2016 CRCC Asia Summer Internship in China

CRCC Asia is pleased to invite applications from Cambridge undergraduates in their first and second years (and third years, if studying on a four year course) to take up an internship in China during the 2016 Long Vacation. The successful candidate will gain the invaluable, immersive experience of working in an International or Chinese company.

The internship is jointly sponsored by CRCC Asia and the Kirkwood Family Foundation, which is currently the largest provider of internships in China. The company was founded in 2006, by Trinity alumnus Edward Holroyd Pearce, and in 2008 Pembroke alumnus Tom Kirkwood invested in the organisation and became a director. Since 2008 over 5,000 participants from over 175 countries have taken part in CRCC Asia’s programmes. This year it expects to place around 2,000 students in firms in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Most sectors are represented, including business, NGOs, engineering, green-technology, marketing, finance and law.

The award will cover the cost of a visa, accommodation, one month internship program and weekly Mandarin lessons, but not the cost of a flight.

You will have the option to add a one month language program, 20-day travel program or increase to a two or three month internship program at an additional cost.

There are start dates each month throughout the Long Vacation period. Further details on their award-winning programmes can be found on CRCC Asia’s website: http://www.crccasia.com/

“Having always been fascinated by Chinese culture, while also wanting to experience living and working in a foreign country, I jumped at the chance to join CRCC Asia’s program. I managed to win a scholarship through my university which funded a large part of my program in Shanghai. Since I’m still at university, and took part in the program during my summer holiday, I was only able to spend a month in China, but I wish I could have been there longer. I learnt a lot during my relatively short time there.

Samuel Burr (St Catharine’s), 2015 CRCC Asia Intern

Application procedure

Applicants should submit a CV, together with a statement of no more than 500 words describing their academic interests and their proposed sector choice in China, to ‘CRCC Asia, c/o Sally March, Development Office’ (sally.march@pem.cam.ac.uk) by the 2 May 2016. Applicants should ensure that the CV and statement of interests between them cover the following points:

1. academic record and non-academic activities at Cambridge;
2. reasons for wanting to take up an internship in China;
3. which type of internship the applicant is interested in and for what period of time;
4. plans for travel in China on completion of the programme;
5. plans for subsequent career or study

Applicants should also provide the name and contact details of an appropriate referee, such as a Director of Studies, Tutor or supervisor, who would be willing to provide them with a reference upon request.