At LearningLeaders, we believe that personal, academic, and professional successes all find their roots in an individual’s potential to communicate. Our expertise encompasses the disciplines of debate, public speaking, and critical reasoning. Our coaches guide learners to develop, enhance, and apply exemplary communication skills. We deliver impactful learning experiences that delight and inspire.

Job Description and Responsibilities

Throughout the summer, fellows will have the opportunity to take on a variety of roles, which can include—but are not limited to—the Branding, Client Experience, Systems, People, and Community teams. Applicants are not expected to be proficient in all these potential assignments before the start of the program, as the best growth experiences come from diversity of work and exposure to new challenges. Additionally, all fellows will be responsible for assisting the senior coaches during the 2019 LearningLeaders Summer Camps, producing marketing content, researching and writing debate or international affairs-related articles, and co-developing new curricula. Up to 2 internship positions may be offered to CU students through this program.


Program Dates: Thursday, May 30 to Monday, July 29, 2019 [tentative]

Work Dates: Monday, June 3 to Friday, July 26, 2019 [tentative]

Work Hours: 8 hours per day, 5 days per week


Our district of Shanghai, Minhang, has a little of everything! A bit removed from the frenzy of downtown, we are surrounded on all sides by major universities, one of the biggest train stations, and a recently developed international walking street. We are a short walk or bike ride away from subway Line 10, and there are plenty of food, drink, and fun things to do within walking distance from our office.


We will provide private housing, complete with Wi-Fi access and laundry machines, just a 10-minute walk from our office. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours by start of internship
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50
  • Competitive debate, public speaking, or mock trial experience preferred
  • A track record of impactful leadership positions

Key Characteristics

  • Teamwork
  • Ability to act with initiative
  • Passionate curiosity and a love of learning
  • Flexibility and adaptability to new environments
  • Outstanding linguistic capabilities, both spoken and in writing

Course Credit

Interns will receive up to 6 credits. (Credit available from Asian Studies or Leeds School of Business; subject to requirements of the student’s major and/or College. Other options may be available.)


  • LearningLeaders will provide international airfare and housing.
  • Students can apply for Buffs Abroad Scholarships, and may be able to use financial aid.
  • Please visit the Education Abroad Website for program costs and finances at (Enter Shanghai in the city field.)

Application Procedures

  • Applications are available on the Education Abroad website at  
  • In addition to the application form, students will need to provide a cover letter, resume, transcript, and statement of purpose.
  • Students will be interviewed via Skype by the supervisor prior to selection.
  • Application deadline is February 3, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.


  • Contact Steve Rose, Assistant Director of Education Abroad, with questions about application procedures or costs: or 303-492-2977.
  • Contact Danielle Rocheleau Salaz, CAS Executive Director of the Center for Asian Studies, with questions about the Asia Internship Program: or 303-735-5312.

Information Sessions: Come to learn more about the program and have your questions answered!