For Employers

button_BrochureCompanies and institutions in China aiming to recruit German interns through the CGYIEP can publish their internship offers for German students and graduates on the DE Job Market website.

The internship ads will appear on the “Internships” sub-page of the DE Job Market website and have an extra listing on the “German Interns” sub-page if “German” or “Does not matter” in the field of required Native Language is chosen. (Note: You can contact sun.yiwen@bj.china.ahk.de anytime to remove your internship openings from the “German Interns” sub-page.)

You can then go through the recruiting procedures with the applicants. After you successfully find a suitable German candidate for the internship vacancy, you should sign an internship contract with him/her and then submit the contract to the German Industry & Commerce  for filing. The German Industry & Commerce will issue a Letter of Confirmation on internship acceptance by your company or institution to prove the participation of your selected German candidate in the CGYIEP.

General flow chart:

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Please click here to download the detailed description of the whole procedure.

Q & A

Because German students can come to China without the need to be enrolled e.g. at a university or in a language programme in China (with an X-visa). In addition, Germans students in technical schools or vocational schools and German graduates (if graduation was less than 12 months ago) are also eligible for this programme.
Any company, institution and organization that is located and registered in mainland China (e.g. WOFEs, JVs, Chinese local companies, institutions, etc.).

German citizens who are

  1. at least 18 and under 35 years old on the first day of the internship
  2. studying for at least 4 semesters Bachelor, or studying Master or Doctorate degree in universities or in technical and vocational schools in Germany
  3. graduate from German university or college, technical and vocational schools who have graduated for less than 12 months

Please note that the internship should reflect an area in which the intern will acquire or hold a degree or qualification. Furthermore, the internship should not exceed 6 months. For details, please kindly find Section 1 in “Terms and Conditions of China-Germany Youth Interns Exchange Programme”.

Before the internship starts, the company or institution who wishes to receive an intern should file an application for the Internship Permit (i.e. Notification of Work Permit for Foreigners) with the local authority for the administration of foreigners working in China (外专局).

After the formal acceptance of application, the local authority for the administration of foreigners working in China should issue the internship permit within 20 working days, i.e. Notification of Work Permit for Foreigners (China-Germany Youth Interns Exchange Programme) to the qualified intern.

  1. registration certificate of the receiving unit;
  2. internship contract in Chinese;
  3. Letter of Confirmation on Internship Acceptance by the company or institution within in the “China-Germany Youth Interns Exchange Programme” issued by the AHK in China;
  4. the intern’s valid passport or international travel documents;
  5. the intern’s bareheaded and full-faced photo taken within the past 6 months;
  6. the intern’s health certificate;
  7. an international medical insurance certificate for the intern during the internship (with an amount of insurance not less than 30,000 Euros, covering medical and hospitalization expenses, i.e. the treatment expenses that may be incurred during the stay in China or the expenses for transport back to Germany) .
The demand on legalization of any document is depending on the related regulation of the local authority for the administration of foreigners working in China (differs from region to region). Please consider consulting your local authority for the administration of foreigners working in China in advance of the process.
The German intern should apply for a Z visa (China-Germany Interns Exchange Programme) at the Chinese visa-issuing authority in Germany.

That depends on how long the intern will stay in China. A German intern who stays in China for less than 30 days does not need to apply for the Work-type Residence Permit. If the internship is 30 days or above, the intern should apply to the public security organ (出入境管理部门) for the Work-type Residence Permit (China-Germany Youth Interns Exchange Programme) within 30 days of entry by holding his/her Z visa and the Internship Permit or Work Permit for Foreigners.

A German intern who comes to China for an internship of more than 90 days (not including 90 days) should apply for the Work Permit for Foreigners (China-Germany Youth Interns Exchange Programme) to the local authority for the administration of foreigners working in China (外专局) within 15 days of entry with the following documents:

  1. Internship Permit, i.e. Notification of Work Permit for Foreigners (China-Germany Youth Interns Exchange Programme)
  2. Z visa
  3. internship contract
Yes. For these applicants the official procedure will need to be followed as well. It is not possible to e.g. change an X-visa into a work-type residence permit under this internship programme.
Social insurance payments are not necessary. Other insurances on the other hand are. The intern must be insured, this does include life and accident insurance (with a covered amount of not less than 30,000 Euros, covering medical and hospitalization expenses). For details, please refer to “Terms and Conditions of China-Germany Youth Interns Exchange Programme”.

Contact us

Ms. Wang Yu
Tel.: +86-21 3858 5263
Email: wang.yu@sh.china.ahk.de

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