Due to the global pandemic, the summer 2021 in-person internships in Japan and China have been cancelled. We are looking into virtual options; please check back in February or March for further information.


CAS launched our summer internship program in 2016. The internships aim to provide opportunities for students to live in Asia and learn about international business culture while gaining valuable hands-on work experience. The application deadline for Summer 2021 will be Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Virtual information sessions have been scheduled for Thursday, January 21 at noon and Tuesday, January 26 at 4 p.m. Bring your questions or come to learn more.

Internship information is being updated for Summer 2021. Please see the links below for detailed information and check back for updates.

Important Note: This program is subject to public health and travel restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for Education Abroad’s planning and response to the pandemic.

  • 6-week summer internships in Japan
  • 8-week summer internships in China
  • Arranged by CAS through a network of CU friends and alumni, keeping costs low
  • Official CU Education Abroad program
  • Scholarships provided by alumni and donors available. Interns are also eligible for Buffs Abroad scholarships
  • Students may earn up to 6 credits, through Asian Studies or other programs such as Business (with preapproval)
  • Annual Program with application deadlines each February
Interns typically help with research, reports, translation, or other tasks. Companies are encouraged to provide funding to support the program or help offset student travel costs, but no stipend or hourly wage is paid to students. CAS is also seeking private donors and grant support for the program, to be provided in the form of scholarship support to offset student costs.  The internship program is open to students with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. See below for specific offerings in Japan and China.


See our Asia Internship Program Brochure here.

To read more about the program view the Daily Camera and Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine stories.