Since the Qin Dynasty formed China’s empire over two thousand years ago, China has gone from power to power and has remained a major player in world economics. Today this is more evident than ever before, and with a population of over 1.3 billion, it’s little wonder that China has become the next greatest superpower. They currently have the fastest growing economy and is the largest exporter and second largest importer in the world which translates to a bright future for the People’s Republic.
In recent years, it’s become more popular for people to leave their homeland in search of greener pastures and it’s easy to see why so many choose China as their new home. China becomes the perfect destination for those seeking internships to gain the experience needed to make their mark in the world. However, with so many different fields to choose from, it’s hard to decide which road to take. The following list outlines key points of only some of the top intern opportunities currently available.
Due to China’s incredible economic growth, it has become a hot spot for international business. Not only will such an internship grant you top level of experience, but you will also be able to explore some of the most diverse cultures. A business internship abroad will improve your communication skills as you’ll be interacting with people from all around the world. The following sub-categories are available within the business spectrum.
· Accounting/Finance. Help a small business gets off the ground or learns the inner workings of some of the largest banks in the world. Tasks can vary from analyzing sales trends to preparing financial reports.
· Administration/Management. Being fluent in English would be a major advantage here as you’ll be able to help the local businesses connect with customers from around the world.
· Hospitality/Tourism. Many opportunities await you in China’s resorts, conference centers, and hotels.
· Marketing. There is an overwhelming number of internships available for you should you be interested in marketing and many companies may even give you hands-on experience.
In design, a product might be assembled in one country using parts imported from dozens of others and delivered to someone on the other side of the globe. As such an engineering internship will expose you to a global market and you’ll be expected to adjust to a global way of thinking. Skills to be gained include communication, management, cultural awareness and the practical expertise you won’t acquire while studying.
· Mechanical engineering. Put plainly; mechanical engineering covers anything that moves or requires a force to move. Tasks may include assessing machine loads, determining stresses, vibrations, deflections and making certain devices are designed to cope. You’ll also assist in ensuring products are cost efficient, simple to manufacture and suitable for their intended use.
· Manufacturing Engineering. Design, plan, set up and improve manufacturing processes. You’ll introduce new products, acquire machinery to improve production and reduce the impact on the environment and develop new processes to ensure a state-of-the-art facility.
· Electric/Electronic Engineering. Research, design, and manufacture electrical components and products. You may find yourself in a range of fields including defense, medical, acoustics, nanotechnology, radio and satellite communication, mobile phones and perhaps even robotics.
· Civil Engineering. If you want to design and build a city, then this is where you need to be. Civil engineering covers anything from gigantic skyscrapers, bridges and monuments to the simple things we take for granted like roads, pavements, and sewers.
· Chemical Engineering. This fast-paced the field of engineering combines physical and life sciences to improve industries like law, food and even biotechnology. Patience is key as you may be working on solutions and require materials that take years to develop.
· Industrial engineering is all about figuring out the most efficient way to use materials, information, energy, equipment and people to provide a service or manufacture a product. You’ll be involved in system design, financial planning and distribution.
· Environmental Engineering. We need to save the world we’re living in to ensure our descendants have something left. If this is your calling, then environmental engineering could be where you find yourself.
If you fancy yourself a writer and need some decent experience before you can work at your dream publication then interning in journalism could help you along the way. This field never grows stagnant so a fresh perspective is just what you’ll need to make your mark. Interning in journalism means you’ll find yourself in almost any field imaginable, and you’ll learn some amazing things along the way. If your imagination has no boundaries, then you require a career that won’t create any.
· Broadcast journalism is radio, television and Internet journalism and is similar to newspaper or magazine journalism. Verbal and written communication skills will be crucial.
· Fashion journalism. Here you’ll find yourself writing for fashion blogs, magazines, and editorials. Journalism is a highly sought after and competitive market and will require you to be persistent and hardworking to stand out from the competition.
· Magazine Journalism will teach you how to do proper research and put the information down in a way that will excite your readers.
· Science journalism. Albert Einstein once said that if you can’t explain something simply, then you don’t understand it well enough. This will be your challenge here, taking highly complex information and relaying it to a general audience with no background in your field.
Studying to become a nurse is a greater challenge than most as it’s such a high demanding profession. Applying yourself to nursing could mean you find yourself traveling all around the globe as you rotate to placements with different focuses.
· Split placements. Rotate through various parts of a hospital. Spend time as an ER nurse then move on to pediatrics before taking on orthopedics.
· Pediatrics. Here you’ll be exposed to a full spectrum of the medicinal world, but you’ll be working individually with children. Pediatrics ban is incredibly rewarding as well as challenging.
· Emergency Medicine (ER). You will need to be able to think and act quicker than in any other nursing field as even the slightest delay could mean the difference between life and death. If you can handle this, then you’ll find yourself in one of the most vital positions in a hospital.
· Obstetrics and Gynecology. Observe and assist with natural births as well as caesarean sections and provide aftercare for the moms and babies.