Opportunities

Job Description
The GW Institute for Korean Studies is seeking an MA student Research Assistant (RA) on a grant from the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) entitled “Global Connectivity of Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation” until May 31, 2019. The RA is expected to support the project under the supervision of Prof. Gregg Brazinsky and Senior Research Associate, Joongho Kim, through performing 1) research and analysis; 2) assisting in the production of reports to the sponsor; and 3) assisting in the dissemination of knowledge through public events and workshops.
 
Salary: $15/hour
 
Hours per week: 10
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Meets regularly with supervisor(s) to discuss research assignments.
  • Attends project meetings.
  • Assists with academic research: prepares literature reviews; gathers and analyzes data.
  • Assists in the acquisition of research materials.
  • Prepares other articles, reports, and presentations if assigned specifically.
  • Assists with the editing and preparation of the final report and contributing it to an academic journal.
  • Assists with monitoring public events (i.e., seminar or conference) whose subjects are related to this project.
  • Assists with arranging and note-taking interviews with targeted professionals.
  • Manages and replies to project-related correspondence.
 
Qualifications:
  • Current MA student at GW.
  • Proven, highly professional writing and editing skills. Ability to synthesize large amounts of information in written format.
  • Familiarity with Korean affairs and political economy preferred.
  • Proficiency in Korean language preferred.

Mosaic Taiwan 2019
Now Accepting Applications

Mosaic Taiwan is a fellowship exchange program for promising young leaders from the U.S. and Canada to visit the Republic of China (Taiwan) and gain firsthand knowledge of its culture and society. Sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the program provides students and young professionals with the interest in global affairs with the opportunity to explore Taiwan through extensive exchanges with local leaders from various fields. It also gives young leaders from Taiwan international exposure by fostering dialogue with their overseas counterparts.

Mosaic Taiwan 2019 will run from June 11 to 20. Participants are expected to take part in substantive team-building and leadership development exercises, workshops and lectures on topics involving Taiwan, attend meetings with representatives of the academic, private and public sectors, as well as visit many of Taiwan’s important cultural, historic and tourist sites.

Eligibility:

U.S. and Canada citizens between the ages of 20 and 35

No previous travel sponsored by the R.O.C. government to Taiwan

Active interests in public affairs, politics, government, and international affairs

Information for Applicants

Required documents:

MT2019-Application Form

Brief bio and CV

2 recommendation letters (minimum)

Academic transcript

Essay

Applications will be accepted from February 1 to February 28, 2019. Please email the completed application form and all required documents to Mr. Jimmy Yu of Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S. at ycyu@mofa.gov.tw.

2019 AIIS Fellowship Program
Now Accepting Applications

The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) invites applications from scholars, professionals, and artists from all disciplines who wish to conduct research or carry out artistic projects in India in 2020-21.

JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
Available to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months.

SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
Available to scholars who hold the Ph.D. degree, either for long-term (six to nine months) or short-term (four months or less) periods.

SENIOR SCHOLARLY/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIPS
Available to scholars and professionals who have not previously worked in India.

SENIOR CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS FELLOWSHIPS
Available to practitioners of the arts of India.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 1, 2019

 

More information about the program and how to apply can be found here: https://www.indiastudies.org/research-fellowship-programs/ 

Building for Peace in the Wake of War

Ha Noi, Hue, Hoi An, Dong Ha, Viet Nam

Summer 2019

 
 
Approximate Dates of Instruction: 
June 19, 2019 to July 24, 2019
 
Application Deadline: 
February 15, 2019

In the summer of 2019, the Comparative History of Ideas program once again will sponsor a well-established study abroad program led by Christoph Giebel (UW, Int’l. Studies/History) to explore the legacy of war and ongoing rebuilding efforts in Viet Nam. More than 40 years after the end of the war, areas of central Viet Nam, where much of the fiercest fighting occurred, still must deal with the war’s after-effects. Environmental, community health, and socio-economic challenges stubbornly remain and defy quick solutions. Students will learn how wars—so easily started—will have grave impacts for generations even after their formal end.

Our group of 16-18 students will first pursue cultural-historical studies in dynamic Ha Noi and serene Hue to firmly contextualize and historicize what is commonly called the “Viet Nam War.” In partnership with PeaceTrees Vietnam, a Seattle-based NGO working on land mine clearance and sustainable environmental/community restoration in Quang Tri Province, we will then engage with, and learn from, lowland and remote upland communities near the former Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and participate in rebuilding and reforestation projects. We will be visiting former battlefields such as Khe Sanh and there gain hands-on experience in how areas cleared of explosives at long last enable sustainable agricultural projects and safe play and learning environments for children.

