The Shanghai Shout Internship Challenge is a competition run at the University of Canterbury by Global China Connection (GCC) Canterbury. It requires students to present a business idea or concept they believe will be of benefit to a New Zealand company with operations in China. The winners of the challenge will receive an internship at one of GCC’s three partnered host companies who have operations in Shanghai over the New Zealand summer break. For 2019, there will be an internship offered for each of the following companies; Tourism New Zealand and Fonterra 



International Experience


 International experience is highly sought by employers. Living in the vibrant city of Shanghai, you will immerse yourself in the Chinese culture for 10 weeks, gaining a unique insight into the Chinese culture. Equipping yourself with an international skill set will ensure you are work ready once you graduate as illustrated in previous years. One of the 2016 Shanghai Shout Winner’s now works full time in Wellington for Tourism New Zealand based on her internship experience in Shanghai. 



Prime Ministers Scholarship for Asia (PMSA)

The Shanghai Shout is supported by PMSA in 2019. This supports all three internship winners;

  • return economy flights

  • accommodation

  • living expenses

  • visas

  • insurance


More information about the PMSA can be found here:



Applications close - 21st July


For more information on each company, and to read the about the experiences of the 2017 interns, please click the company logos. 


Please note that students may apply to more than one company, however, you must rank your preference. Students will only be shortlisted and do presentations for one.


Applications are open to all students who meet the following criteria:


  • Students must be enrolled at the University of Canterbury in any qualification


  • Students must be a New Zealand citizen or hold permanent residency


  • It is recommended students have a GPA of 4.0 (B – average) or above, but students with a GPA below this will still be considered on a case by case basis


  • It is recommended students will be at least in their second year of study, however, first-year students will be decided on a case by case basis.


For the full terms and conditions, please follow the link below.


















Important Information


To access the powerpoint presentation from the 2018 Shanghai Shout Information Evening,  please click here


For any more information, email the Shanghai Shout Manager Hamish Simpson at: