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 quickest and easiest way to apply for the internship programme is via our online application form. This way we have all your information and documents in one place and can ensure speedy placement. If you have trouble with the form please send your application to hello@sinacareers.com . Attached we need your CV with a recent picture of you as well as a motivation letter. Please don’t forget to mention your desired start/finish date as well as your way of accommodation and your industry of interest.

Internships in Chinese companies are different to internships in “Western” companies. Every internship is not only a professional, but also a cultural experience. You will get to know the Chinese way of doing business, which is probably completely different from the way you are used to. As an intern in a Chinese company, you will work more independently and you are supposed to do it “your way”. During your internship, try to engage yourself to this Chinese way of doing – this will ensure a valuable business-cultural experience. And one warm tip, which can be useful in not only your working environment: Remind yourself that you are in China – things are different here!

When do internships start?

Internship programs in China have flexible startdates throughout the year to accommodate the availability and preferences ofparticipants.
Most programs have multiple start dates, allowing interns to choose the one that best suits their schedule.
Whether you are looking for a summer internship or a program that aligns with your academic calendar, there are options available. The duration of our internships programs in China are 3 to 6 months, depending on the specific program and the intern's preferences. This allows interns to gain valuable professional experience and immerse themselves in Chinese culture over an extended period. 
There may be internships that offer remuneration. It's crucial to thoroughly research and inquireabout the specific program's compensation policy before applying. Regardless of the start date or duration of the program, it's essential for interns to be available for the entire duration. This ensures that they can fully immerse themselves in the internship experience, gain valuable skills, and make the most of their time in China. 
In conclusion, internships in China have flexible start dates and durations, providing participants with the perfect opportunity to gain professional experience and immerse themselves in Chinese culture. While internships are generally unpaid, it's worth exploring programs for possible remuneration options. Dedication and availability for the full duration of the programare key to maximizing the internship experience.

When applying for internships in China, it is important to consider the costs associated with the application process. Luckily, for online internships with Sina Careers, there are no applicationcosts involved. We believe that everyone should have the chance to do there internships in China.
These online internship programs are fully funded, meaning that they cover all placement fees.
This is beneficial for those seeking valuable professional experience without incurring any financial burden. 
However, it is important to note that there are additional costs that applicants should be aware of. These costs include flights to and from China, international insurance to ensure health and safety coverage while abroad, and personal expenses. Note that most of our internships include accommodation and meals. While the application for online internships is free of charge, applicants should carefully consider these additional costs to ensure they have the necessary funds for their internship journey in China. By planning and budgeting accordingly, applicants can make the most of their internship experience in China and gain valuable insights into the country's culture and professional landscape.

When considering an internship in China, you may wonder if you need to speak Mandarin in order to be eligible.
The good news is that participants do not need any prior Chinese experience to pursue our internships in China. English is the primary language requirement for most internship programs in the country. 
However, it's important to note that Mandarin proficiency can be highly beneficial during your internship. Having basic Mandarin skills can help you navigate daily life in China and communicate with locals on a more personalized level
.It can also enhance your professional experience, as many Chinese companies conduct businessin Mandarin. 
While Mandarin proficiency is not necessary for internships in China, it can greatly enhance your experience and open doors for deeper cultural integration. Whether you choose to learn Mandarinor rely on your English skills, you can still have a rewarding and successful internship in this vibrant country.