Besides these activities and learning goals, pursued in one of the most stunningly beautiful areas of Viet Nam, we will also critically examine concepts of “helping” and “service learning,” their ethics and pitfalls, and contemplate our position in a world defined by stark inequality in power and resources.

Professor Giebel has directed eight Comparative History of Ideas programs in Viet Nam, all of which have received uniformly enthusiastic student evaluations.  Ability to speak Vietnamese is not required, and students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply.

Courses: 
  • CHID 470: Understanding Contemporary Viet Nam (2 credits I&S)
  • HSTAS 265 / JSIS A 265: The Viet Nam Wars (5 credits I&S)
  • CHID 475: S.E. Asia Study Abroad: Engaged Community Learning (5 credits, I&S, Diversity)
Total Program Fees: 
$5,400

*Note that the fees stated above do not include some additional costs, including, but not limited to: airfare, UW Student Abroad Insurance ($1.64/day), and personal spending money. Remember that these costs will differ by program. Be sure to read our Fees, Financing, and Withdrawal information for details about the fee structure and payment schedule.

For more information and access to the application please click HERE.

Fellowship Announcement:
Junior Fellows, Henry L. Stimson Center’s South Asia Program

 

The Henry L. Stimson Center’s South Asia Program welcomes applications from highly motivated graduating seniors or individuals who have completed their undergraduate or master’s degree in the past year for its 2019-2020 cohort of Junior Fellows.

Purpose

The one-year, full-time fellowship will provide individuals with a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge of security issues in the subcontinent, engage the South Asia policy community in Washington and the region, and experience working at a dynamic think tank that provides close interaction with senior staff and researchers. Junior Fellows will receive a salary of $37,000 for the full year as well as health insurance and transit benefits for the duration of the fellowship.

Junior Fellows will support the Stimson South Asia Program’s efforts to research, analyze, and inform policymakers about the evolving dynamics of deterrence, conflict risks, military modernization, and great-power competition in Southern Asia. Fellows will be expected to support research, publications, and programmatic efforts (including South Asian Voices, Nuclear Learning, and public events and workshops). They will receive professional development opportunities to engage with leading scholars and practitioners in the field, to represent Stimson at scholarly and policy convenings, to hone technical and analytical skills, and to conduct, present, and publish their own research.

The Stimson South Asia Junior Fellowship will help emerging analysts develop the research, analytical, writing, and project management skills required to succeed in fields related to peace and security in South Asia.

Selection Criteria

Requirements

  • A strong background in: South Asian political, economic, or security issues; strategic studies; international relations theory; or economics.
  • Demonstrated analytical, research, and writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and to collaborate with peers in a team environment.
  • A record of academic excellence.
  • Bachelor’s degree. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for the full twelve months of the fellowship following graduation.

Desirable Skills/Experience

  • Precise editing skills (work experience in university writing center or newspaper a plus).
  • Experience living/working in South Asia and/or working in intercultural settings.
  • Hindi, Urdu, or Mandarin (or other relevant) language skills.
  • Data science skills.
  • Event and/or project management experience.
  • Web management experience/skills.

Application Materials

  • A one-page statement of interest laying out the candidate’s research interests and career goals. Applicants should discuss how they can contribute to the mission and work of the Stimson South Asia Program and how the Stimson South Asia Junior Fellowship would contribute to their long-term professional growth.
  • A two-page curriculum vitae including all educational qualifications, study abroad experience, and extracurricular activities, as well as any work experience to date.
  • Unofficial transcript(s) with academic record of undergraduate and Master’s (if applicable) coursework and study abroad experience.
  • One to two letters of recommendation from a professor or former employer explaining what qualifications, skills, and experiences make the candidate a good fit for the fellowship;
  • A writing sample of no more than two pages on a topic related to South Asian political or security issues.

Letters of recommendation should be emailed to southasiaadmin@stimson.org with the subject line “Stimson South Asia Junior Fellowship—Last name of applicant.” All other application materials should be submitted as PDF documents through Stimson’s online application system HERE.

