Monday, September 18, 2017

Full-Time Job Opportunity

Programs and Research Assistant, China


U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Full-Time Job
 Washington, D.C. 

POSITION OVERVIEW: Work with the China team to develop and execute programs and events. Conduct research and provide administrative and logistical support. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Conduct research on emerging issues for American business interests in China; provide program and logistical coordination for meetings, events, and missions; create and maintain PowerPoint presentations; help manage revenues and expenses for events; develop strategies for innovative media; maintain database and marketing materials; and schedule meetings. 

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in international affairs or related field, particularly with an emphasis on Northeast Asia/China studies; 1-3 years experience in China or on issues related to China; excellent writing skills; strong organization, communications, and interpersonal skills; detail oriented; ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines; experienced planning and managing events; good typing and computer skills; knowledge of current political and economic issues affecting U.S. businesses in China; and flexibility to travel domestically and internationally. Fluency in Mandarin preferred. 

We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our recruitment and employment policies are inclusive. We respect both the spirit and letter of the laws of equal employment opportunity.

Full-Time Job Opportunity

East Asia Analyst 

Full-Time Job
international Affairs
1100 H St NW Suite 750, Washington,
 Washington, D.C. 

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 8, 2017 at 11:55 pm

We are looking for Analysts focusing on East Asia to join our fast-growing team. At C4ADS, we are pushing the bounds of what is possible with open data and technology for national-security and threat-finance research. As an Analyst, you will play an integral role in our success by conducting complex research that drives real-world impact. You'll help steer our projects, develop new ones, and use sophisticated emerging technologies on a daily basis. You will quickly gain practical skills through our in-depth training and will have the opportunity to expand your professional network--all in addition to a fun work environment with a Nerf gun, generous benefits, and flexible hours. Read more about the role and requirements below.

C4ADS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to data-driven analysis and evidence-based reporting of conflict and security issues worldwide. We utilize cutting-edge technologies to manage, integrate, and analyze disparate data from diverse languages, regions, and sources, including our own field research in conflict zones and fragile states. Through our data collection and analysis, we seek to produce and disseminate compelling content to engage both international and local audiences on issues of conflict and security. In doing so, we fill a critical gap left by traditional public sector institutions and profit-driven contractors. 

What You’ll Do:
  • Learn and apply advanced investigative methods to conduct detailed analysis of transnational illicit and threat finance networks
  • Use native or professional-level fluency in another language to conduct daily research and outreach to local partner networks
  • Write a range of analytical products from public reports to private dossiers for a wide audience, including law enforcement and regulatory agencies
  • Travel around the world to meet with contacts and conduct field research
  • Represent C4ADS by briefing analysis externally, including to senior decision-makers, and at high-level public forums
  • Regularly use advanced technologies like Palantir to support research and analysis 
What We’re Looking For:
  • Dedication to our values, and passion for our mission
  • Self-motivated, strategic thinker with the initiative and drive to seize opportunities, but the attention to detail to connect the analytical dots
  • Proven interest or experience in using data and technology
  • Prior overseas work or relevant research experience in examining illicit networks and/or conflict
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field, be it international relations, statistics, or a foreign language
  • Native or professional-level fluency in Mandarin Chinese
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to travel at short notice, including to high-risk environments
  • Be comfortable with chaos, ambiguity, and long hours in support of an important mission 
Bonus Points For:
  • Master’s degree in a related field
How We’ll Reward You:
  • Competitive pay
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Voluntary 401 k program
  • Generous vacation and flex time that focuses on the work, not hours
  • Professional development programs that allow you to customize your own courses and build your own development path
  • A passionate team that values hard work and is serious about building and maintaining a great culture

How to Apply:

Please send us your cover letter, resume, and a two to three-page writing sample.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Please include the position name in the subject of your email and direct all inquiries and applications to  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.If you don’t think you’re qualified but love what we’re doing, please apply anyway! We’d love to hear from you.We are committed to creating an exciting and rewarding work environment for our staff by providing equal opportunity for all positions of employment to qualified employees without regard to gender, race, color, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, military status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local laws.  We are fully committed to the objective of furthering equality of opportunity in recruiting, hiring, training, educating, and recognizing all personnel.

For more opportunities or positions:

Contact Information
Evangeline Hines

Friday, September 15, 2017

Full-Time Job Opportunity

Mid/Sr Program Analyst, International 

Cooperation Analysis

Azimuth Corporation 
Full-Time Job
Annual Salary
 Washington, D.C. 

