Spring 2018: Research Assistant Internship

The Institute for China-America Studies seeks a research assistant intern to support our scholars. The application deadline is Monday, December 4, 2017. The internship will begin on January 8, 2018 and conclude on May 13, 2018. This is a part time, 20 hour per week internship.

Candidate Profile

Competitive candidates will be have an interest in U.S.-China relations, and be pursuing, or recently have obtained a bachelor’s degree, or master’s degree from an accredited institution. We are looking for problem solvers who can think on their feet and anticipate tasks ahead of time. Candidates with previous research experience at a D.C. think tank are preferred. Professional fluency in English and Mandarin is highly desired.

Qualifications and required skills:

  • Deep understanding of U.S.-China relations with area specific knowledge of one or more of the following:
    • Maritime security and the South China’s Sea dispute.
    • The crisis on the Korean peninsula/nuclear weapons policy.
    • Trade & Economics.
  • Research: fluid navigation of Internet search engines, primary and secondary resources.
  • Excellent writing skills and analytical ability.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office & Google Docs.
  • Outstanding communication/interpersonal skills.

Duties will include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting primary and secondary research in support of scholarly research agendas.
  • Proofreading and copy editing.
  • Assisting in the bi-monthly publication of the ICAS Bulletin.
  • Office administration: Answer phones and receive visitors.

Benefits:

This is an excellent opportunity for young professionals interested in U.S.-China relations. We offer a small stipend at the conclusion of the internship, and selected candidates will have access to our scholars and network. We offer all our research interns the opportunity to co-author with our scholars and encourage solo publication. We also offer our interns the opportunity to publish a commentary in the ICAS Bulletin on relevant topic.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample as a single PDF in the form below.

PLEASE NOTE: ICAS encourages applicants to think outside the box when drafting their cover letter. Don’t tell us “I am writing to express my interest in your internship.” We already know that. Instead, consider telling us a story that highlights your experiences, and details what exactly makes you the best fit for the task. For an idea about what we are talking about, please refer to this excellent article from NPR on best practices in cover letter writing.

Questions about the internship can be addressed to our research associate and program officer, Will Saetren.

Spring 2018: Research Assistant Internship Application

  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Please upload your cover letter and resume, and writing sample as a single file.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

 

Spring 2018: Research & Social Media Internship

The Institute for China-America Studies seeks a research and social media intern to assist with the management of our online presence and provide basic research support. The application deadline is Monday, December 4, 2017. The internship will begin on January 8, 2018 and conclude on May 18, 2017. This is a part time, 20 hour per week internship

Candidate Profile

Competitive candidates will be in the process of completing, or hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in communications, journalism, marketing or a related field. Candidates who have an interest and understanding in U.S.-China relations are preferred. Native fluency in English is a must. Ability to speak Mandarin is a plus, but not required.

Qualifications and required skills:

  • Experience using third party social media tools such as Hootsuite.
  • Professional knowledge of Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube.
  • Ability to provide basic research support to scholars.
  • Keen attention to detail when proofreading, copy editing and fact-checking.
  • Photoshop, and web-based social media analytical tools.

Duties will include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain and assist with the development of ICAS’s social media presence.
  • Promote our experts and research products using social media.
  • Assist with the publication of ICAS research products, including the ICAS Bulletin.
  • Identify and maintain relationships with media personalities and area experts and NGOs on social media.
  • Draft targeted messaging based on content, platform and trending tags.

Benefits:

This is an excellent opportunity for young professionals interested in U.S.-China relations. We offer a small stipend at the conclusion of the internship, and selected candidates will have access to our scholars and network. We offer all our research interns the opportunity to co-author with our scholars and encourage solo publication. We also offer our interns the opportunity to publish a commentary in the ICAS Bulletin on relevant topic.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample/portfolio as a single PDF in the form below. Acceptable portfolios or samples include:

  • Screenshots of tweets, LinkedIn or Facebook posts drafted for professional use.
  • Memos, press releases, organizational statements, OpEds, or news articles.

PLEASE NOTE: ICAS encourages applicants to think outside the box when drafting their cover letter. Don’t tell us “I am writing to express my interest in your internship.” We already know that. Instead, consider telling us a story that highlights your experiences, and details what exactly makes you the best fit for the task. For an idea about what we are talking about, please refer to this excellent article from NPR on best practices in cover letter writing.

Questions about the internship can be addressed to our research associate and program officer, Will Saetren.

Spring 2018: Social Media Internship Application

  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Please upload your cover Letter, resume and portfolio as a single file.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

 

Fall 2018: Web Management Internship

The Institute for China-America Studies seeks a web management intern to assist with the development and maintenance of our website through WordPress. The application deadline is Monday, December 4, 2017. The internship will begin on January 8, 2018 and conclude on May 13, 2018. This is a part time, 20 hour per week internship

Candidate Profile

Competitive candidates will be in the process of completing, or hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in web design, web programming, or a related field. Candidates who have a basic interest and understanding in U.S.-China relations are preferred, but it is not required. Professional fluency in English is a must. Ability to speak Mandarin is a plus, but not required.

Qualifications and required skills:

  • WordPress: basic editing functions, Page Builder and Elementor.
  • HTML and basic coding.
  • Photoshop, Microsoft Publisher.
  • Experience with graphic design and creating content for digital publication.
  • Ability to redesign page layouts, tabs and drop down menus.
  • Search engine optimization of content.

Duties will include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain and assist with the development of the ICAS website.
  • Assist with the digital publication of research materials and content.
  • Identify relevant imagery licensed for reuse.
  • Retouch and size images for publication.
  • Assist our team with development of graphics.

Benefits:

ICAS offers its interns a small stipend upon completion of the internship.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and their resume as a single PDF in the form below.

PLEASE NOTE: ICAS encourages applicants to think outside the box when drafting their cover letter. Don’t tell us “I am writing to express my interest in your internship.” We already know that. Instead, consider telling us a story that highlights your experiences, and details what exactly makes you the best fit for the task. For an idea about what we are talking about, please refer to this excellent article from NPR on best practices in cover letter writing.

Questions about the internship can be addressed to our research associate and program officer, Will Saetren.

Spring 2018: Web Management Internship Application

  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Please upload your Cover Letter and Resume as a single file.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.