Selection Process

Completed applications are due February 20, 2018. Interviews will be conducted soon after, and final decisions will be communicated in early April. Applicants selected for interview may be required to complete one or more short research, editing, and/or writing tests. The fellowship will begin in early September 2019 and continue through August 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible for the Stimson South Asia Junior Fellowship?

Graduating seniors or individuals who have finished their undergraduate or master’s studies in the past year with a demonstrated interest in South Asian peace and security issues are eligible to apply for the Junior Fellowship. The fellowship is meant for early career scholars and analysts who are looking to develop expertise in the subcontinent’s strategic affairs.

Do applicants have to be U.S. citizens to apply for the Stimson South Asia Junior Fellowship?

No. International applicants are welcome to apply as long as they have a valid visa that allows them to work in the United States for the full 12 months of the fellowship (approximately September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020).

When is the application due and where should I submit my application materials?

All applications materials (including letters of recommendation) are due February 20, 2019. Materials other than letters of recommendation should be submitted as PDF documents through Stimson’s online application system HERE. Letters of recommendation should be emailed to southasiaadmin@stimson.org with the subject line “Stimson South Asia Junior Fellowship—Last name of applicant.”

Will be notified if I am not selected for the fellowship?

Only those chosen for the interview round will be notified of their selection or non-selection.

When does the fellowship begin?

Though there is some flexibility, the fellowship will begin roughly in early September 2019 and continue through August 2020.

Is the Stimson South Asia Junior Fellowship paid?

Yes. Junior Fellows will receive a salary of $3,083.33 per month ($37,000 for the full year). In addition, Stimson will provide health insurance and a transit benefit to the fellows for the duration of the fellowship.

For additional questions or information, please email southasiaadmin@stimson.org with the subject line “Query regarding Stimson South Asia Junior Fellowship 2019-2020.”

Internship Announcement:
International Economic Policy

South and Southeast Office, U.S. Department of the Treasury

 

The South and Southeast office is seeking graduate-level interns for the summer. This internship offers an excellent opportunity to engage on policy issues across 20 countries that provide an interesting mix of transition, developing, frontier, and emerging market policy issues to dive into. It is largest office in terms of population covered, but one of the smallest in terms of staff and therefore guarantees a rewarding experience. Engaging with this region is a key piece of the Indo-Pacific strategy and our office works on multiple interagency processes to help shape our foreign policy objectives.  Our Southeast Asia priorities in the coming year include analyzing Chinese investments across the region, closely monitoring monetary policy, and supporting high standards in electronic payments and other ASEAN integration processes.
Our South Asia priorities in the coming year include helping India tackle stress in the corporate and banking sectors, helping Pakistan avert a balance of payments crisis, and supporting Afghanistan fiscal self-sufficiency.

Duties:
The successful candidate will help the office provide economic analysis for Treasury officials to develop U.S. international economic policy toward South and Southeast Asia.  Specific tasks will include:
 Collecting, analyzing, and presenting economic data in support of policy priorities;
 Assisting with preparing reports and memos for senior Treasury officials;
 Preparing regular updates of regional financial and currency market activity;
 Conducting background research on relevant economic and financial issues;
 Attending and reporting on official meetings in and outside of government;
 Coordinating with other Treasury offices; and
 Assisting with trip preparation and briefing books.

Requirements:
Candidates should have a solid understanding of international economics and/or finance. Candidates should also have strong quantitative, research, writing, organizational, spreadsheet, and communication skills; the ability to meet tight deadlines; talent in constructing well-reasoned arguments and extracting key data/information from large documents; and the capacity to work independently and as part of a team.  This position is unpaid and open to U.S. citizens only.  Candidates are expected to work 40 hours per week.

What students will learn:
This internship will provide candidates the opportunity to learn about and contribute to the formation of public policy.  Students will become proficient at researching and compiling data using Bloomberg and Haver, as well as analyzing and presenting the data.  Students will learn how to draft talking points and prepare briefing materials, as well as how to make a point succinctly to busy senior officials.  Students will also have an opportunity to attend and report on relevant financial and economic seminars and conferences around Washington DC. 

Application:
Candidates should apply to the 2019 Summer Student Volunteer vacancy announcement posted on USAjobs here. The start and end dates are flexible based on school schedules.

Also, candidates should submit via email a resume, transcripts, and a relevant writing sample (1-3
pages) no later than March 15 to Carol Cohen at carol.cohen@treasury.gov and Victor Tineo at
victor.tineo@treasury.gov.

