Located on China's central coast, Shanghai is China's biggest city.
With a population of over 24-million inhabitants, Shanghai can feel energetic, ovewhelming, and never-ending, all at once. A city full of history and culture, it prides itself at being on the forefront of everything new in China.
Known as the Paris of the East, Shanghai is increasingly becoming recognised for it's growing influence on the international fashion scene, and is home to many of China's best known and up and coming designers.
FWI internship programs run monthly to Shanghai, with demand being consistently strong all year round. During Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter Fashion Week events, demand is exceptionally high, and applications for these programs should be made as far in advance of the show dates as possible.
From the futuristic Pudong district, and the history of the colonial-era Bund, to the breathtaking malls on Najing Road, Shanghai is a city for the senses.
Industry Size ($)$23 billion per annum
Employed In The Industry173,000 people
Annual SFW Visitor Numbers9,000+
ClimateHot summers and cool winters
Best Known Brands/DesignersChristopher Bu, Guo Pei, Uma Wand, Zang Toi, Karen Mok, Ln Yu
Main AirportsPudong, Jonghua, Hongqiao
Our programs are designed to provide applicants with the opportunity to develop and expand their knowledge of the fashion industry in dynamic and relevant work settings.
Working with your own dedicated Program Manager, your internship aims and goals are discussed and electronically 'matched' within our database of over 2,000 host companies, placing you with industry leading businesses that 'best fit' your area of interest, and will ensure that you get the most out of your internship experience.
Featuring the largest selection of room types in St. George Towers, this recently renovated tower features a grand lobby that connects to the other towers.
With singles, doubles and triples, this is the tallest tower in St. George Towers. It connects to the Studio Tower through a hallway, and all towers through a lobby that maintains the historic feel and original details from its past as a famed hotel.
Made up of doubles, triples and lofted triples, this tower’s rooms feature high ceilings and large windows. It connects to the Weller Tower through a hallway, and all towers through a lobby that showcases details from its famous days as a hotel.
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July 7th 2021
August 2nd 2021
September 6th 2021
October 1st 2021
November 1st 2021
December 6th 2021
January 10th 2022
February 7th 2022
March 7th 2022
April 4th 2022
May 2nd 2022
June 6th 2022
Program start dates are flexible, and can be tailored as required
i. Programs of less than 4 weeks (1, 2, and 3 weeks) are only available during Fashion Week events. Outside of these periods the minimum program length is 4 weeks.
ii. Accommodation and travel costs are not included in the program price
iii. A signed Program Agreement and program deposit of (£400.00 / $500.00) is payable at the time of booking. The program deposit is part of the total program fee, not an additional charge.
iv. For programs of 20, 24, or 48-weeks in length, the program deposit is £650.00 / $800.00.
v. USD/Dollar prices quoted are subject to change.
Accommodation in Shanghai is inexpensive due to the large number of options available year-round.
Options including private rented flat-shares, city centre hostels, and a variety of different classes of hotels are available to interns, but demand is high and places fill fast.
Our team have relationships with a number of local providers and can advise on the most suitable options for your chosen program schedule, obtaining quotes and placing bookings on your behalf.
Accommodation costs are not included in the Program price.
Having an airport transfer arranged and waiting for you upon your arrival provides peace of mind, and convenience.
From limos and taxis, to rail and coach transfers we have relationships with reputable local providers who will meet you as you arrive and deliver you to your accommodation safely and quickly.
Our team is happy to assist with providing quotes and making bookings on your behalf as required.
Travel insurance is not compulsory for interns, however it is highly recommended that some level of cover is taken out to protect against unforeseen accidents, and/or loss of property.
For interns not covered by their own policy, we can introduce you to a number of reputable providers, provide advice about the various levels of cover available, and secure cover before your program begins.
Got a question? Get in touch! We respond to all emails within 12 hours, except during weekends.
UK - 0203 002 7805
INT'L - +44 203 002 7805
Fashion Week Internships
86-90 Paul Street
To apply to join our 2021 / 2022 programs, fill out the form below, and one of our team will contact you to schedule a telephone interview with our Program Managers.
Tell us a little about yourself, and we'll connect you with a member of our team who can help. Don't forget to check our FAQ page for quick answers to our most popular questions.
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