The University of Newcastle, Australia

China Connect

Are you a current University of Newcastle student? Would you like to complete an internship in China over the summer of 2018/2019?

Through the China Connect program, we have a range of unique internship opportunities for Chinese and Australian students. These opportunities are a collaboration between Careers and Student Development, UON Global and AustCham, Beijing.

Who is AustCham?

The China Australia Chamber of Commerce in Beijing is a member organisation linking and facilitating business between Australia and China. Members range from the financial services sector, energy and resources, food and agribusiness, education, health and life sciences, SME’s and E-Commerce.

AustCham will be coordinating the placement of students into companies that best match their areas of study and location preference.

Program highlights

  • Exclusive to University of Newcastle Chinese and Australian students.
  • English speaking and Mandarin speaking positions available.
  • Offered outside of formal semester study periods.
  • Internships in five locations – Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu.
  • Internships in Accounting, Business Management, Administration Management, Finance, Human Resources, Business Intelligence, IT and Public Relations.
  • Host companies have included: Baozun, Lehman Brown, Think China, China Skinny, Bluestar AMG, Westpac, Argyle Group, GSA Group, Technode, and Northhead.

Program benefits

  • Cultivate professional communication skills and business acumen.
  • Gain insight into Chinese workplace culture and practice.
  • Develop practical workplace skills relevant to your degree.
  • Foster teamwork and leadership capabilities.
  • Enhance employability and increase employment opportunities after graduation.
  • Develop a valuable professional network in China.

Key dates

  • Applications close: 30 August 2018
  • Selection period: September – November 2018
  • Internship: December 2018 – February 2019


  • Chinese or Australian citizenship.
  • Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree.
  • Minimum GPA = 4.5 (calculate your GPA here).
  • Undergraduate students must have already successfully completed 120 units of study.
  • Must be available to travel to China between December 2018 and February 2019.
  • The student is responsible for all travel, accommodation, visa and living costs.

If you are interested in this internship opportunity, please complete the online Expression of Interest form. For more information, please contact: Tel +61 2 4921 6555, or via email.