American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowships

 
The American Institute of Indian Studies is a cooperative, non-profit organization of eighty-six American colleges and universities that supports the advancement of knowledge and understanding of India, its people, and culture. AIIS welcomes applicants from a wide variety of disciplines. In addition to applicants in the Humanities and Social Sciences AIIS encourages applicants in fields such as Development Studies, Natural Resources Management, Public Health, and Regional Planning.
 
Applications to conduct research in India may be made in the following categories:
Junior Research Fellowships: Available to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities in all fields of study. Junior Research Fellowships are specifically designed to enable doctoral candidates to pursue their dissertation research in India. Junior Research Fellows establish formal affiliation with Indian universities and Indian research supervisors. Awards are available for up to eleven months.
Senior Research Fellowships: Available to scholars who hold the Ph.D. or its equivalent. Senior Fellowships are designed to enable scholars in all disciplines who specialize in South Asia to pursue further research in India. Senior Fellows establish formal affiliation with an Indian institution. Short-term awards are available for up to four months. Long-term awards are available for six to nine months. A limited number of humanists will be granted fellowships paid in dollars funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Senior scholars may also apply for an AIIS/Ashoka University Research and Teaching Fellowship.
Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellowships: Available to established scholars who have not previously specialized in Indian studies and to established professionals who have not previously worked or studied in India. Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellows are formally affiliated with an Indian institution. Awards are for periods of six to nine months.
Senior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships: Available to accomplished practitioners of the performing arts of India and creative artists who demonstrate that study in India would enhance their skills, develop their capabilities to teach or perform in the U.S., enhance American involvement with India’s artistic traditions, and strengthen their links with peers in India. Awards will normally be for periods of up to four months, although proposals for periods of up to nine months can be considered.
 
Non U.S. citizens are welcome to apply for AIIS fellowships as long as they are either graduate students or full-time faculty at a college or university in the U.S. Citizens of the United States, however, can apply for senior fellowships if they are not affiliated with an institution of higher education in the U.S. The fellowship competition is open to all applicants and is NOT restricted to applicants from AIIS member institutions. Fellowships are funded by both U.S. government grants as well as AIIS endowment funds. Most of the federal funds received are restricted to U.S. citizens; non-U.S. citizens and performing/creative arts fellows are generally funded by the AIIS endowment. The number of fellowships AIIS can offer depends on the funding available from the different sources, though all applicants are reviewed equally and simultaneously. The AIIS strongly encourages applications from non-US citizens and US citizens alike, and remains committed to providing research opportunities to all qualified candidates regardless of nationality. It also seeks additional private support to increase the number of its awards. Fellowships are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (also available to permanent residents); the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States State Department and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers under the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended. Fellowships for six months or more may include limited coverage for dependents.
 
Applications can be downloaded from:
www.indiastudies.org
For further information, please contact:
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF INDIAN STUDIES
1130 East 59th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637
(773) 702-8658
Email: aiis@uchicago.edu
www.indiastudies.org
Global Ambassador Scholarship Program

The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program is an Ambassador program. A unique program especially designed for students who will be representing their state as well as the United States, acting as ambassadors to Taiwan. Upon returning to the United States, students will be expected to act as ambassadors of good will for both the United States and Taiwan whenever the opportunity presents itself.

TUSA wants to create closer friendships and understanding between the people of the United States and the people of Taiwan. To accomplish our objective, we are offering a unique program to college/university undergraduate/graduate students who are interested in studying Mandarin (Chinese) language and learning about Taiwanese culture.

Application Deadline – March 31st

Application instructions can be found here.

Chinese Language Fellowship Program

The Chinese Language Fellowship Program (CLFP) is a nationwide initiative designed to support American PhD students in political science with a fellowship of up to $45,000 so that they can devote one year to intensive Chinese language training at an institution of the fellow’s choice, generally in China or Taiwan.

We are looking for emerging China scholars interested in informing U.S. public policy and training successive cohorts of American experts. Fellows will participate in a one-year intensive language program to help them acquire outstanding Chinese language skills. The Chinese Language Fellowship award is designed to cover all tuition and other registration/visa fees related to a student’s intensive Chinese language program, as well as to provide a stipend to cover basic living and travel costs. 

