AmCham China's internship program provides participants with the experience of working in one of the most dynamic and fast-paced business environments in the world - Beijing. Interns gain invaluable insight into the multi-faceted nature of US-China bilateral relations and the business climate in China.
AmCham provides internship opportunities for current undergraduate and graduate students who are enthusiastic about business in China and want to apply themselves in this arena. Interns are assigned to teams according to skills, interests, and availability. In this collaborative work atmosphere, interns are able to support other departments in addition to their assigned teams. This allows interns to fulfill a variety of tasks and hone skills essential in an international workplace. Chinese and foreign students are encouraged to apply. Interns who are not receiving course credit or are required to complete an internship as part of an academic program are provided a stipend of 100RMB for every 8-hour work day.
Interns support their team and the office as a whole.
- Draft additional policy memos, and conduct ad-hoc research relevant to foreign business in China
- Support and facilitate signature events
- Develop Business Center website content
- Proofread and translate website and social media content
- Help develop Business Now content
- Support drafting and editing the White Paper and Business Climate Survey (relevant to fall and spring interns)
- Support with event planning and logistics
- Execute administrative tasks where needed
Past interns have remarked on the improvement of various skill sets, including:
- Interpersonal and communications
- Time management
- Initiative taking
“I feel I can talk intelligently about the current trends in most of the industries AmCham touches.” - Jared Mazzanti
"AmCham provides a platform for you to get involved with industry players in friendly environment. The dynamic nature of the internship allows you to lend a helping hand and get involved with new projects of interest as they emerge. At one annual meeting I was given responsibility of coordinating a multimedia presentation for the 80+ business leaders in attendance. I was given the resources needed and told to "make it happen." I absolutely loved it!" - Tyler Hervey
“Interning at AmCham provides great exposure to different industries.” - Lan Yao
“For me, coming to AmCham was a challenge. I’m not a talker, especially around strangers; therefore, it was definitely stepping out of my comfort zone working at AmCham. What came out of this internship was beyond my expectations. I started talking with people I met for the first time easily and comfortably. This is something I’m most grateful for.” - Stella Sun
Applicants must satisfy all the following requirements.
- Be enrolled in a school program during internship
- Be able to commit to at least three months (part-time or full-time)
- If an expat, must have a student visa or be able to attain an F Business Visa, for which AmCham can provide an F visa invitation letter
Applications are reviewed every February, July, and October. Applicants should submit their resumes and cover letters to Elizabeth Barrett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should be in English, and must include a one-page cover letter (detailing candidate’s interest and qualifications) and a one-page resume. Applications should also include the following: available dates and preference for full time or part time; task preferences; and citizenship and visa status with regards to China (e.g. Chinese, expat in Beijing on an X visa).
The selection process is highly competitive.