CRCC Asia Internships

CRCC Asia is a leader in international internship programs. Originally focused on China-based internships, the company now works with more than a thousand companies across six countries and sends hundreds of interns abroad every year. 

Over 90% of interns at CRCC get jobs in their field within three months of graduation, and about one-third of China interns are offered a job in China following their internship. You can also be placed in Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, India, or the UK, and gain experience working cross-culturally and adapting to work in new industries or environments. If working abroad is your goal, these internships are a great way to get your foot in the door!

Key information


China: Beijing, Shangai, Shenzhen
India: Mumbai
Japan: Tokyo, Osaka
South Korea: Seoul
Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City
UK: Manchester, London

*Virtual Internships are currently offered in China, India, or Japan.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Program type


Application information

Application status



2020 Deadlines

Please apply 4 months ahead of your chosen start date (for in-person internships) or 2 months ahead (for virtual internships). 

Program-specific additional requirements

Resume required - see the Eligibility section below.

2021 applications

Open Fall 2020

Student experience

Click the image to launch CRCC's YouTube playlist of video introductions to each of their internship destinations!

Useful links

CCRC Asia Website

Country Insights

Lonely Planet (China): BeijingShanghaiShenzhen

Lonely Planet (India): Mumbai

Lonely Planet (Japan): TokyoOsaka

Lonely Planet (South Korea): Seoul

Lonely Planet (Vietnam): Ho Chi Minh

Lonely Planet (UK): Manchester, London

Program details

Students also do not have to speak another language to participate; internship supervisors will all speak English.

Please note this is a non-credited internship experience. Students have occasionally been able to receive credit via Independent Study courses, however this cannot be arranged until after you receive your internship placement, and cannot be guaranteed as a possibility for all placements. We recommend that students do not expect or rely on receiving credit.

  1. Placements are available in the following career fields:

    • Business
    • Computer Science & IT
    • Creative, Design, & Fashion
    • Engineering
    • Entrepreneurship & Startup
    • Green Technology, Sustainability, & Environmental
    • Finance
    • Health, Wellness, & Sports Management
    • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
    • Hospitality, Tourism, & Events
    • International Development, NGO, & Charity
    • Legal
    • Logistics & Supply Chain
    • Marketing
    • Media, Communications, & Publishing
    • Real Estate
    • Recruitment & HR
    • Urban Planning & Architecture

    Internship Examples: Fashion Management in Tokyo, Global Tech Policy in Shenzen, Fermentation & Brewing in Beijing, working with a PR company gearing up for the Olympics in Tokyo, and more.

  2. Virtual Internships

    CRCC's Virtual International Internships include: 

    • Guaranteed internship placement in your preferred country or career field for 1, 2, or 3 months (minimum 120 hours, in the form of a 20 or 30-hour work week)
    • Personal support and advising from a dedicated internship coach
    • Access to "CareerBridge", CRCC's global internship curriculum (10-12 hours)
    • Online language lessons (8 hours)
    • Weekly meetings with fellow interns and biweekly business skill webinars


    Students who participate on a virtual internship in 2020 and later apply for an in-person CRCC internship will receive a $500 USD discount on their in-person program!

You can choose a one, two or three month internship. Internships start once a month (please note some programs are only offered in summer) and available dates are listed by location:

Students going to China or Japan for a 1 or 2 month internship can also finish their stay with an optional Dragon Trip Travel Program in Beijing, Shanghai, or Shenzhen (21 days) or Tokyo (10 days), starting the day after your placement ends. See Costs/Funding section for more info on grants. 

  1. Costs

    Students pay a program fee directly to CRCC Asia. The program fee includes the (unpaid) internship, accommodation, insurance, visa, arrival orientation, business networking, cultural events, professional development events, and 24/7 support. Additional language learning options and trips may also be available.

    For in-person internships: Each location has a different fee structure. Costs range from $1495 USD to $7050 USD for 1-3 month placements. There is also a cheaper "placement only" option, which is intended for very independent students who already have connections in their host city; it does not cover accommodations, visas, or any CRCC events. 

    For virtual internships: There is a flat rate of $1595 USD for all programs, regardless of location or length of internship.


