ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 22 OF THE REGULATIONS OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON ADMINISTRATION OF THE ENTRY AND EXIT OF FOREIGNERS THE ONLY VISA WHICH ALLOWS STUDENTS TO ENGAGE IN OFF CAMPUS WORK STUDY OR INTERNSHIP IS STUDENT RESIDENCE PERMIT.
With an official letter from your school stating that they have approved your decision for internship, students may apply to the exit and entry administration to have such information as the location and duration of the work-study program or internship placement specified in his or her residence permit.
A foreigner holding a residence permit for study shall not engage in any off-campus work-study or internship unless the information prescribed in the preceding paragraph is specified in his or her residence permit.
Having a student visa with internship allowance does not allow you to receive salary for your internship. There is only one visa in China that allows you receive a salary is the working visa. Internships only allow for a small allowance provided by host companies to cover food and transportation. Work visas require a time employment contract with your employer. So after successful completion of your internship you have a good chance to receive a full time job offer from your internship host company, then you’ll sign a contract with your employer and subsequently receive help to apply for a working visa.