Asia New Zealand Foundation Internship Opportunity at UMS SH

The Asia New Zealand Foundation invites commerce students with a major or minor in marketing, advertising or communications, who will be completing their degree by November 2018, to apply for an experiential learning opportunity at United Media Solution  (known as “UMS”) in China. The programme will run from mid-September until mid-December. The student will be placed in UMS office’s in Auckland for four weeks and in its Shanghai office for eight weeks.

Young professionals with several years’ relevant experience will also be considered for this opportunity.

(Photo: UMS Ningbo office)

The student will be given a specific project or meaningful work to do and a mentoring supervisor will be assigned to monitor the student’s professional development at UMS.


About the opportunity

The programme will run from mid-September until mid-December. The student will be placed in UMS’s office’s in Auckland for four weeks and in its Shanghai office for eight weeks.

The successful applicants will gain experience related to marketing support for UMS’s international clients’ products in China. The student will join a team engaged in managing social media campaigns for a variety of New Zealand clients.


Where to apply?

Please send a succinct covering letter outlining your motivation for applying along with your CV and academic transcripts (unofficial acceptable) to Please include the words “UMS Shanghai” in the subject line.

Applications close on Monday, 7th August 2017.

For more information please visit the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s website:


How are the costs covered?

The programme will cover the cost of return airfares to Shanghai/NZ, travel insurance, accommodation and commuting to and from UMS office in Shanghai.

In China, the student will be expected to contribute NZ$500 towards his/her living expenses. During the student’s time at UMS’s Auckland office, they will be required to cover all costs related to living in Auckland and commuting to the office.



Applicants must be:

  • New Zealand citizens or permanent residents
  • in good health
  • due to complete at least two years of tertiary study by November 2017
  • returning to New Zealand in 2018 to continue tertiary studies
  • adaptable, mature, reliable and resilient
  • interested in pursuing a career involving China and the wider Asian region.

Young professionals with several years’ experience in the workforce will also be considered for this opportunity.

While the ability to speak Chinese would be an advantage, it is not a prerequisite as English is widely spoken in the Auckland and Shanghai offices. Ideal candidates will have an interest in the China’s language and culture, and aspire to develop their capacity for working in cross-cultural environments.



【About Asia New Zealand Foundation】

The Asia New Zealand Foundation (ANZF) is New Zealand’s leading non-government authority on Asia.

ANZF is a non-partisan, non-profit organisation, set up in 1994 to build New Zealanders’ knowledge and understanding of Asia. It relies on a mix of public, philanthropic and corporate funding.

ANZF is supported by a panel of honorary advisers from across Asia. This group comprises leading academics, businesspeople and current and former politicians and diplomats.

The Foundation works in partnership with influential individuals and organisations in New Zealand and Asia to provide high-level forums, culture events, international collaborations, school programmes and professional development opportunities.


【About United Media Solution】

UMS is a full-service “independent digital” agency, which specialises in China social media.

UMS partner with leading international companies to connect their brands with Chinese consumers through targeted creative communications.

We focus on international conversation, marketing consulting, cultural analysis, website localisation and social media management. 

Any question about this programme please contact:

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