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 7, 2017 at 12:15 pm

Role and Responsibilities:
International Cooperation Analysis includes advising and assisting oversight of cooperative programs in science and technology between the U.S. Department of Defense and all international allies and coalition partners. Additional support includes providing consultation services on acquisition life cycle processes with emphasis on integration of efforts across the military needs, acquisition/technology development and PPBE processes for DoD science and technology investment strategies.
Shall provide expertise in NATO, TTCP, DTTI, and other allied and coalition operations, and general international experience.
Shall support all international efforts including NATO, TTCP, DTTI, and other international engagements as applicable.
Responsibilities may include Program Management, responsibility for contractual execution, deliverables, customer management, and on-site team leadership.
Tasks include:
Specific tasks include but are not limited to:
  1. Assessments and evaluations of research documents and presentations from the NATO Science and Technology Organization and other specified countries included in international organizations/partnerships.
  2. Planning and execution of meetings and forums between senior US officials and their international counterparts. Prepare agendas, background briefings, coordination papers, decision papers and other information pertinent to the topics for discussion.
  3. Writing of country papers that address science and technology capabilities within specified countries (especially NATO, DTTI, and TTCP member nations) as well as delineating the relationship between that country's science and technology community and the United States.
  4. Identifying science and technology being conducted in the Department of Defense and its partners that may have application to other Departments and Agencies of the U.S. Government.
  5. Identifying areas within the acquisition processes, JCIDS and PPBE where technology transition could occur without causing major perturbations to ongoing efforts and programs of record.
  6. Data entry and extraction from the DoD International Agreements Data Base.
  7. Create and manage international engagement planning and schedule across existing NATO and DTTI agreements as well as beneficial future engagements with other international partners
  8. Coordinate Joint Commissions and oversee joint tasks between the ASD(R&E) and the International Cooperation Directorate (ICD) for the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD (AT&L)).
  9. Coordinate, synchronize, and enhance the DTTI effort and multilateral initiatives, which includes U.S. – India defense cooperation and other U.S. – Asia/Pacific region initiatives.
  10. Study, analyze, and make recommendations for trilateral cooperation with Japan and Australia including the activities of the US-Japan Systems and Technology Forum (S&TF) and the Australia - U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) Defense Acquisition Committee (ADAC).
  11. Facilitate interagency and multilateral agreements between the Government and governmental and non-governmental agencies in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, serve as a liaison between members of USD (AT&L) and international representatives including—but is not limited to—Indian contacts associated with the DTTI as well foreign nationals involved in Japan and Australia efforts.
  12. Provide advice and recommendations for the management and execution of TTCP, to include developing concept proposals and implementation plans to improve management procedures and process efficiencies within TTCP and conduct analysis of TTCP strategic initiatives and provide recommendations for improvement.
  13. Provide coordination on the development of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Project Arrangements, and Designated Disclosure Authority Letters (DDL).
  14. Provide support for TTCP outreach programs.
  15. Serve as the point of contact for Washington-based Military Multifocal meetings. Additionally, assist in the preparation and evaluation of award packages, business case submissions, and group presentations.
 Other Experience, Qualifications, Skills and Education Requirements:
Top Secret clearance required, with ability to obtain/maintain SCI.  DCID 6/4 eligibility within last 5 years preferred.
Demonstrated proficient writing skills.
Project and Program budget design and analysis.
Program management experience, team leadership, and CDRL performance.
Bachelor's degree in STEM highly preferred, Graduate degree preferred
Preferred Skills:
- Foreign language fluency, written and/or oral, particularly Hindi languages is highly desired
- Minimum 5 years experience, preferably with knowledge of international armaments cooperation and DoD S&T, PPBE
Additional Information:
Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and will need to meet eligibility requirements for access to a classified and sensitive compartmented environment and information.
MUST be able/willing to travel CONUS and OCONUS 15%
Azimuth Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Spotlight Program: "Ten Days in Taipei"

In Spring 2017 the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Department of Theatre and Dance at the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, was awarded a grant from the R.O.C. (Taiwan) Ministry of Culture for a “Spotlight Taiwan Program.” The purpose of this program is to introduce different aspects of traditional and contemporary culture in Taiwan to GW students as well as the general public.

