See inside the world of Chinese startups.
Relevant startup experience
Work on a specific project, get mentoring and learn what it takes to run a startup
Meet leaders & influencers
Attend expert workshops, make valuable connections and find opportunities
You will be more employable or have found inspiration to start your own business!
Durations of 4-24 weeks available
Beijing & Shanghai
Mandarin not required. Good English level required
Available to undergraduates or a recent graduate
The ImmerQi China Entrepreneurship Program has a comprehensive list of inclusions to ensure you have a rich and memorable experience in China. More information.
Pre-Departure & Visas
Arrival & Orientation
On Site Staff
Five Killer Reasons to Intern in a Startup
More responsibilities working in a small team
Build your professional network that attracts other like minded people
Innovative environment working with passionate, creative people
How to run a startup. Goal setting, strategies, launch, operations & more
Exposure to the Chinese business environment, business customs and culture
“Beijing will be the only true competitor to Silicon Valley in the next 10 years” – Recode Magazine
Most funding worldwide
Startups in China have the largest pool of money for startups in the world, and five times the sum raised by other venture firms around the world combined – Silicon Valley included.
New wave of entrepreneurs
Led by a number of young people educated in top universities abroad or in prestigious domestic universities. These leaders can offer priceless mentorship and development opportunities.
More hands-on experiences
“When I left China, I left with experience that would have been twice as hard to get here.”
– Chris C. Anderson, Senior Editor at the Huffington Post
A program with tangible outcomes.
Boost your resume
- Help a local startup solve business challenges
- Create your online and offline self-brand
- Impress local startups and industry leaders
Develop marketable skills
- Build up practical skills and develop business acumen
- Foster creativity & problem solving skills
- Develop confidence and leadership skills
Build up your business capital
- Learn key business and entrepreneurial concepts
- Develop your network and key contacts for the future
- Get inspired to consider launching your own business
Become a China expert
- Understand Chinese business customs and culture
- Gain first hand experience in a fast, dynamic economy
- Learn Mandarin, one of the key languages today
China’s startup scene
You will work closely with a startup where you will be given a specific projects to put your business knowledge to the test and gain exposure to many facets of the startup world. Previous projects include social media strategy, competitor analysis, event planning, revenue research, customer research and website work.
China is the perfect environment to intern in a startup, with a high concentration of startups, high investments in research and technology, government backing and pure market size. Successful startups include: Baidu aka the “Google of China”, Lenovo, Asia’s leading smartphone seller and DJI the popular drone company.
Intern in a true startup playground.
Undertaking an internship in China is an investment in your future and requires savings to fully enjoy your time.
Find out how to have a memorable and affordable experience through budgeting and funding options. If you are parent or institution we also address typical questions.
Prices & Dates
The following table outlines current prices for our China Entrepreneurship Program, excluding flights and insurance.
We take payment online through secure online gateways.
Start dates are available each month.
- no Mandarin
- includes Mandarin
|24 weeks||7,400||9,150|Application Deadline Internship Start Date
December 2017 Intake 7 September 30 November
January 2018 Intake 12 October 4 January
February 2018 Intake 9 November 1 February
March 2018 Intake 7 December 1 March
April 2018 Intake 18 January 12 April
May 2018 Intake 8 February 3 May
June 2018 Intake 8 March 31 May
July 2018 Intake 12 April 5 July
August 2018 Intake 10 May 2 August
September 2018 Intake 7 June 30 August
October 2018 Intake 19 July 11 October
November 2018 Intake 9 August 1 November
December 2018 Intake 6 September 29 November
You should apply at least 90 days prior to your intended program start date.
Meet the Team
Sally Ren, Program Manager
Sally is from Beijing and graduated from the University of International Relations, majoring in English. Sally’s responsibilities include maintaining good relationships with our host companies in Beijing, program development and operations.
Yingjie Li, Program Coordinator
Yingjie is from Suzhou, a small city on the east coast of China. He graduated from Soochow University and majored in hospitality. He likes travelling and playing extreme sports. His responsibilities include; doing the reception of the coming program participants, assisting the participants to deal with daily tasks and issues, and organising interesting cultural activities.
Cindy Zhang, Program Coordinator
Cindy is originally from Shanxi Province in the middle of China, She is fluent in English, Mandarin and also completed a Master of Accounting at the University of Sydney in Australia. Cindy loves fashion, travelling and swimming. Her favourite book is ‘living’ and she is keen on shopping!
Jing Chen, Program Coordinator
Jing is ImmerQi’s Shanghai program coordinator. She graduated from the University of Oregon and majored in Marketing and minored in Non-profit Organization Management. She has travelled to a lot of places such as Canada, America, Japan, South Korea, Dubai, Thailand, Tanzania and so on. She loves jogging and swimming and has a black Labrador “KAT” and he is five years old now!
Zhi Wei Ong, Australian
As someone who is always seeking life challenges and enjoys what the world has to offer, I’m glad I made my decision to come to China for my internship. I wouldn’t say that the grass is always greener on the other side, but stepping out from my comfort zone is what I needed. read more
Jeremy Gallant, Indonesian
I completed a Food and Beverage internship at a high-end Beijing hotel as part of my university’s required internship experience. Getting the exposure and mentoring at all the hotel’s various restaurants and bars gave me great insight into the each outlet’s management and operations. read more
Sabrina Gennarino, Italian
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