Working at Dezan Shira & Associates is about growth. That means developing skills, making a difference, and achieving goals to help colleagues and clients reach new heights.

International Business Advisory Intern (German Speaking)

Location: China, Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou
Function: International Business Advisory
Role: Assistant (Intern)


Duration: 3 to 6 months

Key Responsibilities:

Providing assistance on the German Desk:

  • Conducting research on legal, tax and finance matters in China and in the wider Asia region.
  • Writing articles in German and/or English related to foreign direct investment (FDI) in China and in the wider Asia region.
  • Producing other forms of marketing content as required.
  • Translating existing articles and existing marketing material from English into German.
  • Assistance with the management of existing relationships with German Desk partners and German Desk clients.
  • Assistance with the development of new relationships with potential German Desk partners and potential German Desk clients.

Providing assistance on the International Business Advisory (IBA) team:

  • Assist the business development team in all aspects of client development and account management
  • Assist in organizing prospective client meetings and documenting discussions
  • Prepare power point presentations, proposals and engagement contracts for prospective clients
  • Conduct client development–related research projects
  • Attend client development events and serve as a representative of Dezan Shira & Associates
  • Conceive on and carry out individual research projects and produce well-written reports
  • Research and outreach for local business organizations for cooperation and partnership opportunities
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Administrative tasks as necessary or helpful from time to time

Qualifications & skills required

  • Strong English and German-language writing and speaking skills
  • Communication skills, and desire to meet and interact with Western businessmen
  • Knowledge of tax, accounting, law and foreign investment
  • Business development and sales skills and experience
  • Detail-oriented, sense of responsibility and commitment to a team
  • Interest in the Asia business and investment environment
  • Proactive worker that demonstrate initiative
  • Graduate or currently studying for a university degree, business or law major (desirable but not required)

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