Intern in the world’s largest tourism market.

Our Hospitality Internship Program gives students and recent tourism and hospitality graduates a professional pathway for their career by undertaking an internship in China’s top hotels and restaurants.

Gain insight into the China tourism market and get a stand out experience that will differentiate you from other jobseekers!

Relevant hospitality experience

Work in a high end venue, get mentoring and learn about the hospitality industry

Meet leaders & influencers

Attend networking events, make valuable connections and find opportunities

Get hired

You will be more employable and have a cleared idea of your career direction

                                             Program Snapshot

24 weeks duration
Monthly intakes
RMB 1,500 to 3,000 monthly allowance
Possible accommodation
(depends on placement)
Mandarin not required. Good English level required
Hospitality/tourism students or recent graduates

Program Highlights

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

Guaranteed Internship

Chinese Lessons

Social Activities

Housing & Meals

Pre-Departure & Visas

Arrival & Orientation

Career Development

On Site Staff

Five Killer Reasons to Intern in China

Trial your new career before you commit to it long-term

Test-drive your knowledge and skills in a challenging, international environment

Enhance your CV in China, a market all multinationals have a keen interest in

Build your professional network in a place that is encouraging innovation, research and entrepreneurship

Exposure to the Chinese business environment, business customs and culture will help with future job searches

The importance of China’s tourism market

  • Became the world’s largest outbound tourism market with over 120 million trips abroad in 2016
  • Chinese take over 4 billion domestic trips per year
  • The world’s fourth largest tourist destination with over 100 million people coming for tourism, business, or work
  • Over 800 five star hotels in China

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

International hotel experience on your CV.

Interning in China will come with real responsibilities, mentoring and exposure to different departments, to give you a well rounded experience.

You will be provided housing, meals and a monthly stipend to make your time in China affordable.

Roles are typically in front desk, food & beverage and events.

World class hotels and restaurant partners.

ImmerQi have been based in China since 2004 and have partnered up with leading international hotels and high-end restaurants in Beijing to provide the best hospitality internship experience for you.

China is the world’s fourth largest tourist destination with people coming from all parts of the world for tourism, business, or work giving you exposure to all kinds of guests.


Beijing is the cultural, historical and political hub of China. A buzzing metropolis that blends ancient architecture with modern landmarks, you won’t be short of places to explore and things to do.

Social activities

Learn the art of bargaining, check out the amazing nightlife, practise tai chi or belt out Bon Jovi covers at KTV night!

Delicious food

Open your palette to a new world of flavours! Try hotpot, Beijing duck, dumplings or if you’re adventurous some street food!

Infamous wonders

Be sure to visit historic and architectural wonders such as the Great Wall, Summer Palace and Forbidden City.


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

Start dates are available each month.

The following table outlines current prices for our Hospitality Internship Program, excluding flights and insurance.

We take payment online through secure online gateways.

- no Mandarin
- w/ Mandarin
24 weeks3,0004,295
Note: non Chinese nationals are required to undertake the program with Mandarin.


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, Malaysian

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

China became the world’s largest outbound tourism market with over 120 million trips abroad in 2016

China is the world's largest consumer of red wine.

By 2025, China will have built 10 cities the size of New York

The world's first paper money was created in China over 1400 years ago

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The Chinese population uses more than 45 billion chopsticks each year

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