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Law & Business in China

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  • Placement location: Shanghai
  • Types of placements: Law Firms and Local Companies
  • Accommodation: Hostel or Volunteer Apartment
  • Age Requirements: 15-18 years old
  • Arrival Airport: Shanghai (PVG)
  • Local Languages: Mandarin

Join our Law and Business internship in China for teenagers and learn directly from professionals at law firms and companies. You’ll gain insight into the inner workings of businesses in China, while experiencing life in a different country and work culture. This is an exciting way to add work experience to your CV, which could help your future career.

Law in China for High School Students

During your internship, you’ll get plenty of practical work. You’ll do legal case studies, visit courts, and receive business assignments. This will help you see what the day-to-day work of a lawyer or business professional is like.


You will be based in Shanghai and stay at shared accommodation with teenagers your age. Projects Abroad staff will be there to supervise and guide you every step of the way.


Is a Law and Business internship in China for teenagers right for me?

This internship is perfect for adventurous teenagers interested in adding professional legal and business work experience to their CVs. In the process, you’ll also experience living and working in a rapidly developing country, and meet people your age from around the world. 

If you’re thinking about studying law or business, this internship is a wonderful opportunity to explore what they’re like in practice. Having this kind of work experience on your CV will set your application apart and give you interesting things to talk about in interviews.

You don’t need any qualifications or experience to join. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, and you’ll have all the support and guidance you require. All you need to bring with you is a positive attitude and a hunger to learn!

This High School Special runs for two weeks over fixed dates in the summer. We offer extra staff support, so you’ll be safe and have plenty of guidance along the way. When you’re not working, we’ve organised social and cultural activities for your group to keep you busy. You’ll also go on a weekend trip together with our staff.

What will I do on a Law and Business internship in China for high school students?

You’ll spend two weeks in Shanghai with teenagers your age, working at local law firms and businesses. These are some of the things you will do:

  • Meet and shadow lawyers and business professionals
  • Receive presentations and assignments
  • Explore Shanghai with interns from all over the world

On a Law and Business internship in China for high school students, your work will focus on the following areas:

Meet and shadow lawyers and business professionals

You’ll learn from and shadow highly skilled lawyers and business professionals. They’ll share personal accounts and tips, which can help you decide if this is a career you want to pursue. They’ll also answer your questions, so we recommend taking notes so you can remember everything you learn from them! 

Receive presentations and assignments

You will receive interesting and informative presentations from people in the industry. These are designed to give you a broad overview of and a deeper insight into legal and business practices in China. You’ll focus on topics like commercial and corporate law.

You will also be given a variety of tasks to complete. These include:

  • Putting together case studies
  • Proofreading documents
  • Making comparisons between the Chinese and other legal systems

Explore Shanghai with interns from all over the world

Our staff have a fun sightseeing trips organised for you and the other teenagers. You’ll visit the east Nanjing road shopping street, Yuyuan Garden and Chenghuang temple. You'll also spend time learning a few Chinese phrases, making dumplings and practicing your calligraphy. Projects Abroad staff will make sure you are never alone during this trip, and during the social and cultural activities we organise during the week.

Where in China will I be working?


You’ll work in Shanghai, which is one of the biggest cities in China and the international hub for economic and financial development. When you see the skyscrapers that seem to have no end and the neon city skyline that illuminates the night sky, the vastness of Shanghai will really sink in. It can be exciting to see the constant bustle of activity as people move through the street at all hours. You’ll see people on their way to work, bartering at the markets or enjoying a meal at one of the many Chinese side street cafes.

While you aren’t taking in the wonder of Shanghai, you’ll spend one week at a law firm, and one week in a business placement. We give you the chance to explore sectors like:

  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • Education
  • Technology
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • IT
  • PR

You will live with other teenagers and Projects Abroad staff at a local hostel.


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