The Harvard China Student Internship Program (HCSIP) seeks to create transformational experiences for Harvard students as they prepare for a lifelong engagement with China. The program is open to undergraduate students from all concentrations with some knowledge of Chinese language required.
HCSIP is offered in partnership with Chinese corporations, NGOs/NPOs, and multinational companies in China. Students experience modern China through their internship placements and gain an introduction to Chinese history and culture, all while learning first-hand about life in the workplace. The structure of the program includes a nine-week internship, a week-long field trip, and numerous cultural events.
Since 2008, HCSIP has grown into one of the largest and most successful summer internship programs at Harvard.