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Energy and Environmental Sustainability Internship in China


China: Beijing, Shanghai

Program Duration

9-12 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks


Throughout the year


Experience and passion for working in the community and interacting with the people are needed. Participants must also possess enthusiasm and a willingness to learn about the environment and the place's culture.

Job/Intern Types

  • Development
  • Environmental Studies
  • Sustainable Development
  • Technology


  • English

Cost Includes:

  • Registration fees
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Housing

Program Fees Include:

• Accommodation: Own room in a shared apartment with cooking facilities or nearby eateries, utility bills are included.
• Airport pick up from Beijing OR Shanghai International Airport
• Training: Pre-departure information pack, onsite orientation, city tour and welcome dinner provided
• Chinese phone, SIM card & local transportation card
• Assistance with trips and cultural activities
• End of placement certificate and reference letter
• Networking and alumni contacts

Experience Required


    Interns must have a good attitude, open mind and a willingness to learn. You must have a good level of spoken and written English and be presentable. Reasonable travel experience is valued, as you will be woking and living in a completely different setting to your home. This is a serious opportunity for you to develop your CV/Resume and interns looking to launch a career in the field of interest are sought. Prior completion of Introductory Mandarin is recommended. The application process is in depth and you will be asked to attend a Skype interview, submit a full CV/Resume plus cover letter and any supporting documentation. You will be asked to complete a Physical Examination Record for Foreigners. There are set dates for submission of paperwork.

Volunteer Types

  • Conservation
  • Environment
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Renewable Energy

Typical Volunteer

A Kaya volunteer shows enthusiasm, spirit and life to stimulate and bring something new to the residents; love, patience and a listening ear for the people; and a good motivator with a positive and optimistic attitude.

Age Range


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application