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

 

The Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy is seeking highly qualified and motivated students and recent graduates to apply for its academic-year Global Intern Program. Selected interns will have the opportunity to learn about key foreign policy issues by interacting 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, and Brussels.

General requirements

  • Serve as an intern from about end of September 2014 – beginning of June 2015
  • 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 affairs or international security or a desire to work in the field
  • All interns should have working proficiency or higher in English; equivalent level knowledge of Chinese is an asset, but not required.
  • Submit an application no later than 11:59am EST/11:59pm Beijing time September 12th, 2014

How to apply

The application process is extremely competitive. Applications will be judged on past academic performance, relevant academic study and/or work experience. Personal interviews may be conducted.

For full consideration, all candidates must upload a resume, a 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 or 1200 Chinese characters, written within the last six months on a topic relating to international relations or security.
  • One paragraph no longer than 100 words or 300 Chinese characters 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. Carnegie-Tsinghua cannot provide visa letters or support to interns.

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The Program Offers

  • Opportunity: become a critical part of a unique think tank that hosts events with scholars, policymakers, and business leaders from around the world. Interns will also be able to attend events hosted by the Center.
  • Access: connect with the center's alumni network of former interns who now work for governments and organizations such as the Chinese Foreign Ministry, State Department, United Nations, Goldman Sachs, Bain & Co., and have studied at Tsinghua, Beijing University, Oxford, Harvard Kennedy School, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, and other top universities in China and around the world.
  • Career and Personal Development: participate in an exciting development program run by the center's scholars and professional staff.
  • 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's East Gate, making it conducive to a work-study schedule.

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

Communications

Interns will support the entire Communications team in its internal and external programs, and will focus on one of the following: Events, Media, Partnership and Government Relations, or Editorial and Web Content.

Successful candidates for the communications team should be highly organized, have strong attention to detail, and 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 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, 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.

A. Events

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with on-site event logistics, support, and management for CTC's 100+ events per year; Joining in the event team and serving for events as your own projects with great presentation and strong attention to details.
  • Maintaining center's general database, scholars' database to help determine topics and identify speakers, venues, catering options, etc.
  • Helping organize event logistics for the CTC Annual Global Dialogue in October.
  • Drafting and translating documents and promotional materials including flyers, pamphlets, posters, invitations, agendas, and publications.
  • Preparing electronic mailings for upcoming events and newsletters.
  • Liaising with vendors and the rest of the communications to produce branding materials and other visual aids to include podium banners, publication covers and layouts, event backdrops and posters, gifts.
  • Recording events though the use of photography and audio-video.

B. Media

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responding to press inquiries and facilitating our scholars' interviews and media appearances.
  • Assist in preparing materials for press releases and announcements across various media platforms
  • Track trending scholars, global events, and foreign policy news items via hootsuite, RSS feeds and keep tracking documents updated.
  • Tracking the media presence of CTC scholars and compile monthly media mailings.
  • Preparing mailings for new publications and upcoming events to be sent to the media.
  • Updating and maintaining media database.
  • Helping to maintain and update center scholar social media accounts

C. Partnership and Government Relations

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining effective communication between the center's leadership, scholars, intern teams, and external organizations.
  • Supporting staff in maintaining clear communication with our partner institution and affiliated bodies.
  • Supporting staff in solidifying CTC's relationship with government institutions, by helping schedule meetings and arranging logistics.
  • Monitoring the government's calendar for major government meetings, holidays, and policy announcements.
  • Tracking major legislation affecting Carnegie's research work and operations.
  • Helping to devise a strategic mapping and an outreach plan to promote CTC and improve our relationships with Chinese government and government-affiliated institutions.
  • Managing the inventory and library which houses the center's publications and other materials for use by CTC staff, interns and scholars.
  • Supporting the management and maintenance of CTC library.

D. Editorial and Web Content

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitating the publication process of scholars' research, writings.
  • Translating and proofreading content and event summaries from Chinese to English and from English to Chinese.
  • After conclusion of an event, synthesizing complex and nuanced dialogue discussion into concise event summaries for publication and dissemination.
  • Uploading content onto the center website and ensuring it remains up-to-date.
  • Working with other global intern teams to meet deadlines and deliver quality written documents.
  • Preparing the daily news-clip mailing to center scholars.