    There are some discounts available, for instance:

    • All students who apply through and are nominated by the University of Calgary will receive $200 USD off their program of choice!
    • Students who participate on a virtual internship in 2020 and later apply for an in-person CRCC internship will receive a $500 USD discount on their in-person program
    • If you are referred to CRCC by a friend, you will receive the "alumni rate" (10% off any program)


  2. Funding

    Since this is a non-credit bearing experience, students can apply for SU Travel and Conference funding or faculty awards like the Schulich Student Activities Fund or the Haskayne Student Experiences Fund.

    Justin Shapiro China Internship & Travel Scholarship
    The scholarship will be available for students selected for the 2-month internship+travel program to China, which includes a month-long internship in China, and the Dragon Trip 21 day tour of Beijing, Shanghai, or Shenzhen for the summer of 2019 and also in 2020. The scholarship is open to anyone over 18 years old and includes a month-long internship in China with accommodation and work placement, a 21-day adventure tour of China after the internship and return flights to/from China.The scholarship honors Justin Shapiro, who joined The Dragon Trip team and moved on to join CRCC Asia’s Finance team. On September 22nd, Justin was cycling home in Austin when he was hit by a car, and tragically passed away on September 28th, 2017. The scholarship will be offered every summer until the end of 2020, which reflects the time Justin was at both CRCC Asia and The Dragon Trip. Applications can be found here and are due April prior to the summer program. All applications will be reviewed by Justin’s father who is so proud of what his son achieved, both professionally and personally. The selected scholarship recipient would ideally mirror Justin’s passion for travel and entrepreneurship, as well as his zest for life.

    See other Special Offers here!

Accommodation is arranged by CRCC Asia in serviced hotel apartments. There is also an option to arrange your own accommodation with some placements. 

All applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree program, have completed a degree program, are in-between high school and university, or are on a gap year within a degree program. Applicants should exhibit an interest in foreign travel/culture and be fluent in English.

If you speak some a second language and would like to practice your language skills while abroad, CRCC Asia can also find you a company where this may be possible.

Application requirements: A completed online application and resume is required for a complete application. Please send your resume in .pdf format to

For in-person internships: Apply online through UCalgary Study Abroad's application system RAISA. Search for program name "CRCC Asia" and apply for the program corresponding to your preferred country. In the "Course List" section of your application, list the top 3 internship sectors/career fields you are interested in. Please also write which city you are seeking an internship in, if applicable (some countries have multiple cities available). 

For virtual internships: Apply online through UCalgary Study Abroad's application system RAISA. Search for program name "CRCC Asia Virtual Internship". In the "Course List" section of your application, write your preferred country and career field, with back-up options for both. Please also indicate whether you are prioritizing the country or career field (i.e. if there isn't an internship available that matches your first choice country & career field, which one are you flexible to change and which one are you committed to?).

Note: You must apply through UCalgary Study Abroad's application system, not a direct application through the CRCC Asia website. Being nominated for this program by UCalgary will also earn you a discount on your internship fees. 

Do I have to speak another language?

No, CRCC Asia ensures that all host companies have an English-speaking supervisor who will act as your mentor and provide structure and support throughout your experience. Some colleagues will also be able to speak English in these regions. 

For the programs in China, CRCC Asia provides weekly Mandarin lessons. This will give you a great opportunity to learn new language skills while in China and will help you get around the city and communicate with locals. If you can already speak Chinese and would like to brush up on your skills, CRCC Asia can help you organize your own lessons.

For programs not in China, CRCC Asia can help arrange lessons with their vetted language providers.

Where will I be placed?

You will list your top three sectors  and at your interview, CRCC will work with you to find a placement that suits you. 98% of interns are placed in their top sector. Companies are vetted by CRCC.

CRCC Asia has a FAQ that is also helpful. 

Have questions?

Study Abroad 101

Please watch this YouTube playlist before reaching out or booking an appointment.

Watch Study Abroad 101

Academic Advising

Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how an exchange might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).

After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.

Find your academic advisor

Study Abroad Advising

If you have questions about this exchange program, you can meet with the specific advisor for this program by booking an appointment through the link below. Appointments are currently on zoom.

1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Read through the list of appointment types to select the most appropriate type and view available times.

Book an appointment

The exchange advisor for this program is: Kathryn Bauer

How to Apply

Download the application guide

This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.

Application guide

Identify three programs of interest

We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.

Check requirements and deadlines

These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.

Start your application

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!

Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.


International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.