The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries, and build trust between them worldwide.
The first office in China was opened in Chongqing in 1943 by Joseph Needham. British Council now works in four cities in mainland China. We also have a presence in Wuhan. The British Council operates under two legal entities in China. In Beijing, we operate as the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy. In Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing and Wuhan, we operate as the Cultural and Education Section of the British Consulates-General. Our Exams work across China operates as a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise - BC Education Consulting (Beijing) Company Ltd.
What is the Internship Programme in China?
The British Council China internship programme aims to create opportunities for young talent in the UK, to create a mutually beneficial relationship between our interns and the British Council as an employer. Students enrolled in our internship programme benefit by gaining hands on experience and practical skills needed in the workplace, developing their employability and team working abilities, and working in a culturally diverse organisation.
The internship programme allows us to gain new skills by bringing in young people with fresh ideas and a unique take on our work. Applications for the full internship programme may open later in the year.
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 in order for you to get a well-rounded understanding of our operations.
Our work is divided into the following business units: English & Exams, Education & Society and Arts and our business support teams. You are encouraged to read on these areas of work before completing your application forms.
Am I eligible?
For the British Council China internships we are looking for dynamic, globally curious individuals with an interest in the work we do and excellent analytical and interpersonal skills.
- You must be above 18 years of age
- You must currently be a student at least in your penultimate or final year in any degree discipline. Alternatively, you may be a recent graduate (from 2016 onwards). This includes Master’s degree
- You must be British passport holder