Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Internship Opening: US-ASEAN Business Council

Policy and Research Internship

Reports to : Vice President - Policy
Based in : Washington, D.C.

The US-ASEAN Business Council is currently accepting applications for a Fall 2012 intern to work in their Washington, D.C. headquarters. Interns collaborate directly with country teams and undertake highly substantive work, consisting largely of academic research, conference attendance, and various other tasks in support of a particular team’s goals.
 
Council internships offer a wealth of academically enriching opportunities, such as access to our high-level conferences and events with ASEAN government leaders and public policymakers. Interns also have the opportunity to publish high-quality research notes internally to member companies and externally to the ASEAN public policy community.
 
The internship includes diverse and meaningful responsibilities, such as:

1) Analyzing current national and regional economic policy issues in ASEAN impacting international businesses. Areas of research include: 
  • Customs and trade facilitation
  • Defense and security
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Financial sector and capital markets
  • Food and agriculture
  • Health and life sciences
  • Information and communication technology
  • Trade policy and programs
2) Assisting with the Council’s numerous outreach-related programs and publications, such as:
  • drafting weekly country and industry updates
  • answering email queries from member companies and the general public
  • general support for roundtables and meetings. 
Eligibility: 
  • Must be at least a college junior in good standing
  • Must have at least a 3.3 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Must be able to work at least 20 hours a week
Applicants should have strong writing, research, and analytical skills as well as a high benchmark for quality and success. They must demonstrate the ability to bridge ideas and history, work independently, and demonstrate a strong academic/professional background in ASEAN foreign and trade policy issues. A confidentiality contract on proprietary information will be required. The Council will also work with college programs to obtain credit where possible. The position is unpaid but includes monthly WMATA SmarTrip benefits.

Application Instructions:
 
To apply, please email Daniel Wu at dwu@usasean.org with the subject “Fall 2012 Policy and Research Internship” with the following documents: 1) cover letter stating your research interests; 2) a résumé, and 3) two writing samples (preferably on Southeast Asia). We will be accepting applications until Friday, August 17, 2012.

For more information, please visit http://www.usasean.org/Aboutus/Jobs/policy-intern.asp

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