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My internship at Pakistan-China Institute was an extremely fulfilling experience. It enabled me to get an idea about what life after college would be like. During my time at PCI I was involved in research tasks especially focused on the Energy sector in Pakistan, this not only enhanced my research skills but also expanded my knowledge in this vitally important sector. I particularly liked the fact that interns at PCI form an integral part of the team and occupy a role which goes beyond administrative tasks. At PCI your work as an intern matters significantly and is critical to the success of projects. That kind of responsibility and trust is incomparable to other organizations and so you do not feel like an outsider. And it is for this reason that the bond you share with the PCI team lasts well after your internship has ended.

Amna Syed
Associate, Pakistan-China Institute

My experience as an intern at Pakistan-China Institute was exhilarating. I got the opportunity to work with the energetic team on different projects like covering an event for its Youlin Magazine, coordinating Chinese language classes and liaising with various local & international stakeholders to organize international level conferences. For me, the most important aspect was the acknowledgement of my dedication and hard work that i got from the Executive Director and the team and i was eventually offered a permanent position.

PCI's internship program is a unique platform for young professionals who endeavor to build a career in the development sector. For people who have an urge to learn, feel empowered and lead this is the perfect place!

Ramlah Tariq
Associate, Pakistan-China Institute
Coordinator Pakistan-China Institute's Internship Program

Pakistan China Institute taught me how to accomplish wonders in a given time frame. It challenged my abilities and motivated me to reach the higher sky every day. The internship gave me great insights on how to coordinate project plans, scheduling and documentation for small but high profile projects, and it should be praised for creating a sense of initiative and problem-solving abilities within its employees. The institute enables the person to use different perspectives when coordinating research and handling the streamlined proposal developments in various tasks assigned. It is without doubt that the team at PCI provides an advanced admininistrative support entitling planned and assembled materials for high-profile meetings. I wish the PCI family great luck for its future endeavors.

Ijlal Haider


Interning at Pakistan-China institute was a worthwhile and rewarding experience. Getting the chance to attend events, multilateral talks and seeing well-known speakers in a stimulating environment was a privilege. The internship has also given me valuable work experience whilst complementing my academic interests regarding International affairs especially with regard to CPEC. Interns at PCI are trusted as valuable members of the team, and they occupy an important role which goes beyond merely carrying out administrative tasks. I am very grateful to have had this learning opportunity and I firmly believe that the experience I have gained at PCI will continue to help me for years to come.

Sualehah Abad 
Bahria University, Islamabad 

Pakistan China Institute has provided me with a very rich learning experience. It's role in the past years has been pivotal in terms of contributing to Pakistan China relationships. All credit goes to Mr. Sayed Mustafa and his team of dedicated professionals.

I can safely say that PCI helped improve my professional and personal skills and was nothing short of a life-worthy experience.

P.S the picture defines my time at PCI

Fahad Iqbal Awan
NUST Business School

From drafting project proposals to executing international conferences, my internship experience at the Pakistan-China Institute turned out to be the foundation of my professional career. While working on my landmark assignment - formulation of a comprehensive CPEC Projects Database - PCI provided me the opportunity to engage with Pakistan's top policy makers and learn from them. Based on my performance during the course of this internship, I was offered a permanent position at the Institute right after my graduation. Pakistan-China Institute’s dynamic internship program offers students a chance to excel in all paradigms, increasing their knowledge base and inculcating in them the ability to adapt and thrive in diverse and volatile environments.

Harris Azhar
Pakistan-China Institute

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