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 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

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
    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
    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 associate 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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