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

Get hired

You will be more employable or have found inspiration to start your own business!

                  Program Snapshot

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Durations of 4-24 weeks available

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Monthly intakes

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Possible stipend

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Beijing & Shanghai

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Mandarin not required. Good English level required

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Available to undergraduates or a recent graduate

Program Highlights

The ImmerQi China Entrepreneurship Program has a comprehensive list of inclusions to ensure you have a rich and memorable experience in China. More information.

Guaranteed Placement

Pre-Departure & Visas

Chinese Lessons

Arrival & Orientation

Social Activities

Career Development

Housing

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.

 

Locations

Intern in a true startup playground.

BEIJING

Beijing is infamous for being the cultural, historical and political hub of China and wonders such as the Great Wall of China!

SHANGHAI

Shanghai is China’s most internationalised city, aspiring to be a global financial centre and with a unique blend of colonial and modern architecture.

Financing

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.

DurationPremium program
- Housing & Mandarin
Standard program
- Housing only, no Mandarin
Immersive program
- Mandarin only, no housing
4 weeks3,7503,5002,885
8 weeks5,1004,5003,170
12 weeks 6,4005,6003,605
16 weeks7,8006,5003,980
20 weeks9,1007,6004,275
24 weeks10,3508,7004,525
You should apply at least 90 days prior to your intended program start date.

 

 Application DeadlineArrival Day
January 2019 Intake11 October 20183 January 2019
February 2019 Intake22 November 201814 February 2019
March 2019 Intake13 December 20197 March 2019
April 2019 Intake17 January 201911 April 2019
May 2019 Intake7 February 20192 May 2019
June 2019 Intake21 March 201913 June 2019
July 2019 Intake11 April 20194 July 2019
August 2019 Intake9 May 20191 August 2019
September 2019 Intake13 June 20195 September 2019
October 2019 Intake18 July 201910 October 2019
November 2019 Intake8 August 201931 November 2019
December 2019 Intake12 September 20195 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.

Success Stories

Don’t just take our word for it – hear personal stories and highlights from our ImmerQi alumni!

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

I was looking for something more than just the commercial design that is reigning in Italy and different companies all over the world. China appealed to me as I wanted an experience that would allow me to mix my European background and personality with Asian culture. read more
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