University of Oregon

Finance and Accounting Internships in China

Program Overview

The Finance & Accounting program allows interns to work with professionals in the world’s second largest economy, with a GDP that has consistently grown each year. Internship placements could be in: Shanghai, Beijing, & Shenzhen. Each internship provides chances to:

  • Research and provide a Western perspective on the Chinese investment market.
  • Perform basic auditing of client financial records and a summary of the findings.
  • Create reports, data analysis and offer other general support to staff.
  • Develop strategy projects that research and summarize recent tax legislation changes.
  • Devise new relevant financial products and services for firms.


  • Strong attention to accuracy, details, and organizational skills.
  • Interest in China- economy, market, etc.
  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work on a team.

Academic Details

In addition to 8 internship credits, students will enroll in a 1-4 credit Intercultural Communication online course.  This course is designed to provide ongoing support to students who do internships abroad.  Students will observe, explore and investigate the core cultural values in their host country during the internship, conduct comparison in the differences between their host and home country, and develop critical thinking skills and culture learning strategies. Some of the topics discussed in this course include: attitudes toward time, space, age, gender and authority, different views on self/others, conflict styles and culture shock. 

A weekly assignment for the online course includes: reading assignments, group discussions and/or a weekly journal.  The number of enrolled credits will determine the course workload.  It will begin one week before your internship begins and end one week after completion.  

Internship Details

Students must intern for a minimum of 30 hours per week, for a total of at least 240 hours for an 8-week internship. Although this is an unpaid internship, you will earn 8 internship credits.

Dates and Deadlines

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Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.