Thursday, March 31, 2016

Internship Opportunity: Political and Security Affairs

Political and Security Affairs Internship

Full Time
Washington, D.C.
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is seeking a paid, full-time (25+ hours per week) intern to be a member of the Political and Security Affairs (PSA) team for 3-6 months, beginning in May. The internship will include contributing to key projects and programs, such as the Approaching Critical Mass project, the Cyber and Space Strategic Stability initiative, the Strategic Asia program, and the Maritime Commons project. This position is supervised by the PSA director and manager.
  • Project Management Assistance: drafting and proof-reading project descriptions, concept papers, etc.; helping maintain project documentation
  • Website Management and Content Development: drafting and updating website content, compiling data for infographics, and providing support for project webpages
  • Research Support and Writing: providing substantive research assistance for project teams and scholars, providing market research, summarizing research papers, undertaking literature reviews, and performing other research and writing assignments as needed
  • Database Administration: maintaining and updating project databases; data entry and research for institutional and project databases
  • Event Planning: providing administrative support to conferences, workshops, presentations, and briefings (drafting agendas; assisting with travel, accommodation, and venue arrangements; note-taking, etc.)
  • Phone Support: answering incoming calls to the organization
  • Participating in and supporting other NBR activities as needed

  • current BA/MA student or recent graduate, working towards or holding a relevant degree
  • some experience with the responsibilities of the internship preferred
  • excellent written, oral, and research skills are required, as well as substantive expertise and interest in contemporary U.S. foreign policy towards Asia
  • the intern should be a motivated self-starter who can work independently or as part of a team, pays acute attention to detail, is organized, and works well under pressure
  • advanced Asian language skills a plus
  • U.S. work authorization (by time of application deadline)

Application Process
 The deadline for applications is Sunday, April 24. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To apply, submit the following to NBR:
  • application form: PDF or MS Word
  • cover letter that details your qualifications and availability
  • resume
  • brief writing sample on a topic related to your field of study
  • contact information of three references, including name, title, affiliation, relationship to you, phone number, and email address

Please send applications by email to: Kailani Cordell, Vice President, Human Resources,

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Hanban Scholarship: Confucius Institute Scholarship to Nanjing University 2016

For the purpose of an increased understanding of Chinese language and culture, as well as cultivating qualified Chinese-language teachers and excellent Chinese-language learners, Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) has launched a “Confucius Institute Scholarship” program to sponsor foreign students, scholars and Chinese language teachers to study Chinese at Nanjing University.

Please note that HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) scores are required.
In order to receive test results in time for the application, applicants will need to participate in the April 16, 2016 HSK test date. The registration for the April 16 HSK test date is on March 20. Please view the HSK page for more information about testing. 

Deadline: May 01, 2016

For more information, please visit: 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The United States-Indonesia Society: Summer Studies Program

USINDO: Summer Studies Program

USINDO runs an intensive ten-week language and cultural studies program held from May to August, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is open to U.S. university juniors or seniors, currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, as well as recent graduates (within 6 months) of any U.S. college or university. Participants are selected in a competitive application process.
The 2016 Summer Studies program will begin on May 26 and end on August 4, 2016, including a 9-day term break to accommodate the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr.
In addition to the language course, field trip, and cultural program, the program will now include a possibility of short internship/volunteer work opportunities with local organizations in Yogyakarta.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and university juniors or seniors, currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. They may also be recent graduates (within 6 months) of any U.S. college or university.


Application Documents

All of the following application documents must be submitted via email to
  • Application form: Please submit a completed and signed application form, available here.
  • Personal statement: Please submit a one (1) page personal statement explaining your interest in the program and how the program will benefit you.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume: Please submit a curriculum vitae or resume (not to exceed 10 pages).
  • Academic transcript(s): Please submit the latest academic transcript from the educational institution where you are currently enrolled or recently graduated from.
  • Letter of recommendation: One (1) recommendation letter is required. Recommenders must submit the letter of recommendation directly to Applicants are responsible for ensuring their applications are submitted on time. Only complete applications will be considered.



