Internship in International Trade - Quality2019-11-27


  • Company:Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Location:Beijing
  • Starting Date:Deadline: November 29th
  • Compensation: Negotiable
  • Number of positions available: 1
  • Trade / Import&Export / Supply
  • Length: 1-3 months
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH


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GIZ has been working on behalf of the German Government for almost 40 years to support China in its reform and openness policy. This work serves the interest of both countries and reflects China’s changing role in the world. The German Government’s projects and programs are embedded in the wide-ranging strategic partnership between China and Germany. Currently, 94 national and 46 international employees are working in the country (as of 31.12.2018).

China is Germany’s most important global trading partner, while Germany is China’s most important trading partner in Europe. In this relationship, China is at times a competitor, at other times a partner. Cooperation between the two countries has been increasing over recent years in new policy areas. As a German partner for sustainable development, GIZ supports China in striking a balance between economic growth, social justice, and climate change mitigation. A growing number of projects and programs also focus on safeguarding global public goods. Cooperation between China and Germany also aims to improve economic ties and facilitates communication on intercultural issues.

GIZ works in China on behalf of seven German Government ministries. As a federally owned enterprise, GIZ also operates in China on behalf of the European Union, foundations, Chinese public sector clients, and European businesses.


- You are studying at a Chinese university in the last year, in German studies or in a similar discipline, or you have obtained the diploma. Knowledge of international trade is an advantage.

-Ideally, you already have the necessary work experience in the areas mentioned above. In addition, excellent German skills are essential, which you can prove through a study abroad or a German qualification test (DSH, DAF, etc.).

- Strong social and intercultural competence as well as team skills, an independent working method, and excellent communication skills are just as important to us as a very good knowledge of MS Office.

Remuneration: The internship is paid.


The component of China's Global Quality Infrastructure Project: Product Safety and Technical Barriers to Trade

The People's Republic of China has become Germany's largest trading partner outside Europe in recent years. This benefits, in particular, the export-oriented German economy, for which the Chinese market has become more important over the last decade. Many conditions in the Chinese market remain a challenge for German companies, despite significant progress in terms of barriers to market access. Commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), the component of the Global Quality Infrastructure (QI) project aims to align the QI with international standards to reduce technical barriers to trade and increase the security of products traded between the two countries.

In collaboration with BMWi's political partners in China - including the Central Market Regulation Office (SAMR), the Central Customs Administration (CCAM), the Bureau of Standardization (SAC) and the Certification Office and Accreditation (CNCA) of the People's Republic of China - as well as experts from the world of business and science, the country component supports policy dialogues on quality assurance issues and implements technical cooperation activities.


As part of your internship, you support the project as needed in the areas of standardization, conformity assessment and accreditation, market surveillance and product safety. Hereby you support the project teams in the following tasks:

- Translations of presentations, working papers and other documents for project events
- Assignment of organizational tasks, coordination of appointments and support for the preparation and execution of internal and external events
- Support for the design of information and public relations materials in the project
- Conduct targeted professional research and participate in daily life
- Administrative Support
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