This blog features information related to Asian Studies at GW. If you’re a student who’s gotten a job or internship, won an award, published a paper, won a fellowship or traveled someplace interesting, we want to know! We will also feature information about grants and fellowships you can apply for, jobs, internships, and relevant events in town, as well as information about courses, the Asian Studies program, and our faculty.
The Sigur Center for Asian Studies is pleased to announce grants for language study and field research for Summer 2015. Students with an interest in furthering their Asian language skills or conducting field research in Asia are highly encouraged to apply. All GW students are eligible for Language Grants. Asian Field Research Grants are open to MA and PhD students. Students may apply regardless of nationality.
All grant applications are due by February 27, 2015. Please find links to application materials and details for each grant below:
Project Manager, Political and Security Affairs (PSA) Washington, D.C.
Job Description: The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) seeks a Project Manager to contribute to our robust research agenda and help inform and influence U.S. policy and strategy toward the Asia-Pacific. The Project Manager will be responsible for administering several projects and programs within the PSA group, ensuring the quality and timeliness of NBR research, and overseeing the budgets and production processes related to these initiatives. This is a full-time, hourly, non-exempt, staff position reporting to the Senior Vice President of Political and Security Affairs.
Qualifications: A successful candidate will have excellent communication and project management skills, display strong analytical skills and intellectual creativity, and demonstrate an independent and entrepreneurial spirit. S/he will work effectively and collaboratively within an active and motivated team, and help contribute to NBR’s long traditions of professionalism and cordiality. Additionally, s/he should be familiar with a wide range of countries and policy issues in the Asia-Pacific, and possess substantive knowledge of the region, its geopolitical dynamics, and relevant U.S. strategies and policies.
B.A. in international relations or a related field required; M.A. in international relations or a related field strongly preferred, though may be supplemented with practical experience. A working knowledge of Asian language(s) also preferred. U.S. military veterans are encouraged to apply.
Project Management: managing the complete range of project activities on schedule, within budget, and according to expectations for timeliness and quality
Budget Management: maintaining budgets and budget reports, including tracking and coordinating payments, reimbursements, and other expenses
Project Development: working with NBR leadership to conceptualize, develop, and expand PSA’s research agenda
Team Building: Leading and motivating project teams to achieve specific objectives, and working within an active research team
Research: as opportunities arise, conducting research and writing for a wide variety of internal and external publications
Event Management: overseeing the design, logistics, and coordination of project meetings and related publications
Outreach: maintaining and updating content on relevant NBR websites; representing NBR before a wide range of audiences
Engagement: building and maintaining relationships with business leaders, scholars, government officials, and foreign interlocutors to facilitate research and new projects
Participating in and supporting other NBR activities as needed
The deadline for applications is January 2, 2015. To apply, submit the following to NBR:
Interested in studying a language and living abroad?? Apply for our Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) grants for study abroad in Korea, China, or Japan!
The George Washington University has been awarded funds from the US Department of Education to provide Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) academic year and summer grants. All GW graduate students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States and enrolled as full-time students are eligible for these grants (undergraduates are eligible for summer grants.)
FLAS academic year grants cover full tuition and a modest living stipend. Summer grants cover $5,000 in tuition. Summer grants may be used at GW or at an approved overseas institution.
Students must study a modern regional language (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) and take Asia-regional courses. The deadline for both Summer 2015 FLAS applicants and Academic Year 2015-2016 FLAS is January 15, 2015.
Machik Internship Opportunities: Spring 2015 & Fall 2015 machik
Machik is a nonprofit organization working to develop new opportunities for education, capacity-building, and innovation in Tibet. Founded on a core commitment to the ideals of service and engagement, Machik works to create alternative pathways toward a strong , healthy, and more sustainable future on the Tibetan plateau.
• Interns work with staff on a wide range of programs
• Internship hours are flexible and coordinated to fit your class schedule
·Applications reviewed on a rolling basis
• We are conveniently located at Dupont Circle
We seek interns who are committed to bringing positive change in the world. Join our team today and make a difference!
Applicants with graphic design,writing , and video editing experience will be given special
KEI is currently seeking graduate students with an interest in Asia-Pacific issues for its Spring/Winter 2015 intern class. KEI interns are on the cusp of current events, hearing the news before it is released, and organizing the very interviews that are shown on the evening news. They are directly active in the practice of U.S.-ROK diplomacy and provided maximum exposure to the issues and major players in the field of U.S.-Korea Relations via: report publication, attendance at events, and both peer-to-peer and VIP networking opportunities. At KEI, interns gain experience in the areas of professional writing development, policy-research, data collection, economic analysis, and event planning.
Attend and prepare short analytical reports on conferences, programs & hearings in teh Washington, D.C. Area of interest;
Assist with the event planning and conducting of various KEI-sponsored conferences and programs;
Provide work as a team with members of staff and other interns on major events and projects;
Graduate student with a background in political science, economics, international relations, or Asian studies;
An interest in Asia-Pacific issues, especially Korea, preferred;
Excellent attention to detail, good organizational abilities and writing skills, professional demeanor, general office skills and strong computer skills;
Excellent writing and analysis skills
Application Deadline for 2015 Winter/Spring Internship is November 28, 2014.
Are you interested in gaining international work experience and building your post-graduation job prospects? Consider doing an internship in China! During the month of November, CRCC Asia is running its annual Scholarship Program and we are giving away 6 scholarships, totaling more than $10,000 for students who wish to take part in our programs in 2015. The application is open until November 23rd 2014 and applicants will be judged on the strength of their application and phone interview, with a final decision made in the first week of December 2014.
CRCC Asia’s China Internship Program provides one, two, or three month internships in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. Fluent English is the only language requirement and there is a program start date each month of the year.
We work with over 400 top companies in China to offer a wide range of placements across various industries including finance, law, marketing/PR, engineering, accounting, pharmaceuticals, NGO's and many others. All accommodation and visa processing is included in the program, as well as a variety of social and business events.
CRCC Asia currently has over 4000 alumni from more than 150 countries worldwide, who have all benefited from the CRCC Asia China Internship Program.
CRCC Asia is the leading provider of internship programs in China for students and graduates and we have arranged placements in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen for over 4000 participants since 2008. From 2015, CRCC Asia will also be running its programs in Hong Kong. The internships are across a variety of sectors including engineering, green technology, finance, business, law, marketing, pharmaceuticals, NGOs, journalism and several others. We have partnerships with a number of universities globally and in the US, and we are an official partner of the British Council's Generation UK program.