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Real Estate internships in Shanghai

In the highly international, modern and competitive city of Shanghai, Real Estate interns will have a professional experience like no other. Immersed in Chinese society, learning the ins and outs of their industry, Real Estate interns will gain the kind of experience that will truly impress a hiring manager. China’s largest city and a global hub for business and finance, Shanghai attracts the best and the brightest in any industry. Real Estate internships in Shanghai offer interns the chance to gain professional experience alongside established professionals. The city’s neon magic and impressive skyscrapers makes it the perfect backdrop for a competitive, international professional experience.

Shanghai is China’s most populous city, coming in at about 24 million residents. A global financial hub, Shanghai is also home to a number of competitive and thriving industries. In this competitive environment, Real Estate interns in Shanghai are placed with leading firms, where they can gain experience in an international and competitive city.

Real Estate internships in Shanghai

Living in Shanghai

Real Estate interns in Shanghai will enjoy living in the accommodation set up through The Intern Group, located in safe neighborhoods. Interns live in private bedrooms in shared apartments with other students, young professionals or interns. Getting around in Shanghai is a breeze thanks to the city’s comprehensive public transportation system. It’s the most extensive in the world, and very affordable! The metro, along with other international areas, also includes translated signs in English making it easier for interns to get around.

Getting to know China

Real Estate internships in Shanghai are more than just a unique professional opportunity. It’s also the chance for an extended stay in China, so interns can also learn about the local culture firsthand. One of the major benefits of this immersive experience is learning Mandarin, a highly useful skill. This international language is particularly common in the private sector, since the city has been pushing to become more international. On the streets interns will hear Shanghainese, the regional language which is more informal, generally.

Shanghai is emblematic of China’s past and its future. The Buddhist Jing’an Temple or the “Temple of Peace and Tranquility” dates all the way back to 1216, though its located in the heart of a commercial center. The spectacle of the glittering Lujiazui skyline represents Chinese economic power and innovation. Meanwhile, the old world delights of Shanghai’s Qibao Old Town bring back the charms of a different time in Chinese history. The Astor House Hotel offers a more western feel, built in the 1800s, former guests include Charlie Chaplin and Einstein. The many iterations of Chinese culture seen in Shanghai will add nuance to law interns’ ideas of China, challenging stereotypes of the east.

Real Estate internships in Shanghai

Good eats

From Di Shui Dong ribs to grilled oysters, roasted duck to hairy crab, Shanghai offers a wide range of Chinese dishes that are as original as they are delicious. And you won’t break the bank eating out. In Shanghai you can find tasty plates on the cheap – as low as US$2. For authentic, affordable seafood, be sure to stop by the Tongchuan Lu seafood market. Dishes like xiao long bao, a dumpling soup, and yangchun noodles are found throughout the city and are Shanghai staples. Even if it might not be your favorite, interns should give stinky tofu a try. This pungent dish is a local favorite and definitely something different.

An international metropolis

Because of Shanghai’s global importance, people from all over the world call the city home. Expat communities have developed over recent years, with people coming in from France, Korea and the United States, among other countries. Real Estate interns will be able to become part of this international community, building their network of professionals around the world.

Apply now and boost your career with one of our Real Estate internships in Shanghai!



1. based on Shanghai, China, by Pedro Szekely, CC-by-SA 2.0

2. based on 21395-Shanghai, by xiquinhosilva, CC-by-2.0

3. based on 21981-Shanghai, by xiquinhosilva, CC-by-2.0

Photos and blog by Elizabeth Trovall

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