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Best Internship Opportunities in China

By Niamh O

Updated August 21, 2019 Updated August 21, 2019

China is now considered a business powerhouse. It continues to add influence in driving the global economy as well as reshaping the landscape of international business.

For these reasons alone, as well as many others, China is the perfect internship destination for MBA students eager to gain experience, while also demonstrating their adaptability, strength, and global mindset to future employers.

Why intern in China?

The future of business looks bright in China. The country boasts the world’s largest middle-class population, which means disposable income in China is only set to increase.

With this in mind, major international companies are looking to break into the Chinese market.

If you were to intern in China, this would mean you could offer a solid, first-hand understanding of the people and culture, which is an invaluable skill for personal and organizational opportunities.

Undertaking an internship in China also looks very impressive on your CV. The MBA focuses on the importance of international business, and ensuring you get overseas experience will work wonders for your reputation.

Networking in China is also a bonus. Cities like Shanghai and Beijing have a diverse level of high-quality connections within the business and technology sectors.

And of course, interning in China will open doors to opportunities available at companies with connections in Asia, as an employer will feel a lot more confident in your skills if you have first-hand experience of living and working in Asia.

Now, let’s take a look at some of the internships available in China.


This internship offers participants the chance to learn about a Customer Facing Technology/Services role in Beijing. As a Microsoft Academy for College Hire, Microsoft Aspire Experience (MAE) employee, interns gain international experience through rotations, build global networks, and receive leadership mentorships.

MACH MCE China Experience participants go through a structured 12-month immersion to understand the business. Successful candidates will then join Microsoft as a full-time employee in China.

Participants must be an MBA student at one of the world’s top ranked schools and have a desire to launch their career in China.

Microsoft also requires students to have gained three to seven years’ work experience in a relevant industry. For this internship, participants will need to finish their studies and graduate in 2020.

The company’s strength lies in its passion for technology, dedication to customers, and shared values.

If you want to be a part of a program that exposes you to challenging experiences in different markets, develop your leadership skillset, be a part of a team with a mission to make an impact on the lives of millions and the future of the global economy, Microsoft’s internship could be for you.

Branch MBA internship

Also in Beijing City is the Branch MBA internship which sees participants undertake Market Entry Strategy Research in the China domestic mobile advertisement tech market, while creating a strategy report covering: Market Opportunities; Customer Expectations; Competition Analysis; Technology & Innovation; Resource & Support Needed.

Participants take part in the full-time internship which runs for a minimum of 12 weeks.

Branch hopes to transform how brands and users interact across digital platforms. By integrating Branch technology into core marketing channels including apps, web, email, social media, search, and paid ads, leading brands are driving higher-value conversions than ever before.

Branch powers mobile links, attribution, and measurement for more than 3 billion monthly users and over 50,000 apps, including Airbnb, Ticketmaster, Reddit, Buzzfeed, Twitch, OfferUp, Poshmark, and many more.

Branch is looking for someone currently pursuing an MBA degree with a global top b-school, who is passionate about the tech industry and has experience working in the mobile marketing technology industry in China.


Steel wire transformation and coating technologies company Bekaert is looking for participants with either an MBA, or a master's degree in marketing or economics for its Group Business Development internship at its Xinzhuang office.

Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) aims to be the preferred supplier for steel wire products and solutions worldwide.

The job role entails:

  • Deciding which information needs to be collected in support of project needs
  • Collecting business information through various sources
  • Business data analysis, assessment and presentation
  • Supporting project managers on structuring & analyzing information
  • Summarizing and translating reports into English

Candidates will need experience in collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting business information; good business acumen; good analytical skills; good communication skills; good Excel/Powerpoint presenting skills; be dynamic, creative, result driven and have a strong desire to develop him/herself.


Each year, Google offers first-year MBA students the opportunity to undertake a unique summer experience in a 10 to 12-week paid internship in the Beijing, Shanghai, or Hong Kong office between May and September.

MBA interns work on projects handling cutting-edge business challenges in the tech industry. Previous graduate interns joined Google across business areas including, Marketing, Advertising Sales and Operations, Finance, Cloud and more.

If you’re looking to make a difference in the world, Google offers plenty of opportunities to do so. Google employs global talent in areas ranging from product management and sales to finance, operations, and human resources - and everything in between.

A range of functions across the company are included in Google summer internships. The company hires into job families first, and then works with successful candidates to find project groups that match their skills and interests.

Intern projects are determined based on the experience, skills and interests of the student. Students should make clear which particular are they’re interested in on their resume.

This article was originally published in August 2019 .

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Niamh is Deputy Head of Content at QS (;, creating and editing content for an international student audience. Having gained her journalism qualification at the Press Association, London and since written for different international publications, she's now enjoying telling the stories of students, alumni, faculty, entrepreneurs and organizations from across the globe.  

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