The program covers tuition, cultural activities, field trips, housing and board, airfare, student visas, and health insurance. Each student pays a fee of $2,000 toward these program costs, and the USINDO Summer Studies Program provides the substantial remainder of these program costs. All incidentals are the responsibility of the student.


Applications and transcripts must be received by USINDO no later than March 31, 2016. Applicants will be notified of the decisions at the end of April.

For the application and more information please visit

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Summer Internships at Stimson's South Asia/Nuclear Program

Summer Internships at Stimson's South Asia/Nuclear Program 

Stimson seeks interns for a professional and educational experience in discovering the way in which non-profit organizations can contribute to the understanding of issues in international peace and security. Stimson offers unique internship opportunities based on the values of education, participation, and hands-on practical knowledge.

Based on the Center's commitment to professional development, expectations for interns are high. In return, interns can expect a challenging environment which will prepare them for full time employment in a professional setting.

Internships are volunteer experience only. All internships are unpaid (transportation may be reimbursable.)

Cycle: Summer
Duration: June-September
Applications Reviewed: FEBRUARY 12, 2016

Major Responsibilities:
Internships at Stimson focus on the areas of research, professional development, and project administration. Internships may include:
  • Proofreading, editing, and distributing Stimson publications
  • Writing brief summaries of activities in the news
  • Helping to maintain the Stimson website
  • Tracking specific issue areas in the media
  • Taking notes in meetings, both on and off-site
  • Project coordination
  • Working as a team with members of the Stimson staff and other interns
  • Administrative activities which will contribute to a fuller understanding of how non-profit organizations operate
Applicants should be highly motivated and sincere in their desire for an internship that is challenging and professional in nature. Interns can expect close and constant interaction with program staff, including their respective program directors. Under the oversight of the project director, the supervising RA will be asked to prepare an evaluation of the intern's performance at the close of the internship. The intern will also be expected to evaluate the internship program at the Stimson Center and their individual experience.

For more information, including FAQs, please visit the following links:

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Huayu Enrichment Scholarship 2016

The Taipei Economic Cultural and Representative Office (TECRO) Education Division is offering one scholarship to GW students interested in studying Mandarin in Taiwan. The awardee will receive a two-month HES scholarship(awardees should choose to study in Taiwan either from June to July or from July to August, 2016).The Education Division must receive the candiate’s application forms by March 31, 2016.

A brief introduction to HES and its application form can be found at the following web page:

Monday, January 4, 2016

USAID Summer Internship Program

Job Title:  USAID SUMMER INTERN - Pathways - Student Trainee
Agency:  U.S. Agency for International Development
Job Announcement Number:  SUM 2016 USAID WASHINGTON

SALARY RANGE:  $22,560.00 to $82,840.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:  Friday, December 18, 2015 to Monday, January 18, 2016
SERIES & GRADE:  GS-0299/0399/0599/2299-00
POSITION INFORMATION: Temporary - Full-Time; - 10 weeks anticipated - not to exceed 12 months
DUTY LOCATIONS:  MANY vacancies - District of Columbia, DC   View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:  US Citizens - Students who are enrolled in qualifying academic programs


 About the Agency

The USAID Internship Program (Summer 2016) is designed to provide Interns with substantive work assignments, which expose them to the benefits of a Federal career. The work assigned in most bureaus or offices varies. Typical assignments include a variety of research projects, writing program memoranda, drafting documents, facilitating meetings and/or special events, performing analytical work, attending program discussions in the Agency and/or at the Department of State, communicating on USAID program issues, and performing other duties as assigned.

For more information, and to apply, visit the USAJobs announcement HERE.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Check out the "Trending Taiwan" YouTube Channel

Trending Taiwan's YouTube channel features captivating videos that introduce diverse and intruiging aspects of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Check it out below!