Emerging Strategy's Internship Program


Some Shanghai Office Interns and Employees at a backyard BBQ

Overview


Emerging Strategy offers internships at our offices in Shanghai, Washington DC and Mexico City. We have high expectations from our Interns, as we do with any member of our team. This means our interns work on important projects, which helps them develop useful skills. A transition into full-time roles is also possible - several key members of our management team first joined Emerging Strategy as interns. For current openings, please click here.


Each office hires interns in cycles that maps to the typical university academic calendar. Hiring for each cycle takes place 3-4 months in advance of the beginning of each cycle.


Spring Cycle: January/February to May (3-5 months)

Summer Cycle: May/June to August/September (3 months)

Autumn/Fall Cycle: August/September to December (3-5 months)

Winter Cycle: December-January (1-2 months)


Catching up over healthy snacks in the office

What Interns Do


Interns contribute to various aspects of research, writing, analysis, presentation, marketing, and business development, depending on interest, capabilities and language skills.


Interns often work on client projects in a supporting capacity, and on internal projects in a more independent manner. The Intern Analyst role is appropriate for bachelors or masters degree students, whereas the Intern Associate role is appropriate for MBA students. Intern Associates are expected to contribute at a more advanced level, particularly with primary research, writing, and analysis.

For current openings, please click here.


Where we Recruit


Washington DC office:

  • For Spring and Fall cycles we recruit at Washington DC and Northern Virginia area universities

  • For Summer and Winter cycles we recruit broadly at selective institutions across the U.S.

  • Internships in our Washington DC office are only offered to those who already have the right to work in the U.S. without visa sponsorship, e.g. as citizens, permanent residents or by using OPT on their foreign student visas.

Shanghai office:

  • For Spring, Autumn and Winter cycles we recruit at top universities in Shanghai as well as at European business schools where students need to complete internships as part of their graduation requirements

  • For Summer cycle we recruit broadly at selective institutions across the U.S. and other countries

  • Our Shanghai office hires both Chinese and non-Chinese citizens for internships. We provide paperwork for non-Chinese citizens to receive internship visas.

Mexico City office:

  • For Spring, Autumn and Winter cycles we recruit at Mexico City area universities

  • For Summer cycle we recruit broadly at selective institutions across the U.S. (specifically, Mexican nationals studying in the U.S.)

  • Internships in our Mexico City office are only offered to those who already have the right to work in Mexico without visa sponsorship, e.g. as citizens or permanent residents


For current openings, please click here.


Universities that our Interns come from


U.S. and Canada:

  • Washington DC area: George Washington University, Georgetown University, American University, SAIS Johns Hopkins, George Mason University

  • Others: Middlebury College, Claremont McKenna College, Vassar College, Mount Holyoke College, Haverford College, Boston University, Vanderbilt University, Tulane University, Bryn Mawr College, Brandeis University, McGill University, Queen's University

  • Other universities through our partnerships with CET and Alliance for Global Education (IFSA Butler)

China:

  • Chinese Universities: Fudan University, Peking University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai International Studies University, CEIBS

  • Others: Hopkins-Nanjing Center, Hult International Business School Shanghai, NYU Shanghai, and others.

Europe:

  • University of Cambridge, Sorbonne, Audencia, IAE Nantes, EDHEC Business School, University Paris Dauphine, Bocconi University, Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, and others

Singapore:

  • National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)


For current openings, please click here.


Profiles of Previous Interns



Alizee, Intern Associate

BA in Marketing, Business and Management from IAE, University of Nantes (France), Alizee was pursuing a Masters in International Management from IAE, University of Nantes (France) when she interned at Emerging Strategy.

Alizee's LinkedIn Profile


Alizee was a student from France working towards her Masters in International Management between France and China. She joined Emerging Strategy's Shanghai office for a four month period as an Intern Associate and participated in research activities for projects spanning three different continents. She had the opportunity to work on the creation of briefing documents which allowed her to learn about new industries in a brief period of time.



Shan, Intern Analyst

Shan was pursuing a BA in Economics and Chinese at Middlebury College (USA) when he interned at Emerging Strategy.

Shan's LinkedIn Profile


Shan is French-Pakistani but was studying in the United States and joined Emerging Strategy's Shanghai office for three months as an Intern Analyst. He focused on business development initiatives, conducting research on multinational companies with business interests in China. This gave him an in-depth understanding of the operations, Asia-Pacific (“APAC”) presence, major competitors and significant obstacles of multinational companies in sectors spanning from education to healthcare. Shan also conducted research for some client engagements, which enabled him to leverage his language skills, i.e. French, English, Chinese and Spanish.


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