Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the Sina Careers Internship Program FAQ!
Sina Careers is a leading provider of internships in China, offering a wide range of opportunities across various industries. Our program is designed to provide students and recent graduates with an immersive and rewarding experience in one of the world's most dynamic and exciting countries. Whether you're looking to gain valuable work experience, improve your language skills, or explore a new culture, Sina Careers has something to offer. In this FAQ, we'll answer some of the most common questions about our program and help you get started on your journey to China.

The simplest and fastest way to apply for the internship program is through our online application form. This helps us gather all your information and documents efficiently for swift placement.
If you encounter any difficulties with the form, feel free to email your application to
Along with your email, please attach your CV with a recent photo of yourself and a motivational letter. Be sure to include your preferred start and end dates, accommodation preferences, and the industry you're interested in.
We're eager to hear from you!

The great news is, that you don't need any prior Chinese language experience to embark on your internship journey here. English is typically the primary language requirement for most internship programs across the country.
Yet, knowing some Mandarin can truly enrich your experience. Basic Mandarin skills can make daily life smoother, allowing for more personal connections with locals. Plus, it can elevate your professional interactions since many Chinese companies operate in Mandarin.

Interning in Chinese companies offers a unique experience compared to Western ones. Here, independence is key, and you're encouraged to approach tasks in your own style. Embracing this approach during your internship opens doors to valuable insights into both business and culture. Oh, and here's a friendly reminder: keep in mind that you're in China, where things may be done differently. It's all part of the adventure!
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When does the internship start?

Our internship programs in China offer flexible start dates year-round, so you can choose what works best for you. Our programs typically run for about 5 and a half to 6 months, giving interns plenty of time to dive into their roles and get a taste of Chinese culture.
Keep in mind that committing to the full duration of the program is essential for making the most out of the internship experience.

Fortunately, applying for online internships with Sina Careers won't cost you anything. We're firm believers that everyone deserves the opportunity to intern in China. Our online programs are fully funded, which means we cover all placement fees, including accommodation, meals, and pocket money.
However, it's essential to be mindful of other expenses. We suggest considering costs like airfare, visa fees, international insurance, and your day-to-day expenses while planning for your internship journey.
Even though applying for online internships doesn't cost anything, it's crucial to think about these extra expenses.
With some careful planning and budgeting, you can make the most out of your time there, soaking up the culture and getting a real feel for what the professional world is like in China.

Once arrived, you will be accommodated within the Hotel, in a Guest room with a private bathroom.

Yes! You will receive a financial compensation of 3000 CNY per month.

Once you arrive at the Hotel, your manager, who speaks English, will welcome you. Depending on your arrival time, you will also be introduced to the premises and your team. Although language barriers may exist, the team's average age is generally young! Therefore, It's a good way for you to quickly make connections, and why not learn Chinese? Note that some hotels recruit two international interns, so it might be another opportunity for you to socialize! Click here for more details about your working environement!

As a Guest Relations Officer or F&B Assistant, you would be assigned to the reception department. Your responsibilities would include welcoming and offering personalized assistance to international guests, ensuring efficient resolution of any issues, and delivering an unforgettable experience to each visitor. You will be supervised by managers and supported by your team throughout your internship! The details of the tasks can be found in each internship offer that you can consult here

You will need WeChat wherever you go in China. Follow the steps to download the application, and you will have access to a multitude of services! Note that to validate your account, a user will need to confirm your identity.
As for obtaining a SIM card, you can ask for assistance from your manager. Don’t forget that Sina Careers remains available to support you and meet your needs!
Finally, the creation of your bank account will depend on how your financial compensation is disbursed. If the hotel sends you pocket money via WeChat, they will assist you in creating the bank account. If you receive cash, the hotel won’t take this responsibility spontaneously. Feel free to ask your managers or Sina Careers for help if you think you need it!
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