Thursday, March 31, 2016

Internship Opportunity: Political and Security Affairs

Political and Security Affairs Internship

Full Time
Washington, D.C.
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is seeking a paid, full-time (25+ hours per week) intern to be a member of the Political and Security Affairs (PSA) team for 3-6 months, beginning in May. The internship will include contributing to key projects and programs, such as the Approaching Critical Mass project, the Cyber and Space Strategic Stability initiative, the Strategic Asia program, and the Maritime Commons project. This position is supervised by the PSA director and manager.
  • Project Management Assistance: drafting and proof-reading project descriptions, concept papers, etc.; helping maintain project documentation
  • Website Management and Content Development: drafting and updating website content, compiling data for infographics, and providing support for project webpages
  • Research Support and Writing: providing substantive research assistance for project teams and scholars, providing market research, summarizing research papers, undertaking literature reviews, and performing other research and writing assignments as needed
  • Database Administration: maintaining and updating project databases; data entry and research for institutional and project databases
  • Event Planning: providing administrative support to conferences, workshops, presentations, and briefings (drafting agendas; assisting with travel, accommodation, and venue arrangements; note-taking, etc.)
  • Phone Support: answering incoming calls to the organization
  • Participating in and supporting other NBR activities as needed

  • current BA/MA student or recent graduate, working towards or holding a relevant degree
  • some experience with the responsibilities of the internship preferred
  • excellent written, oral, and research skills are required, as well as substantive expertise and interest in contemporary U.S. foreign policy towards Asia
  • the intern should be a motivated self-starter who can work independently or as part of a team, pays acute attention to detail, is organized, and works well under pressure
  • advanced Asian language skills a plus
  • U.S. work authorization (by time of application deadline)

Application Process
 The deadline for applications is Sunday, April 24. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To apply, submit the following to NBR:
  • application form: PDF or MS Word
  • cover letter that details your qualifications and availability
  • resume
  • brief writing sample on a topic related to your field of study
  • contact information of three references, including name, title, affiliation, relationship to you, phone number, and email address

Please send applications by email to: Kailani Cordell, Vice President, Human Resources,

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Hanban Scholarship: Confucius Institute Scholarship to Nanjing University 2016

For the purpose of an increased understanding of Chinese language and culture, as well as cultivating qualified Chinese-language teachers and excellent Chinese-language learners, Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) has launched a “Confucius Institute Scholarship” program to sponsor foreign students, scholars and Chinese language teachers to study Chinese at Nanjing University.

Please note that HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) scores are required.
In order to receive test results in time for the application, applicants will need to participate in the April 16, 2016 HSK test date. The registration for the April 16 HSK test date is on March 20. Please view the HSK page for more information about testing. 

Deadline: May 01, 2016

For more information, please visit: