JGI China -- Internship opportunities:
Organization Description The Jane Goodall Institute in China (JGI China) works primarily on the Roots & Shoots Environmental Education Program. Roots & Shoots (R&S) is an international hands-on environmental and humanitarian education program that is about making positive change happen — for our communities, for animals and for the environment. This unique, youth-driven program fosters a fun, flexible and supportive environment where young people and adults alike come together to share ideas and inspiration, implement successful community service projects and participate in special events and global campaigns. JGI China established the first Roots & Shoots Office in Beijing in 2000, and there are now more than 500 R&S groups at schools and universities around China, supported by offices now in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanchang and Chengdu.
Marketing Assistant intern wanted by the Jane Goodall Institute in China
Location: Beijing, China
Internship Description THIS IS AN UNPAID INTERNSHIP and all travel, visa and living costs must be borne by the intern.
Background: The Roots & Shoots Program is planning a new kind of fundraising event for October 2009, a charity bicycle rally in Yunnan and southern Sichuan called the “R&S Yunnan Bicycle Challenge,” in partnership with China Charity Challenge. The marketing for this event has already begun, but the work will continue through the summer months, involving marketing, fundraising and events planning. This project requires an Assistant for the summer months who will manage events, as well as manage another intern who is an undergraduate student.
Key Responsibilities: The Marketing Assistant will play a key role in managing R&S role in this project, including fundraising and marketing via events and publications.
Qualifications Experience and Skills: The ideal candidate is pursuing graduate-level studies in a field related to communications, marketing, international development, environmental education or business management; and has experience working in a NGO environment. Ability in Mandarin Chinese is not required for this position, but a minimum amount of understanding is necessary in order to live and function independently in Beijing.