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.

To learn more about the internship: https://csis-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=92 

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! (www.projectpengyou.org/leadershipfellows)

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 www.projectpengyou.org/leadershipfellows and also detailed below. The deadline for applications is August 19, 2016.

Schwarzman Scholars: Earn a One-Year Master’s Degree in China

The USF Office of National Scholarships is recruiting high-achieving students to apply for the Schwarzman Scholarship. The Schwarzman is a highly competitive scholarship that sends 200 students from around the world to Tsinghua University in Beijing, China in order to pursue a unique one-year master’s degree in one of three concentrations:

  • Public Policy
  • Economics and Business
  • International Studies

The program’s curriculum is designed to build students’ leadership abilities and deepen their knowledge of China in a global context.

Chinese language proficiency is not required, as all classes are taught in English, but an interest in the affairs of China should be present.

The two main eligibility requirements are:

  • Undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent:
    Applicants who are currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs must be on track to successfully complete all degree requirements by August 1, 2017 before orientation begins. There are no requirements for a specific field of undergraduate study; all fields are welcome, but it will be important for applicants, regardless of undergraduate major, to articulate how participating in Schwarzman Scholars will help develop their leadership potential within their field.
  • Age Requirement:
    Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1, 2017.

For more information, please refer to the Schwarzman website: http://schwarzmanscholars.org/

If you are interested, please email Mr. Robert Annis at rannis@honors.usf.edu right away. The intent to apply deadline is June 1st and the Campus Deadline for submission of application materials is August 24st.

ONS will host Schwarzman Informational Workshops on May 24th at 11:00 AM in ALN 252 and June 13th at 1:00 PM in ALN 252.

Emerging Leaders: US-China Study Delegation

The CBCF Emerging Leaders: US-China Study Delegation is a study abroad program designed to provide African-American students living or attending school in Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) member districts with the opportunity to experience Chinese culture and learn Mandarin during a two-week visit to China.

All of the scholars’ housing, travel and meals in China are covered by the China-US Exchange Foundation! CBCF covers participants’ housing and most of their meals during their stay in Washington, DC; CBCF also covers the scholars’ ground transportation in Washington, DC once the program has started.

The deadline to apply is March 1.

More info: https://cbcfinc.academicworks.com/opportunities/342

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.

For more info: http://www.sustainabilityinchina.com/internship-program.html

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.

Graduate Program in China

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center is an educational collaboration between Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University. The HNC offers three graduate program options, in which international students take the majority of their courses in Chinese. The study areas include international politics, economics, law, Chinese studies, and energy, resources and environment. Ideal HNC candidates are students with Chinese proficiency at the intermediate to advanced level, who are interested in a career related to international relations.

HNC is in the midst of recruiting the Fall 2016 class. This flyer has information on how to join one of the Fall Virtual Information Sessions.  The next virtual session will be held on October 22nd, 9:00-10:00pm EST.

For more information about the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, including guaranteed fellowship opportunities, visit the HNC website and email them directly with questions.

Interview with Former Intern in China

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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!

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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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