Qualified applicants for the fellowship will:

  • Be a student in a PhD program in political science, with a focus on China, at a U.S. university. (In exceptional cases, the Selection Committee may review applications from PhD students in other policy-relevant academic disciplines, such as modern history or international political economy.)

  • Demonstrate an intermediate Chinese language ability (e.g., through transcripts from classes taken and/or the results of language assessment tests) and a clear commitment to expand their Chinese language skills. The fellowship is NOT intended to help beginner students of Chinese.

  • Desire to advance public policy toward China through improved expertise and understanding, or to contribute to scholarly research and teaching on China in order to develop future generations of China specialists.

  • Be a U.S. citizen.

Application deadline: February 24, 2019. If you are eligible, we look forward receiving your application. Otherwise, please forward this email to PhD students in political science who are eligible.

For any questions, please reach out to clfp@nbr.org.

Learn More and Apply with this link:

https://www.nbr.org/chinese-language-fellowship-program/

We are helping hire a Program Coordinator for Harvard University’s Regional Office in Delhi. Should this interest you, please read further. 

About the Organization

The Lakshmi Mittal & Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University engages faculty and students through interdisciplinary programs to advance and deepen the teaching and research on global issues relevant to South Asia.  The South Asia Institute Regional Office in New Delhi enables SAI to advance its mission, meet a growing demand for academic activities, and provide a base for future initiatives in India.

About the Role

  • Coordinating and providing high-level logistical and administrative support to faculty and their research teams on projects across India;
  • Liaising with various stakeholders – including faculty, research assistants, Harvard administrators, Tata Trusts contacts, local vendors etc – to ensure all activities comply with grant stipulations;
  • Monitoring project implementation and gathering data from project teams for grant reporting;
  • Preparing required reports, including Quarterly reports, Annual Work plan, and Utilization Certificates, sponsored account requirements, chart of accounts, and financial systems (training will be provided), in collaboration with the India Office Finance and Grants Manager;
  • Assisting in the planning and execution of events, conferences, seminars, related to the Institute.

Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3+ years of work experience Master’s Degree preferred. 
  • Must possess strong written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and multi-task in a small team.
  • Positive and outgoing attitude.
  • Experience with Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office, Adobe and knowledge of wordpress preferred. 
  • Experience in an academic setting strongly preferred. 

To Apply
Please submit a CV & a Cover letter to apply for this job. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For questions, write to us at team@ivyplusnetwork.com

Application and Information Link:

https://ivyplusnetwork.com/jobs/program-coordinator?ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_5_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=3f42cd8752&mc_eid=e03c7aaf33 

Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC)

LIU XIAOBO FELLOWSHIP:

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) is offering paid Fellowships to graduates of accredited Bachelor’s, Master’s, J.D. Programs, or current graduate-level students. CECC Fellowship positions are filled twice a year. The Spring term (Part-Time, 15-20 hours a week) begins approximately in early February and ends in mid-May. The Summer term (Full-Time, 32-40 hours per week) begins approximately in mid-May and ends in August/September. The Commission may recruit additional Fellows during the year based on internal needs. The precise start and end dates are determined based on the Commission’s schedule, and the end dates can be negotiated based on Fellows’ needs. 

The CECC’s Liu Xiaobo Fellowship was created in honor of renowned Chinese Nobel Prize laureate and prominent political prisoner Liu Xiaobo, who died in state custody in July 2017, just weeks after officials reported that he was battling late-stage liver cancer. A writer, former literature professor, and human rights advocate, Liu Xiaobo was among the chief authors of Charter 08, an open statement calling for political reform and greater protection of human rights in China, which was released on December 10, 2008, to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Human Rights Day. Liu was detained on December 8, 2008 and later arrested on the charge of “inciting subversion of state power” in connection with his work on Charter 08 and several political essays he wrote. At the time of his death, he had served nearly 8 years of an 11-year prison sentence. 

The Liu Xiaobo Fellowship provides significant professional experience for individuals with a background in Chinese politics, law, and society, in addition to strong Chinese language skills. Fellows work closely with the Commission and its staff on the full array of issues concerning human rights, the rule of law, and governance in China (including criminal justice, institutions of democratic governance, environmental issues, religious freedom, freedom of expression, ethnic minority rights, women’s rights, etc.).

