China industry spotlight: Green economy
The green economy industry is all about sustainable development and environment. Basically, we are all looking for a win-win situation in life. We want an easy lifestyle but also want to protect the environment. Surely there is a way to still have access to energy that is not damaging or depleting our planet’s resources. Over 70% of China’s energy needs are met with coal, which is not the most environmentally friendly energy source. Coal contributes to smog, acid rain, and toxic air pollution, not to mention coal miners don’t exactly have the safest job in the world. China’s coal consumption has actually been going up each year so the need for other “greener” sources of energy is great.
China’s government has spent a lot of money developing solar panels, wind turbines and utilizing water, but once the government assistance walks away, can these companies survive in a competitive marketplace? Coal is cheap, renewable energy is still quite expensive. Chinese companies are looking for smart people to help them better understand the international market and how to be competitive in this industry. As an intern, you’ll be able to not only learn a lot about green technology but also assist the company with knowledge about global standards and practices.
China is a great place to start a career in this field as the country is putting a lot of resources into developing this industry and becoming the best in the world in this area.
Getin2China can help you intern in the green industry and learn more about China along the way with an internship in Beijing or an internship in Shanghai. Internships are the perfect opportunity to test different industries and company environments to learn about what type of career best suits you.
- Compile data on renewable energy resources
- Analyze energy policy trends
- Assist with energy conservation projects
- Attend meetings or conferences
- Assist in community events
- Researching global warming and changes
Experience and qualifications
To find an internship in the green industry in China, communication and interpersonal skills are required. Research, analysis and writing ability is also desired. A degree in marketing, energy or communications is ideal but all are welcome to apply.