Monday, August 12, 2013

Employment Opportunity: Douglas K. Bereuter Program for Junior Associates in Asian Affairs

Junior Associate positions are only offered in the summer (June – August) and fall (October – December). The application period for each program is about two to three months prior to the beginning of the program period. If after you click on the link below you do not see a current Junior Associate opportunity it is because we are not accepting applications at this time.
Click here to apply online for our current Junior Associate opportunities. If you apply for more than one current position please indicate which opportunities are your first and second choices.

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our programs address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century—governance and law, economic development, women's empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation. In addition, our Books for Asia and professional exchange programs are among the ways we encourage Asia's continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world.
Headquartered in San Francisco, The Asia Foundation works through a network of offices in 17 Asian countries and in Washington, DC. Working with public and private partners, the Foundation receives funding from a diverse group of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals. In 2012, we provided nearly $100 million in direct program support and distributed textbooks and other educational materials valued at over $30 million.
Positions for the Douglas K. Bereuter Program for Junior Associates in Asian Affairs are expected to be very competitive. We are seeking talented, high-energy individuals who will benefit from their affiliation with the Foundation and contribute to the organization as well.

Candidates must have the following:
  • Received a post-graduate degree within the past two years. In addition, to be considered a candidate must have completed and obtained this degree prior to the beginning of the program period
  • Completed graduate studies in Asia-related areas: international relations, international development, public administration, public policy, law, political science, economics, or sociology with work experience in Asia
  • Authorization to legally work in the United States without sponsorship
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Great organizational skills
  • Great computer skills 
  • Cover letter describing why you are interested in applying for this opportunity and what particular knowledge and skills you would bring to the Foundation. Please be aware that your cover letter will also be used to assess your writing capabilities.
  • Resume
  • Official Transcript confirming the completion of your degree (submitted electronically to
  • Two letters of recommendation. Either two academic letters of recommendation or one academic letter of recommendation and one personal letter of recommendation (submitted electronically as a Word or PDF document Please include "Recommendation letter for [Candidate Name]" in the subject of the email.)

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