Communications and Government Relations Intern – APCO Worldwide Beijing


APCO Worldwide

About Company: APCO Worldwide is an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy helping leading public and private sector organizations act with agility, and build organizational reputations, brands, relationships and solutions to succeed.

Our expertise and integrated approach enable us to provide a full range of services, across industry sectors and global markets, allowing us to offer effective counsel and programs for boards of directors and CEOs. We meet the evolving needs of executives and their teams in communications, public affairs, government relations, legal, risk, organizational transformation, international relations, corporate responsibility and brand marketing.

About this job: The APCO internship is designed to give interns a valuable educational experience, with exposure to a wide range of client work. While APCO interns are encouraged to develop their interest in either public relations or government relations, they will gain exposure in both practice areas. The following are specific duties assigned to interns and are performed on a daily basis:

  • News and social media monitoring and analysis
  • Analysis of industries for new business development
  • English language editing of policy reports and other client deliverables
  • Writing analytical pieces on Chinese policy, current events and business trends
  • Active participation in brainstorming and strategy sessions
  • Media and event management support
  • Providing administrative assistance to projects on a limited basis
  • Other similar duties as assigned
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in progress, preferably in Political Science, Communications, Journalism or Marketing; some relevant internship experience
  • Strong interest in pursuing a career in public relations and/or government relations
  • Native English speaker with excellent English writing and editing skills
  • Ability to translate from Chinese to English a plus
  • Legal eligibility to do internship in China, e.g. with long-term student visa or residence permit for the purpose of study
  • Familiarity with and interest in the Chinese political and economic environment
  • Strong research and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as to work independently
  • Professional demeanor
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