​China Summer Internship

Get a whole new perspective on studying abroad from Dan Diebitz '15 and Dan Hafenbredl '14 who filmed these videos during the UW-Stevens Point trip to Beijing, Guilin and Shanghai.


Dates for 2016: May 22-June 18

The details of this opportunity to be determined. Check back for details on the 2016 program. Meanwhile, below is information regarding the previous internships and general idea behind it. 

General Information

If you want to work in the world's most dynamic market and be immersed in the rich culture, don't miss the four week China internship program offered by the School of Business & Economics.  

During these four weeks, you will: 

  • Work at a Chinese company as a business intern. Complete a business or economic project related to your field.
  • Visit both global and domestic corporations to learn about China's business environment.
  • Learn Chinese, interact closely with Chinese college students, and participate in various cultural activities.
  • Visit famous sightseeing attractions and be inspired by the history, modernization and natural beauty of China.
  • Be inspired by the history, modernization and natural beauty of China.

This program is a 3-credit course that counts as a global elective as well as a major elective for economics (ECON 493) and most of the business administration majors (BUS 493).

If you are interested in this outstanding program please contact Professor Butz.​

Meet the Leader of the Trip 

Nikolaus Butz

I am an assistant professor of business in the School of Business and Economics at UWSP. I hold a BS in business education from Dickinson State University and an MBA and Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota. I moved from North Dakota to Wisconsin in August 2016.

Traveling is my passion. I have dual citizenship with the United States and Germany, which reinforces my commitment to the respectful study and exploration of foreign cultures. I have been fortunate to have toured various countries in Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. In particular, this will be my fifth trip to China.

I am looking forward to leading the 2017 China Summer Internship Program. Every trip to China promises wonder and excitement, and I am thrilled to be able to share this experience with UWSP students. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions. Adventure awaits! Contact Professor Butz at nbutz@uwsp.edu.

UWSP Alum Connection

Cory Donovan

We partner with the Chinese Language Institute​ (CLI) to build this program for SBE majors. Past CLI Engagement director Cory Donovan is a SBE graduate and participated in the the China internship program in 2009.  

Having originally joined CLI as a student through the Immersion Program, Cory knows firsthand what it takes to have a successful experience studying in China. His passion for learning Chinese and sharing the language with others led him to become an integral member of the CLI team and continue his stay in Guilin well beyond his original five-month study term.  

Cory graduated cum laude from the UW-Stevens Point with a B.S. in business administration and is highly proficient in Mandarin Chinese. Cory's help in planning this unique program has made it a huge success.

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