CanCham Membership Intern

CanCham is now looking for a Membership Intern!

About CanCham

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (CanCham Shanghai) is the organizational representation of the Canadian business community in eastern China. With a large mandate we host events, organize government receptions, put together trade delegations, and provide every-day corporate assistance to member organizations that are navigating their way through the Canada-China economic relationship – be that Canadian corporate expansion to China or Chinese outreach to Canada.

The CanCham Internship program provides Canadian post-secondary students and recent graduates a unique opportunity to grow their professional skills in one of Asia’s fastest growing business hubs. With China being Canada’s second largest trading partner, the Sino-Canadian community in Shanghai is active and fast growing. Gain insight in the area of leadership, project management, communications, marketing, sales, customer service and event management.

Membership Intern Position

Internship Highlights:

  • Develop your professional & interpersonal skills in a booming international business landscape;
  • Acquire key business insights & knowledge at various seminars & events;
  • Connect with high profile business leaders;
  • Work in premium facilities, located in the heart of metropolitan sophistication and traditional Shanghai heritage;
  • Work in a small team & get the chance to be involved in activities from all Chamber departments.


The Membership Intern reports directly to the Membership Manager and is responsible for:

  • Representing CanCham Shanghai at various Canadian and Chinese Government events and exhibitions, and other events
  • Implementing and maintaining successful membership services programs so as to ensure member retention and growth
  • Record-keeping activities and the coordination of timely receipts of accounts receivables
  • Ensure all membership-related documentation as well as databases are kept current
  • Assisting in the creation of Chamber events and publications
  • Two-way translation between English and Chinese
  • Occasional business development initiatives to develop/maintain member relations
  • Other Ad-hoc duties include but not limited to: provide general support to CanCham Shanghai events

Desired Profile:

  • A university degree or currently enrolled in University, with a focus on international relations or business related fields
  • Fluent English and Chinese Mandarin speaker with strong written and oral skills, French language skills a plus
  • Computer literacy with working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, database management
  • Strong project, organizational and time-management skills, willing to take initiative
  • Experience with international social media sites (preferred)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills & ability to work independently but also work closely with other team members
  • Excellent problem solving skills and capacity to adapt to various situations
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, organize work and set priorities
  • Ability to embrace tight deadlines, competing priorities, and budget restraints

Send your CV and cover letter to