Policy Intern

2022, February 14
Policy Intern 14th February 2022

As the voice of British business in China we:

  • Speak with business leaders at Rolls-Royce, The Economist, Shell and other British companies of all sizes on regulatory challenges and opportunities in China
  • Present our research to the British Embassy, the Ministry of Commerce, the NDRC and other key government stakeholders
  • Produce thought leadership pieces on topics such as the 14th Five-Year Plan, China-UK relations, China’s cybersecurity landscape and other critical topics for trade relations


We are looking for motivated and detail-oriented individuals to join a dynamic business organisation. The successful candidate will support on a variety of BritCham’s policy and advocacy work with the aim of influencing UK-China trade negotiations. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your own understanding of China’s policymaking and business environment.


What will you be expected to do?


  • Support the policy team on the delivery of British Business in China: Position Paper 2022 (one of the Chamber’s two key policy documents), providing support across the whole process, including interviews, drafting, publication and post-launch activities
  • Track policy developments relevant to British businesses in China
  • Support communication with business and government stakeholders on policy initiatives
  • Assist in producing the Chamber’s ‘China in Five’ weekly policy updates
  • Collate BritCham China members’ comments on draft regulations
  • (If you are a Chinese native speaker) Assist in English-Chinese translation for Chamber communications, media copy and certain chapters of the Position Paper
  • (If you are a native or near-native English speaker) Support the editing of Position Paper 2022 and communications relating to policy work
  • Conduct research relating to the Chamber’s policy work and knowledge events


What do we expect from you?


  • Excellent Chinese and English language skills
  • Background in law, economics, business, public policy, international relations, languages or other relevant areas
  • Can work 3-5 days a week and start immediately
  • A foundational understanding of China and Chinese public policy
  • A strong work ethic
  • Strong personal interest in China’s industrial and trade policy
  • Good research ability
  • IT skills (including Excel, PowerPoint, Google Suite)


What can we offer?


  • The opportunity to interact with a wide range of British business leaders across all sectors to grow and develop your professional network
  • An incredible office in the CBD with unlimited coffee
  • Free gym access to the Trainyard – in Hotel Jen
  • Career development and mentorship from the Chamber’s executive committee
  • Free access to the Chamber’s flagship events such as our Sustainability Summit, Highland Games, British Business Awards, and much more!
  • The opportunity to have a genuine impact


Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter and CV to steven.lynch@britishchamber.cn by 28th February 2022.

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