The British Council Generation UK Virtual Internship (online)

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8-week online internship placements with over 250 companies based in China. Deadline for applications 16 January 2022. Internships start February and March 2022

Generation UK was launched by the British Council in 2013 to help young UK nationals increase their employability, enhance their long-term job prospects, and develop a global mind-set through study and work experience opportunities in China. By encouraging UK students and recent graduates to engage with China, Generation UK aims to bring young people from both countries closer together, increase mutual understanding, and pave the way to lasting links and partnerships between the UK and China.

In 2021/22, the British Council and Virtual Internships are excited to be partnering to offer students and recent graduates the opportunity to complete a Virtual Internships Programme (start dates in February and March 2022) with host companies based in China.

The programme offers 8-week online internship placements with over 250 companies based in China. These companies are excited to host UK students and recent graduates who are interested in acquiring valuable skills and work experience to help take the next step in their career!

*DEADLINE: The final deadline to submit the registration form is Sunday 16th January 2022. We suggest completing your application ASAP.
These internships will start February & March 2022.
If you have any questions, please email

Successful candidates will participate in the British Council funded programme that includes:

  • An introduction to Mandarin Chinese language
  • A project and required submission (China Challenge)
  • Invitation to a weekly Slack chat with all other virtual interns
  • 2 dedicated professional development coaching calls
  • China-specific events which may include Cultural activities & insights, China Business Seminars
  • Access to CareerBridge (Virtual Internships’ online professional development curriculum)
  • 8 weeks guaranteed Virtual Internship

How to apply:

  1. fill out short registration form
  2. complete the online application form and submit documents for British Council
  3. Record 3 Virtual video questions
  4. await offer outcome