Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Asia Society Internship for Winter 2013
Asia Society Internship Opportunity
Location: Washington, DC
Position: Global Policy Programs Internship, Winter 2013
The Asia Society’s Washington, D.C. office is seeking an exceptional intern
with a demonstrated interest in the social, political, and economic challenges
facing the United States and countries in Asia. The selected intern will support
the Asia Society’s policy research, outreach and administrative work in
Washington. We are currently seeking an intern with strong research/writing
skills and interest in at least one of the following areas:
1. Building bridges between the United States and countries in Asia with
which it has traditionally had the most difficult relations, including Iran,
Burma, Pakistan and North Korea.
2. The dynamics in the relationships among the United States, China and
India, and the effects of the changes in those relationships on other AsiaPacific countries.
3. Domestic education policy efforts to increase American students’ global
Tracking and researching current developments in Asia and on Capitol Hill
related to the issue areas above; assisting with administrative and logistical
duties; writing, editing, and proofreading reports, event/meeting summaries, and
content for Asia Society's website; providing conference/event coordinating
support; and attending and reporting on meetings at embassies, Capitol Hill, and
various NGOs in Washington, DC.
Previous internship or work experience preferred; familiarity with Capitol Hill,
global issues, and/or Asia through academic study and/or work experience;
initiative and drive to work independently on research projects; strong research,
writing, and editing skills; excellent attention to detail; reliable and able to work
under tight deadlines; proficiency with Microsoft Office, and knowledge of
Constant Contact, Mail Chimp, and design software a plus (Adobe CS); and
flexibility with handling diverse tasks.
Internships are unpaid positions. Please note that we do not provide visa support.
Candidates are required to commit to a minimum of 12 weeks, and at least three
days per week, or the equivalent of 24 hours per week. Full-time commitments
are generally preferred. Evening availability once or twice a month for events
may be requested.
How to apply:
1) a cover letter, indicating your interest in the position and the days and
hours you are available to work; 2) a resume; and 3) a writing sample (3–5
double-spaced pages) in Word or PDF format with the subject line "Global
Policy Programs Internship, DC, Winter 2012." Incomplete applications will
not be considered. Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are
only able to contact those candidates selected for an interview. No phone calls,
please. Position is open until filled.
Asia Society Washington Office
1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
The Asia Society is an equal-opportunity employer.