The Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy is seeking highly qualified and motivated students and recent graduates to apply for its Summer Global Intern Program. Selected interns will have the opportunity to learn about key foreign policy issues by interacting with and supporting senior Chinese and international scholars and experts and supporting the center’s activities and operations. Interns will become an integral part of Carnegie’s growing global network, which includes offices in Washington, D.C., Moscow, Beirut, Beijing, Brussels, and New Delhi.
General requirements for all global interns:
Individuals should have a keen interest in international affairs, international trade, international security, or Chinese foreign policy. All interns should have working proficiency or higher in English; equivalent knowledge of Chinese is an asset, but not required.
Please note that the internship is unpaid. Housing, travel, living expenses, and medical insurance connected with the internship program must be borne by interns or by outside institutions and organizations. Interns are responsible for arranging their own travel to Beijing. Visa assistance will not be provided.
Please submit an application by Friday March 17, 2017.
Applications will be judged on past academic performance, relevant academic study and/or work experience. Personal interviews may be conducted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
For full consideration, all candidates must upload a resume, a cover letter, and two writing samples to the online system.
The two writing samples must be contained in a single attachment following these guidelines:
Attached writing samples may be written in Chinese or English, but candidates must submit the cover letter and all other application form data in English.
To access an application, please click on the link: https://carnegieendowment.applicantpro.com/jobs/532901.html
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected group.
Candidates can apply to work on one of the following teams:
Interns will support the entire communications team in its internal and external programs and will focus on one of the following: Events, Media and Chinese Content, Government Relations and Partnership, or Editorial and Web Content.
Successful candidates for the communications team should be highly organized, pay strong attention to detail, and have a strong sense of responsibility. Superior writing skills and a strong comprehension of the English and/or Chinese languages are required. Candidates should have a basic understanding of international relations and knowledge of current events in order to properly draft materials needed, identify outside scholars to contribute research, and support events. Applicants should have superior cross-cultural skills and be able to work efficiently in teams or on individual projects. Knowledge of Dreamweaver, Photography, content-management systems, and HTML are desirable but not required. Previous experience in Chinese social media such as Wechat, Weibo, blogs, and international social media including Facebook and Twitter is highly desirable but not required.
Successful candidates should have an entrepreneurial spirit with an interest in international relations and/or organizational management. Candidates should have strong interpersonal skills and be adept at actualizing strategic planning. An ability to work outside of your comfort zone and bridge cultural gaps is a must. Strong writing skills and attention to detail are preferred.
Successful candidates should have an adept ability to recognize opportunity and keen interest in learning strategy for taking advantage of those opportunities. Interns will work with the Development Coordinator on building and maintaining relationships with Carnegie-Tsinghua Center supporters including members of the business and diplomatic community as well as large foundations. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills, pay strong attention to detail, and have acute discerning abilities. An awareness of the Chinese business and philanthropic environments and fluent reading ability in Chinese are also plus.
Successful candidates for the program and research assistant team will pay strong attention to detail and be able to work independently. Program and research assistants should have knowledge of the Carnegie–Tsinghua scholars’ field of expertise and a strong interest in conducting research in one or more of these fields. They should also have superior communication and organizational skills, as well as research experience. They will focus on supporting general programs and research.
Successful candidates for the China in the World podcast program will have a strong interest in managing and running all aspects of an established podcast program. They should have prior experience with podcasts, including technical aspects such as sound editing and recording, but should also come prepared with ideas on how to innovate and market the podcast series. They should also be interested in the topics discussed on the China in the World podcast series to assist in identifying experts for the series, preparing podcast scripts and questions, and writing post-podcast summaries and transcripts.
To access an application, please click on the link: https://carnegieendowment.applicantpro.com/jobs/532901.html. Requests for internships to start early or end later will be considered on an individual basis.