Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New Asia Program Internship for the Atlantic Council

Interns for the Asia Program at the Atlantic Council are vital contributors to the program's conduct of international dialogues and in-depth analysis of Asia and Global affairs.

The mission of the Atlantic Council is to renew the transatlantic community for 21st century global challenges. The Asia Program addresses critical Asian affairs of interest to the transatlantic community. This includes a particular focus on Asian regional security, economic, and social affairs - particularly those of Mainland China, Taiwan, and the two Koreas - and Asia's role in world affairs. The Asia Program also addresses the policy implications of long term global trends for governments worldwide. Program activities on long term global trends focus on building an international dialogue among scholars, NGOs, businesses, and governments analyzing long-range international political, economic, security, social, and environmental trends and documenting their policy implications for national governments, businesses, communities, and multilateral institutions worldwide.

The Program conducts research and project activities on these and other topics, which includes conducting international dialogues in Asia and four other continents with a wide variety of government, NGO, and private sector partners; public seminars on specific Asia affairs featuring prominent policymakers, business leaders, and foreign affairs experts from around the world; public speeches by senior U.S. and global policy makers; off-the-record briefings; research and writing for publications, issue briefs, and the New Atlanticist policy analysis blog; drafting proposals for fund raising efforts, and other associated activities.
The program seeks well-organized, highly reliable, motivated candidates who thrive in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate initiative.

The position is non-paid, but candidates gain valuable skills, experience, knowledge, and contacts in the Washington, DC policy community.

Interns for the Asia Program provide important research and logistical support to assist these efforts and program staff. Interns work closely with the Program Director and his deputy in supporting the activities of the Program. Interns are also encouraged to pursue their own research projects and to write and publish their own policy briefs or blog posts.
  • Conduct research to support the activities of the Director and his deputies.
  • Produce the daily international security news brief.
  • Manage program contacts and knowledge.
  • Draft correspondence and take notes at Council roundtables and strategy sessions for program archives.
  • Handle logistical issues for program events and activities.
  • Write analytical pieces for publication on the New Atlanticist blog.
  • Help draft policy briefs and task force reports.
  • Must be at least a college junior in good standing, a graduate student or a recent graduate.
  • Must demonstrate proven interest in Asian and other international affairs.
  • Must work well with others and interact professionally with senior figures.
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
  • Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese or Korean preferred.

To be considered for this position, please email a resume, cover letter, and writing sample In the subject line, please indicate which program you are applying to.


Deadline is May 21st, 2012  for Summer Internships. 

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