Internship Programs in Asia

Next Step Connections offer you the opportunity to build your OWN Internship Program by choosing your preferred dates, industry and destination in one of Asia’s top cities including Shanghai, Hong Kong or Singapore.

We offer internship programs from 4 to 24 weeks, with a majority of participants choosing to intern for eight weeks.

Our program is open all-year round, though our Summer Internship Programs are the most-attended as most Universities Undergraduates and Graduates choose this period to travel abroad to participate in an internship.

We provide our participants with enriched experience through unique in-country social network experiences, career advice, one-on-one support as well as opportunities to develop their professional skills in their preferred industry. Our participants are well-taken care of at destination so that they can truly focus on making the most of their internship experience in Asia.

 

 

 

Benefits of doing an Internship in Asia

Asia is a region set to lead the world as it becomes an increasingly important engine of growth leading the world out of the worst recession in over half a century. On current trends, it is estimated that by 2030, Asia’s economy will be larger than that of the United States and European Union combined with the region’s share of world GDP swelling from a little under 30 percent closer to more than 40 percent
Since 2008, over 800 participants from 50 countries have participated in our internship programs in Asia. You can read their internship programs reviews here and learn about the skills and benefits they’ve gained whilst interning in Asia. During the summer internship period, we usually host between 70 to 100 interns; all experiencing the program at the same time. Hence, you will have friends right from the start as we organize regular networking events as well as social outings. so that everyone get together to discover the local culture and explore the city.

University is usually the ground for theoretical knowledge acquisition, however interning at a company is all about gaining on-the-job training. Do you have a dream job in mind, or a preferred industry of interest? Doing an internship is the only way to really know the career path you are planning to enter.

Focus on the journey, not the destination!

 

Build your own Internship Program

Are you only available during a specific time of the year for your internship project?

No worries, we accommodate flexible dates all-year round!

Although, we do recommend to come during our Summer Internship period as you will be able to meet many other inters from all around the world.

How it works?

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First step: Get in touch with us and ask your questions!

Before making a formal application decision, we understand that you may have questions about your future destination, the program eligibility and requirements, our prices, your internship options, the placement process. Our admission office is there to inform and help you at anytime.

Fill in the form below to get started!
Alternatively, you can send us an email or review our FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) page.

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Choose your preferred program

Our internship programs are tailor-made enabling you to choose your preferred destination, starting date, length of stay and industry. If you are unsure of which option to choose, you may contact us at anytime to discuss our programs.

How do I start the application process?

1. Fill and submit an application

Click on Apply Now and fill out our online application form. It shouldn't take you more than 20mns. You will also have the option to save your application and continue later if you wish.

2. Application review

Once your application is submitted, our application manager will review your qualifications, expectations and documents. Once this done, he will come back to you by email to confirm if you're accepted or not in the program.

3. Program acceptance

This is the last step before we start working on your placement. At this stage, we're asking you to confirm your commitment into the program by paying a USD 450 deposit(*).

(*) This deposit is fully refundable if we fail to find a placement that fit your requirements and timeline

What happens after I submit my application?

Within 24-36 hours, Ms Kathryn Rivera, our admission manager, will acknowledge reception of your application by sending you an email for you to confirm your application details.

Once you have confirmed your information, our application committee will review your application and decide on your acceptance. (3-5 days)

If accepted, we will schedule a skype conversation to get a full understanding of your goals. We will also make sure to answer any questions you may have.

Deposit Payment

If you're accepted to our program, you will be required to settle a deposit of US$450 to start the placement process. The payment can be done via international bank transfer or via credit card using PayPal. Once we have received your initial deposit, your internship is guaranteed. In case we can not find an internship placement that meets your industry background, we will return your fees.

Why am I paying a deposit upfront?

As we receive hundreds of inquiries on a daily basis, the deposit is an initial commitment that enables our team to start working on your application. The placement process involves a lot of interactions between potential host companies and our advisors. It's a rather complicated process, thus our team only start working when the deposit has been received.

Internship Placement Process

Once we have received your deposit, you will be assigned a program advisor who will be your main point of contact during the entire process.

We will liaise with you by email, skype or phone. The process takes a minimum of two weeks and can take up to six weeks or more depending on when we receive your application.

When we start the placement process, we will assess which position fits your internship expectations based on the company requirements.

We usually are able to offer you 2 to 3 positions to choose from. We organise phone interviews with companies to make the process easier on both sides.

Internship confirmation Once you have officially accepted an internship that has been offered by one of our partner companies. We will require you to settle 50% of your outstanding balance in order to start working on your visa application

Pre-Arrival stage

Once your visa has been granted by the immigration authorities, we will ask you to settle the remaining 50% payment. At this stage, we will make the final arrangements and prepare your arrival (airport pick-up, housing booking, first day of work).

In-country pick-up and orientation

Our team will pick you up at the airport upon arrival. We will take you to your housing and organize a formal orientation to get your familiar with your surroundings, meet our team and fellow participants. You are now ready to start your internship and take on the next step to a life-changing journey.

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