Ten Days in Taipei by Hana Springer

From the moment we landed in Taipei until the last second before the plane took off for the United States, Taiwan was special. The opportunity to visit Taiwan is great in itself, but the opportunity to dance there as well made it a truly unique experience. My years spent at the Elliott School had always been separate from my experience in the Department of Theatre and Dance, simply because the two areas of study seem, at first glance, entirely unrelated. But this trip led me to believe that maybe Ai Weiwei was onto something when he said, “Everything is art. Everything is politics.” The nature of this trip quickly revealed to me that international affairs and dance intersect far more than one would think.

Day trip to Jiufen (九份), a mountain town about an hour outside of Taipei with gorgeous scenery

Taiwan is a fusion of cultures and customs. When you visit the country, you experience far more than just Taiwan, and this certainly applied to our experience as well. On any given day, we witnessed Chinese, Japanese, and Western cultures being blended together – with a special Taiwanese twist, of course. We experienced some of the largest quantities of culture, however, at the World Stage Design Festival, hosted at Taipei National University of the Arts. We watched a Korean dancer and a Japanese one come together to perform a piece choreographed by a young Taiwanese man. We dabbled in Lithuanian experimental theater, flirted with Russian performance art, and most importantly, danced with local Taiwanese. The latter was by far the most rewarding and authentic experience of all.

 Watching a Anarchy Dance Theater rehearsal from the sidelines

There is no better way to truly experience a country than to interact with the locals. In our case, we communicated through the universal language of dance – quite literally. While I speak some Mandarin, little translation was necessary in order to communicate what the body already does so clearly in this art form. Master classes with Taipei-born dancers from Studio Wayne McGregor and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company were both challenging and thrilling. Like anywhere we went in Taipei that week, we were dripping in sweat (95 degree heat and 80% humidity almost everyday!) while surrounded by views of some of the lushest scenery I had ever seen. We were also able to begin the rehearsal process with I-Fen Tung, a Taiwanese choreographic treasure, who encouraged us to step out of our comfort zones, get ugly, and be fearless. Our work with I-Fen will culminate in the fall, when she comes over to D.C. with two dancers from Anarchy Dance Theatre to continue the choreographic process. After sitting in on her rehearsal with Anarchy, where sylph-like, lithe and lean dancers struck the perfect balance of pushing boundaries and finding quiet moments of simplicity, it was easy to get excited for when I-Fen comes in the fall.

Marlee and I outside the National Palace Museum in Taipei

Throughout my life, Asian culture and dance have been the mainstay of my interests. Rich in history and a key issue in present-day East Asian politics, Taiwan is an Asian-focused international affairs major’s Eden. From a cultural standpoint, it is an artist’s playground. As a dancer who has studied China and Japan extensively, it was a dream come true. I was able to practice my Mandarin, savor my favorite foods, delight in the scenery and sights, and expand my cultural and artistic vocabulary in a way I never could have imagined. This was purely possible through an exchange not only between two countries, but between two fields of study I had never thought to combine before. Thank you so very much to the people who facilitated this trip from every end. It benefited me in so many ways, and for that, I am extremely grateful.

Hana Springer is a senior at GW majoring in International Affairs, with a concentration on Asia. As a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, she has a second major in Dance. Through this exchange, Hana was able to combine her academic interest in East Asia with her longtime passion for dance.

Full-Time Job Opportunity

Analyst in Asian Security Affairs

Congressional Research Service
Full-Time Job
$66, 510.00 per year
 Government - Local, State & Federal
101 Independence Ave SE
Washington, D.C.

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 5, 2017 at 11:00 am 

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks an Analyst in Asian Security Affairs to join its Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division (FDT).

The Analyst in Asian Security Affairs will research and track a range of issues related to current security, political, economic, and regional conditions along with U.S. policy and strategy in Asia, and more specifically East Asia, for Members and committees of the U.S. Congress.

The analyst will conduct analyses that inform congressional deliberations on national security policy related to Asia on bilateral and multilateral bases. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in the history, political-military trends, and current status of national security challenges and conflicts in the Asian region. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an understanding (through published research or practical experience) of the causal relationships among these dynamics. Experience in military strategy, military capabilities, weapons proliferation, intelligence analysis, security cooperation, treaties and security agreements, as well as regional security frameworks would be a plus.

Strong research, writing and presentation skills are essential, including the ability to synthesize complex policy analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience. Applicants should be adept at quantitative approaches to research.
Analyst Duties
  • conducting research and preparing objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports on issues of national significance
  • providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process
  • participating in team research projects and seminars
CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority ¡s to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.
CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online at
Further vacancies and opportunities

Seasonal Part-Time Internship

McGuireWoods/NAPABA Law Foundation


National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Seasonal Part-Time Internship
$1,000.00 per year 
1612 K St NW, Washington
 Washington, D.C. 