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 and attention to detail are preferred.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in strategic planning based upon center-specific and broader Carnegie network goals and objectives.
  • Providing management support for the global intern program and helping to lead and plan events for the intern development program.
  • Developing the Center's intern alumni network and preparing alumni newsletter.
  • Organizing and executing team-building activities for all CTC staff, interns and scholars.
  • Compiling and maintaining a database of international and local donor organizations.
  • Drafting concept notes and project proposals for funding opportunities.
  • 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 U.S.-China Trust Initiative.

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 Carnegie-Tsinghua scholar's 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.
  • Providing logistical support for scholars' events.
  • 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.

Carnegie-Tsinghua Experts

  • James M. Acton
    Co-director
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Acton is co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. A physicist by training, Acton specializes in nonproliferation, deterrence, and disarmament.

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  • Chen Qi
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Chen Qi is an expert on U.S.-China relations, global governance, and China’s foreign policy. Chen runs the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy’s U.S.-China Track II dialogue.

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  • Evan A. Feigenbaum
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Feigenbaum’s work focuses principally on China and India, geopolitics in Asia, and the role of the United States in East, Central, and South Asia. His previous positions include deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia, deputy assistant secretary of state for Central Asia, and member of the secretary of state’s policy planning staff with principal responsibility for East Asia and the Pacific.

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  • Matt Ferchen
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Ferchen specializes in China’s political-economic relations with emerging economies. At the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, he runs a program on China’s economic and political relations with the developing world, including Latin America.

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  • François Godement
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Godement, an expert on Chinese and East Asian strategic and international affairs, is a nonresident senior associate in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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  • Paul Haenle
    Director
    Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Haenle served as the director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolian Affairs on the National Security Council staffs of former president George W. Bush and President Barack Obama prior to joining Carnegie.

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  • Shi Han
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Shi Han is a resident scholar at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy concentrating on international business issues. His economic research addresses challenges arising from interactions between American and Chinese businesses and the competition and cooperation between state and non-state economic entities.

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  • Yukon Huang
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Huang is a senior associate 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 Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program and Asia Program

    Li is a senior associate working jointly in the Nuclear Policy Program and Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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  • Jessica Tuchman Mathews
    President

    Mathews is president of the Carnegie Endowment. Before her appointment in 1997, her career included posts in both the executive and legislative branches of government, in management and research in the nonprofit arena, and in journalism and science policy.

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  • Vikram Nehru
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program
    Bakrie Chair in Southeast Asian Studies

    Nehru is a senior associate 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
    Vice President for Studies

    Paal previously served as vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase International and as unofficial U.S. representative to Taiwan as director of the American Institute in Taiwan.

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  • Pang Xun
    Deputy Director
    Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Pang Xun is a resident scholar and the deputy director at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, where she is part of the China and the Developing World Program.

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  • Michael Pettis
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Pettis, an expert on China’s economy, is professor of finance at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, where he specializes in Chinese financial markets.

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  • James L. Schoff
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Schoff is a senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program. His research focuses on U.S.-Japanese relations and regional engagement, Japanese politics and security, and the private sector’s role in Japanese policymaking.

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  • Shi Zhiqin
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    An expert on European issues, Shi Zhiqin runs a program on China-EU Relations at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.

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  • Sun Xuefeng
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Sun Xuefeng specializes in the rise of great powers and international relations theory. At Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, he runs a program examining the international and regional implications of China’s rise.

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  • Michael Swaine
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Swaine is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and one of the most prominent American analysts in Chinese security studies.

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  • Tang Xiaoyang
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Tang Xiaoyang is a Resident Scholar at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy and an assistant professor in the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University. His research interests include political philosophy, China’s modernization process, and China’s engagement in Africa.

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  • Dmitri Trenin
    Director
    Moscow Center

    Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.

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  • Wang Tao
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Wang, an expert on climate and energy issues, runs a program at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy that examines China’s climate and energy policies, with particular attention to transportation and international climate negotiation.

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  • Yan Xuetong
    President, Carnegie–Tsinghua Management Board
    Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Yan Xuetong is one of China’s leading experts on China’s foreign policy, national security, and U.S.-China relations. At Tsinghua University, he is dean of the Institute of Modern International Relations.

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  • Zhang Chuanjie
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Zhang Chuanjie’s expertise and program at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy examines the impact of Chinese public opinion on China’s foreign policy.

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  • Zhang Lihua
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Zhang Lihua is a resident scholar at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. She is also a professor at the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University.

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  • Zhao Kejin
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Zhao Kejin is an expert on China’s foreign policy and diplomacy. At the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, he runs a program that examines the development of China’s public diplomacy.

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  • Tong Zhao
    Associate
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Tong Zhao is an associate in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program based at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.

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