AmCham China Internship Program

Introduction


 

Introduction

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. AmCham China is proud of its open and collaborative office – we encourage interns to work with other teams in addition to their assigned team. Interns support the office as a whole on a host of tasks including but not limited to the following:

  • Assist drafting of policy memos and conduct research relevant to foreign business in China
  • Support drafting and editing policy documents (White Paper, Business Climate Survey, Calls for Comment)
  • Organize and facilitate programs for sector-based Forums and Committees
  • Assist staff with event registration, note-taking and post-event finance
  • Support signature events (Appreciation Dinner, Annual General Meeting, Fourth of July Celebration)
  • Facilitate membership and business development efforts through marketing research and preparing business development materials
  • Help develop original content for the Business Now Magazine and Business Center website
  • Support staff with administrative tasks

 

Testimonials

Past interns have remarked on the improvement of various skill sets, including:

  • Research, writing and editing
  • Time management and organization
  • Initiative taking and project management
  • Networking and interpersonal communication

“I feel that I can talk intelligently about the current trends in most of the industries AmCham touches.” - Jared Mazzanti

"AmCham China provides a platform for you to get involved with industry players in a 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 the 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 China. 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 am most grateful for.” - Stella Sun

 

Eligibility Requirements

Our interns come from diverse academic backgrounds including public policy, international relations, business administration, communication, journalism, marketing, regional studies and other technical fields such as healthcare, engineering and energy with a strong interest in business.

Applicants must satisfy all the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a school program during internship
    • If offered the internship position, the intern must obtain a stamped permission letter from the university acknowledging that the student has accepted the internship position
  • If a non-PRC citizen:
    • candidates must possess a valid X1 or X2 student visa for the duration of the internship, or;
    • In certain cases, AmCham China can provide an invitation letter for an F business visa to qualified interns able to work full time (5 days a week for a maximum of three months)
  • Be able to commit to interning for at least three months (12 weeks) and be able to come in to the office at least three days a week (days can be split into mornings or afternoons to accommodate class schedules)

 

Application Process

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as positions become available. For current availability, please visit AmCham China’s Job Board. The selection process is highly competitive, and we cannot respond to every application received. Applicants should submit their resumes to eschmitt@amchamchina.org. In the Subject line of the application email, please specify for what team or position you are applying to intern with. Applications should be in English or Chinese depending on the requirements of the position and must include:

  • One page cover letter detailing the candidate’s interest and qualifications,
  • One page resume,
  • One/two-page writing sample,
  • Availability:
    • Ideal start and finish dates
    • Weekly schedule - which full/half days you are available
    • Citizenship and visa status (e.g., Chinese citizen, or expat in Beijing on X visa, visa expiration date)