WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
Expect EXPERIENCE! Expect CULTURE! Expect LIFE!
Our interns have the opportunity to experience working and living in the heart of China while we care for all of their logistical needs. From preparing for your arrival in China until your departure, our team is always available to help resolve any issue – not only as customers but also as friends.
Sichuan Internships & Immersion Programs represents the top 5 star international hotels in China looking for quality candidates in specific positions. We work with top international hotel brands like Intercontinental, Kempinski, Crowne Plaza, St Regis, Howard Johnson and many more!
All of our cooperating hotels will provide you free accommodation and free meals during your whole stay. With an internship lasting at least 5-6 months you will even get a monthly basic allowance! That is more than enough to cover you during your whole stay in China. While you are discovering China and gaining precious professional experience during your hospitality internship, we will take care of all your logistical needs.
Why I should do my hospitality internship in China through SII?
SII offers the most cost effective internship solution on the market. We guarantee to match you with the hotel best suited to your interests and career goals. The match is only confirmed after an interview with you and the hotel and after both of you agree to the internship.
When you are doing your paid internship in China through SII, you will become a part of our international intern community and will make friends all over the world. We see every intern as a person and not as a number. We will assist you 24/7 in any matter that may arise – not only as clients, but also as friends.
What kind of work will I do in the hotel?
Currently we are offering only “front of house “positions, meaning you will be engaged with the hotel guests on a daily basis. You will be dealing with customer service for the foreign and Chinese guest and take part in various activities under the supervision of your department manager. It may be that the hotel would want you to do language and culture training for it staff or take on some promotion related projects
Internships are possible in the following departments:
– Food & Beverage
– Front Desk
– Room Division
– Management Trainee
Who can apply?
Students and graduates, who want to further their careers and do an internship in China, typically apply to our hospitality program. But we also welcome people who just want to spend some time in China or learn the Chinese language as long as they have the right attitude and willingness to work in a new environment. Just send us your CV with a headshot photo and some information about yourself and we will contact you to discuss your personal opportunities for a hospitality internship in China.
What are the other benefits to a hospitality internship program in China?
Besides matching you with the hotel in China best suited to your talents and personality, you will receive free accommodation and meals during your whole stay and you also have the opportunity to receive our Welcome Package.
The Welcome Package includes:
– Airport pick-up
– China survival kit
– Chinese survival class
– Welcome dinner
– City orientation
– Business and networking events
Please look up here for more information about content and prices of the Welcome Package.
We guarantee that we will find a position for you based on your experience, goals, and availability…OR YOUR MONEY BACK
If you do an internship for at least 6 months, we will guarantee a monthly allowance between 1000 – 3000 RMB. The precise amount will depend on your host hotel.
All our cooperating hotels will provide you free accommodation during your stay, either inside of the hotel or in an apartment nearby.
Your host hotel will provide you free meals when you are on the clock.
VISA APPLICATION AND EXTENSION GUIDANCE:
The process of applying for a Chinese visa varies from country to country, and if you are coming for a long-term internship, an extension of your visa will be required. SII will guide you through the application process. We will also make sure that you receive your letter of invitation in a timely manner in order for you to apply for your business visa.
PERSONAL CARE AND SERVICE:
We are not a faceless corporation. We do not operate with an anonymous internship assembly line. We see every intern as a person and put time and effort into finding for you the best possible internship that suits you. The SII team consists of both Chinese and Westerners who will help assist your needs. We are available for you 24/7 for any issue that may arise or in case of an emergency. We keep in touch with our interns in the city and check up on them regularly. You are welcome to contact us with any problem or question you have, or even just drop by for coffee if the mood strikes you.
(In the case that SII does not find a position matching your internship requirements, the 200 € enrolment fee is refundable)
For active students of our cooperate schools:
If you are applying through an SII cooperate hotel management school, your application is 2460 RMB with discount and there are no other hidden fees or anything else you will have to pay in order to obtain a position. Once you decided to join our program, a deposit of 200€ should be paid in order to ensure your commitment to the process BUT, this deposit will be returned to you after you purchase your flight to China and is refundable in case SII does not find you a position according to your internship requirement.
To check if your school is one of SII cooperate schools please contact us here. Your school is not cooperating with us? Ask SII to contact your internship coordinator at school and we will help you to check the possibility to get a discount for application.
