Charity DayCRCC Asia is welcoming applications for two scholarships for an internship with the British Council in Beijing and Shanghai. The scholarships are designed specifically for students with a disability, bringing the experience to those who may not previously have had an opportunity to live and work in China.

The successful applicants will undertake a business placement at the British Council in Beijing and Shanghai between May and November 2014. The interns will live in the centre of each city and work for one month, gaining transferable business skills and hands-on experience whilst working in an international setting.

What’s included?

– Accommodation

– Pre-Departure Assistance and Visa Processing

– Business and Networking Events

– Chinese Language Classes

– Support Network

– Social and Cultural Events

2013 Disability Scholarship Winner, Jessica Stubbs, said: “I believe that experiences such as mine in China are especially important because all too often there are numerous barriers – both physical and societal – in the UK that hinder disabled people. Giving more disabled people the opportunity to do internships such as mine means, over time, the wider society will come to regard seeing disabled people in all areas of life completely normal.”

The successful applicants will be awarded a scholarship based on their overall application, their response to three short essay questions and an academic reference. Applications close on Friday 7th February 2014. For more information please visit www.crccasia.com/disability-scholarship.