Harvard China Student Internship Program
Summer 2014

The 2014 Program is offered in partnership with Chinese corporations, NGOs/NPOs, and multinational companies in China. Students experience modern China through their internship placements and gain an introduction to Chinese history and culture, all while learning first-hand about life in the workplace. The structure of the program includes a nine-week internship, a week-long field trip, and numerous cultural events.

Program Dates: Saturday, June 7 to Friday, August 15, 2014

Internship Sites: Internship placements will be concentrated in Beijing, Shanghai, Changsha, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Interns will work in leading multinational and Chinese companies in various industries. Applicants should indicate the type of host organization or work they prefer, and their experience and skills on the application form. While every effort is made to ensure that students have a satisfying experience consistent with their interests, there is no guarantee that placements can be made with specific companies or in specific cities.

Please see below for a list of tentative 2014 host companies.

Eligibility: Returning Harvard College undergraduates from all concentrations are eligible to apply. Chinese language is not required to apply, but most of the internship positions require some knowledge of oral and written Chinese. Students must have excellent written, communication, and analytical skills. Students must be able to commit to the entire 10-week program.

How to apply: Please apply for the Internship Program through Crimson Careers: https://harvard-csm.symplicity.com/students/, search for position ID# 51645. Students should submit a completed application by Friday, January 31, 2014. The Harvard China Fund Cambridge staff will invite students for interviews in late February, and then notify students by the end of April 2014 of their acceptance into the Internship Program.

Please submit ALL of the following to complete your application:
1. Completed application form (download here)
2. Essay - no more than two pages double spaced on why you want to hold an internship in greater China
3. Resume (no more than one page)
4. Unofficial transcript
5. Letter of recommendation (preferably from resident dean, professor or former employer) either by email to juliacai@fas.harvard.edu or by mail to:

Julia Cai
Harvard China Fund
CGIS South Building S124
1730 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

For your application to be considered, you MUST submit #1-4: completed application form, essay, resume and transcript through Crimson Careers. Please do not send the letter of recommendation through Crimson Careers.

Cost: Once selected, interns will be asked to pay a $2,500 program fee. Many host companies will cover airfare, housing, and provide a small, variable stipend, but students may be placed in a host organization that does not offer full financial support. In general, NGO/NPO organizations do not provide financial support. Some commercial organizations provide partial financial support. Therefore, HCF recommends that all eligible students apply for a grant to cover the full program fee and other costs from the Office of Career Services' summer funding for Harvard-run summer international programs: http://www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu/students/SIE_HRP.htm. Please use this sample budget:

Program fee: $2,500
Airfare: $2,000
Housing: $2,000
TOTAL: $6,500

2014 Tentative List of Host Companies

*Please note that not all companies are confirmed and this list may change*


China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO)

China Greentech Initiative

HAY Group Beijing

iKang Guobin Healthcare Group

Junior Achievement China

National Basketball Association China

One Foundation

Primavera Capital Group

Taikang Life Insurance Co. Ltd

Wall Street Journal Asia


China Universal Asset Management Co., Ltd. (CUAM)

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

Hay Group China

Junior Achievement China

Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE)

Johnson & Johnson Medical Companies

One Foundation

PricewaterhouseCoopers China



China Vanke Co., Ltd.

Beijing Genomics Institute Shenzhen

HAY Group China

One Foundation


SANY Group Co.,Ltd.


Esquel Group


HAY Group China

ZTE Corporation


Esquel Group


One Foundation


Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

Taiwan Life Insurance Co. Ltd

Please contact Julia Cai at juliacai@fas.harvard.edu or 617-496-1587 if you have any questions.