Program Overview

China is a fascinating place in which to work and live, culturally, linguistically and socially. Interning in one of China’s most exhilarating cities (Beijing, Shanghai or Shenzhen), you will be given the opportunity to become immersed in every aspect of this exciting country. The Non-Profit Management program provides students with the opportunity to work in China where over 400,000 NGOs are currently active. A wide range of issues are addressed, including student drop-out rates, labor rights, women’s rights and environmental protection. 

Internship duties may include:

  • Create a monthly English language newsletter and weekly blog entries that highlight new program initiatives, fundraising activities, etc.
  • Organize and developing activities and presentations for events, summits and other gatherings.
  • Attend meetings with lobbying organizations.
  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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

Academic 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.  This will earn 8 internship credits.

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.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Summer201802/15/2018Mid-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.