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									                OCDF Academic Connections
Internship Placement Request

Name ______________________________                         University/College ____________________________
Email ______________________________                        Major Department ____________________________
Telephone # _(_____)_________________                       Major ________________________________________
                                                            Emphasis ____________________________________
                                                            Level (circle): JR SR    Graduate Student
                                                            GPA _________ overall ________ major
Permanent Home Address:
______________________________________                      ____________________              ________________

Campus Contact: __________________________________________________________________

Person to contact in case of an emergency: _____________________________
Relationship: __________________ Phone Number ____________________________

You will need to be in compliance with the following in order to be eligible to intern in China through this program:
   1. Application form with professional resume (in electronic form – such as MS Word document). Some students may be
       asked for letters of reference (depending on major or GPA status). Some students may be asked to complete a telephone
       interview with the company in China.
   2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 overall. Some companies, especially international accounting firms will require a minimum GPA of
       3.5. Student who do not meet that higher requirement can be placed in other firms however.
   3. Completion of Sophomore year or higher. The more courses in your major the better your placement and experience in China
       will be. Target a US internship early in your degree program and a China internship later if you wish to work in China in
       the future.
   4. Registration for a minimum of 3 credit hours/semester hours. Credit may or may not count toward your major requirements
       depending on department/major at your university.
   5. Medical insurance with global coverage is essential. Check with your international studies office and campus medical plan.
   6. Passport valid at least six months following your return from China. Allow 2-3 months if applying for a new passport.
       Passport cost is at your own expense.
   7. Chinese Visa which you will apply for following acceptance into the internship program. OCDF will provide your letter of
       invitation. Visa cost is at your own expense.
   8. International Airfare booked a minimum of 3 months prior to internship to save on ticket cost. Contact
       Marta.lacour@travnet.net if you need assistance with this. Airfare is at your own expense.




                                             OCDF Academic Connections
                                                    109 West Monroe Street
                                                     Bloomington, IL 61701
                                                         309-829-8202

                                             OCDF Academic Connections
                                          199 Chaoyangmennei, Richland Court 105
                                                   Beijing 100010 China
                                                    011-8610-8403-4979

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    9.   Professional attire suitable for your internship placement – work environments in China range from business suits to casual
         clothing. It is your responsibility to request information about your company’s dress code from OCDF prior to arrival in
         China.
    10. OCDF will make your housing arrangements with other internship students in Beijing. If you have any special needs (such
         as medicine that needs refrigeration, asthma, food allergies, etc.), please make them known prior to your arrival. Students will
         be billed and need to prepay for housing prior to arrival in China. Payment can be made by check or credit card.
    11. Student should expect to pay for daily transportation to/from internship and daily meal needs. Laundry and other personal
         needs are the student’s responsibility.
    12. OCDF will set-up an egroup for all interns each semester to which we will upload course requirements, project forms, weekly
         report forms, and evaluation tools. It is the student’s responsibility, once accepted into the program, to join the egroup and
         participate in online discussions/Q&A and post progress to their folder in the files section of the egroup.
    13. Upon arrival in China, students agree to represent their university with dignity and professionalism in the work
         environment. This means 100% attendance unless too ill to work. Illness or accidents are reported to OCDF so we can assist
         you.
    14. OCDF will meet you at the airport upon arrive. It is essential that you communicate with us prior to your internship so that
         we can make your housing and airport transfer arrangements.
    15. A China orientation will be provided to all interns within the first couple of days upon arrival in China. This will include
         getting a cell phone, buying food, setting up a bank account, and orientation to working in Beijing in a multi-national
         company.
    If you have any questions about the above items, please contact Jane@ocdf.org or your campus contact in your college.


