China Initiative

Opening positions:


Startup Agent (5)



We are looking for passionate storytellers to design and conduct our brand-new interview series.  In this role, you will gain direct access to the selected startups and the best entrepreneurs. You will work with them closely to develop their own stories and choose the best deliver methods. Your goal is to inspire the audience all over the world by promoting events/stories of our people and our work.



  1. Closely communicate with selected startups to develop their technical/entrepreneurial stories

  2. Design all event news and interview series on our published articles

  3. Cooperate with MIT-CHIEF Branding Team to promote Co-Founder’s Journey and China Trip events



  1. Experience in social media, especially in event news and interviews

  2. Creative thinking and passion in technology startups and personal storytelling

  3. One of the followings:

    • Strong written skills (either Chinese or English)

    • Strong photography or video skills

    • Strong media design skills

  4. Connections with popular tech-related media is a plus

Program Planner  (6)



We are looking for prolific and enthusiastic event organizers to plan series events during 2018 Co-founder’s Journey or China Trip from conception through to completion. In this job, you will gain access to the celebrity startups and MIT-CHIEF partners. Your goal is to provide high-quality mentorship and ground works for startups and make sure 2018 China Trip event process to succeed.



  1. Manage all aspects of events design, marketing, launching and feedback collection

  2. Closely communicate with startups and local partners to understand their concerns

  3. Retain and develop corporations with investors, incubators, governments, and other related organizations



  1. Excellent in time management

  2. Strong analytical skills and creative thinking

  3. Strong communication and negotiation skills (either Chinese or English)

  4. Experience in events planning and organizing is a plus

Liaison Coordinator (6)



We are looking for skilled communicators to manage and develop relationships with supportive entrepreneurship resources and start-up teams. In this role, you could be able to get in touch with world-class innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. You job will be very crucial to reinforce the local influence and expand resources of MIT-CHIEF.



  1. Communication with local research institutions and accelerators. Searching and recruiting high-quality startup teams

  2. Retain and develop relationships from leading innovators, experts and entrepreneurs. Manage and expand the MIT-CHIEF database of entrepreneurship resources

  3. Manage business plans and communicating with startup teams applying for China Trip and Co-Founder’s Journey



  1. Excellent communication and negotiation skills; That is the most important factor we will consider

  2. Strong project management abilities

  3. Experiences in startup business

  4. Patience, you might need to do some tedious but very important work

  5. Professional background is a plus, including but not limited to healthcare, robotics, big data, new materials and energy

Please submit the application by 11:59 PM, 2/24/2018