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 international 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, currently located in Washington, D.C., Moscow, Beirut, Beijing, and Brussels.
General requirements for all Global Interns:
- Available to intern for 10 weeks during the period of June 8–August 14, 2015
- Contribute approximately 40hrs/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
Submit an application no later than 5:00pm EST March 9, 2015
Individuals should have a keen interest in international affairs, environmental policy, international trade, or international security. 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, 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 or security.
- 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/187319.html to access an application.
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.
- Network: 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, RAND Corporation, and have studied at top universities in China and around the world, including Tsinghua, Beijing University, Oxford, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, and the Harvard Kennedy School.
- 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’s East Gate and the Wudaokou subway station, making it conducive to a work-study schedule.
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
- Assisting in media outreach and responding to press inquiries, including tracking and updating media appearances of scholars
- Updating the center’s bilingual website
- Composing discussion summaries and taking photos of center events for the website
- Drafting documents including flyers, pamphlets, posters, invitations, and agendas
- Translating text from Chinese to English and from English to Chinese
- Assisting scholars in conducting research for publications and other Carnegie-related content
- Supporting scholars and communications staff in the center’s social media outreach and research efforts
- Supporting staff in maintaining clear communication with our partner institution and affiliated bodies, as well as external organizations
- 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