Essential Components of a Student's Internship:
- Students must intern in a Chinese-speaking professional setting in Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, or Shenzhen.
- Internships may not be provided by government agencies.
- Students must be engaged 90% or more of the time using and working with Chinese.
- Internship providers must be officially registered in China and willing to provide internship acceptance documentation required by the Public Security Bureau.
- Students may not receive compensation, including residential benefits such as a housing stipend.
- Teaching English may not be a primary job responsibility.
- Students must work full-time (40 hours a week) for a period of at least 80 working days (16 weeks). The minimum 80-day internship requirement consists of sixteen weeks broken down into eight biweekly reporting periods.
- Internships must correspond to the participant’s field of interest and abilities but may be subject to certain political or cultural limitations.