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Talent Outreach Program

The Talent Outreach program aims to bring excellent Tilburg University students in contact with various businesses or law firms operating in China. Master’s students may apply to conduct a 4-12 month unpaid internship at a Dutch multinational in Shanghai or a law firm in Beijing during the Spring semester 2017-18 (and Fall semester 2018-2019) as part of their study program. 

Students will be supervised by a Tilburg University professor and will either conduct research or participate in a strategic project at the host company. Some internships may be combined with coursework at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics or Beijing Institute of Technology.

For upcoming selection round, the following places are available:

  • Philips Lighting: 3-4 one-year positions starting in February 2018 for TiSEM, TSB and Data Science students. These unfunded internships will be combined with coursework at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Moreover, the workweek will consist of three days at Philips Lighting and two days at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
  • Philips Healthcare: 1 one-year position starting in February 2017 for TiSEM students. This unfunded internship will also be combined with coursework at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Moreover, the workweek will consist of three days at Philips Healthcare and two days at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
  • Jingshi Law Firm: 2 one-semester positions starting in February 2018 for TLS students. The unfunded internships are combined with coursework at Beijing Institute of Technology, School of Law.

Philips Lighting

Positions will be in Supply Chain Management, Human Resources (focused on employer branding and campus attraction), and Marketing and Communication. For both Human Resources and Marketing and Communication, knowledge of the Chinese language is required. This language requirement is not applicable to Supply Chain Management.

Philips Healthcare

The position will be in Marketing or Management. No knowledge of the Chinese language is required.

Jingshi Law Firm:

Established in 1994, with the foundation office in Beijing! It has branch offices in 26 cities, such as Tianjin, Qingdao, Wuhan, Chengdu, Nanjing, Sanya, Chongqing etc. The service sector includes litigation and arbitration, real estate and construction, financial capital, intellectual property affairs, legal services of public welfare and international legal affairs.

Application Procedure

All applicants must have finished their coursework for their Master’s program before the internship starts. You may write your thesis while conducting the internship if your receive approval from your supervisor.

Are you interested in conducting an internship in China? Then please send the following documents to topchina@tilburguniversity.edu before the deadline of 20 September 2017:

  • Motivation letter (1-2 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Transcript of Records

Selection Criteria

Students will be pre-selected for introduction to the partner companies by a selection committee. Pre-selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Academic Performance
  • Ambassadorship
  • Motivation

The partner companies will make the final selection.

Students interested in the above program may contact: topchina@tilburguniversity.edu, International Office, for further information.