Research Internship with CSIS

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.

CSIS is seeking several research interns to support the China Power Project. 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.

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Project Pengyou Leadership Fellows Program

The Project Pengyou Leadership Fellows Program at Harvard University is now accepting applications for the Leadership Training Summit at Harvard University on October 7-10, 2016.

Current students at university who have lived or studied in both the U.S. and China are encouraged to apply! (

Fellows will be invited to participate in an intensive four-day Leadership Summit at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA to meet other like-minded young leaders, build unique community organizing skills and learn about cross-cultural leadership in the US-China context. With support from the Ford Foundation, Project Pengyou will cover lodging, food and training costs at Harvard University for all Fellows. A number of travel stipends will also be provided.

Leadership Fellows go on to establish a Project Pengyou Chapter at their school promoting cross-cultural inclusion, constructive dialogue and U.S.-China exchange.

Details about the Leadership Fellows program and application process are online at and also detailed below. The deadline for applications is August 19, 2016.

Asia Society is HIRING

Asia Society in Washington, D.C. is hiring a Program Associate. The Program Associate will provide executive assistance to the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) Vice President and head of the office, provide administrative and research support to ASPI Washington staff, and assist with the logistical coordination of events for ASPI in DC.

Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.

Council of American Ambassadors is HIRING!

The Council of American Ambassadors is hiring an International Program Associate! The International Program Associate will have dual roles in supporting the Council of American Ambassadors’ communications/outreach initatives as well as its programs (conferences, missions, Fellowships, ambassadorial orientation seminars, etc.). The successful candidate must be able to work in a nonpartisan, team environment and manage his/her time effectively. For more information on the job, see the posting.

The CAA is the nonpartisan association of former and incumbent non-career U.S. ambassadors who have served presidents of both political parties. The Council supports the Department of State and its Chiefs of Mission, provides orientation for newly appointed American ambassadors, sponsors Fellowships to develop young leaders for careers in public diplomacy and international affairs, and educates the public about foreign policy issues affecting the national interest. The Council presents conferences, convenes roundtable discussions, conducts overseas fact-finding missions, publishes a bi-annual journal, The Ambassadors REVIEW, and administers Ambassadors Perspectives, an online forum for commentary on current world issues.

Internships with Stimson

The Stimson Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan “impact” tank devoted to addressing transnational challenges by identifying opportunities that enhance global security and economic prosperity.

Several internship opportunities have opened up relating to East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The Stimson internships offer experience in learning about how non-profit organizations contribute to the understanding of issues in international peace and security. More info:



Critical Languages Scholarship Program is HIRING

The Critical Languages Scholarship is hiring a Program Assistant! The CLS Program is a program of the Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the American Councils for International Education.

Based in Washington, DC, the Program Assistant position for the CLS Program assists in the recruitment and selection of applicants and the administration of intensive overseas summer language institutes for U.S. graduate and undergraduate students. Responsibilities include assisting with a variety of program logistics and clerical tasks, and responding to inquiries.

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