See inside the world of Chinese startups.
Ingrain yourself into the China startup scene with our China Entrepreneurship Program which will provide you with a taste of the startup world and what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.
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.
Beijing is infamous for being the cultural, historical and political hub of China and wonders such as the Great Wall of China!
Shanghai is China’s most internationalised city, aspiring to be a global financial centre and with a unique blend of colonial and modern architecture.
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.
- Housing & Mandarin
- Housing only, no Mandarin
- Mandarin only, no housing
Application Deadline Arrival Day
January 2019 Intake 11 October 2018 3 January 2019
February 2019 Intake 22 November 2018 14 February 2019
March 2019 Intake 13 December 2019 7 March 2019
April 2019 Intake 17 January 2019 11 April 2019
May 2019 Intake 7 February 2019 2 May 2019
June 2019 Intake 21 March 2019 13 June 2019
July 2019 Intake 11 April 2019 4 July 2019
August 2019 Intake 9 May 2019 1 August 2019
September 2019 Intake 13 June 2019 5 September 2019
October 2019 Intake 18 July 2019 10 October 2019
November 2019 Intake 8 August 2019 31 November 2019
December 2019 Intake 12 September 2019 5 December 2019
You should apply at least 90 days prior to your intended program start date.
Meet the Team
Sally Ren, General 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.
Victoria Wan, Senior Program Coordinator
Victoria is from the south of China and majored in English at University. The experience of being an interpreter led her to build the acquaintance with people from over 20 countries so she has strong acceptance to different cultures. She is in charge of the majority of students’ affairs and she works on maintaining the relationship with different host companies!
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!
Ella Li, Program Coordinator
Ella got her bachelor’s degree in Chinese literature in Beijing, and obtained the master of Cultural & Creative industries in London, UK. She travelled around the Europe and enjoyed museums and galleries there. Her favorite food is shrimp.
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