What is not included?
– Flight ticket
– International insurance
– Personal expenses
– Bank transfer fees – if you are paying for your internship fees by bank transfer, you will bear any bank fees applied by your bank
– Visa, visa extension, and travel documents fees
- Send an official application -Please make sure that the application contains the following:
- English CV
- Headshot photo
- Placement form including Information about start and length of your hospitality internship in China
- Preferred department in a hotel during your hospitality internship in China
- Interview with SII -We will review your application and contact you for an initial Skype interview with us.
- Acceptance -After the interview, we send you an e-mail regarding acceptance in our hospitality internship program.
- Deposit payment -After deciding to join the program , an initial fee of 200€ need to be paid to ensure your commitment to the process.
- Interview with host hotel –SII team will start to introduce your profile to our cooperating hotels in China according to your internship requirements and will organize an interview between you and the hotel.
- Confirmation– once the hotel confirm your internship SII will send you a signed confirmation note with your basic internship details, at this stage you will need to pay the rest of the placement fee within 5 working days. (4250 RMB minus 200 € application fee you already paid as a part of the placement fee)
- Prepare for arrival -We will walk you through necessary documents, ticket purchase, and prepare for your arrival for your internship in China!
China survival kit
– Chinese-English city map
– SII’s Survival Chinese Phrasebook
– Local SIM card (phone package of 50 RMB)
– Bus\Subway card (pre-charged with 30 RMB)
– City orientation reading materials
– Discount coupons for popular bars and restaurants
– Useful information page with addresses and contact information
– Local magazine in English with great information on international community events in Chengdu
A SII representative will meet with you to discuss practical matters of living in Chengdu, give you some helpful tips about Chinese culture, and answer any questions you may have.
We invite every intern for a spectacular first meal in China in the finest Chinese tradition!
A SII representative will pick you up from the airport and will accompany you to your hotel.
Survival Chinese Class:
We provide one free survival Chinese class to every intern taking part in our program. This class helps you get a feel for the Chinese language and learn some useful words and phrases that can help you in your daily life in China.
We strongly recommend that anyone who chooses to live in China, even for a short period of time, learn at least basic Chinese. Speaking the language will allow you to communicate with locals, and generally help you better understand the way of life in China. If you want to study Chinese on a regular basis during your internship, check out our Chinese Friend Program, or contact us for more information.
Business and Networking Events:
In order to understand business in China, it is essential to get out of the office and meet people!
As a result of having worked in business consulting in Chengdu for over ten years, SII has established strong connections within the local and foreign business communities, including with the Chamber of Commerce and the local government. We arrange for our interns to participate in business events taking place in the city, as well as visits to interesting business and cultural exhibitions.
5 Stars Multinational Hotel Group
There are 555 well-appointed guest rooms, including Club International Suites and grand Presidential Mansion. The hotel specializes in paring ideal meeting venues with impeccable service, the International Convention Center offers a wide variety of exclusive venues for meetings, conferences and private functions. The hotel also features 6 food & beverage outlets, including all day dinging Café, Italian Restaurant, French Restaurant, Lobby lounge and Tea lounge, etc.
Guest Service in Rooms Division and Food & Beverage Department
Greeting customers in hotel area and service area
Meeting and communicating with customers to collecting customer comments and promoting hotel products.
Conducting language trainings in department
Serving customers in hotel area and service area
Handling guest inquiries and offer assistance to hotel customers
Shift duty, 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week
3 working meals/day including one meal in Hotel Café
Accommodation in hotel apartment
Reasonable laundry in hotel
Why Choose Us
- We are REAL, GENUINE people
- We REALLY DO care about our interns
- We do our best to find the right position for you
- We build community together
- We HAVE FUN!
What Interns Say
Before coming here I never thought about a career in the hotel industry or an international internship. However, after this experience, I can see how a foreigner, who only speaks fairly good English, can build a successful career.
As a hospitality intern in China, Abi works in the operation department of an international hotel and her role is management trainee.
Read more interns testimonials in our blog:http://www.paidinternshipsinchina.com/abis-internship-international-hotel-china/
It’s really great to work with Chinese colleagues. They are very respectful and patient. They give me a lot of help and good training.
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