DEADLINE: September 22, 2017 at 11:59 pm

McGuireWoods LLP, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), and the NAPABA Law Foundation (NLF) invite you to apply for the McGuireWoods/NLF Undergraduate Internship Program. The Program supports students interested in the legal profession and helps students develop a commitment to advocacy on behalf of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. 

Internship Placement
The Program seeks to achieve these goals by providing undergraduate students with meaningful internship experiences at the NAPABA and NLF offices in Washington, D.C.

The intern will work on projects that will further the missions of NAPABA and NLF, including:

  • Conducting research on issues affecting APAs and the legal profession;
  • Coordinating the activities of NAPABA’s committees on civil rights, immigration, community service, and pro bono issues;
  • Attending events and meetings in the APA and legal community;
  • Assisting with the planning and execution of special events such as the annual convention and lobby day; and
  • Performing other tasks to support NAPABA/NLF staff as necessary. Up to 50% of the intern’s time may be spent on projects for NLF.

  • High degrees of resourcefulness, problem-solving, and initiative;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Keen attention to detail; and
  • Interest in law, events, and/or public policy.
The intern will be awarded a stipend of $1,000 for the internship duration of 16 hours per week (minimum) for 12 weeks. Funding for this program is generously provided by McGuireWoods LLP. 


Contact Information
Oriene Shin

Seasonal Full-time Internship- Hong Kong

2018 Hong Kong Asia Pacific Global 

Markets Solutions Summer Analyst 

Credit Suisse
Seasonal Full-Time Internship
 Investment / Portfolio Management
Hong Kong

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 2, 2017 at 11:55 am

Credit Suisse’s Asia Pacific Global Markets Solutions department (GM Solutions) integrates our Equities and Fixed Income derivatives businesses into one department to deliver best in class investment solutions to our clients. GM Solutions, with global distribution and reach, is core to the Asia Pacific business model in delivering the Trusted Entrepreneurs' Bank in the region.

Our Program is a 10-week internship designed to give highly talented students a taste of life at the world’s leading integrated Wealth Manager and Investment Bank, with the potential to join the Graduate Program upon graduation. The graduate role will allow you to join a trading desk in the Asia Pacific Region at Analyst level working in our Global Markets Solutions franchise.

Credit Suisse prides itself in a tradition of long term partnership with our clients, putting advice at the core of all that we do, and seamless collaboration for the benefit of the client. We look forward to welcoming you to the team.
Our internship is widely regarded as one of the best and most comprehensive summer programs during which you will:
  • undergo a structured summer program,
  • gain exposure to 2 or 3 teams on the Hong Kong trading floor, and
  • develop a project over the course of the internship that you will eventually present to senior management.

Throughout the program you will receive invaluable on-the-job training, guidance and mentoring that will further develop your skills and knowledge.
To apply for the Summer Analyst Program, you are graduating between December 2018 - June 2019 (i.e. in your penultimate year of an undergraduate or Master’s course). 
Credit Suisse is noted for the diversity of its employees, but seeks colleagues with a common set of abilities – highly motivated and creative individuals who have demonstrated academic achievement, and have the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team. We will be looking at your potential, your ability, your academic background and your extracurricular activities. We are looking to build future leaders who add fresh and diverse perspectives to our business.
Specifically, for this internship opportunity you should have a keen interest in financial markets and have strong analytical and quantitative skills. We are also recruiting for individuals with coding skills or a background in mathematics or statistics for some selected roles.
Excellent written and spoken communication skills are critical with fluency in English essential.
Whatever your background, you’ll need to be:
  • A leader who engenders dedication, assumes responsibility and mobilizes others
  • A critical thinker with excellent analytical skills
  • An enthusiastic self-starter who achieves significant results
  • A supportive and adaptable team member who can build strong relationships
  • An articulate communicator who also recognizes the importance of listening
  • Principled and committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior
How To Apply:
You will need to complete an application on the Credit Suisse website – – for consideration.

***Please note you may only submit one global application with a maximum of two (2) choices across all divisions and regional offices***

You will be asked to take online verbal and numerical reasoning tests as part of your application.
Application deadlines: November 9, 2017
** For US/UK candidates:October 1, 2017**

Contact Information
Christina Kim