Career Opportunities | Internship Program

 

AUSTCHAM SOUTH CHINA INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

 

About AustCham South China

  The China Australia Chamber of Commerce–South China (AustCham) was established in 1994 to develop, promote and expand business relations between Australia and China through the representation of its membership. As a registered NGO office in the People’s Republic of China, AustCham serves as Australia’s peak industry body and supports its members by providing information, connections, business services and government relations assistance.

As a platform AustCham enables its members to exchange information on business opportunities in the region. AustCham South China’s office is based in Guangzhou with representation across the broader South China region (Fujian, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangxi, Guangdong and Hainan Provinces).

About AustCham South China’s Internship Program

AustCham South China interns are given the opportunity to work alongside a passionate and innovative team dedicated to assisting companies doing business in South China. Interns will also receive guidance from the AustCham South China Board of Directors representing many of Australia’s business leaders in the region.

Through the internship program, interns will develop skills in industry relations, market research, communications, event management, project management and government relations. Internships are 2-6 months in duration and are undergone on a part-time or full-time basis. For non-Chinese applicants, visa assistance will be provided to successful applicants. AustCham South China will provide interns arriving from overseas information concerning flight bookings, accommodation and other general matters, but interns are ultimately responsible for making these necessary arrangements. AustCham South China covers associated work expenses, however the program does not offer a salary. It is advised that interns outside of Guangzhou make necessary budget arrangements prior to arrival in Guangzhou.

Internship Positions Available

  1. Industry & Advocacy Associate
  2. Marketing & Communications Associate
  3. Finance Associate

 

INDUSTRY & ADVOCACY ASSOCIATE

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist Relationship Manager to refine and execute AustCham South China industry and advocacy strategies
  • Conduct industry research and data analysis
  • Produce industry reports and position papers
  • Source new members and develop membership proposals
  • Retain existing members through excellent delivery of AustCham services
  • Source new strategic partners and develop project proposals
  • Design and execute sponsorship agreements
  • Represent AustCham South China at meetings with existing members, prospective members and strategic partners
  • Represent AustCham South China at Chamber and member company events

Qualification Requirements

  • Currently undertaking Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field
  • Demonstrated interest in Australia-China relations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (for non-native speakers of English)
  • HSK 3 or equivalent level of study (for non-native speakers of Chinese)
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Ability to build relationships with key stakeholders in corporate environment
  • Strong work ethic and aptitude for excellence
  • Must be organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work independently and effectively within a cross-cultural small team environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and met KPIs
  • Understands the considerations and values of a non-profit NGO
  • Background in import/export and sales not essential, but highly regarded

  

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist Project Manager to refine and execute AustCham South China marketing and communications strategies
  • Conduct market research and data analysis
  • Design and execute sponsorship agreements
  • Design, organise and manage AustCham South China events
  • Represent AustCham South China at Chamber and member company events
  • Produce digital marketing and publication materials and content
  • Generate creative ideas for marketing and promotional initiatives

Qualification Requirements

  • Currently undertaking Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field
  • Demonstrated interest in Australia-China relations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (for non-native speakers of English)
  • HSK 3 or equivalent level of study (for non-native speakers of Chinese)
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Publisher, InDesign, Illustrator)
  • Strong creative graphic design skills
  • Strong understanding of current digital design trends
  • Understanding of social media channels e.g. LinkedIn, WeChat, Facebook
  • Strong work ethic and aptitude for excellence
  • Must be organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work independently and effectively within a cross-cultural small team environment
  • Ability to communicate with members and key stakeholders in a highly professional and helpful manner
  • Understands the considerations and values of a non-profit NGO
  • Knowledge of and experience in CSS, HTML and WordPress not essential, but highly regarded
  • Background in graphic design, web design, UI design, photography, film, or visual arts not essential, but highly regarded
  • Photography skills not essential, but highly regarded

 

FINANCE ASSOCIATE

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist Treasurer, Finance Manager and General Manager to refine and execute AustCham South China finance and marketing strategies
  • Assist with preparation of AustCham’s monthly finance reports and budgets in consultation with Executive Committee
  • Assist with establishing and executing management plans informed by ongoing financial reporting, accounts management and business administration
  • Assist with event planning and budgets in consultation with the Executive Committee
  • Assist with sponsorship planning and budgets in consultation with the Executive Committee
  • Conduct market research and data analysis

Qualification Requirements

  • Currently undertaking Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field
  • Demonstrated interest in Australia-China relations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (for non-native speakers of English)
  • HSK 3 or BCT (Intermediate) or equivalent level of study (for non-native speakers of Chinese)
  • Knowledge of and experience in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint essential
  • Strong work ethic and aptitude for excellence
  • Must be organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work independently and effectively within a cross-cultural small team environment
  • Understands the considerations and values of a non-profit NGO

 

Application Deadline:

October 18, 5PM (BCT), 2019

*Please Note

Part-time and full-time options are available. The minimum time commitment required is 2 months (8 working weeks). Placements shall not run for more than 6 months (24 working weeks)

To Apply

To apply, please email your CV and Cover Letter to:

darcy.moore@austcham.org

 

Please indicate in your Cover Letter the position you are applying for and your part-time/full-time capacity for placement