Exciting Internship Opportunity with the ACYD - NOW CLOSED

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An opportunity exists to undertake an unpaid internship with the Australia-China Youth Dialogue (ACYD). The ACYD is looking for a university student based in WA or the ACT with a Human Resources major to assist in the ACYD 2013 application process. ACYD is a non-profit, youth-driven bilateral dialogue that aims to foster understanding between young leaders in Australia and China. Each year, ACYD takes 30 delegates aged between 18 and 35, 15 from Australia and 15 from China, and brings them together for a week of high-level talks, activities and events. In 2012, ACYD received over 400 applications to attend ACYD 2012, from entrepreneurs, academics and students, public servants and professionals. The success of the ACYD depends on the quality of its delegates. Assisting in the selection process is one of the most important roles in the planning of ACYD 2013.

The successful candidate will be in the final years of their degree and will have a good understanding of how to smoothly manage ACYD applications. Significant weight will be given to the ability to read Chinese at a high level, but this is not an essential criterion. The intern will be expected to monitor and respond to the ACYD application inbox, sort incoming applications into appropriate categories and develop a shortlist of applicants. Applications for the ACYD open on 15 April and close 15 June. The human resources internship will run from 15 April 2013 to the finalisation of delegate selection, expected to be end July. The intern will also have the opportunity to attend the portion of the ACYD that is held in their city of residence.

Applications for the human resources internship are open now, and close at midnight on 5 April. Applications should contain a brief cover letter, and include a CV of three pages or less. Candidates will be short listed and interviewed by phone the following week. The successful candidate will be notified by 15 April. Applications should be sent to Jakob Mayer at jakob.mayer@acyd.org.au.