Newcastle University Business School

Internship - Xiamen


Suitable for Stage Two students from all degree disciplines.

Internship info


Immerse yourself into Chinese culture with this challenging internship in Xiamen, China. Seize the opportunity to gain meaningful work experience in one of the world’s most interesting and developing markets and get the chance to mix with students from Xiamen University School of Management, ranked one of the top schools in China for Accounting & Finance.


Full details of the exact companies offering internships in Xiamen will be available early in Semester 2, as these are sourced and managed by Xiamen University.

Previous companies offering internships in Xiamen have included:

  • Kodak
  • Linde Material Handling
  • Utrans Wines
  • Xiamen Media Group 
  • Red Dot

Through the application process you will be applying to the Xiamen Internships and if successful we will try to assign you to a company based on your interests.


You will be staying at the Caiqingjie Building, student accommodation, located on the beautiful Xiamen University campus.


The internship will commence in July 2020 and last for 4 weeks.

Exact timings will be revealed in due course.


Below are some examples what previous interns have worked on - you should expect something similar for 2020!

  • Marketing activities and strategic business development planning for Linde Material Handling
  • Working in the International Purchasing department for a Chinese wine importer sourcing suppliers from the EU
  • Project planning for a major design event taking place in Xiamen
  • Working in the Finance department at Kodak Xiamen


Students with first-hand experience working in China will be highly employable in the global graduate job market. Learning how to cope with language barriers and immersing yourself into Chinese culture will prove your adaptability and cultural awareness, both of which are regarded highly by employers.

How many places are available?

4 places for Newcastle University Business School students TBC

What are the costs?         

Flights: approximately £500-£700
Accommodation: approximately £350
Food expenditure: £400

What did previous students say?       

“The chance I took in going over to China will show employers that I am not afraid to take risks and can easily adapt to situations in which I am not familiar. The aspect of the internship in which I communicated and worked with colleagues who spoke a completely different language to myself will also show employers my ability to work in a global work environment, something which is becoming increasingly valued in this day and age.”

Additional Information

Xiamen, dubbed the ‘Newcastle of the East’ by previous GEO interns is a beautiful city located on the coast close to Hong Kong. There is a variety of activities to do in this coastal city all at a very reasonable price!