Generation UK China Internship

Opportunity type:


All DMU students are eligible to apply for this opportunity. In order to apply you must have completed at least one academic year and be currently enrolled full-time at DMU. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and be a UK or EU passport holder and also meet Student Finance eligibility criteria, which can be found here.


The British Council Generation UK – China programme introduces internationally-motivated students and graduates to business culture in China. Program locations include Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen (CRCC Asia programme) and Chengdu, Qingdao, Zhuhai (InternChina programme). Students and graduates who participate in this immersive program will have the opportunity to develop key skills in one of the many industry sectors, including

  • IT
  • legal
  • marketing
  • design
  • engineering
  • hospitality

All the placements are for a two-month duration. The internships dates are flexible, with possible starts throughout the year, even though most students choose to do their internship during summer vacation.

Generation UK – China will ensure that every aspect of your experience abroad, from your internship to the regular social and cultural activities, is managed in a friendly and professional manner. The programme is inclusive of:

  • all placement fees
  • your accommodation
  • comprehensive travel insurance
  • pick-up from the airport
  • dedicated support throughout your placement.

In addition, you will have access to weekly Chinese language classes and programme of business and cultural activities.

You will have to pay for your own food, flights to China, visa expenses and other expenses related to your travel. Around £50 per week should be sufficient for daily expenses.

How to apply

There are two partners that you can apply to depending on your chosen destination – CRCC Asia and InternChina. Apply directly to one of them for Generation UK funding, using the application forms on their websites. You can only apply to one of the partners. If you apply to both, your applications will be disqualified. The deadline for applications is 2 December 2018.

There are three stages of assessment:

  • written application
  • telephone interview
  • final selection by the British Council.

Before applying make sure you have the following documentation:

  • a scanned copy of your passport
  • scanned student finance documents – see the student finance eligibility criteria
  • your most recent grade transcript. Most universities will be able to provide one. If not, we can accept a screenshot of your grades in your university system, signed, dated and verified by your academic referee or university registrar.
  • one academic reference, typed on university letterhead paper and signed by the referee. The referee should include their academic relationship to you, your academic profile, and why they recommend you for the programme
  • your CV.

Contact details

Visa information

British nationals need a visa to enter mainland China. Students of other nationalities should check the Chinese Embassy website, or contact InternChina  or CRCC Asia directly for advice.

The #DMUglobal team can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. InternChina or CRCC Asia will provide guidance for the visa application process.

You must ensure that you apply for your visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

Key Information

  • Duration: Two months
  • Destinations: Beijing, Chengdu, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Zhuhai
  • Departure dates: Throughout 2019
  • Students will be required to pay: Flights, visa costs and daily living expenses
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £400
  • Deadline for application: Sunday 13 January 2019