Two students from INCU Institutional Member, Shanghai Customs College (SCC), Ms Lijia Huang and Ms Xiaohang Mei participated in the INCU Summer Internship program at the INCU Secretariat office in Canberra, Australia from 10 July to 10 August 2018.
This is the first time that Shanghai Customs College students took part in the INCU internship program in Australia, which is another positive step in further developing and continuing strong and ongoing cooperation between INCU and SCC.
This internship provides students with an opportunity to work in an engaging environment with international exposure and learn about different facets of an international association, especially in the area of public relations, external and internal communications, and research while assisting the Secretariat with hands-on tasks and projects.
The interns will be working under the supervision of Head of INCU Secretariat, Dr Mikhail Kashubsky, and their specific tasks and responsibilities include:
- assistance with preparation and dissemination of INCU news;
- updating and further developing the INCU website; and
- assistance with various research-related tasks and activities.
The objective of the INCU internship is to allow students to further develop their skills and obtain professional experience in an international organisation focused on customs and international trade, and to better prepare students for future job opportunities.
As part of the internship, Ms Huang and Ms Mei travelled to Port Macquarie campus of Charles Sturt University (CSU) to attend a two-week intensive lecture sessions on Customs Research Methods delivered by the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES).