Internship on U.S.-Japan Relations

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a 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. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.

CSIS is seeking several part time research interns to support the Japan Chair during the spring 2017 semester (January-May).

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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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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:



Internship on Sustainable Development in China

The Centre for Sustainability in China’s internship program provides participants with valuable experience in a Chinese or International company based in China. The program is designed to facilitate both companies and interns to find their suitable counterpart in terms of sustainability. Through an intensive selection process, interns will be matched with companies who are currently actively taking part in the promotion of sustainable practice in China.

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The Center for Sustainability is an effort pulled together by industry professionals and scholars with the mission of educating international students on the latest trend of sustainable development taking place in China. The Center specializes in offering students, industry professionals and scholars the opportunity to engage in dialogue, share ideas, skills and perspectives in reference to the common goal, sustainability.

Fully Funded Fellowship in India

The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies, and experience life in another culture. Cultural Vistas will select up to 12 fellows to take part in this multinational professional development program that includes eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany, and India. This fellowship opportunity is funded by Cultural Vistas.

Summer 2016: Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Cultural Vistas Fellows will enrich their academic learning through professional internship and immersion experiences focused on entrepreneurship and innovation.

One cohort of up to four fellows will travel to each international destination. The program will take place in five distinct phases:

  • Virtual learning component to orient fellows to their host country and each other, discuss issues related to entrepreneurship and innovation, and prepare for their time abroad
  • Pre-departure orientation in New York City for fellows to meet, share learning goals, and prepare for their international internships
  • Eight-week internships in Buenos Aires, Berlin, and Bangalore. During this phase, fellows will take part in an online learning exchange to process and provide comparative analyses of their experiences.
  • Re-entry seminar in New York City bringing together fellows to reflect on their experiences and share what they learned during the program
  • Post-program “Fellows in Service” activities that highlight the learning acquired on campuses and in local communities

Program Benefits

  • Program-related travel expenses, including round-trip airfare to and within internship country; travel to New York City for pre-departure and re-entry seminars
  • Internship placement in Argentina, Germany, or India
  • Accommodations throughout program, including pre-departure and re-entry seminars
  • Virtual learning seminar
  • Pre-departure support services
  • Cultural orientation upon arrival in host country
  • Visa application support (where applicable)
  • Emergency medical insurance during internship phase


Candidates for the Cultural Vistas Fellowship must meet the following requirements:

  • U.S. citizens enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university
  • Sophomore or junior academic status at the time of application; minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Ages 18-30
  • No formal prior work or study abroad experiences
  • Prior knowledge of language of host country (applicable in Germany and Argentina only)

Strong preference will be given to students historically underrepresented in international exchange.

This includes, but is not limited to Pell Grant recipients; veterans; first-generation college students; STEM majors; members of minority communities within the United States; and non-traditional students.

Application Deadline: January 26, 2016

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Interview with Former Intern in China


Michael Hopson graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Economics from the College of Arts and Sciences. While completing his degree, he obtained an internship to work in Beijing for 4 weeks with a Non-Governmental Organization named China Policy. The firm’s goal is to research current political, social and economic changes within the central government and how they affected the surrounding provinces. China Policy works with senior staff to prepare presentations for subcommittees within the United Nations, the American Chamber of Commerce as well as other private firms. After completing his internship Michael set out to pursue his goal of becoming an attorney, but after meeting a US diplomat the idea was suggested that he pursue a career at the US State Department working as a Foreign Service officer. While studying and preparing for the test Michael is currently working with Franklin Templeton Investments as a Transfer Agent assisting financial advisors and individual investors with transactions within their investment portfolio and providing fund information.

Tell us all about your internship in China with CRCC Asia.

I worked with different analyst teams in an NGO named China Policy that was located in the Tuanjiehu Subdistrict, which is a part of the larger Chaoyang District in Beijing. We examined the shifts in different legal and economic positions within the Chinese Government and how they would affect the country as a whole, and serve as a consultant to different Foreign and International entities on the best way to operate or proceed within the Central Government.

The average day would start out as a typical work day from 8-5 with an hour lunch break. We would start out by either completing the last task of the previous day or beginning the next set of projects we were scheduled. On a weekly basis the different analyst teams would have meet to calibrate and discuss recent events, and goals moving forward. In addition, there would be articles that the firm would put out on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis and we as a total team would examine the articles and ask questions before an official publication is submitted.

I definitely learned a lot, and I’m not solely referring to the workings and the evolution that is going on within China. I was also able to learn a new computer program to create presentations!


Why did you decide to go to China?

What led me in the direction to go was the indescribable feeling that it was an opportunity to work in an environment in a country I never thought in my wildest dreams I would have the ability to visit. Even comparing with other internship programs I felt that the flexibility and the arrangements that CRCC had to offer were more competitive and more tuned to college students than other programs. As a perfect example, I was accepted to go into the program in the Summer of 2013. They allowed me to push back my internship to start January 2014 so I could focus on my studies.

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Internship with Coca-Cola in Japan

Intern in a unique opportunity with Intrax Global Internship’s Coca-Cola East Japan Program. This program is for students interested in developing Japanese language and intercultural skills while engaging in a full-time, stipend-supported internship with this major corporate partner in Tokyo.

What: SAP Technical Internship

Where: Coca-Cola East, Tokyo, Japan

When: Position is available immediately

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