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    I have noticed a lot of China internship scams being exposed lately and I just want to say I did a China Internship last year with Canon and it did not cost me a penny other than my air fare and I never had to worry about being swindled. You can do the same just by getting your own internship without using any broker, agent, or "Corporate Registrar" (a fancy name for a private internship company) When you go direct to the HR departments of the BIG international companies in China you will see that they all have an "Intern Coordinator" and most speak English! This site should be helpful for you to find your way through the process which is not difficult at all but will take maybe three hours of your time because they will want to do a Skype interview and of course you need the right visa, which is another good reason to do things yourself. http://chinainternshipreviews.wordpress.com

    Remember, if someone wants you to pay money or any up front fee or deposit to get you an internship, it is a fraud to be avoided like a two week old carton of milk.

    You can also choose to work for an International Chinese company if you want but check with China Scam Patrol or google "China Internship Scams" to make sure it is a reputable company. You can also use a "red flag checklist" that you can get for free at: http://eslwatch.info/forum/china/138...fake-jobs.html

    So good luck and safe journey! Ooops - almost forgot...Take plenty of cash because your credit cards are not going to work in China and the ATM machines may even swipe them from you because the automatic security programs will think someone in China is trying to use your card. I found out the hard way!
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    I have noticed a lot of China internship scams being exposed lately and I just want to say I did a China Internship last year with Canon and it did not cost me a penny other than my air fare and I never had to worry about being swindled. You can do the same just by getting your own internship without using any broker, agent, or "Corporate Registrar" (a fancy name for a private internship company) When you go direct to the HR departments of the BIG international companies in China you will see that they all have an "Intern Coordinator" and most speak English! This site should be helpful for you to find your way through the process which is not difficult at all but will take maybe three hours of your time because they will want to do a Skype interview and of course you need the right visa, which is another good reason to do things yourself. http://chinainternshipreviews.wordpress.com

    Remember, if someone wants you to pay money or any up front fee or deposit to get you an internship, it is a fraud to be avoided like a two week old carton of milk.

    You can also choose to work for an International Chinese company if you want but check with China Scam Patrol or google "China Internship Scams" to make sure it is a reputable company. You can also use a "red flag checklist" that you can get for free at: http://eslwatch.info/forum/china/138...fake-jobs.html

    So good luck and safe journey! Ooops - almost forgot...Take plenty of cash because your credit cards are not going to work in China and the ATM machines may even swipe them from you because the automatic security programs will think someone in China is trying to use your card. I found out the hard way!


    Your post is priceless. Three years ago I spent a small fortune with an internship company in Beijing that gave me nothing but grief and worries along with a crappy company sponsor. Your link to the "5 Red Flags" is something I wish I saw three ago. At least others who see this post won't make the same mistake. I'm not sure if we are allowed to say company names here but avoid a company called Gxxx.org
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    When I first saw this OP I was sure there was some sales gimmick involved - like, you know, buy this product and win a free China internship or something like that. But this morning I found this and it turns out to be true! This is really good news for uni students everywhere http://scam.com/showthread.php?t=681109 Thanks to China Girl because I never would have thought about this.
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    As SydneyBridge pointed out in another thread... Any company or agent that requires you to pay money is probably just a money grab scam. Here are red flags to watch for relating to internships in ANY country: http://eslwatch.info/forum/china/138...fake-jobs.html

    Two more items I just found on Gi2c also known as Getin2China:

    http://www.scam.com/entry.php?1-Bewa...Sly-amp-Sneaky! and also
    http://gi2ccomplaints.blogspot.com/

    These scams are very hard to detect because they are so very believable. Go direct to the company's HR department and avoid a lot of grief and scams. See: http://freechinainternships.blogspot.co.uk and http://chinainternshipreviews.wordpress.com about how to DIY. Good luck to all - China is amazing - but full of scams that target foreigners.
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    This really is refreshing news. I just got done reading these two articles and was about to give up on China completely. The OP is probably the best kept secret in China! http://www.worldlawdirect.com/forum/...thousands.html and http://chinafraudcenter.wordpress.com
    But you should clarify that that the interns will still have to pay for their own air fare and visa costs, and of course their own meals in China.
 
 
 
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