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International Law Internships in China

  • Placement location: Chengdu and Shanghai
  • Role: To undertake a number of activities alongside Chinese staff in a local law firm
  • Types of Placements: Law firms
  • Requirements: Interns must have completed at least 1 year of a Law degree and be a minimum of 18 years old
  • Accommodation: Shared volunteer apartments
  • Length of placement: From 4 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible

Our law internships in China are based in the vibrant cities of Shanghai and Chengdu. In this ever changing country, there are many new western companies taking advantage of an increasingly open Chinese economy to set up a Chinese division. Most of these firms need legal assistance to satisfy local business requirements and your law internship in China will undoubtedly reflect corporate life in this evolving and fast paced society.

To apply for one of our Law internships in China, you must have some legal experience and be a minimum of 18 years old. Most of our interns are either part way through a law degree or have completed their studies and are interested in gaining practical work experience in a law firm abroad.

Projects Abroad Law Interns in China

Intern on the Human Rights project in China works with Staff Companies arriving in China need to adapt to the new environment and different legal system. Day-to-day you'll intern alongside English speaking local lawyers, one of which will act as your supervisor. Your language abilities and understanding of western culture on top of your knowledge of law will be interesting and useful to Chinese law firms.

Projects Abroad will find you a law internship that fits with your own areas of interest. Interns have worked in areas such as banking law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate intellectual property, taxation and insolvency. Please let us know of any preferences you may have.

Legal Internships in China

Law interns work together on a volunteer project in China

An internship abroad with a well respected law firm in Shanghai or Chengdu will be a valuable addition to your resume in this notoriously competitive profession. Having international law experience might just secure you that lucrative first job once you graduate.

All law interns based in Shanghai and Chengdu live in shared apartments with other Projects Abroad volunteers and interns.

Volunteer Profile Volunteer with Staff at a Law & Human Rights project in China
Viki Jennings
I could not have been happier with my placement; I feel genuinely lucky to have been given the chance to work with such warm, hospitable and professional people. Thanks to the opportunities, challenges, advice and support that I experienced at the firm, I am confident that I have chosen the right career path and I will always look back at my time at the firm with great fondness. Read more...

If you are a high school student and first-time traveler you may want to consider our High School Special programs in China.

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