Thursday, January 29, 2015

Internship Opportunity: Asia Business Intern

Pacific Bridge Medical (PBM) is an international medical consulting firm focused on Asia ( PBM assists medical companies with regulatory issues and business development in Asia.

PBM is currently seeking an individual who is interested in Asian business issues for an internship position. This is an outstanding opportunity to be a key player at the company and to learn in a fast-paced business environment. All the work done at PBM involves Asia and business in Asia, so this is an excellent chance for those interested in the region to put their knowledge to practice.

Intern Job Description:
  • Research/Writing on Asia medical issues
  • Work on Asian medical consulting projects
  • Database work

Candidate Requirements:
  • Current college student
  • Must have at least a 3.5 GPA or higher
  • Must have strong interest in Asia (majoring in Asian studies, taken courses on Asia, or studied Asian languages)
  • Must be hardworking, dedicated, loyal, and able to multi-task
  • Extremely detail oriented

This internship will be in a fast paced environment with abundant room to grow and perform. (Preference will be given to candidates who can intern for more than one semester/term). All travel expenses will be reimbursed and pay will be based on performance.

Interested candidates should review our website at to learn more about our business.

Please send your resume, unofficial transcript, and a detailed cover letter explaining what skills you can bring to our company and an explanation of your interest in this position, to Kandace Nguyen ( Resumes received without cover letters referencing this specific position will not be considered. No phone calls please.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Updated Chinese Tea Time!

Chinese tea time will now be held every Tuesday, from 4pm - 5pm. There is no Chinese tea time this Friday. Download the updated calendar here.

All Chinese tea-times are listed below:

Chinese (Tuesdays) - 2/03, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/03, 3/17, 3/24, 4/31, 4/07, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28

Japanese (Mondays) -1/26, 2/02, 2/09, 2/23, 3/02, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/06, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27

Korean (Alternating Wednesdays)-2/04, 2/18, 3/04, 3/18, 4/01, 4/15, 4/29

This schedule is based on previous interest in the various languages offered. The schedule is based on input from participants, so please let us know your thoughts!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Internship Opportunity: Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs (TEEA) Internship Washington, D.C.

Would you like to be involved in programs that foster collaborative solutions to common challenges—energy security and policy; energy and the environment; and trade, investment, and economic engagement—that face the United States and Asia? Are you interested in gaining professional work experience, developing skills in the project management and Asia policy fields, and building your professional network? If so, apply for NBR’s TEEA Internship!
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is seeking one paid, full-time (25-40 hours/week) intern for 3-6 months to join the Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs (TEEA) group starting immediately or in spring semester. The minimum is three months, but priority is given to those who are available longer. The intern will focus on a variety of TEEA programs, including but not limited to the Energy Security Program and the Pacific Energy Summit. This internship is supervised by TEEA assistant directors.

Project & Work Descriptions
NBR’s Energy Security Program convenes senior policy and industry leaders and Asia energy specialists to engage in high-level discussions of Asia’s energy policies and their implications for geopolitics. Experts share insights and recommendations through a number of channels, including roundtables, a spring workshop, NBR’s annual Energy Security Report, and a public fall launch.
TEEA interns have the opportunity to work closely with project managers and senior experts on all aspects of the 2015 Program, including: preparing program and event materials; maintaining registration lists; assisting with travel, outreach, and event logistics; and supporting program research needs.
Launched in 2009, NBR’s annual Pacific Energy Summit is an invitation-only event that convenes leaders from government, business, and research to explore innovative solutions to the dual challenges of rising energy demand and climate change. Every year, the Summit engages more than 200 senior policy and industry leaders, representing over 25 countries. By bridging the commercial, public, and nonprofit sectors, the Summit informs policy and inspires collaboration to help support sustainable economic development. Key deliverables for the series include the annual Summit, working papers, policy interviews, final report, and Capitol Hill report launch.
For the Summit series, TEEA interns provide administrative, outreach, and logistical support for the 2015 Summit. Core responsibilities include: conducting background research as necessary, preparing event materials, maintaining registration lists, tracking and following-up on invitations, and assisting with travel and event logistics.
Additionally, interns will support TEEA on other group-related activities, and work closely with project managers and senior experts in developing and managing roundtables, logistics, and outreach, particularly on energy and economic engagement.

