Scholarships, Fellowships, Academic Internships, and Grants: Chinese

This guide is designed to assist members of the Eckerd College Community in identifying scholarships, grants, academic internships, and fellowship opportunities.


Scholarships and Fellowships


CRCC Asia is seeking ambitious, talented and hardworking students and graduates for its China Internship Program. Chinese language skills are not necessary, fluent English is the only language requirement. 
Our program has been featured in numerous high profile media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek and the BBC. Click here to read more:
This is an incredible opportunity to gain excellent professional experience and transferable skills in one of the worlds most important and fastest-growing economies. You will be working in a company in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, or Sanya where you will be required to work independently and in international teams. Our internships last 1, 2, or 3 months, starting every month all year round.
There are many sectors available including (but not limited to) Business Development, Finance, Marketing, Advertising, Legal, PR, Pharmaceutical, NGOs, Sustainable Energy and Engineering. 
Typical tasks include: conducting research, writing reports, giving presentations, working in teams on strategy, accompanying colleagues on client meetings and business administration.
Our China Internship Program is highly regarded by employers and is certain to make a positive impact on your Resume. Many of our previous interns are now working in top international firms.

CRCC Asia offers other programs including: Intensive Mandarin courses, Hospitality Internships on the tropical resort of Sanya, and a China travel program, all of which can be done in conjunction with or in lieu of our Internship Program. More information can be found on our website,

All CRCC Asia Programs provide a full package of support, activities and networks from the moment you join the program until well after your return from China. Due to Republic of China visa regulations internships are unpaid. International internship experience in China can only be possible through an unpaid internship, however we ensure that every aspect of your trip to China from your internship to our regular social and cultural activities is managed in a friendly and professional manner.

Our Comprehensive China Internship Program Includes: 
• Guaranteed internship in a sector of your choice
• Visa processing for China
•Airport pickup
• Accommodation for duration of internship
• Welcome banquet
• Welcome pack
• SIM card and city guide
• Introduction course and cultural training
• Weekly Beginner Mandarin lessons
• Social and networking events
• English speaking supervisor
• Full support and guidance from our Beijing/Shanghai/Shenzhen/or Sanya office 

How To Apply:
Apply online at


•All applicants must have completed or be currently enrolled in a degree program. 
• We are also looking for you to exhibit a strong academic record, and an interest in foreign travel and culture. 
• Fluent English is essential; if you speak some Chinese and would like to practice your language skills we can find you a company where this is possible. 

Compensation: Unpaid
Time Frame: Our Internships last 1, 2, or 3 months.  
Location:  Beijing/Shanghai/Sanya/Shenzhen


There are several professional organizations that represent Chinese language teachers at various levels and provide resources for those seeking professional exchange, certification, continuing education, and employment opportunities among other services. The two primary groups are:

  • Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA) | link

    A professional organization devoted exclusively to the study of Chinese language, culture and pedagogy, with a membership composed of specialists in Chinese language, literature, linguistics and culture teaching at colleges and universities, as well as teachers of Chinese at primary and secondary schools

  • Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools (CLASS) | link

    A professional organization primarily devoted to providing professional support to primary and secondary education Chinese language teachers

There are a number of smaller groups that might be regionally based, or whose mission extends beyond serving Chinese language teachers:

  • Center for Global Education at Asia Society | link
  • Alliance for the Advancement of Heritage Languages | link
  • Association of Chinese Schools (ACS, East Coast schools) | link
  • Chinese Language Teachers Association in Greater New York link
  • The Chinese School Association in the United States | link
  • National Chinese Association of Chinese Language Schools | link
  • National Office of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language(Hanban) | link
  • Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) | link
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages | link
  • National Foreign Language Center | link
  • National Coalition of Less Commonly Taught Languages | link
  • Title VI International and Area Studies National Resource Centers | link

Post Eckerd Experiences

Yenching Scholar Program- Yenching Academy Scholarship at Peking University
Application due: November

The Yenching Academy offers a one- or two-year Master of Arts in China Studies degree program. The intensive program consists of interdisciplinary classroom and field study of Chinese history and culture, as well as real-time issues in China’s development.