Internship Programs in Asia

At Next Step Connections, we give you the opportunity to build your own Internship Program in Asia by choosing your preferred dates, industry and destination in one of Asia’s best cities including Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok. We do not offer fixed dates programs as we wish to ensure our program can fit everyone’s schedule and requirements.

We offer internship programs in Asia ranging from 4 to 24 weeks (all-year round), though our Summer Internship Programs are usually the most-attended as most University students and fresh graduates choose this time-frame to participate in an internship.

At Next Step Connections, we strive at providing our participants with personal and professional enrichment through unique in-country social network experiences, career advice, one-on-one support as well as opportunities to develop professional skills in various internship industries in Asia.

 

Why doing an Internship in Asia

Participating in an internship in Asia, will enable you to live in 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 their stories during their internship and following completion of their internship program in Asia. During the summer internship period, we usually host between 70 to 100 interns at the same time; giving you an unique opportunity to make like-minded friends right from the start. NSC organizes regular networking events as well as social outings. so that everyone can get together and experience the local culture together.

Through an internship in Asia, you will practice intentional experimentation and gain on-the-job training experience. With over 75 million young people unemployed globally by 2015, and a parallel skills shortage of 85 million skills workers by 2020, you should probably join the 60% global youth who said that on-the-job training and hands-on learning are the most effective instructional techniques !

 

Build your own Internship Program

Are you only available to intern during a specific time of the year?

No worries, we do not only run summer internship program but can also accommodate flexible dates all-year round!

How does it work?

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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.

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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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