Friday, November 14, 2014

Full-time Internship Opportunity Available at KEI

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. 

Main Responsibilities
  • 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.

Internship Contact:
Clare Hubbard
Associate Director of Programs & Internship Coordinator

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Check out CRCC Asia's Scholarship Programs!

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.
To read about our programs, please visit and to apply for one of our scholarships, please go to and click on the Application Form or click here.
Our Award-Winning 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.

Chinese Tea Time cancelled this week (11/6)

Chinese Tea Time for this Thursday, November 6th, has been cancelled. We apologize for for any inconvenience.  But don't worryChinese Tea Time will resume next Thursday! Japanese Tea Time scheduled for tomorrow is unaffected. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Exciting Spring 2015 Internship Opportunity!

Congressional-Executive Commission on China
Deadline: November 1, 2014
The Congressional-Executive Commission on China ( is offering paid internships to qualified undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates this coming spring in Washington, D.C. Interns must be U.S. citizens. The application deadline is November 1, 2014 for the Spring 2015 internship that runs from January 15 to May 31, 2015. Spring internships are part-time; interns are expected to work from 15 to 20 hours per week. See application instructions below.
CECC internships provide significant educational and professional experience for undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates with a background in Chinese politics, law, and society, and strong Chinese language skills.
Interns work closely with the Commission and its staff on the full array of issues concerning human rights, the rule of law, and governance in China (including criminal justice, democratic governance institutions, environmental problems, religious freedom, freedom of expression, ethnic minority rights, women's rights, etc.).
Interns perform important research support tasks (often in Chinese), attend seminars, meet Members of Congress and experts from the United States and abroad, and draft Commission analyses. Click here for CECC analysis of recent developments in the rule of law and human rights in China. Interns may also be trained to work with the Commission's Political Prisoner Database, which has been accessible by the public since its launch in November 2004 (click here to begin a search).
The CECC staff is committed to interns’ professional development, and holds regular roundtables for interns on important China-related issues.
Spring 2015 interns will be paid $10/hour. Those unable to apply for Spring 2015 internships may apply for the Summer (June-August). Further details are available on the Commission's Web site at
  • Interns must be U.S. citizens.
  • Interns should have completed at least some China-related coursework. It is also desirable that they have some background in one or more of the specific human rights and rule of law issues in the CECC legislative mandate.
  • Interns should be able to read Chinese well enough to assist with research in newspapers, journals, and on Web sites. More advanced Chinese language capability would be a plus. The successful candidate for an internship often will have lived or studied in mainland China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan.
  • Although our interns are generally undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates, others are also welcome to apply.
Application Instructions for Spring 2015:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for two references, to the CECC via e-mail to Judy Wright, Director of Administration at by November 1, 2014. Applications must be received by our office no later than 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on November 1. Please discuss in your cover letter how your professional goals, interests, and background relate to the Commission's legislative mandate regarding human rights and the rule of law in China. No phone calls please.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sasakawa USA is hiring!

To recent graduates, grad students, and soon-to-graduate undergraduate students in Asian Studies, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (SPFUSA) has job opportunities available!

Sasakawa USA is a 501c3 non-profit located in Washington, DC involved in U.S.-Japan relations, providing conferences and seminars, think tank analysis, people-to-people exchanges and coordination of high-level dialogue between the two countries through their in-house and grant-giving programs.

The opportunities currently available are:

Media Relations Manager

Sasakawa USA seeks an experienced communications professional to raise both public and elite awareness of the US-Japan relationship through media reporting, and to raise and maintain the organization's visibility with both domestic and international media outlets. 

Outreach Coordinator

Sasakawa USA seeks an Outreach Coordinator to identify and develop relations with members and staff of the U.S. Congress and the executive branch to build greater understanding of U.S.-Japan relations. The position will also include responsibility for organizing outreach activities for Sasakawa USA's former program participants as well as groups of Americans with significant past experience in Japan on issues of importance to U.S.-Japan relations including those who have studied or taught in Japan as well as military personnel who were based in Japan. 

Fellow, U.S.-Japan Common Challenges Program

Sasakawa USA seeks an experienced Fellow to lead the U.S.-Japan Common Challenges Program. The Common Challenges Program identifies areas in which the United States and Japan can cooperate to further the interests of the two countries, East Asia and the world as a whole. Ongoing projects include U.S.-Japan cooperation in Myanmar, democracy development, and science and technology. Sasakawa USA intends to develop additional new, unique and important programs on other key issues that would benefit from such cooperation bilaterally, regionally and globally.

Associate Fellow, U.S.-Japan Common Challenges Program

Sasakawa USA seeks an experienced Associate Fellow to help provide substantive and programmatic direction for the U.S.-Japan Common Challenges Program. The Common Challenges Program identifies areas in which the United States and Japan can cooperate to further the interests of both countries, the East Asia region, and globally. Ongoing projects include US-Japan cooperation in Myanmar, democracy development, and science and technology. Sasakawa USA intends to develop additional new, unique and important programs on other key issues that would benefit from such cooperation bilaterally, regionally and globally. 

Associate Fellow, U.S.-Japan Security and Foreign Policy Program

Sasakawa USA seeks an experienced Associate Fellow to provide substantive, programmatic and administrative support for its Security and Foreign Policy Program. This program includes work on an ongoing project on the future of the U.S.-Japan alliance and other new, unique and important projects covering key bilateral and regional issues in U.S.-Japan security and diplomatic relations. 
For more information, all jobs can be found on their organizational page:

Happy job hunting!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

One Year Fellowship Opportunity in Asia: Applications are now open!

Interested in making a social impact abroad? How about in Asia? If so, take a look at the Dwight Clark Fellowship offered by Volunteers in Asia (VIA).

This service fellowship is a year-long program that allows its fellows to live in China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, or Thailand to carry out community and social development programs, education, and anti-trafficking efforts. The fellowship begins each year in August and applications will be accepted through January 15th, 2015.

For information about this fellowship or VIA's other opportunities, visit their program homepage or follow their page on Facebook.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Change of Schedule: Korean Tea Time

To all of those who have been attending the Sigur Center's weekly Korean Tea Times or would like to give it a try and pratice your Korean with tea and cookies, please note that the timing has been changed.

Korean Tea Time will still be held every Tuesday, but now from 1:30-2:30 PM. The location is still the Chung-wen Shih Conference Room in Elliott School Suite 503.

This change was made due to input from current students, and further input is always welcome. The Sigur Center strives to make its resources as convenient and accessible as possible.

We hope to see you there!

Click here to check out the Sigur Center's updated events calendar.