Fellowships & Internships

Fellowships and Internships

Fellows and Interns are crucial members of GEI. Program teams depend on their fresh perspective, high-quality work and project support.

We accept applications for fellowships and internships on a rolling basis as well as on a project need basis. All specific opportunities will be posted here. We are also pleased to announce that we are an official partner with Princeton in Asia and CRCC Asia.

Successful applicants demonstrate unwavering dedication to high-quality work, eagerness to learn and the abilities to independently as well as provide and receive constructive feedback.

Good luck! We look forward to your application.

The working environment at GEI is good and colleagues are very nice. I learned how to communicate with others and how to balance work and life under pressure.

I improved my English speaking, writing and translation skills, which are valuable and helpful for my future life.

Fang Fang LI, External Relations Intern

I had my internship during junior year summer vacation. During the internship, I had the privilege to learn about the conservation concession agreement and high-level international energy projects. The GEI colleagues are very kind to me, patiently guiding me and respect my views about the tasks. The lunch and snacks are also great! I encourage everyone to apply.

Jiachen WEI, Ecosystem Conservation & Community Development Program; Energy and Climate Change Program Intern

I loved interning at GEI, because the work felt very relevant and meaningful. In addition, I love that GEI works at the intersection of environmentalism and many other issues, such as poverty alleviation. Through my time as an intern, I was lucky enough to get to know environmental experts, to learn about environmental NGO work in China, and to see first-hand the hard work that produces GEI’s projects.

Maggie DENG (USA), Ecosystem Conservation & Community Development Program Intern

How to Apply

As we receive many applications for internships, please be patient for us to respond. Applicants should be mindful to include all required materials as incomplete applications will not be considered. Thank you!

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Non-Chinese Students: 3rd or 4th-year undergraduate student or current graduate school student preferred; English fluency; Chinese-speaking skills required, reading/writing a plus.
  • Chinese Students: Graduate school student preferred, recent college graduate or upperclassmen acceptable; English-speaking skills required, reading/writing strongly recommended.

EDUCATION/WORK EXPERIENCE BACKGROUND

  • NGO operation & management in China;
  • International/sustainable development;
  • Environmental policy;
  • Environmental engineering;
  • Renewable energy;
  • Microfinance and green finance;
  • Communications, fundraising, translation, etc;
  • something else?! Surprise us!

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Resume (Chinese and English versions), no more than 2 pages. PDF format.
  2. Cover letter (Chinese and English versions), no more than 700 words. PDF format.
    Be sure to answer these questions: 
         – Why do you want to have an internship at GEI?
         – What GEI program team would you like to join and what work would you like to do and why? 
         – How will you contribute to the team? 
    State your potential start & end date as well as availability (# days a week or full-time). 

Please send your application to kendall@geichina.org with the subject line: GEI Internship Applicant [your name] [date]

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