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
Shared housing and meals provided
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

Pre-Departure & Visas

Chinese Lessons

Arrival & Orientation

Social Activities

Career Development

Housing & Meals

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 weeks2,8004,095
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 DeadlineInternship Start Date
March 2018 Intake7 December1 March
April 2018 Intake18 January12 April
May 2018 Intake8 February3 May
June 2018 Intake8 March31 May
July 2018 Intake12 April5 July
August 2018 Intake10 May2 August
September 2018 Intake7 June30 August
October 2018 Intake19 July11 October
November 2018 Intake9 August1 November
December 2018 Intake6 September29 November

You should apply at least 90 days prior to your intended program start date.


Meet the Team

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.

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.

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!

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

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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

Put together in a line, all of China's railway lines could loop around the world 2 times

The Chinese population uses more than 45 billion chopsticks each year

Meet the Team

Rice Li, Program Manager

Rice Li grew up in Qingdao, Shandong and graduated with an MBA degree from Northeastern University in Shenyang. Rice has been working at ImmerQi for over five years, and is based in Shanghai as the program manager for our China internship programs.

Asiya Iskhakova, Program Coordinator

Asiya is responsible for making sure interns’ experiences go smooth from the beginning till the end. She is originally from Siberia (Irkutsk), Russia and has been living in Beijing for five years. She has a bachelor’s degree in international business & management and studied Chinese for two years.

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.

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