Month: July 2020

Internship in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at swissnex China

Start              October 1, 2020 until March 31, 2021 / 6 months    

Workload           100%

Location             swissnex China, Shanghai


swissnex China is the Science Consulate of Switzerland for China, connecting the dots between the two countries in education, research and innovation. Our mission is to provide a multi-faceted, transdisciplinary platform to facilitate international exchange in ideas, knowledge and talent. We operate on a non-profit, public-private partnership model, working closely with our extensive network of partners comprising of universities, research labs, innovators, startups, corporations and international organizations on fostering collaboration and ground-breaking innovation.


As Junior Project Manager at swissnex China, you will act as a connector between people and ideas. You will prepare, develop, execute and post-process activities and events in the exciting world of startups, innovation and technology. This unique opportunity will allow you to take a deep dive into emerging trends while gaining real-world experience at an official representation of Switzerland in one of the most dynamic regions of the world. We are looking for a bright, self-driven and ambitious team player with exceptional organizational and communication skills. The ideal candidate is able to work across disciplines, happy to embrace and lead change, and ready to help us bring Swiss excellence to the next level. You will be joining a dynamic and supportive team and working in an international, creative and collaborative environment at our Shanghai office.


Main Responsibilities

  • Event and Project Management: Plan, execute and post-process in-house and external activities related to science, technology and innovation (events, webinars, conferences, study trips, workshops, trade fairs, etc.), including logistics, fundraising and editing of reports and blogs
  • Startup Relations: Promotion of our startup programs and building rapport and follow-up with Swiss startups and entrepreneurs (including collection of success stories and testimonials)
  • Communications: Project-related and general communications
  • Research: Identify trends and developments in science, technology and innovation; edit reports
  • Networking: Cultivate and develop a network of partners and stakeholders. Attend relevant events and conferences.
  • Other duties as assigned (e.g. support the team with special events and delegation visits)



  • Chinese citizenship
  • Bachelor or master’s students and recent graduates
  • Excellent written and oral command of English
  • Strong interest in startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem as well as in science, technology and innovation
  • Prior experience in event organization and/or project management in a similar field preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office as well as knowledge of international social media
  • Fast-thinking, proactive, organized and reliable problem-solver
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Avid networker and enthusiastic presenter


General Conditions

  • Please note that the conditions of employment are local
  • Please note that costs for accommodation and traveling as well as expenses related to visa and working/residence permit are to be borne by the candidate and will not be covered or reimbursed by the employer.


Did we raise your interest? Then we look forward to hearing more about you!


Send your full application to this LINK until August 16, 2020!



Your application must include the following documents:

  • Cover letter (letter of motivation) and CV
  • Copies of university diplomas including transcript of records
  • Copies of letters of reference and work certificates


We will reply to incoming applications in due time. No phone call inquiries please.

More details will be shared in the process of the recruitment.