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Arts & Culture Internship


This is a broad field in which arts, culture, sports and media are often grouped together as they all have clear culture orientation when it comes with international projects or participants.

As the fastest growing contemporary art market in the world, China is in an enviable position, boasting a high level of market confidence and a record of continued growth in comparison to other markets. House galleries, workshops, museums, creative and cultural spaces are fascinating art scenes that are of both professional and tourism attraction. If you are an art enthusiastic, interning in the cultural or thriving contemporary sites in some of the most creative cities is just an awesome experience.

The sports and recreation industry is a niche field for foreign people as it is less developed compared with that in most western countries although China has made stunning progresses in last decades. The industry is growing by leaps and we see both international brands and local ones are in market operating commercially many sport centers, clubs, events and lifestyls, attracting members from both international and local communities. An internship in sports sector is your chance to gain an edge in the sports world and experience so many exciting things happening in China.

Media and journalism interns can expect to work in magazines and newspapers or, depending on language proficiency, in TV and film studios, radio stations and new media agencies. Although this sector is censored and normally has higher market entry requirements, this does not stop companies from producing media products, whether on TV, paper or a magazine, to serve the entertainment, leisure, tour, dining, lifestyle, advertising.. all sorts of needs for media product consumption from local Chinese people to the expatriate community. The needs is still increasing in a staggering speed and interning in this sector means you will be part of a big picture.

The following sample internships are our past offerings but also open and you can apply now:

Arts Coordinator
Race Operation Intern
Media Intern

The host is a contemporary art gallery located in the historic area of Shanghai. It's originally from New York, opened in 1992 in Soho. The Gallery focuses on the promotion of emerging young Chinese artists and the introducing of outstanding international peers, connecting the artists with the public and providing a platform for to express themselves and display their art works, to foster the interaction, commucation and learning for young professionals who are interested and passionate about arts.


  • Working on the research, archiving, documentation, conservation of the collections; help in content creation and support the daily operation of the Gallery;

  • Carry on gallery introduction and tour for visitors, academics and clients;

  • Working with the team to coordinate all gallery events, such as professional seminars, parties, art fairs, kids bar event and special events delivery. Under direction, delivering and managing programs and events as required;

  • Exploring new external coperations partners when possible;

  • Working on social media and website (WeChat*, Instagram, Facebook, Sina* etc) for the Gallery;

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • The intern should be interested in pursuing a career in arts administration and hold or be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, design, literature, marketing or media related;

  • Strong attention to details and excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Good computer skills, familiar with Microsoft Office applications; familiar with design software (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Corel, Draw, etc) a plus;

  • A team player and enjoys working in a multi-cultural setting.

The host is born with the prosperity of global sports industry and is taking a leading role in creating premium sports experience with their preemptive plan in China. The company is fully supported with the participation of KOLs who have abundant expertise and experiences from relevant fields. As a key focus of the group’s future development, the company will enhance its influence by organizing significant sports events and more importantly, developing their own Sports lP.


  1. Support the sports events and act as point of contact, ensure facility is operating according to the mission, vision and values of company;

  2. Assist with the execution planning and conduct the race operation;

  3. Assist with the organizing and contractings for the race event, communicate with vendors for co-organizing the event.

  4. Pitch new business & events opportunities.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Motivated, with a passion for sports; previous experience in sports events operation/project management a plus;

  • Technical and professional knowledge in sports, especially cycling races;

  • Good written and spoken English.

  • Strong execution, communication skill and team cooperation capacity.

The host is one of the largest publisher of magazines worldwide, owning nearly 300 print editions and more than 265 websites in different languages and 84 countries. Quite a list of major titles and powerful brands are under their ownership. Headquartered in the US where they publish 20 titles, it also publishes others through joint ventures with wholly-owned subsidiaries in China.


  • Develop the strategic, comprehensive content plan

  • Grow traffic through each social media channel

  • Lead audience engagement campaigns across all digital platforms

  • Submit monthly reports of traffic obtained through the platforms

  • Master social tracking applications

  • Oversee total video views and revenue

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Passion on the media industry with previous experience on publication a plus;

  • Strong writing and editing skills, as well with detailed eye;   

  • Intuitive grasp of digital media and knowledge of what performs;

  • Eagerness to work in a fast-paced environment;

  • Multitasking minds and ability;

  • Good communication skills

  • Bachelor's degree in related fields earned or studying in a quality institution, eager to be creative with content

Contact Past Interns

Contact Past Interns

Tia and Tess

Tia and Tess from Canada have attended this internship. Contact them for any advice from budgeting tips to housing insights on their experience in Shanghai.

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Internship Highlights

Job title:
Arts & Operation Intern / Media Intern / Sports Operation Intern
Industry Setting
Arts Gallery / Arts & Design Studio / Culture & Sports Exchange / Media
Shanghai / Beijing / Hangzhou
Min 2 Months
Paid / Unpaid
Closing date
Regularly Offered

China Standard Time - CST
China Office Contact

5th Fl, No.888, South Shaanxi Road

Shanghai China, 200031

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