ACYA-AustCham Beijing Internship Position Description
About AustCham Beijing
The China-Australia Chamber of Commerce in Beijing (AustCham Beijing) was established in 1996 and has as its goal the advancement of the broader Australia-China business relationship through the effective representation of its 250 members. We achieve this through building connections between our members and broader stakeholders in Australia and China, delivery of effective advocacy programs and provision of information and insights through our business events and online platform.
As a registered NGO in the People’s Republic of China, AustCham Beijing works closely with the Australian Government and relevant Chinese Government agencies to advocate on behalf of member companies and advance their business interests. AustCham Beijing holds 80-100 events throughout year, with the majority being industry and Government focused events. Major annual events and projects throughout the calendar include the AustCham Business Survey, Australia China Business Awards, Australia New Zealand Ball as well as many other major Government events.
AustCham Beijing’s Internship Program
AustCham Beijing interns are given the opportunity to work alongside a passionate and innovative team dedicated to assisting companies doing business in China. Interns are immersed in an environment dealing with a membership of well accomplished Australian business leaders in China. The organisation is governed by a Board of Directors representing some of Australia’s leading companies in the region.
During the 3 month internship period, interns are likely to develop further skills in industry relations, communications, project management, market research, event management, government relations and other key areas to develop business acumen. Through events, interns are encouraged to develop relationships with members of the Australian business community.
Internships generally run on a 3-month, full-time basis and starting dates depend on the availability of applicants. Where necessary, a letter of invitation will be given to successful applicants to assist in the visa process. AustCham will provide guidance and suggestions on flights, accommodation, visas and other general information however interns are ultimately responsible for making these necessary arrangements.
AustCham Beijing covers associated work expenses and provide a modest stipend to interns, however, the program does not pay a salary. It is encouraged that interns make necessary budget arrangements for prior to arrival in Beijing.
• Events & Communications Associate
• Industry Relations Associate
• Government Relations Associate (Chinese)
• Relationships Associate
Tasks and Functions:
• Event management and organisation
• Industry research, industry reports and position papers
• Organise membership meetings and deliver membership benefits
• Source new members and develop membership proposals
• Conduct interviews with members for the AustCham Beijing podcast series
• Various project management tasks
• Various administrative tasks
• Developing content to post on the AustCham website
• Social media
• Bachelor’s Degree or final year of study
• Interest in the Australia-China relationship
• Analytical and research skills
• Experience in event management and planning
• Strong time management and communication skills
• Experience developing, implementing and reporting on strategic plans as part of a small team
• Fluent in English and Chinese language skills desirable
• Understanding of Australian/Chinese business practices