Internships in Asia can be a significant investment of time and money, and especially if you go through scrupulous internship providers charging you for the experience! However, internships don’t always turn out to be as educational and meaningful as one would hope for. I know first-hand the disappointment of shuffling papers, uploading business cards to…

Ever thought about interning with the United Nations in China? The UNDP China Internship Program offers a small group of outstanding graduates the opportunity to acquire experience working as interns in the United Nations Development Program. Through this program, UNDP aims to: provide a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned…

  A growing number of young Australians are relocating to China to explore the Middle Kingdom’s diverse melting pot of culture and cuisine, to learn Mandarin and to check off the increasingly popular China box on their resume. Trade with China is soaring and Mandarin is uncontested as the premier language to learn to for those with an eye on an…

  The Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative (ACYPI) is the premier platform for young professionals to engage with the Australia-China relationship. Through events in Australia and China, ACYPI connects young professionals to significant commercial, political and academic leaders, and provide networking opportunities across sectors. ACYPI events are focused on helping young professionals develop a deeper understanding of the…

  ‘Networking’ often draws different responses but whether you like it or not, networking can be fundamental to finding your next job, doing business and developing mutual contacts. There is already a wide range of advice on networking techniques on the web but there remains a gap in information on networking options specific to Australians…

In April 2011 I conducted my first internship abroad at the Australian Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong and Macau Chapter) located in Hong Kong, as an Intern Communications Assistant. I conducted my internship after completing a semester of university exchange at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, in which I was studying Chinese culture and Chinese history as part of the RMIT University Bachelor of International Studies.

  China Policy regularly hosts interns to support operations at their strategic advisory and research organisation based in Beijing.   About China Policy China Policy is a Beijing-based strategic advisory and research company, serving clients around the world. Founders Philippa Jones and David Kelly, each with over 30 years of China experience, now joined by partner Amanda Rasmussen, lead…

  The Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy is seeking highly qualified and motivated students to apply for its academic-year-long Global Intern Program. Selected interns will have the opportunity to work on key foreign policy issues, to interact with senior Chinese and international scholars and experts, and to become an integral part of a growing global…

    The Australia-China Youth Association has recently announced the introduction of the ACYA – Thirst Beijing Internship Program. Applications are currently closed but keep an eye on the ACYA website for future intakes.   Background Thirst is an NGO based in Beijing promoting Water Conservation and Water scarcity issues. It primarily educates youth in China. In addition…

Photo courtesy of Julien Mailler Scholarship Description Each year the Asialink Arts Residency Program sends Australian writers, performers, artists and arts managers to live and work throughout Asia. Since its inception in 1991 the program has sent more than 600 people to hosts in 19 countries. The grant of up to $12,000 goes towards travel,…

  In early 2014 I interned with the Australian Chamber of Commerce Beijing (AustCham Beijing) for two months as part of the internship component of the Australian Prime Minister’s Asia Endeavour Award.   How did you find out about the AustCham Beijing internship opportunity? I identified AustCham Beijing as a potential internship host because of…