The American Chamber of Commerce in the People's Republic of China (AmCham China) is a non-profit organization which represents US companies and individuals doing business in China. AmCham China's membership comprises more than 3,500 individuals from over 1,000 companies. It has more than 40 industry- and issue-specific forums and committees, offers unique services such as the Business Visa Program, holds a wide range of networking and 
informational events, and meets with US and Chinese officials to discuss challenges and opportunities facing US firms doing business in China. The chamber's mission is to help American companies succeed in China through advocacy, information, networking and business support services.



Internships are available in Shanghai, China and Beijing, China with the American Chamber of Commerce. Interns may be asked to research and update regional business information and statistics, keep abreast of the latest Chinese regulatory issues, coordinate and maintain relationships with clients, help compose briefs and articles for publication, and assist with PR for marketing events around China. Interns may be asked to conduct research on organizations in Shanghai and approve their admittance into the American Chamber of Commerce network.  Students may be offered a range of projects according to interests and academic background.



Mandarin is preferred. 


Interns are responsible for finding their own housing, but the host office and Hinckley Program Manager will provide assistance. 


Costs include:
        University of Utah tuition
        Academic Fee: $300
        Housing and Living Expenses


International interns are eligible to apply for the Hinckley Global Scholarship offered through the Hinckley Institute. Information can be found here. The Hinckley Institute also offers a low-interest loan program found here. In addition to funding through the Hinckley Institute, scholarships are available through the Center for Learning Abroad.


Internship dates may vary depending upon location but are based around the academic calendar:

  • Fall Semester: September-December
  • Spring Semester: January-April
  • Summer Semester: May-August


Students are required to register for a minimum of 3 HNKLY credit hours and a maximum of 12. International interns are required to submit 4 reflections and 10 weekly updates throughout the semester, as well as write a final policy paper, which is due 4 weeks after the end of the semester.


Students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation, which provides cultural and safety training and explanation of academic requirements. Students also meet with the program manager upon returning from the internship.


Please submit the Hinckley online application before the deadline and then email Global Internship Manager Courtney McBeth to set up an interview. During the interview you will receive more information on program specifics.