Internship Programs in Asia

Next Step Connections offer you the opportunity to custom design your Internship Program by choosing your destination, dates and industry to experience the best of Asia. Our Summer Internship Programs are the most popular, providing our participants with great in-country social network and experiences, as most undergraduates and graduates take time off school to participation in an internship during the summer. Most of our participants come for a 8-week internship placement, through tou can actually choose between 4 to 24 weeks. Do not miss on this opportunity to develop your professional skills in your preferred industry, whilst also gaining exposure to Asia’s top cities including Shanghai, Hong Kong or Singapore


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 2007, over 800 participants from 50 countries have taken part in our internship programs in Asia. You can read here how they have rated our internship programs and the great benefits they’ve gained whilst interning in Asia. During the summer internship period, we actually host over 70 to 100 interns; all experiencing the program at the same time. Hence, it is easy to make friends and get together with other participants, to discover the culture and explore the city. To encourage this, we organize regular networking events as well as social outings.
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

You have a specific time window for your internship project?

No problem, we accomodate flexible dates all-year round!

Although, we recommend the “busy” summer internship period where you can meet many other inters from everywhere in the world.

How it works?


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.