About the program

The Blackpeak Internship Program is designed for undergraduate, graduate students and recent graduates with a keen interest in the business environment in Asia. Successful applicants will preferably be students with or pursuing a degree in business, social science or humanities with experience in qualitative research and analysis. Full professional proficiency in written and spoken English is required, and working proficiency in at least one Asian language is preferred.

Blackpeak offers both full-time and part-time internship opportunities all year round. Depending on your areas of interest and language skills, you will be assigned to one of our offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai or Tokyo. The internship program is designed to span three to six months. For part-time candidates, a minimum commitment of 15 hours a week for three months is preferred. Interns will be offered a modest monthly allowance. You should make sure you are legally allowed to work in the location for which you apply.

The program allows you the opportunity to work on a broad range of projects across a range of industries in various Asian countries. You will be able to develop knowledge and skills in relation to research and investigation work on target companies and their principals, business intelligence, corporate finance advisory and litigation support.

You will be expected to carry out the following duties:

  • Conduct intensive qualitative research and information analysis on Asian companies or industries.
  • Assess the quality, reliability and relevance of the information.
  • Produce high quality written reports and present your ideas and findings, under the guidance of our senior management team.

In addition, you will also carry out non-project related duties or research projects such as:

  • Assist sector teams with market research and analysis on one or more industry sectors, and develop ideas for sector-related practices.
  • Develop and gather information on research tools and databases.
  • Perform peer-review of written reports.
  • Prepare and translate materials for meetings and events.

Examples of research projects on which Blackpeak interns have worked:

  • Greater China – A map of business interests of China tycoons
  • Japan – Compile information on civil litigation databases from Tokyo’s local district courts
  • Southeast Asia – Background information on large family-owned conglomerates