Policy Intern - The British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai

Published on 2020-09-14

Location: Shanghai
Duration: 6 Months

About the Chamber

The British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai (BritCham Shanghai) is a membership organisation with a focus on providing advocacy, business support and networking opportunities for British businesses in Shanghai and East China. We operate as an independent, not-for-profit organisation with a strong and diverse membership, representing British companies across the country. With decades’ worth of business experience in China, we bring the British business community together and help them thrive in one of the world’s fastest growing markets.

As the voice of British business in China, BritCham Shanghai along with its sisters Chambers in Beijing, Guangdong and South-West advocates on behalf of our members to both the British and Chinese governments in order to better direct trade relations. We foster dialogue between business and government in order to make our members' voices heard on challenges in China's business environment. We do this through our flagship annual publications, the British Business in China: Position Paper and the Business Sentiment Survey.

BritCham Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and inclusivity. For more information about us, please visit our website at http://britishchambershanghai.org/en/home

About the position:

We are looking for a motivated and detail-oriented individual 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. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to Shanghai Executive Director and working closely with other members of the Policy Team based in BJ.
  • The Policy Intern will support the team on our full range of advocacy and policy initiatives
  • They will be responsible for tracking major policy announcements relevant to British businesses in China.
  • They will assist on BritCham’s annual advocacy publications, including planning, translation and analysis, in order to influence UK-China trade policy
  • They will support on policy events and webinars
  • They will have the opportunity to lead on short research projects
  • They will have the opportunity to assist with member engagement and business development
  • Advising SH members on specific policy which will/could affect them.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject area (e.g. politics, economics, trade policy, international relations, business etc.). A postgraduate degree is desirable but not essential 

  • Native English speaker preferred on a student visa
  • Must be comfortable working within a small close-knit team 

  • Strong time management skills 

  • Skills in building and maintaining stakeholder relationships 

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to admin@britishchambershanghai.cn before 8 October.