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!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sigur Center Grant: Summer Asian Field Research

Sigur Center Summer Grant for Asian Field Research

The Sigur Center offers summer field research grants in Asia for George Washington University graduate students (M.A. or Ph.D.) interested in Asian affairs. These awards provide funding for travel, living, and research expenses while doing fieldwork in an Asian country.The size of the grant is up to $6,000.

This grant is open to all current GW M.A. and Ph.D. students regardless of nationality.

*Applicants can only apply to one type of grant. Those selected for these grants must submit four blog posts (two written posts and two video blog posts) throughout the course of the program as well as a fifth, more extensive blog written post upon completion of the project, giving an overview of their results, and present their findings at a roundtable discussion during the following academic year. Application should include current resume, project proposal, budget, two letters of recommendation, and GW transcripts.

Deadline: 5:00 PM, Friday, February 19, 2016

For the application and more information, please visit our website HERE.

Sigur Center Grant: Asian Language Study in Asia

Sigur Center Grant for Asian Language Study in Asia

All language study must be conducted in the relevant country of the language and applicants need to confirm acceptance into a language program before leaving. The size of the grant is up to $5,000.
This grant is open to all current GW students regardless of nationality.

*Applicants can only apply to one type of grant. Those selected for these grants must submit four blog posts (two written posts and two video blog posts) throughout the course of the program and, during the following academic year, participate in an informal discussion with Sigur Center staff and other language grant recipients about your experience abroad. Application should include current resume, statement of purpose, information about the proposed language program, budget, two letters of recommendation, and GW transcripts.

*Language programs must be at least 8 weeks long. If you also intend on taking part in an internship over the summer it must be completed either before or after the language program.

*If you plan to apply for Chinese language study, you are highly encouraged to consider programs in Taiwan. There is more funding available for applicants to study in Taiwan.

Deadline: 5:00 PM, Friday, February 19, 2016

For the application and more information, please visit our application page HERE.

Monday, December 7, 2015

South Asia Research Associate

The Stimson Center, a nonprofit international security think tank committed to promoting innovative solutions to security challenges, is seeking to hire a full-time research assistant/associate to work with the South Asia program. 

The South Asia program examines a range of regional security issues, including nuclear risk-reduction measures between India and Pakistan, deterrence stability, and non-traditional security challenges.


Essential Functions:
• Undertake primary and secondary research using diverse methodologies and sources
• Develop and author original research and written materials including occasional papers, commentaries, reports, articles, and issue briefs 

• Provide editorial support for South Asian Voices, the program's website featuring political, military, and economic analysis from emerging analysts in India and Pakistan
• Proofread and copy-edit project publications
•Assist with maintenance of project website and listserv
• Assist with logistics for meetings, press conferences, seminars, and other special events
• Supervise project interns and visiting fellows
• Draft grant proposals and grant reports
• Outreach activities with government offices, Capitol Hill, international organizations, NGOs, and media


Education and Experience:
• Substantive knowledge of South Asian security issues, including demonstrated background in at least one of the following areas: nuclear strategy and nonproliferation; terrorism; electoral politics; civil-military relations; or non-traditional security challenges
• M.A. in a related field, or undergraduate degree and equivalent work experience
• Ability to work independently and to collaborate with peers in a team environment
• Superior writing skills and analytical capabilities
• Diplomatic skills and cultural sensitivity
• Strong candidates will have prior educational or professional experience in the region, language skills in Hindi or Urdu, or a publishing record

Supervisory Responsibility:
• Program Interns

Requirement for Selected Interviewees:
• Applicants selected for interviews will be required to complete one or more short research, editing, and/or writing assignments on an issue related to South Asian security.

If you are interested in working with a growing team at a well-respected and award-winning organization, please submit your resume, cover letter and writing sample as PDF documents via this website. We offer an exceptional benefits package, generous time-off policies, and a convenient metro-accessible DC location.