Author: Jing

Internship in Academic Relations

Start             October 8, 2018 until April 7, 2019 / 6 months       

Workload           100%

Located in          swissnex China, 22F, Bldg. A, Far East International Plaza, 319 XianXia Road, Shanghai, China

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.

We are looking for a bright, self-driven and ambitious Junior Project Manager with exceptional communications and organizational skills to promote swissnex China’s many projects and activities in the field of Academic Relations. Acting as a connector between people, projects and ideas, you will support swissnex China to initiate and foster knowledge exchange and long-lasting partnerships between Swiss and Chinese higher educational institutions. As Junior Project Manager, you are able to work across disciplines, happy to embrace and lead change, and ready to help us bring swissnex’s outreach to the next level. You will be joining a dynamic and supportive team working in an international, creative and collaborative environment at our Shanghai office.

Responsibilities

  • Academic Relations: Establish and cultivate close relationship with stakeholders from Swiss and Chinese higher educational institutions. Facilitate collaborations and exchanges for students, researchers and professors. Support visiting delegations, professors, administrators, sabbaticals and students.
  • Project Management: Organize and coordinate delegation visits, events, workshops, presentations and conferences.
  • Research: Conduct various research on Chinese higher education and innovation. Closely follow current trends in the academic field. Prepare and hold presentations introducing hot topics for students.
  • Communications & Networking: Represent Swiss universities as ambassador at student fairs, educational conferences and respond to queries and requests relating to the educational field. Support, strengthen and expand the Swiss Alumni Network in China.

Requirements

  • Swiss or Chinese passport holder (CN/CH citizenship only)
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree (not older than 1 year), preferably from a Swiss University or University of Applied Sciences
  • Knowledge of the higher education environment in Switzerland and China preferred
  • Prior experience in event organization and/or project management in a similar field preferred
  • Strong competency in doing research and writing reports animating
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; avid networker and enthusiastic presenter
  • Proactive, reliable, independent, organized, service-oriented, team player
  • Serious attention to detail and commitment to excellence
  • Enthusiasm for swissnex China’s mission as well as strong interest in science and technology
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office as well as knowledge of international and local social media
  • Excellent command of English and Mandarin; knowledge of a Swiss National language (German, French, Italian or Romansh) highly preferred

General Conditions

  • Please note that the conditions of employment are local, no expatriate contract
  • Personal costs and expenses, such as accommodation and traveling expenses are not being covered or reimbursed

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

Send your full application to this LINK until September 26, 2018!

Your application must include the following documents:

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

We will reply to incoming applications after the deadline. No phone call inquiries please.

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

Summer Internship in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Starting             July 15, 2018 until September 21, 2018 / 10 Weeks

Workload           100%

Located in          22F, Bldg. A, Far East International Plaza, 319 XianXia Road, Shanghai, China

 

swissnex China is the Science Consulate of Switzerland for China, connecting the dots between the two countries in science, education, art 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.

 

This summer internship offers you the following:

 

  • Support the organization of Venture Leaders China, our flagship program for Swiss startups in China
  • Gain work experience in a highly dynamic environment, in an extremely lively region of this world
  • Connect with local startup scene and economic institutions in China and Switzerland
  • Develop networking and project management skills and extend your personal network

 

Your daily schedule will include interesting tasks such as active research on the local startup scene for visiting Swiss startups from the Venture Leaders China Tour, as well as  reporting and storytelling on the corresponding activities and on latest developments and trends. Bringing in creative ideas and your support to the team are much appreciated.

 

Requirements

  • Chinese or Swiss passport holder (CN / CH citizenship only)
  • Written and oral Mandarin (native) and English (fluent) language skills are mandatory; further languages (especially German, French) are a plus
  • You have obtained or are pursuing a Bachelor or Master degree in Business, Economics, or a related field
  • Curiosity and interest in international and global affairs, emphasizing on China and Switzerland
  • Special interest about latest tech developments, and knowledge about the startup scene in Switzerland and China is highly preferred
  • Team-minded and cooperative, reliable, innovative and self-driven, proactive mindset
  • Experience in a similar working environment is a plus

 

General Conditions

  • Please note that the conditions of employment are local, no expatriate contract
  • Personal costs and expenses, such as accommodation and traveling expenses are not being covered or reimbursed

 

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

Send your full application to this LINK until July 8, 2018!

 

Your application must include the following documents:

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

 

We will reply to incoming applications after the deadline. No phone call inquiries please.

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

Internship in PR & Communications

Starting             August 1, 2018 until January 31, 2019 / 6 Months

Workload           100%

Located in          22F, Bldg. A, Far East International Plaza, 319 XianXia Road, Shanghai, China

 

swissnex China is the Science Consulate of Switzerland for China, connecting the dots between the two countries in science, education, art 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.

 

We are looking for a bright, self-driven and ambitious Junior Communications Manager with exceptional creative energy to help us promote swissnex China’s many projects and activities. As a budding creative digital expert with outstanding communications, marketing, media relations and organizational skills, you will complement our team by coordinating and supporting our communications activities with external and internal stakeholders. The ideal candidate is able to work across disciplines, happy to embrace and lead change, and ready to help us bring swissnex’s outreach to the next level. As Junior Communications Manager at swissnex China, you will be joining a dynamic and supportive team working in a fast-paced, creative and collaborative environment at our Shanghai office.

 

Responsibilities

  • General Communications: support the Communications Manager in further developing, strengthening and implementing swissnex China’s on- and offline communications strategy. Oversee communications tasks related to swissnex projects and events, from copywriting, translation, graphics work to videos editing. Help maintain and grow database of contacts for invitations, newsletters (MailChimp) and announcements.
  • Web & Social Media: help develop a solid and coherent communications strategy and ensure a positive and innovative presence of swissnex China across various web/social media channels, targeting difference demographic audiences. Conceptualize compelling content, schedule and implement social media campaigns. Build and edit engaging website content pages with our back-end WordPress CMS.
  • Digital Content Development: active contribution to events and delegation visits by assisting with photography, videos, blogs and interviews. Develop and maintain a library of high-quality copy, photo, video and other digital assets for our end-of-year Annual Report.
  • Press Relations: research and build a network of media contacts for press release distribution and invitation to special swissnex China events. Identify opportunities to increase the visibility of Swiss scientific, technological and academic institutions.
  • ‘Connecting the dots’ & Networking: act as a connector between people and ideas.
  • Other administrative and support duties as assigned.

 

Requirements

  • Swiss or Chinese passport holder (CN / CH citizenship only)
  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree, preferably from a Swiss University or University of Applied Sciences
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, avid networker and strong presentation skills
  • Serious attention to detail and commitment to excellence
  • Proactive, reliable, independent, team player, organized
  • Previous experience in a PR and / or Communications role preferred
  • Strong creative ability in copywriting, editing, video, and design with samples of your work to share
  • Fluency in multiple social media channels: WeChat / Weibo / LinkedIn / Twitter / Facebook / Instagram
  • Experience or understanding of science, technology and innovation, and enthusiasm for swissnex’s mission: furthering Swiss excellence in science, education, innovation and art
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop / InDesign / Premiere Pro) highly desired
  • Excellent command of English and Mandarin; knowledge of a Swiss National language (German, French, Italian or Romansh) highly preferred

 

General Conditions

  • Please note that the conditions of employment are local, no expatriate contract
  • Personal costs and expenses, such as accommodation and traveling expenses are not being covered or reimbursed

 

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

Send your full application to this LINK until July 17, 2018!

 

Your application must include the following documents:

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

 

We will reply to incoming applications after the deadline. No phone call inquiries please.

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

Project Leader Academic Relations

Starting             September 1, 2018

Workload           100%

Located in          22F, Bldg. A, Far East International Plaza, 319 XianXia Road, Shanghai, China

 

swissnex China is the Science Consulate of Switzerland for China, connecting the dots between the two countries in science, education, art 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.

 

We are looking for a highly-motivated, self-driven Project Leader Academic Relations to help us initiate and foster knowledge exchange and long-lasting partnerships between Switzerland and China in the field of Higher Education. Working closely with the CEO, you will initiate and manage a wide portfolio of projects, supporting Swiss universities with their activities in China from delegation visits to scientific collaborations. The role offers a unique chance to work with leading academic institutions, thought leaders and researchers from Switzerland and China, providing a platform to build your leadership skills and professional network. As project leader at swissnex China, you will be joining a dynamic and supportive team working in a fast-paced, creative and collaborative environment at our Shanghai office.

 

Responsibilities

  • Academic Relations: Cultivate close relationship with stakeholders from the academia, in particular Swiss Universities and Research Centers. Act as a local intelligence resource in China, providing the stakeholders with a rich network of prospective partners from various sectors to facilitate collaborations and exchanges for students, researchers and professors. Support visiting delegations, professors, administrators, sabbaticals and students.
  • Program Management: Overseeing tailor-made collaborative projects between Swiss and Chinese universities or research groups from ideation to implementation. Organization of workshops, presentations, conferences. Identify, contact and coach speakers, exhibitors and participants.
  • Research: Conduct on- and offline research and stay up-to-date on the current trends in the academic field, as well as latest developments in education, science, technology and innovation. Identify new areas for collaboration and open new doors in China for strategic partnerships.
  • Communications & Networking: Act as a connector between people, projects and ideas, cultivating active exchange between Switzerland and China in the educational landscape. Represent Swiss Universities as ambassador at student fairs, educational conferences and respond to queries and requests relating to the educational field. Promote mandate partners and bolster their visibility while projecting their image of teaching and research excellence. Support, strengthen and expand the Swiss Alumni Network in China, in collaboration with the Swiss Embassy and Consulates.

 

Requirements

  • Swiss or Chinese passport holder (CN / CH citizenship only)
  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree, preferably from a Swiss University or University of Applied Sciences
  • Exposure to academia and the higher education industry in Switzerland and China, with access to key people and networks in the areas of science and higher education.
  • Working experience in a similar work environment (e.g. international relations office)
  • Project management experience
  • Excellent communication skills, avid networker and strong negotiation skills
  • Proactive, flexible, open to new ideas, team player, organized
  • Interest in international cooperation in a relevant field such as S&T, education and innovation;
  • For Swiss citizens: native language German, French or Italian with excellent command of English and a second national language; Chinese knowledge highly preferred;
  • For Chinese citizens: native language Mandarin, with excellent command of English, additional knowledge in French or German highly preferred.

 

General Conditions

  • Please note that the conditions of employment are local, no expatriate contract
  • Personal costs and expenses, such as accommodation and traveling expenses are not being covered or reimbursed

 

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

Send your full application to this LINK until July 15, 2018!

 

Your application must include the following documents:

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

 

We will reply to incoming applications after the deadline. No phone call inquiries please.

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