Stimson Center
  • 12-Feb-2021 to 26-Feb-2021 (EST)
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Unpaid
  • Intern - Full Time

Deadline to apply: February 26, 2021

China Foreign Policy Internship

Summer 2021

The Henry L. Stimson Center's China Program closely examines the strategic thinking and practices of the People's Republic of China (PRC) toward the region and the world. Key issues include the making and evolution of Chinese foreign policy; U.S.-China relations; and China's policy toward South Asia, the Korean Peninsula, Japan, the Arctic, and Southeast Asian nations. The China Program staff conduct research for publications as well as hold public seminars to discuss timely topics. The China Program research intern will additionally contribute to Stimson's work on Taiwan.

Responsibilities of the intern may include:

  • Providing high-quality research memos and (copy)editing in support of current projects
  • Writing reports on seminars and external events
  • Assisting in the coordination of program events
  • Tracking developments regarding Chinese foreign relations, especially U.S.-China relations, and the interactions between China and regional players
  • Monitoring the program's active and engaged social media presence
  • Self-publishing original analysis of research related to Chinese foreign policy

Generally, a strong candidate for this position will have:

  • A strong interest in Chinese foreign policy and East Asian security/political issues
  • Excellent analytical, research, and writing skills
  • Attention to detail, impeccable ability to follow directions, and commitment to timely and high-quality work in both research and administrative tasks
  • A record of academic excellence and an academic background in China studies
  • Chinese language skills preferred and recommended, but not required

Although a successful candidate often has completed or is pursuing an M.A., undergraduate students are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week. Preference may be given to those available 30+ hours per week. The internship is virtual, and a small stipend will be provided.

To apply:

  • Attach a single PDF labeled "[Your Name] China Foreign Policy Internship" with the following documents:
    • A cover letter
    • A resume
    • A 3-5 page writing sample on a Chinese foreign policy-related topic (commentary-style submissions are preferred)
  • With any inquiries, please contact Jason Li,
Stimson Center
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