Internship

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.

Internship in Blockchain Event Project Management

Starting                  August 15, 2018 (or earlier) until December 31, 2018 / 5 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 highly-motivated Intern for Blockchain who is passionate about advancing key technological areas in blockchain. With a wealth of experts and the proliferation of blockchain startups across its FinTech space, Switzerland has quickly become a prominent blockchain hub of the world. A very supportive government, a dynamic environment and high motivation for success are important drivers of Swiss innovation in blockchain. Given this fertile background, swissnex has built up a successful Fintech series entitled the “Future of Money”, which started back in 2014. As Junior Project Manager, you will work on setting up a global event in Switzerland with TED-style speaker and panelists from the swissnex network countries. Working closely with the CEO, swissnex China team, the global swissnex network and importantly with our headquarters (the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation) in Bern, you will prepare, design, execute and post-process the event. This also allows you to take a deep dive into emerging trends, seek collaborative opportunities for Switzerland on a global scale while gaining real-world experience working as Junior Project Manager on blockchain at an official representation of Switzerland in one of the fastest-changing regions of the world. Additionally, you will be tasked with supporting the team with the coordination of science diplomacy projects and high-profile delegation visits. In this role you will not only be afforded the opportunity to take part in the planning and execution of exciting projects and events, but will also be able to extend your personal network of contacts and gain practical experience by supporting the team in administrative and operational tasks. Our hard-working, super friendly and supportive team will be there to help guide you on this extraordinary journey.

 

Responsibilities

  • Setting up a global event in Switzerland with TED-style speaker and panelists from the swissnex network countries.
  • Collaborate with the swissnex China team, the global swissnex network, our headquarters in Bern and Swiss Universities.
  • Prepare, design, execute and post-process the global event, while seeking opportunities to add value.
  • Possess a readiness to build up knowledge, take a dive deep into emerging trends, and seek collaborative opportunities for Switzerland on global scale.
  • Serve as a resource and advocate for Swiss-based blockchain developments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned (science diplomacy projects and limited support to special events).

 

Requirements

  • Swiss passport holder (CH citizenship only)
  • You study / have studied at a Swiss University or University of Applied Sciences
  • You must be enrolled in an university or have graduated within 12 months from the beginning of the internship
  • Excellent writing skills, multi-tasking, strong attention to detail and ability to work autonomously
  • Superior written and oral English language skills; additional languages (Swiss National Languages in particular) are welcome
  • Experience or strong understanding of the fields of Blockchain and experience in event curation
  • Fast-thinking, proactive problem-solving skills with the self-motivation to make things happen with a positive outlook
  • Curiosity and interest in science and international affairs, with emphasis on Switzerland and China

 

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 June 24, 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.

Communication Intern

Starting           March 1st, 2018, or according to availability 

Workload          100%

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

swissnex China is the Swiss science consulate for China. Our mission is to promote Switzerland’s excellence in science, education and innovation. Our activities are built around a public/private partnership model with a group of leading partners such as Swiss universities, research institutes, and global organizations promoting innovation or education actively.

We are looking for a service oriented and dedicated colleague who will run operations with a pragmatic approach, and good social competence and understanding about working in an international dynamic environment. You like to have things organized, and you have a strong readiness for support.

Your tasks:

  • create content for our Chinese social media platforms such as Sina Weibo / WeChat in order to promote our activities and events
  • assist with marketing campaigns on the mentioned social media platforms, and keep them up to date
  • search and look out for interesting stories for our online audience and community, in order to promote swissnex China, and Switzerland and the Sino-Swiss cooperation
  • provide information for our community and network, the partners, guests and the interested public via other digital channels (e.g. website, email marketing, newsletter, blog)
  • promote projects as required
  • actively contribute to articles and reports, online or in partner’s publications, and bring in creative ideas
  • support the team in the organization of events and/or in administrative works when required

Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills and well experienced in Social Media (SNS)
  • Very substantiated knowledge about both Chinese and Western Social Media and its operation
  • Interest in working for a multicultural team, where new and creative inputs can be brought in
  • Strong awareness of taking responsibility within the project, maintaining the requested adherence to schedules
  • Great ability for communicating with several groups of interest at the same time
  • Team-minded and cooperative, reliable, innovative and self-driven proactive attitude
  • Flexibility, diligence and operational readiness are also requested
  • Skills in digital production (e.g. video- making) or graphic design would be a great asset
  • Mother tongue Chinese and very good oral and written in English
  • Ideal profile will be fresh graduated from university or junior professional

As proactive team player you support your colleagues whenever you can. You work in a collaborative way and appreciate diversity in a team. A high level of flexibility and great “people skills” would be beneficial.

Your application must include the following documents (in PDF format):

  • Cover letter (letter of motivation) and CV
  • Letters of reference (work certificate from previous work experience)
  • University diplomas, Language test certificates

If you don’t submit all documents requested properly, your application will not be further processed.

Apply until February 13, 2018 / (DL 8:00pm Shanghai time) or earlier to this LINK

We will reply to incoming applications after the deadline, and share further information during the recruitment process.

 

Internship in Science Outreach & Engagement

Starting September 1, 2018 until February 28, 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 highly-motivated Science Outreach & Engagement Intern who is passionate about advancing scientific outreach and communicating the importance and impact of science to society. As Junior Project Manager, you will work closely with the CEO to compile and publish our science newsletters informing on the most exciting scientific developments, emerging trends and collaborative opportunities in Switzerland and China. By finding and publicizing the most newsworthy scientific papers coming out of both countries, you will gain real-world experience working as a public information officer at an official representation of Switzerland in one of the fastest-changing regions of the world. Additionally, you will be tasked with supporting the CEO with the coordination of science diplomacy projects and high-profile delegation visits. In this role you will not only be afforded the opportunity to take part in the planning and execution of exciting projects and events, but will also be able to extend your personal network of contacts and gain practical experience by supporting the team in administrative and operational tasks. Our hard-working, super friendly and supportive team will be there to help guide you on this extraordinary journey.

 

Responsibilities

  • Identify newsworthy information and trends from university / public outlets and scientific journals for the science newsletters.
  • Manage a variety of outreach and communications-related tasks, including but not limited to overseeing the science newsletters, social media support and collating science and technology-related news articles for both internal and external audiences.
  • Draft a variety of written materials including news releases, articles, newsletters, blog posts and correspondence.
  • Assist in managing and scheduling science diplomacy projects (Diplomatic Circle) and delegation visits; provide support for the organization and implementation of special events.
  • Serve as a resource and advocate for Swiss-based research, science and innovation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements

  • Swiss or Chinese passport holder (CN / CH citizenship only)
  • You study / have studied at a Swiss University or University of Applied Sciences
  • You must be enrolled in an university or have graduated within 12 months from the beginning of the internship
  • Excellent writing skills, strong attention to detail and ability to work autonomously
  • Superior written and oral English language skills; additional languages (Chinese in particular) are welcome
  • Experience or strong understanding of the fields of science and technology
  • Fast-thinking, proactive problem-solving skills with the self-motivation to make things happen with a positive outlook
  • Curiosity and interest in science and international affairs, with emphasis on Switzerland and China

 

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 June 30, 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.