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Joint Program of Freie Universität Berlin and Siemens Ltd. China: Study and work in China 2009
For the first time, the GPSSC also invites students from outside the P.R. China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan to apply for the program in 2009. In this context, Freie Universität Berlin is very happy to offer three students from Germany or other European countries the possibility to join the GPSSC while combining their stay with a three-month internship at Siemens Ltd. in Shanghai, Hangzhou/Nanjing or Wuhan. In this way, students have the chance to broaden their academic horizons while at the same time obtaining international working experience.
Siemens Ltd., a long-standing partner of the GPSSC, has already been active in China for more than 100 years and holds a leading position in the industry, energy and health care sectors. In previous years, Siemens has supported the GPSSC, especially in the module Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The company has also offered several GPSSC alumni the possibility to become interns. This year, Siemens is increasing its support by providing three international students with the opportunity to join the GPSSC. Afterwards, those three students can gain international work experience in fields such as public relations or CSR at one of the Siemens Ltd. branches.
Siemens will provide the students with a monthly reimbursement of ¥2000 and an additional accommodation support of ¥2000 during the internship. GPSSC, in turn, will waive the tuition fees for Siemens interns. Living costs during the summer school, as well as travel costs and all other expenses, including insurance and visas, have to be covered by the students individually.
Interested students should hold a first degree (B.A. or equivalent) in the field of International Relations (IR) or a related discipline. The selection procedure for the GPSSC and the Siemens internship will be held simultaneously through the online application system. Successful candidates will be nominated for an internship at Siemens and invited for a telephone interview. The location and duration of the internship will be determined by individual agreement between the selected students and Siemens Ltd., but should last for a minimum of eight weeks in addition to the summer school program.
Chenjing, Alumni of Summer School 2004: “The challenging courses have improved my ability to cooperate and to make my point in discussions with others."