Two groups of students from an INCU Institutional Member, Shanghai Customs College (SCC), participated in the INCU Summer Internship program and each group spent 4 weeks at the INCU Secretariat office in Canberra, Australia between 8 July and 28 August 2019.
The objective of the INCU internship is to allow customs students to further develop their skills and obtain professional experience in an international organisation focused on customs and international trade, and to better prepare them for future job opportunities.
This internship arrangement between INCU and SCC started in 2018, and has helped to further cooperation between the two organisations. The first internship group comprised of Ms Tianhui Chen and Ms Yefan Xu who stayed in Australia from 8 July to 2 August 2019 and the second group of SCC students comprising of Ms Yunchen Li and Ms Yating Chen, stayed in Canberra from 5 August to 28 August 2019.
During their stay in Canberra, SCC interns worked under the supervision of Head of INCU Secretariat, Dr Mikhail Kashubsky. Engaged in a number of facets of INCU, especially in the area of public relations, external and internal communications, students were offered an opportunity to gain experience in understanding and furthering relationships between INCU and other organisations and institutions. The INCU interns also had an opportunity to participate in some social and cultural activities in Canberra and Australia, including visits to the various tourist sites in Canberra and the surrounding region.
The INCU Internship Program supports students and provides an opportunity for students to gain firsthand knowledge in the fields of customs, border management and international trade and exposure into the real working environment at a not-for-profit international association.