30%

First of all, 30% of the fees goes to the program cost. This includes the internship placement services where our team ensures that a suitable job matches with your interests and goals. We also provide:

  1. Pre-departure guidance and information
  2. Visa assistance and documents
  3. Mandarin classes
  4. Airport pick up service
  5. Academic support

Accommodation – 40%

40% of the fees goes to your accommodation where we help you secure your accommodation in advance. Similarly, we also cover utility bills (up to 400 RMB/month) and Wi-Fi. Due to rental costs increasing in China’s most populated cities, accommodation will be a bulk of your expense.

For more information about expenses and budgets, click here.

Local Operations – 20%

20% of the fees goes to local operations. We make sure that support is provided when you’re here so you can make the most of your internship experience. Local operations include:

  1. On-site support
  2. Professional & social activities
  3. Program orientation
  4. Local SIM card
  5. Transportation card

Management & Organisation – 10%

Finally, 10% of the fees goes to management & organisation. This refers to the general management of the corporate internship program. It also includes:

  1. Marketing services
  2. University partnerships
  3. Professional services
  4. Program development

Rachel Yoon

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