Home to a growing and diverse community of designers, and up and coming brands, Shanghai is a city where dynamism and history go hand in hand.

Shanghai is our newest program destination, and is already becoming extremely popular, due to its growing cultural and financial importance in the industry.

Fashion Week Internship programs run monthly in Shanghai, with demand already being consistently strong all year round. During Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter Fashion Week events, demand is expected to be exceptionally high, and applications for these programs should be made as far in advance of the show dates as possible.

Fashion Week Internships - Life Changing Experiences


Shanghai is an explosion for the senses.

Home to many of Asia's best known brands, and now a hub for the worlds best known brands and designers, it is a city in a hurry to demonstrate how far it has come, and how far it intends to go.

Home to the iconic Pearl Tower, the famous and historic Bund and Longhua Temple, as well some of the worlds best bars, restaurants and clubs, Shanghai has a rich cultural history, and a fast developing modern side which delivers something for everyone.

Shanghai is a rare and unique program destination.

Industry Stats
Industry size:
£15 billion per annum
Employed in the industry:
356,000 people
SFW visitors:
Hot and humid summers and mild winters
Best known brands/designers:
Lan Yu, Vivienne Tam, Yiqing Yin, Guo Tei, Jimmy Choo, Christina Lau. 
Main airports:
Pudong International Airport

Accommodation in Shanghai is relatively expensive, but prices do rise during S/S and A/W Fashion Week events.

Despite offering a broad range of options that includes campus-based university accommodation, private rented flatshares, city centre hostels, and some of the worlds best hotels, demand can be 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. 

Accommodations costs are not included in the Program price. 

Typical costs per week in GBP
Flatshare - Private room:
£120.00 - £200.001
Air BnB – Private room:
£130.00 - £300.002
Budget to Luxury hotel:
£170.00 - £3,000.003
City centre hostel
£140.00 - £200.004
1. A one month rent deposit is typically required.
2. Payment is typically due in advance.
3. No deposit is typically required.
4. A one week deposit is typically required.
Airport Transfers

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

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.

Fashion Week Internships - Life Changing Experiences
2018 / 19 Program Start Dates
  • September 3rd 2018
  • October 1st 2018
  • November 5th 2018
  • December 3rd 2018
  • January 7th 2019
  • February 4th 2019
  • March 4th 2019
  • April 8th 2019
  • May 6th 2019
  • June 3rd or 24th 2019
  • July 1st or 29th 2019
What's Included
A professional internship
The program includes a guaranteed internship within a dynamic brand/business that operates within the fashion industry for the period requested.
Pre-departure Q&A session
The program includes a pre-departure Q&A session with your Program Manager, who will answer any questions that you have about your internship, host brand/business or destination, and ensure that you have prepared everything necessary to get the most out of your trip.
Post-arrival orientation session with local coordinator
The program includes a post-arrival orientation session with your local coordinator who will answer any questions that you have about your chosen program, host brand/business or destination, and provide you with local insight, advice and information to ensure you get the most out of your trip, including information on events, and after-parties.
Welcome pack including local map and essential information
The program includes a 'fashionista welcome pack' which includes a local destination map, guides to public transport, local attractions, restaurants, and cultural events. The pack also includes a list of important contact numbers, a short insider’s city guide written by our team, and information about your host company.
Flight and travel insurance advice
The program includes access to our Partnerships Team who will answer any questions you might have about securing the most suitable flights to your destination, and sourcing the most appropriate insurance product.
Accommodation advice and booking facility
The program includes access to our Partnerships Team who can advise you on the best local accommodation options available, local prices, and importantly legal matters including tenancy agreements and deposit security (for private rentals). The team can also negotiate and make accommodation bookings on your behalf if necessary.
Program Fees in GBP and USD
1-4 weeks £650.00 $950.00
6-8 weeks £750.00 $1,080.00
12 weeks £850.00 $1,200.00
16 weeks £900.00 $1,280.00
20 weeks £1,050.00 $1,450.00
24 weeks £1,250.00 $1,700.00
48 weeks £1,600.00            $2,150.00
i. Programs of 4-weeks or less are only available during S/S and A/W Fashion Week events.
ii. Accommodation and travel costs are not included in the program price
iii. USD/Dollar prices quoted are subject to change.
Why Fashion Week Internships?
  • We are the only specialist fashion industry internship provider
  • Our data -driven approach is unique
  • 99% of our 2017 students recommend us
  • We have access to the best industry businesses
  • Our service is professional and transparent