Program Details

Working in the dynamic metropolis of Shanghai is an unforgettable and extremely valuable experience. Interns gain professional experience and gain valuable cross-cultural skills while also learning the world's most commonly spoken language. All placeme
Location:
Shanghai, China
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Work Types:
Social Services
Duration:
1-3 months

Program Overview

Program Description:
Interns with a demonstrated interest in law have the opportunity to work with a large Chinese firm. Interns will work alongside lawyers specializing in international trade, immigration, patent law, tax law, and other fields. Interns will assist lawyers and legal clerks with research, translation and any other tasks. This is an incredible opportunity to learn about the Chinese legal system and gain an understanding of international legal practices.Some of the organizations accepting international interns may offer monthly stipends to offset the costs of living in Shanghai. To qualify for a position offering a stipend, interns must commit to at least 12 weeks with the program. The amount of the stipend varies, but it is usually enough to cover the cost of rent.

Working in the dynamic metropolis of Shanghai is an unforgettable and extremely valuable experience. Interns gain professional experience and gain valuable cross-cultural skills while also learning the world's most commonly spoken language. All placements are made on a completely individual basis according to the skills and needs of each intern.

Program Fees Include Pre-departure Support: ELI's expert staff will be happy to assist you with planning your trip Airport Pickup: Participants are met when they arrive at the airport in Shanghaiand brought to their accommodation In-Country Orientation: Each program starts with a 2-3 day orientation to help participants get their feet on the ground and able to navigate the city. In-country Staff Support: ELI's coordinator in Shanghai has years of experience working with international interns. He is very resourceful and on call 24/7 in case of emergency. Accommodations: Participants have a choice of accommodation including private apartments, shared apartments, and host families. Interns can choose the accommodation that best suits their individual needs.
Setting Description:
Shanghai is currently listed as the largest proper city in the world. With a population of over 23 million people (as of 2010), the city is the commercial and financial hub of China. With a top-of-the-line hi-tech public transportation system and every manner of entertainment at your fingertips, Shanghai is a wonderful place to jump in and really see the massive changes that have hit this country so quickly. Skyscrapers abut temples, while quaint back streets wind hidden beside massive thoroughfares. With the rapid urban to rural migration and the growth of a middle class in China, cars and buses have quickly replaced bicycles and oxen creating a unique mash-up that feels somehow unique to Asia. An internship in Shanghai will challenge your mind, allow you to finally take advantage of your education, and develop cross-cultural communication skills that are vital to work in the new economy. With all of this opportunity lined up waiting for you, why wait to get a jump start on your care
Cost:
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