CLO internship program

As part of the China Liaison Office's (CLO) commitment to fostering Australia-China exchange and real-world opportunities for students, the ANU China Liaison Office internship program accepts students from both ANU and the

Interns report to the Director of the CLO and will assist in the Office's core activities including market research, university, government and corporate relations, online and social media presence management, and coordination of meetings, events and high-level delegation visits. Interns will develop a well-rounded understanding of the higher education sector in both China and Australia.

Interns will have the opportunity to develop skills in industry relations, communications, project management, market research, event management, government relations and other key areas. Specific internship tasks will be tailored to the successful applicants' skills, interests and experience.

Internships are generally 3-months long, on a full-time basis and starting dates depend on the availability of applicants and the needs of the office. Where necessary, a letter of invitation will be provided to successful applicants, to assist in the visa process. The CLO will provide guidance and suggestions on flights, accommodation, visas and other general information however interns are ultimately responsible for making and funding these necessary arrangements.

For applicants who are currently studying in Beijing, flexible and part-time arrangements can be considered for exceptional applicants.

The CLO covers associated work expenses and provides a modest stipend to interns, however, the program does not pay a salary or for living expenses. Interns should make necessary budget arrangements, and secure accommodation, prior to arrival in Beijing.

Selection criteria include

  • An interest in higher education
  • An interest in the Australia-China relationship
  • Demonstrated understanding of China's social media environment
  • Ability to develop content for a website (technical skills preferred but not essential)
  • Bilingual fluency in Chinese and English, including the ability to provide high-quality written translations from Chinese to English
  • Ability to undertake complex research tasks and produce written reports in a timely manner
  • Strong time management and communication skills
  • Experience in event management is desirable


  • ANU Students: Students in the final Bachelor's year, or Masters students, are preferred.
  • Students from Chinese universities: 4th year undergraduates or Masters students with advanced-level English are preferred


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants should submit a Resumé (no more than two pages, in English) and a cover letter (no more than two pages) which responds to the selection criteria. Applicants should indicate their preferred time-frame, and availability (full/part time) for the internship period.