2017 Annual Conference Internship
The Institute for China-America Studies seeks multiple interns to assist with the staffing of its 2017 annual conference, Prospects and Challenges for U.S.-China Relations. The conference will be held on July 25th, 2017 in the East Ballroom of the Mayflower Hotel.
Duties will include the following, but are not limited to:
- Locale setup & preparation.
- Providing conference attendees with support and relevant information.
- Live tweeting the conference.
- Manning registration desks.
- Handling wireless microphones for Q. & A.
- General logistical support.
- Customer relations.
- Miscellaneous tasks as needed.
This internship is a 3 day commitment, including a day of orientation at our offices on Friday, July 22, setup the day before on Monday, July 24, and working the conference itself on Tuesday, July 25.
Qualified candidates will be have an interest in U.S.-China relations, and be pursuing, or recently have obtained a Bachelor'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 experience in event planning, customer service and logistical planning are preferred. Professional fluency in English is a must. Ability to speak Mandarin is a plus, but not required.
This is an excellent opportunity for young professionals interested in U.S.-China relations. This is an unpaid internship, but selected candidates will have behind the scenes access to our scholars and experts, and will be considered for our fall 2017 internship if desired.
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.
Internship, Fall 2017
Intern (Part Time, 10-20 hours per week), 50% Research Assistance, 25% Editorial Assistance, 25% Administrative Assistance
- Must be pursuing a BA or MA in law, political science, international relations, economics, or similar;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
- A demonstrated interest in China-US relations;
- Excellent computer skills, including Word; web content management skills preferable;
- Excellent planning and organization skills and attention to detail. Ability to meet strict deadlines and adapt quickly to changes under pressure;
- Excellent English. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset;
- Available day-time working hours;
Review of applications will commence in July 2017 and proceed on a rolling basis.