Applications are now closed
Please note: this opportunity is separate from our Generation UK internship programme.
The British Council China internship programme aims to create opportunities for people in the UK, as well as a mutually beneficial relationship between our interns and the British Council as an employer.
Interns enrolled in our programme gain hands-on experience and practical skills for the workplace, developing their employability and team working abilities, and working in a culturally diverse organisation.
What would I be doing?
As part of the full British Council China internship programme, you will join a specific department and work with a dedicated line manager. You may also be rotated between different departments to gain a well-rounded understanding of our operations.
Our work is divided into the following business units: English and Exams, Education and Society, Arts, and our business support teams. We encourage you to read up on these areas before completing your application form.
Am I eligible?
We are looking for a globally curious individual with an interest in the work we do, and excellent analytical and interpersonal skills. To apply, you must:
- be over 18 years of age
- have gained or be working towards a 2:1 degree
- be a UK passport holder
- be a student in at least your second year in any degree discipline, or a recent graduate (from 2017 onwards). This includes master’s degrees.
When and where are the internships?
The Education Services Officer (Publications Productions) internship is offered for six months and is based in Beijing.
What will I gain?
The British Council in China is committed to giving undergraduates and graduates the skills to stand out in a competitive job market.
As one of our interns, you will learn new skills while exercising your initiative and creativity. You will be completing meaningful projects that add value to our organisation. We can offer you a unique opportunity to gain insight into a global organisation. We have a range of projects that we need your input for and should help you see where your current talents lie, providing perspective for your future career decisions.
At the end of their internship period, interns will receive an experience letter on behalf of the British Council.
Please note that the internship will not automatically lead to a job with us.
How much will I be paid?
The successful applicants will receive a salary of RMB 9,000 per month (RMB 7,506 after deductions).
How do I apply?
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