Fellows perform important research support tasks (often in Chinese), attend China-related events, meet human rights advocates and other professionals whose work is focused on China, and assist staff in the drafting of Commission analyses, in addition to other tasks. (Click here for CECC analysis of recent developments in the rule of law and human rights in China.) Fellows may also perform research for the Commission’s Political Prisoner Database, which has been accessible to the public since its launch in November 2004 (click here to begin a search).

CECC Fellows will be paid $12/hour. Fellows are not eligible for any additional federal benefits.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Fellows must be U.S. citizens.  
  • Fellows must be a graduate of an accredited Bachelor’s, Master’s, or J.D. program, or a current graduate-level student.
  • Fellows should have completed at least some China-related coursework. It is also desirable that they have some background in one or more of the specific human rights and rule of law issues in the CECC legislative mandate.
  • Chinese language skills: Fellows should be able to read Chinese well enough to assist with research in newspapers, journals, and government documents. More advanced Chinese language capability would be a plus. A successful candidate for a fellowship will often have lived or studied in mainland China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume/CV, writing sample, and the names and contact information of two references (please assemble application materials in one PDF file, if possible) to the CECC via e-mail to Judy Wright, Director of Administration, at judy.wright@mail.house.gov. NO phone calls, please.

Application Deadlines:

  • Spring Term: Applications must be received by our office no later than 11:59 P.M. (EST) on November 15.
  • Summer Term: Applications must be received by our office no later than 11:59 P.M. (EST) on February 15.

Cover Letter:

  • Please discuss in your cover letter how your professional goals, interests, and background relate to the Commission’s legislative mandate regarding human rights and the rule of law in China.
  • Brief statement addressing how your research skills, knowledge, and experience make you a suitable candidate for the CECC Liu Xiaobo Fellowship.
  • Please indicate in your cover letter whether you are able to read Mandarin Chinese for research purposes. If yes, please indicate your level of fluency, i.e. beginner, intermediate, advanced, or native fluency. If you have taken a Chinese language proficiency exam, such as the HSK or ILR, please indicate the highest score you have obtained.
  • Please indicate how you heard about this fellowship position.

Resume:

  • Please include relevant work history, coursework, educational achievements, honors/awards received, translation experience, and anything else that you feel will help our evaluation.

Writing sample:

  • Please provide a writing sample (in English) of no more than two pages and no more than 500 words (double spaced). Your submission must be your own work, and can be an excerpt of a longer piece.

References:

  • Please include their names, titles, phone numbers, and email addresses. Recommendation letters are not required.

ABOUT THE COMMISSION:

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China was created by Congress in October 2000 with the legislative mandate to monitor human rights and the development of the rule of law in China, and to submit an annual report to the President and the Congress. The Commission consists of nine Senators, nine Members of the House of Representatives, and five senior Administration officials appointed by the President.

Program and Communications Intern

Application deadline: Open until position is filled.

Position start date: Begin immediately.

Time commitment: 32 hours per week preferred, but negotiable.

Compensation: Paid internship.

Organization Description The US-China Education Trust (USCET) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to strengthening mutual understanding between the United States and China through education and exchange for next-generation leaders. USCET works with Chinese academic institutions that comprise its 54-member American Studies Network and 39-member Media Education Consortium. Through conferences, seminars, fellowships, and professional training, USCET helps China’s policymakers, university faculty and students understand American society in the context of the political, cultural, and economic forces that have given rise to America and its values.

Position Description USCET seeks a self-motivated, highly organized and tech-savvy Program and Communications Intern to provide programmatic and communication support to the Chief Operating Officer and the President and work as part of a dynamic team. S/he plays a key role in supporting the implementation of ongoing programs as well as developing new initiatives addressing critical issues related to US-China relations. S/he is responsible for creating meaningful content for USCET’s social media presence and connecting with relevant audiences.

Responsibilities

  1. Program implementation – Assist in the implementation of program activities:
  • Support the monitoring of program activities and the implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation plans;
  • Assist in formulating program budgets, tracking expenditure of funds, and administering financial transactions;
  • Field and manage consultants and speakers, including drafting consultant contracts and monitoring deliverables and expenses;
  • Travel to China with senior staff as needed and assist in making travel arrangements
  1. Grant writing and reporting – Contribute to the design and development of new initiatives:
  • Conduct research to inform the development of new initiatives related to US-China relations;
  • Write concept papers and develop grant proposals and budgets;
  • Draft reports to donors, which may include individuals, foundations, and government agencies;
  • Conduct other writing projects as assigned.
  1. Communications and Outreach
  • Conduct online communications – Write blog-type updates for USCET website, draft new website text/pages, draft announcements and newsletters for partners, and other web-content;
  • Conduct social media communications – Update USCET social media platforms, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Weibo, and other portals;
  • Create dynamic written, graphic and video content, including invitations, brochures, and other materials for programs and events.

