About the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy’s Global Intern Summer Program

The Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy is seeking highly qualified and motivated students to apply for its Summer Internship Program. Those selected will have the opportunity to work on important and timely issues related to China’s foreign policy and international role, to interact with senior Chinese and international scholars and experts, and to become an integral part of a growing global network of Carnegie centers, currently located in Washington, D.C., Beirut, Beijing, Brussels, Moscow and New Delhi.

General requirements for all Global Interns:

  • Available to intern for 10 weeks from June 13 to August 19, 2016
  • Contribute 35 hours per week to the center
  • Be a recent graduate of or currently enrolled in a college or university
  • Have a background in international relations or a desire to work in the field

Please submit an application no later than 12:00 a.m. EST (1:00 p.m. Beijing time) on March 9, 2016.

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.

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.

How to apply

Applications will be judged on relevant academic study and/or work experience. Personal interviews may be conducted. Requests for internships to start early or end later will be considered on an individual basis. The application process is extremely competitive.

For full consideration, all candidates must upload a resume, a cover letter stating their interest and relevant experience, and two writing samples. The two writing samples must be contained in a single attachment following these guidelines:

  • One sample no longer than 600 English words or 1200 Chinese characters, written within the last six months on a topic relating to international relations.
  • One paragraph no longer than 100 English words or 300 Chinese characters summarizing a previous writing sample. This could be a summary of the first piece you submitted or a separate piece altogether.

Attached writing samples may be written in Chinese or English, but candidates must enter all other application form data in English.

Please visit https://carnegieendowment.applicantpro.com/jobs/339789.html to apply.

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.

The program offers:

  • Opportunity: play a critical role at a unique think tank that conducts collaborative research and organizes and hosts events with leading Chinese and international scholars, policymakers, and business leaders from around the world. Interns will also be able to attend events hosted by the Center and gain access to the high level discussions and insights which these events foster.
  • Career and Personal Development: participate in an exciting development program run by the center’s scholars and professional staff geared toward preparing future leaders for careers in policy, scholarship, international economics and business.
  • Exposure: work closely with the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center’s Chinese and international scholars, as well as representatives from the business, diplomatic, and academic communities in Beijing that participate in the center’s events and activities.
  • Convenience: enjoy an easy commute to the center, located near Tsinghua University’s East Gate and the Wudaokou subway station.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting center staff in planning and executing internal and external events, including supporting with on-site logistics and event preparation, identifying speakers, and arranging venues
  • Updating and maintaining the center’s contact database system and center calendars
  • Assisting in media outreach and responding to press inquiries, including tracking and updating media appearances of scholars
  • Updating the center’s bilingual website
  • Drafting event memos and taking photos of center events for the website
  • Drafting documents including flyers, pamphlets, posters, invitations, and agendas
  • Translating documents from Chinese to English and from English to Chinese
  • Assisting scholars in conducting research
  • Supporting scholars and communications staff in the center’s social media outreach and research efforts
  • Supporting center staff in managing the library, tracking book and resources purchases, and managing borrows and returns
  • Supporting center staff in tracking and managing finance and other budgetary issues and requirements. Supporting center staff in its development efforts, including database management, grant and prospect research, and report editing
  • Assisting the center in its government relations outreach efforts by tracking Chinese policy trends and preparing materials for government meetings

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    James M. Acton
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    Chen Qi
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    Evan A. Feigenbaum
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    Matt Ferchen
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    François Godement
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    Asia Program
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    Paul Haenle
    Director
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    Haenle served as the director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolian Affairs on the National Security Council staffs of former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama prior to joining Carnegie.
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    Shi Han
    Nonresident Scholar
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    Yukon Huang
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    Huang is a senior fellow in the Carnegie Asia Program, where his research focuses on China’s economic development and its impact on Asia and the global economy.
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    Li Bin
    Senior Fellow
    Nuclear Policy Program and Asia Program
    Li is a senior fellow working jointly in the Nuclear Policy Program and Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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    Jessica Tuchman Mathews
    Distinguished Fellow
    Mathews is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She served as Carnegie’s president for 18 years.
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    Vikram Nehru
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    Nehru is a nonresident senior fellow in the Carnegie Asia Program. An expert on development economics, growth, poverty reduction, debt sustainability, governance, and the performance and prospects of East Asia, his research focuses on the economic, political, and strategic issues confronting Asia, particularly Southeast Asia.
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    Douglas H. Paal
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    Pang Xun
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    Michael Pettis
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
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    Schoff is a senior fellow in the Carnegie Asia Program. His research focuses on U.S.-Japan relations and regional engagement, Japanese politics and security, and the private sector’s role in Japanese policymaking.
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    Michael Swaine
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    Wang Tao
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    Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
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    Tong Zhao
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