Internship in Project China Integrated Waste Management 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 fast 40 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: P.R. China, Beijing, Chaoyang

Internship period: Starting in October 2022 for a duration of 4-6 months. Please indicate your earliest possible start date as well as your preferred end date in your cover letter.

Working Time: full-time/part-time, at least three days per week

About us

As a non-profit, federally owned enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is active in over 130 countries worldwide, implementing international cooperation projects and measures in the field of sustainable development on behalf of the German Government, as well as other national and international clients (e.g. EU, private enterprises, and foundations). In addition, GIZ is also engaged in the field of professional training around the globe.

With about 40 years of experience implementing projects in the People’s Republic of China, GIZ provides policy advice on various topics and sectors relating to China’s reform process, including: environmental protection, sustainable economic development (especially renewable energies and energy efficiency), sustainable urban development, sustainable transport development, vocational training, law, product safety and consumer protection.

The performance profile of GIZ is continually being adapted to the cooperation needs of both countries – within the framework of the “Comprehensive Sino-German Strategic Partnership” – as well as within the framework of the dynamic changes occurring as a part of Chinese reform policies. In addition, GIZ works as both adviser and service provider at the interface between the economic and political spheres. GIZ is also active in those fields in which German actors possess in-depth profiles and competitive advantages, and where German expertise is in high demand.

About the project:

In September 2017 the NAMA Facility has commissioned GIZ to implement the project “China Integrated Waste Management NAMA”. The main objective of the project is to reduce GHG emissions of China’s waste sector and induce a transformational change in the sector. Thus, the project shall increase the attractiveness of integrated waste management and waste-to-energy systems as a financially sustainable low-carbon investment field by adding best available practices for integrated waste management in five pilot municipalities, including Xi’an, Lanzhou, Suzhou, Tai’an and Bengbu. The intent is to increase the capacity of sector stakeholders through suitable training approaches and improve the waste segregation at source. More information (https://www.iwm-nama.org/)

About the tasks:

Support project implementation related to external activities and communication. This includes specifically the following tasks:

  • Support planning and organizing project events and activities (incl. workshops, webinars, trainings, study tours, events on awareness raising etc.)
  • Support the project team to prepare the project communication products (incl. article contribution for online media channels, brochures, reports, factsheets, publications etc.)
  • Assisting in the research work for the project in the field of waste management, low-carbon development and circular economy
  • Provide and support the team with Chinese, English/German translation
  • Other administrative tasks
Requirement:

Qualification requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master student with a background in one of the following subjects or other comparable subjects: climate/environment, foreign language, political sciences, international relations, public policies or a similar subject
  • Chinese native speaker, fluency in spoken and written English is required, fluency in spoken and written German as a plus
  • Solid knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Experience in new media promotion and knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop/Illustrator is an advantage
  • Ability to work engaged and independently, proactive working style
  • Great team player with strong intercultural communication skills
  • Enrolled at a Chinese university for the duration of the internship
Native Language: Chinese
How to apply:

Please send your CV, references and photo indicating your starting date in Chinese and English/German, via E-Mail as soon as possible to:

Ms. Meng Xiaoxuan, xiaoxuan.meng@giz.de

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