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Internship New Zealand Consulate - General (Chengdu, China)

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Type

Internships

Location

Industry

Business & Commerce, Communications, Law, Arts & Humanities

Qualification Requirements

Working towards a Bachelors degree or higher

Published

2 weeks ago

Application Open

29th Aug 2019 12:00am

Application Close

14th Sep 2019 12:00am

The Asia New Zealand Foundation has partnered with the New Zealand Consulate-General in Chengdu and specialist internship organisation InternChina to deliver a learning opportunity that will help New Zealand tertiary students or recent graduates to develop cultural and other professional competencies in China.

This opportunity is aimed at students who are able to live in China for two – three months between March and May, 2020. 

Students undertaking degrees (or recent graduates) in the following subjects are encouraged to apply: commerce, law, arts, communications, science, environmental studies and agriculture.

Applications close 14 September 2019.

Opportunity details

  • One student will be selected for this opportunity.
  • The internship will run for 2-3 months between March and May 2020.
  • A mentoring supervisor will be assigned to monitor the intern’s professional development and overall welfare.
  • The ability to speak Chinese is not a prerequisite for this opportunity as English is widely spoken within the Consulate. However, some conversational Mandarin would be useful.

About the internship

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to:
  • assist the Consul-General, Deputy Consul-General and NZ Trade and Enterprise business development managers to advance New Zealand interests in Southwest China in a wide range of fields, through preparing briefing notes for meetings, attending and reporting on government and business meetings; following up new contacts and opportunities; representing the Consulate at networking events; and receiving visitors at the Consulate.
  • undertake analysis and prepare reports on behalf of the Consulate on specific trade, economic and social issues, for dissemination to NZ Government and business networks.
  • plan and manage small, targeted cultural and social events, in cooperation with the Consulate Public Affairs Manager.
  • monitor English language media reporting, social media trends and academic papers/research on Southwest China issues relevant to the Consulate’s work.
  • manage data entry, records management and website management tasks in identified areas.

What’s Covered?

This is not a paid opportunity however, a grant will be paid by the Foundation to the student to cover international travel, visa, travel insurance and offshore costs (living accommodation)
InternChina will assist the student to obtain a suitable visa.

Candidates selected for the programme will be required to:
  • Ensure their passport will be valid for at least six months from the date they leave from China
  • take out suitable travel insurance (subsided by the foundation)
  • consult with a travel doctor prior to departure
  • get New Zealand Government security clearance
  • The successful applicant will contribute $500 of their own savings to partially cover costs.

Eligibility

Applicants must:
  • be New Zealand citizens and able to pass New Zealand government security clearance
  • have recently completed or due to complete a commerce, law, arts, communications, science, environmental studies or agriculture-related degree qualification by end of 2020
  • be able to demonstrate a strong interest in developing a career involving New Zealand and the Asia region and willing to participate in Foundation activities after returning to New Zealand.

How to apply
Applications close Monday 14 September 2019.
You will need to upload a copy of :
  • your CV
  • your academic transcript
  • a cover letter outlining your motivation for applying.

When you submit your application, a confirmation will be sent to you including a copy of your completed form and submitted documents. If you do not receive this, please contact communications@asianz.org.nz.

Applications close 14 September 2019.

Successful applicants
  • Candidates selected for the programme will be required to:
  • ensure their passport will be valid for at least six months from the date they leave from China
  • take out suitable travel insurance (subsidised by the Foundation)
  • consult with a travel doctor prior to departure
  • get New Zealand Government security clearance
  • The successful applicant will contribute $500 of their own savings to partially cover costs.

As English is widely spoken within the Consulate, and while helpful for external meetings and daily living, the ability to speak Chinese is not a prerequisite for this opportunity.

Reporting requirements

The Foundation intern is expected to write a 600-word web article (with accompanying photos) on their internship that will appear on the Foundation’s website (This can be written during the interns time in Chengdu or within a month of their return). Also, within a month of returning to New Zealand, the Foundation requires the intern to complete a 3-page narrative report about the internship.

Interested? Click the apply now button to find out more and apply.
 
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