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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: Summer Internships
  • Restrictions: UPENN applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

Program Snapshot

Global Internship Program (GIP): Etonkids Educational Group 

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The Internship: This internship allows students to contribute to development in several sectors at an educational company.

Number of Spots Available: 5

Duration: 12 weeks

Start Date: May 2018

The Organization: Etonkids Educational Group currently operates 52 bilingual Montessori kindergartens throughout China.  They are also expanding internationally to the United States and Australia.  They're headquartered in Beijing, China and serve expatriate and local families seeking to give their children a head start through international-standard early education programs in their International (English only) or Bilingual (English & Chinese) classrooms.  They are recognized by the Chinese government as a National Top 10 Educational Institute and host China's only indigenous AMS/MACTE Montessori credentialing program.  They also hosted the 2014 International Preschool Educational Conference (IPEC) in August in Beijing.

The Location: Beijing is an ancient city with a long history.  In the Zhou dynasty, 3,000 years ago, Beijing (called Ji at the time) had been named the capital of Yan.  Afterwards, the Liao, Jin, Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties all made Beijing their capital.  Therefore, Beiijing was famous for being the "Capital of a Thousand Years."

Internship Details

Interns at Etonkids Educational Group will:
  • Be responsible for curriculum development, business development, research, graphic design, educational product development, video production, magazine publication, and other areas
Interns can expect to work from 9:00am-6:00pm, Monday through Friday, with a one-hour lunch break.  Work may take place at any of the Etonkids campuses located in Beijing.


All GIP applicants must be current full-time, degree-seeking University of Pennsylvania students who are returning to their degree program full-time in the Fall semester.  All GIP applicants must also be in good academic and disciplinary standing.

The internship at Etonkids Educational Group also requires applicants to meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Currently an undergraduate student
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
Priority will be given to applicants who have the following criteria:
  • Proficiency in or willingness to learn video production for marketing and professional purposes
  • Proficiency in or willingness to learn Adobe Creative Suite

Please Note: Students who have participated in this program in the past OR who accepted a placement through this program in the past but then withdrew are not eligible to apply again.


Beijing, ChinaStudents are responsible for finding their own accommodation.  Etonkids Educational Group will provide interns accepted to this placement with suggestions as to where and how you can find safe, affordable, and comfortable housing close to your internship site.

Money Matters

All students accepted to the GIP will be awarded a Global Internship Program Award.  GIP award amounts vary by student, and are based on location of internship, length of internship, the student's need, and the student's merit. The internship placement application process includes the GIP award application essay.

The estimated budget for this internship is as follows:
Expense Estimated Cost Notes
Program Fee $0 None
Round trip airfare $1,400 Estimated cost PHL - PEK
Accommodation $3,000 Estimated cost 8 weeks - 1 bedroom apartment
Meals & Personal Expenses $1,700 Could vary based on lifestyle
Visa $150 US citizen (approx. cost) - could increase if processed through CIBT
Local Transport $100 Public transport (monthly pass)
Other $0  
Total Estimated Cost $6,350  

How to Apply

Ready to Apply?  Follow These Steps:
1. Click Apply Now above to login with your PennKey and password and begin the application
2. Complete all requirements listed in the online application, including:
  • CV/Resume upload
  • Cover Letter or Personal Statement upload
  • Unofficial transcript upload
  • Award essay
  • Required advising appointment with the Global Internships Manager (schedule yours by clicking here)
  • Other program-specific requirements, as needed
3. Once all requirements have been received and checked off, submit your application by the deadline
Don't Forget:
  • You may apply to a maximum of two (2) GIP programs.  You may open your first program application by following the above instructions.  To open a second application, you must first meet with the Global Internships Manager for an advising appointment.
  • Do not wait until the last minute to schedule your advising appointment, as appointment slots may fill!  Advising appointments will not be available from December 23rd-January 1st, so please plan ahead.

 Application Deadline: January 10th, 2018 at 11:59pm EST


Schedule an Advising Appointment: Don't forget that meeting with the Global Internships Manager is a required component of applying to the GIP.  Schedule your appointment by clicking here, and don't wait too long, as appointment slots may fill!

Past Participants: Want to connect with a student who participated in the Global Internship Program?  Click here to view a list of past participants and get in touch.

Career Services: The Career Services office on campus can help you in several ways.  You may find the following links helpful: Visas: Depending on your citizenship and destination country, you may need a visa or work permit to participate in this internship.  It is your responsibility as a GIP participant to determine your visa requirements and obtain a visa, if needed. Past participants have found the following resources helpful in determining visa requirements:

This program is currently not accepting applications.