Intern, China Power Project | Center for Strategic and International Studies

by Jenna Ludwig on March 12th, 2018   80 views

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a Washington-based non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity.


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Job Description

Job Summary

CSIS is seeking a research intern to support the China Power Project starting in June. The China Power Project is dedicated to delivering informed public policy debate, expert briefings, and strategic policy recommendations on greater China and East Asia. Key research areas as they relate to the available internships include U.S.-China relations, China-North Korea relations, cross-Strait relations, U.S.-China-Taiwan relations, and Asian maritime disputes. Because of the fast-paced work environment, interns should be motivated self-starters that are able to engage in a wide variety of analytic and logistical task work.

  • Assisting in research, writing and analysis for articles, conference reports, event summaries, grant proposals, and other such projects as dictated by program needs
  • Assisting in spot and background research
  • Monitoring events in Northeast Asia and China, and reporting daily
  • Providing logistical and administrative support with ongoing programs and projects
  • Assisting in event planning and staffing
  • Assisting with any special tasks, presentations, projects, reports
  • Performing a variety of other project related duties as assigned


Knowledge, Education, And Experience

  • Applicants currently enrolled in or those that have recently completed a master’s degree are preferred
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Must be able to commit to 35 hours a week
  • Must have strong writing and research skills
  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must have strong analytical skills
  • Must have the ability to work independently
  • Must have the ability to manage competing priorities and multiple projects under tight deadlines
  • Must demonstrate academic/professional background in Chinese foreign policy and national security issues
  • Mandarin language ability not required but highly desirable

How to Apply

Interested applicants, please apply at All applicants must submit the following: A resume and cover letter in one PDF document. A short (no more than 5 pages), relevant writing sample. References If you have additional materials, please submit them to

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