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




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Program type


Application information

Application status

Virtual internships (Winter 2021 and Spring/Summer 2021): Open now!

In-person internships (Fall 2021, and Winter 2022): Open now!


2021-2022 applications

Virtual internships: Apply at least 2 months ahead of your desired start date. (Last chance to apply: April 7, 2021)

In-person internships: Apply at least 4 months ahead of your desired start date.

Program-specific additional requirements

Resume required - see the Eligibility section below.

2022-2023 applications

Open November 1, 2021

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

CRCC Virtual Internships 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

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. CRCC also offers an "academic credit" pricing option, however this has not been approved for credit transfer by UCalgary. In general, 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 career field or preferred host company location for 1 - 4 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 a Rosetta Stone online language learning program for 3 months
    • Access to "CareerBridge", CRCC's global internship curriculum (10-12 hours)
    • Weekly meetings with fellow interns and bi-weekly 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!

  1. In-person internships

    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:

    You can also click here to view CRCC's master-list of internship start dates. The start date is when you are expected to arrive in your host city; CRCC will arrange airport pickup (between 8am-8pm local time) on your start date, and then typically your internship placement will begin on the following Monday.

    *Students going to China or Japan for a 1 or 2 month internship can 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. 

  2. Virtual internships

    You can choose a one, two, three, or four month internship.

    The total internship duration affects the internship hours as follows: 

    • 1 month = 30 hours/week
    • 2 months = choice of 20 or 30 hours/week
    • 3 months = choice of 10, 20, or 30 hours/week
    • 4 months = 10 hours/week

    Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to view a list of virtual internship start dates. 

  1. Costs

    Students pay a program fee directly to CRCC Asia.

    For in-person internships: Each location has a different fee structure. Costs range from $1495 USD to $7050 USD for 1-3 month placements. This fee includes the internship placement, 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. 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. Click here for price details. 

    For virtual internships: There is a flat rate of $1595 USD for all programs, regardless of location or length of internship. This fee includes the internship placement, a personal advisor & internship coach, access to a 3-month Rosetta Stone online language learning program, access to CRCC's global internship curriculum "CareerBridge", weekly organized meetings, bi-weekly business webinars, and an end-of-program report including a skill assessment. Click here for price details.


    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!

For the in-person internship, accommodation is arranged by CRCC Asia in serviced hotel apartments. It may be possible to arrange your own accommodation with some placements. 

If doing the "placement only" internship option, you are required to arrange your own accommodation.

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, as all internship placements/supervisors will speak English. (If you speak a second language and would like to practice your language skills, CRCC Asia may be able to find you a company where this is 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, indicate whether you are applying for a preferred career field or preferred country (note this is for the location of your host company, and you are not required or permitted to travel there during your virtual internship). 

Note: You must apply through UCalgary Study Abroad's application system first, 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.


Click here for the CRCC Asia in-person internship FAQ page

Click here for the CRCC Asia virtual internship FAQ page

Have questions?

Global Learning 101

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

Watch Global Learning 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: Tara Jorgensen

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 global learning 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 Global Learning Advisors 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 Global Learning Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.