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

 

NOTE: Information for the 2014-2015 Global Intern Program and Application process will be available in early August. For questions, please contact Meredith Davis, CTC Operations Coordinator.

The Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy is seeking highly qualified and motivated students to apply for its academic-year-long Global Intern Program. Selected interns will have the opportunity to work on key foreign policy issues, to interact with senior Chinese and international scholars and experts, and to become an integral part of a growing global network of Carnegie centers, which has offices in Washington DC, Moscow, Beirut, Beijing, and Brussels.

General requirements for all global interns:

  • Serve as an intern from about September 2013 – June 2014
  • Be able to contribute 20hrs/week to the center
  • Be enrolled in a college or university or a recent graduate
  • Have a background in international relations or a desire to work in the field
  • Submit an application no later than 12:00pm EST September 15th, 2013

The application process is extremely competitive. Individuals should have a keen interest in international affairs and international security. Applicants should have near-native English writing skills; equivalent level knowledge of Chinese is an asset. Applications will be judged on past academic performance, relevant academic study and/or work experience, grades, and recommendations. Personal interviews may be conducted.

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

  • One sample no longer than 600 words, written within the last six months on an international relations topic.
  • One paragraph no longer than 100 words summarizing a previous writing sample.

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

Interns will be unpaid. Housing and costs of living, travel costs, and medical insurance connected with the internship program must be borne by interns or by other institutions and organizations. Interns are responsible for arranging their own travel to Beijing and accommodation.

To Apply

To access an application, please click on the link: http://carnegieendowment.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-487047.html

Candidates can choose to intern on one of the following teams:

Marketing & Media Team

Successful candidates for the marketing and media team should have a positive attitude, strong attention to detail, and strong sense of responsibility. Candidates should have sound computer literacy and basic knowledge of graphic and web design, Web 2.0, social media, and HTML. Candidates should have superior writing and translation ability in both English and Chinese and a basic understanding of international relations. Candidates should have experience or interest in working with journalism and media agencies. Successful applicants should be highly organized and able to work independently or in team settings and be able to meet deadlines.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting media outreach and responding to press inquiries
  • Overseeing the center’s overall image locally and globally
  • Facilitating the publication process of scholars’ research, writings, etc.
  • Overseeing the centers contact database system to include maintaining, updating, and importing new contacts
  • Creating and maintaining branding materials and other visual aids to include podium banners, publication covers and layouts, event backdrops and posters, gifts and video productions
  • Producing templates for the center’s letterhead, fax, covers, PowerPoint briefings, e-newsletter, and event announcements and invitations
  • Managing the inventory and library of all the center's publications and other materials
  • Maintaining effective communication between the Center’s leadership, scholars, intern teams, and external organizations
  • Negotiating with local venders to produce procurement when needed
  • Providing event management, including inviting speakers and guests etc.

Operations & Development Team

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, attention to detail, and punctuality are preferred.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in standardizing workflows to meet the center’s needs and growth
  • Developing metrics for measuring the center’s efficiency and output
  • Providing management support for the global intern and professional development programs
  • Organizing and executing morale-boosting and team-building activities
  • Assisting in strategic planning based upon center-specific and broader Carnegie network goals and objectives
  • Compiling and maintaining a database of international and local donor organizations
  • Drafting concept notes and project proposals for funding opportunities
  • Developing the center’s alumni network
  • Overseeing office-space management and maintenance, including all related IT
  • Maintaining daily financials including accounting and expense reimbursement
  • Providing support for all aspects of the Carnegie-Tsingua U.S.-China Trust Initiative

Website & Events Team

Successful candidates for the website and events team will have strong attention to detail and a demonstrated interest in all functions of this key communications position. Superior writing skills and a strong comprehension of the English and/or Chinese language are required. Candidates should have a basic understanding of international relations and an understanding of current events in order to properly draft materials needed. Applicants should have superior cross-cultural skills and be able to work efficiently in teams or on individual projects. Knowledge of Dreamweaver, content-management systems and HTML are desirable but not required. Previous experience in Chinese social media such as Weibo, Renren, blogs, and forums is highly desirable but not required.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Defining events by determining the topic and identifying speakers, venues, catering options, etc.
  • Providing on-site event logistics, support, and management
  • Serving as a contact for event participants including scholars, professionals, and government officials
  • Synthesizing complex and nuanced dialogue discussion into concise event summaries for publication and dissemination
  • Assisting with uploading website content
  • Translating text from Chinese to English and from English to Chinese
  • Drafting other documents including flyers, pamphlets, posters, invitations, agendas, and publications
  • Coordinating materials for events such as press releases and announcements across various media platforms
  • Recording events though the use of photography and audio-video
  • Working with other global intern teams to meet deadlines and deliver quality written documents
  • Preparing event invitations and newsletters using Dreamweaver software
  • Track trending scholars, global events and foreign policy news items via hootsuite, RSS feeds and keep tracking documents updated
  • Helping to maintain and update center social media accounts

Program & Research Team

Successful candidates for the program and research assistant team will have strong attention to detail and be able to work independently. Program and research assistants should have knowledge of their assigned scholars’ field of expertise and a strong interest in conducting research in that field. They should also have superior communication and organizational skills as well as research experience.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serving as a liaison between an assigned scholar and the various intern teams
  • Updating the online calendars on their scholar's events and publications
  • Working closely with scholars and intern teams to plan and organize their scholar’s events
  • Conducting research as directed by their assigned scholar
  • Assisting their assigned scholar in producing articles, reports, and other publications
  • Collecting and updating the media coverage of the assigned scholar to the center regularly
  • Providing logistical and content support for scholars' visits to Carnegie global centers.
  • Managing the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center library

To apply

To access an application, please click on the link: http://carnegieendowment.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-487047.html

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