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 industry-based 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
  • Support staff with administrative tasks


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

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 Student Residence Permit, or;
    • In certain cases, AmCham China can provide an invitation letter for an F business visa to qualified volunteers 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 Jobs Market. The selection process is highly competitive, and we cannot respond to every application received. Applicants should submit their resumes to 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)

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