Internships in Shanghai with CIS

CIS Australia is a Queensland-based organisation, who have provided placement services to over 4000 students to date. Following the travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, CIS began to offer custom internship programs for students based overseas and the University of Melbourne worked with them on an internship program for undergraduates over Winter 2021.

The CIS Engineering & IT internship program will run in the Shanghai metro area, where CIS will work with students to match them with local host companies. Internships will be open to all disciplines of Engineering and IT. Students will apply to FEIT in the first instance and then, if successful in the first round, will be invited to register with CIS. Local advisors in China will then work with students to source and match internships. Students will need to be actively involved in this process, working on resume and interview skills. This program is aimed at students already living in the Shanghai area and is not available remotely to students in other locations. Internships will take place at the workplace (ie. in the office or other workplace) unless COVID-19 restrictions require working from home.

We have approximately 20 places available on this program. Should we have more applicants than places, we will rank students by WAM.

It is expected that this program will be competitive, therefore we ask students to only apply if you are serious about working with CIS to secure an internship. If students commit to this program, and then drop out, it means that another student has missed their chance as places are limited. As such, there is a $95 application fee for students which is paid directly to CIS and is non-refundable (unless in the unlikely event that CIS cannot match you with a host company). This will be charged by CIS after you have been approved by the University

All our internship providers work with a range of organisations, both larger and small and medium sized companies. We ask that students who apply for this program have an open mind about the experience, as our providers can work with you to find an internship but cannot guarantee a large, or “big name” company. This program also includes professional-focused events run in Shanghai, aimed at Chinese students who have been studying remotely for an Australian degree.

All students who apply for this program, must be eligible to enrol in ENGR90033 Internship. Please check this before you apply and contact STOP 1 for clarification if you are unsure.

Key dates

Internships will start in early December 2021 and run until February 2022.

If you are an Australian student visa holder but you are located in your home country (for example, you are a Chinese citizen who has an Australian student visa but you’re currently at home in China studying remotely), the 20 hour per fortnight work restriction on Australian student visas does not apply to you.

Cost

As ENGR90033 is a 25 point enrolled subject, normal tuition fees will apply. Seek advice from Stop 1 for any further queries regarding fees.

CIS charge a program fee for sourcing internships, working with you through the matching process, and for the program of online cross-cultural events they run. This year that fee is $3899 per student, which is being paid in full by Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology in acknowledgement of many students’ changed financial circumstances due to COVID-19.

How to apply

For the CIS internships, you will make a general application to CIS and they will then work with you to place you into a suitable internship via a matching process. You will be able to express a preference about the type of organisation and work you would like to do. While CIS cannot guarantee to match you to a specific organisation, they will work with you to find an internship that meets your course needs and satisfies the criteria for ENGR90033 Internship.

We have approximately 20 places available on this program. Should we have more applicants than places, we will rank students by WAM.

It is expected that this program will be competitive, therefore we ask students to only apply if you are serious about working with CIEE to secure a remote international internship. If students commit to this program, and then drop out, it means that another student has missed their chance as places are limited.

Application form

CIS in Shanghai application form

Application due date: 11:59pm Melbourne time Monday 9th August

More information about CIS: https://www.cisaustralia.com.au/