Internship in Sino-German Industrie 4.0 Project Internships

Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in China, Beijing, China

About Company:

Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH setzt als gemeinnütziges Bundesunternehmen in mehr als 130 Ländern im Auftrag der deutschen Bundesregierung und weiterer nationaler wie internationaler Auftraggeber (bspw. EU, Wirtschaft, Stiftungen) Projekte und Maßnahmen der internationalen Zusammenarbeit für Nachhaltigkeit um. Weltweit aktiv ist die GIZ auch in der internationalen Bildungsarbeit.

In der Volksrepublik China führt die GIZ seit über 30 Jahren Projekte durch. Beraten wird China auf seinem Reformweg in vielfältigen Themen und Sektoren des Klima- und Umweltschutzes sowie der nachhaltigen Wirtschaftsentwicklung, insbesondere zu Erneuerbaren Energien und Energieeffizienz, nachhaltiger Stadt- und Verkehrsentwicklung, Beruflicher Bildung, Recht, Produktsicherheit und Verbraucherschutz.

Das Leistungsprofil der GIZ wird dabei kontinuierlich an die Kooperationsbedarfe beider Länder im Rahmen der „Umfassenden Deutsch-Chinesischen Strategischen Partnerschaft“ sowie an die dynamischen Veränderungsprozesse im Rahmen der chinesischen Reformpolitik angepasst. Weiterhin berät und arbeitet sie als Dienstleister an der Schnittstelle zwischen Politik und Wirtschaft. Die GIZ agiert zudem in Handlungsfeldern, in denen deutsche Akteure über ein fundiertes Profil und Wettbewerbsvorteile verfügen und deutsche Expertise nachgefragt wird.

About this job:

Location: Beijing, People’s Republic of China 

Employment Period: 18.03.2019 –18.09.2019 (other period possible upon request), please indicate your earliest possible starting date as well as your preferred deployment period in your application letter. The availability for a handover with the predecessor in the week before the Spring Festival is preferred.

Application Deadline: as soon as possible

In Short

We are looking for a creative and motivated team player, native Chinese with a good command of written and spoken English (German being a valuable asset) and high interest in the Sino-German political dialogue processes, Industrie 4.0/Intelligent Manufacturing and Online Training on Industrie 4.0. The intern will offer administrative and technical support for the team and should be able to work independently as well as eager to push forward own ideas. Work experience in the field of market research, translation and/or consulting or Online Trainning is considered a strong asset.

The Sino-German Industrie 4.0 Project

As an instrument of bilateral cooperation, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH acts on behalf of the German government and in the interests of both Germany and China. We provide a platform for dialogue and cooperation as well as policy advice to both governments. In doing this, our work strongly supports China’s reform processes to build a sustainable balance between economic growth, social equality and environmental protection.

Since July 2015, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) are working on facilitating the cooperation between German and Chinese companies in the area of intelligent manufacturing and interconnected production processes.

The Sino-German Industrie 4.0 Project, implemented by GIZ, is supporting the Sino-German Industrie 4.0 Working Group as the Industrie 4.0 China Liaison Office of BMWi to support its implementation of the cooperation mechanism with MIIT based on a MoU. Main partners to the project are ministries and government authorities in both countries, especially BMWi and CCID (China Center for Information Industry Development, the Chinese implementation organization for MIIT on implementing Sino-German intelligent manufacturing cooperation),  as well as private sector institutions such as trade associations, research institutes and companies.

Job description

The Sino-German Industrie 4.0 Project, based in Beijing, offers a full-time internship position starting from 11 February 2019. The successful applicant will be supporting the team in project management, administration, translation, research, as well as the implementation of cooperation activities and project development.

Task Profile:

  • Support the application, development and implementation of Industrie 4.0 related cooperation projects in China
  • Support the design and application of project management tools in the project as well as cross-functional coordination and information collection
  • Translate and summarise work reports, policy news and other documents (CN to EN/ GER)
  • Administrative, technical and logistical office supports
  • Prepare documents, provide administrative support as well as participate in high-level government meetings and delegation visits


You will be working in an international team dynamic and be supervised by a project manager

  • Studying in an advanced level of a bachelor’s programme (6th semester/3rd year or above), or in a master’s programme in an area relates to economics, political science, international relations, English and German language
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) is a must; good command of German is considered a strong asset
  • Very good communication skills; culture-sensitive social skills and team work spirit; good sense of humour
  • Very good command of IT and communication technologies and other relevant computer applications
  • Able to work flexibly and independently, excellent organisational skills; efficient, accurate and high quality delivery of all work-related output


The internship is remunerated with a monthly allowance.

Native Language: Chinese
How to apply:

Please send your complete application incl. CV, photo, and letter of motivation in English or German via e-mail to:

Mr Frank Shi

Tel.: + 86 10 8532 4845 – 211


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