Placement Information
Check which semester you desire to intern in China:
___ Fall ____ Year
___ Spring ____ Year
___ Summer ____ Year
Dates you are available for internship (minimum of 8 weeks): ____________________

Prior Work Experiences Related to Internship Program:

During High School:         _________________________________________________________________
                            ______________________________________________________________
                            ______________________________________________________________

During Summers:             ______________________________________________________________
                            ______________________________________________________________
                            ______________________________________________________________

During College/University:
                       ______________________________________________________________
                       ______________________________________________________________
                       ______________________________________________________________

Any specialty training or certification received thus far (such as first aid/CPR, Nursing, EMT, Accounting CPA, etc.)
                          ______________________________________________________________


                                                OCDF Academic Connections
                                                      109 West Monroe Street
                                                       Bloomington, IL 61701
                                                           309-829-8202

                                                OCDF Academic Connections
                                            199 Chaoyangmennei, Richland Court 105
                                                     Beijing 100010 China
                                                      011-8610-8403-4979

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                          ______________________________________________________________
                          ____________________________________________________

Assignment Preferences

Kind of Company (check as many as you wish):
         ___ Foreign Firm in China (could be US, European, Australian, etc.)
         ___ US Firm from my home-state/region
         ___ Chinese Private Company
         ___ Chinese Government-Owned Enterprise
         ___ Foreign Non-Profit Organization
         ___ Chinese Non-Profit Organization

Working Environment:
       ___ Office/Business environment
       ___ Manufacturing/Production setting
       ___ Retail or Commercial outlet
       ___ Small Organization or Institution working with children*
       ___ School or Educational Institution
       ___ Media (TV, Radio, Publications, Public Relations)
       ___ Construction/Architecture
       ___ Other _______________________________

Experiences I Desire:
                          ______________________________________________________________
                          ______________________________________________________________
                          ______________________________________________________________
                          ______________________________________________________________
                          ______________________________________________________________
                          ______________________________________________________________

Personal Goals for My Internship Experience:
                           ______________________________________________________________
                           ______________________________________________________________
                           ______________________________________________________________
                           ______________________________________________________________
                           ______________________________________________________________
                           ______________________________________________________________

My Best Attributes Are:
                          ______________________________________________________________
                          ______________________________________________________________
                          ______________________________________________________________




                                           OCDF Academic Connections
                                                 109 West Monroe Street
                                                  Bloomington, IL 61701
                                                      309-829-8202

                                           OCDF Academic Connections
                                        199 Chaoyangmennei, Richland Court 105
                                                 Beijing 100010 China
                                                  011-8610-8403-4979

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My experience with people of other cultures, languages and travel has been:
                           ______________________________________________________________
                           ______________________________________________________________
                           ______________________________________________________________

My language ability in Mandarin is:     (Please mark with an X on the scale provided)
                                            No Ability           Basic         Functional             Advanced            Fluent
                                            0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------10
               Spoken Mandarin              0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------10
Writing in Simplified Characters            0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------10
Reading of Simplified Characters            0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------10

What is your preference of language environment:
        ___ Chinese speaking only
        ___ Bilingual (Chinese and English) speakers
        ___ Bilingual (Chinese and another language ________________) speakers
        ___ English speaking with some bilingual and some Chinese only
        ___ English speaking only
        ___ Other language _____________ speaking

When someone introduces new information to you or asks for your input on a topic new to you, which of the following words most
closely is the start of your first question to them (or runs through your mind). Please select one option…
          ___ What _________?
          ___ When ________?
          ___ How _________?
          ___ Why _________?
          ___ Who _________?

The following personal information will be kept confidential. We need to know this so that we do not place you in a location that may
cause medical or physical challenges for you. Unfortunately, all work environments/sites in China are not fully accessible, therefore
we need to know if there are considerations in your assignment in China.

Do you have any allergies or asthma? Yes No If yes, please describe ___________________________

Do you have any physical disabilities that would require special considerations? Yes No
If yes, please describe ______________________________________________________________________

Do you have seizures or other medical conditions triggered by smells or environmental conditions such as unique
lighting? Yes No If yes, please describe _______________________________________

Is there anything else that we should know in making your placement?

* Please Note – some NGOs will require references and a check of arrest/police record when working with children to
assure the safety of children in their care. If you believe this will be a problem for you, please let us know in advance of
the placement. Such information will be kept confidential. Jane@ocdf.org


                                               OCDF Academic Connections
                                                       109 West Monroe Street
                                                        Bloomington, IL 61701
                                                            309-829-8202

                                               OCDF Academic Connections
                                            199 Chaoyangmennei, Richland Court 105
                                                     Beijing 100010 China
                                                      011-8610-8403-4979

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