Program Overview

China is a fascinating place in which to work and live, culturally, linguistically and socially. Interning in one of China‚Äôs most exhilarating cities (Beijing, Shanghai or Shenzhen), you will be given the opportunity to become immersed in every aspect of this exciting country. The Legal program provides interns the chance to work with professionals dealing with subjects that range from issues of intellectual property fraud to larger issues of countries, like China, possibly manipulating currency values. 

Internship duties may include:

  • Research and present legal contract precedents from the English Legal System
  • Advise and process trademark registrations for foreign clients
  • Create newsletters on recent legal developments in China for an audience of foreign clients
  • Construct grounds for appeal for a client

Internship assignments vary. While internships help develop technical abilities, they provide more fundamental life skills.  Interns will get an introduction to the professional world as well as offer the opportunity to gain career ready competencies in critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and global and intercultural fluency.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work independently  
  • Flexibility to take on multiple job responsibilities, including entry level tasks
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and deal with ambiguity
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work on a team
  • Strong attention to accuracy, details, and organizational skills

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearPriority DeadlineDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Summer20182/15/2018Mid-late JuneMid-late August

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.