Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Asia Society Internship Opportunity

Location: Washington, DC
Position: Global Policy Programs Internship, Fall 2013

The Asia Society’s Washington, D.C. office is seeking an exceptional intern with 
a demonstrated interestin 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 the following areas:

  1. Deepening economic engagement between the United States and countries in Asia.
  2. The dynamics in the relationships among the United States, China and India, and the effects of the changes in those relationships on other Asia-Pacific countries.
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:
E-mail: 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, Fall 2013." 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 SocietyWashington Office

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