  • Event Planning: Providing administrative support to conferences, workshops, presentations, and briefings (drafting agendas and invitations; assisting with travel, accommodation, and venue arrangements; note-taking, etc.)
  • Project Assistance: Drafting, reviewing, fact-checking, proofreading, and formatting documents related to TEEA programs, including but not limited to briefing materials, agendas, website content, key thematic issues, and related publications and/or other materials as appropriate.
  • Research Support: Providing substantive research assistance for project teams and scholars, including gathering articles on current events and background on key individuals, attending and summarizing local events on trade and energy, conducting an interview with an expert in the TEEA field.
  • Publications Support: Reviewing, fact-checking, proofreading, and formatting publications; assisting with publications distribution (including mailings), etc.
  • Database Administration: Maintaining and updating project databases; data entry and research for institutional and project databases.
  • Phone Support: Answering incoming calls to the organization.
  • Other: Participating in and supporting other NBR activities as needed.
  • Upperclassman BA student, current MA student, or recent graduate preferred, working towards or holding a relevant degree.
  • The ideal applicant should be a motivated self-starter who can work independently or as part of a team; pay acute attention to detail; be organized; work well under pressure; and have excellent written, oral, and research skills.
  • S/he must have substantive expertise on specific countries and issues (substantive knowledge and/or language skills) and must be able to understand each project’s scope/relevance in order to work effectively with scholars and other stakeholders.

Application Process
The deadline for applications is February 6, 2015, however, qualified applications received first will be given priority. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To apply, submit the following to Kailani Cordell:
  • resume
  • cover letter that details your qualifications and suitability for the position
  • Application form: PDF or MS Word
  • brief writing sample on a topic related to your field of study
  • contact information of three references (name, title, affiliation, phone number, and e-mail)
Please send applications by email to: Ms. Kailani Cordell, Director, Human Resources, email:, phone: (206) 632-7370.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

First Korean Tea Time of the semester today at 4:00 PM!

Looking to practice your Korean and get to know other students who speak the language? Come to Korean coversation club and tea time at the Sigur Center! The first meeting will take place today from 4PM-5PM at the Sigur Center's Chung-wen Shih conference room, Elliott School Suite 503. Tea and cookies will be provided!

Korean tea times will be held alternating Wednesdays at 4:00 PM on the following dates:
1/21, 2/04, 2/18, 3/04, 3/18, 4/01, 4/15, 4/29

Chinese tea times will be held every Friday at 4:00 PM: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/06, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/06, 3/20, 3/27, 4/03, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/01

Japanese tea times will be held every Monday at 4:00 PM: 1/26, 2/02, 2/09, 2/23, 3/02, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/06, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27

Friday, January 16, 2015

Conversation Club & Tea Time

The schedule for Spring 2015 Tea Times is now available!

These are informal events designed to allow a time and place for students to practice their language skills, share study tips, learn about the Language Exit Exams, and get to know other language students. Tea and cookies will be provided! All tea times are held from 4pm - 5pm in the Sigur Center's Chung-wen Shih conference room, Suite 503.
Chinese (Fridays) - 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/06, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/06, 3/20, 3/27, 4/03, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/01
Japanese (Mondays) -1/26, 2/02, 2/09, 2/23, 3/02, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/06, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27
Korean (Alternating Wednesdays)-1/21, 2/04, 2/18, 3/04, 3/18, 4/01, 4/15, 4/29
This schedule is based on previous interest in the various languages offered. The schedule may change later in the semester based on input from participants, so please let us know!