Qualifications

  • Current graduate student.
  • Demonstrated academic and policy interests in international relations, diplomacy, and US- China relations.
  • Excellent writing and critical thinking skills essential, as well as ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Well organized with attention to detail and ability to carry out tasks independently.
  • Solid organizational skills with ability to multitask.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, InDesign, PhotoShop, and web-based tools; graphic design skills desirable.
  • Proficiency in written and oral Chinese preferred.
  • On the ground experience working or studying in China also preferred.

How to apply

Application:

  • Send cover letter, resume, and 2 short writing samples of three pages each to: employment@uscet.org

Location:

  • 2101 K Street, NW. Second Floor. Washington DC 20037

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its summer 2019 study abroad offerings in Taiwan. With an 8-week intensive Chinese language program in Tainan and a 4-week regional studies program in Taipei, we look forward to welcoming students of all academic backgrounds and language levels to Taiwan this summer.

 

Scholarship funding and U.S. academic credit is available to participants on both programs:

 

Taiwan Intensive Summer Language Program

Host: National Cheng Kung University – Tainan, Taiwan

Dates: June 20 – August 17, 2019 (8 weeks)

Eligibility: Students 18 and over with 1-3 years of university-level Chinese by summer 2019

Program Features:

  • 20 hours per week of small-group and individualized one-on-one Chinese instruction
  • Local student conversation partners
  • Hands-on culture classes introducing students to topics such as popular music and film, Taiwanese cooking, and traditional medicine
  • Day trips and overnight excursions providing participants a deeper understanding of Taiwanese history and culture
  • Community interaction opportunities and a weekend homestay with a local host family allowing participants to apply their language skills in a variety of authentic contexts
  • Two semesters’ worth of Chinese language credit offered through Bryn Mawr College

Tradition and Modernity in Taiwan

Host: National Chengchi University – Taipei, Taiwan

Dates: July 13 – August 11, 2019 (4 weeks)

Eligibility: All students 18 and over (no Chinese language background required)

Program Features:

  • Coursework in Taiwanese culture, society, history, and politics taught in English by expert faculty
  • Daily Chinese language instruction (taught at the beginner and intermediate levels)
  • Hands-on culture classes introducing students to topics such as tai chi, calligraphy, and traditional handicrafts
  • Regular field trips allowing participants further meaningful engagement with course content 
  • Academic credit in sociology and political science offered through Bryn Mawr College

 

Read what past participants have to say about their experiences studying in Taiwan on our blog website: https://acstudyabroad.wordpress.com/tag/taiwan/

 

Financial Aid

Through the generous support of the Taiwan Ministry of Education, all U.S. students applying for AC Study Abroad scholarship funding for either program in Taiwan will automatically also be considered for additional scholarships of up to $2500, awarded based on financial need and academic merit.

Past program participants have successfully applied additional outside sources of financial aid, including Fund for Education Abroad ScholarshipsFreeman Awards for Study in Asia , and Gilman Scholarships to further reduce their out-of-pocket costs.  

 

The deadline to apply for both programs is February 15, 2019

LEARN A SOUTH ASIAN LANGUAGE THIS SUMMER!

SASLI, based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is offering intensive summer courses in the following South Asian Languages:
Bengali, Dari, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Pashto, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Urdu

SASLI will be offering Third-Year Hindi and Third-Year Urdu in addition to the elementary and intermediate level courses. All other classes will be offered at the elementary and intermediate levels only. NEW in 2019, SASLI will be offering Dari!
Program Dates: June 17- August 9
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019
Apply Online: https://sasli.wisc.edu/student-application/

Funding Opportunities 

There are three funding options available to students:  
1) $1000 Fee Remissions, indicate interest when submitting the SASLI online application!
2) SASLI Half and Full Fee Remission, Deadline March 11, 2019
3) FLAS Fellowships, Deadline February 11, 2019
 
Further information about funding and the SASLI FLAS and Half/Full Fee Remission applications can be found on the SASLI website!
 

 

Exploring study abroad options for this summer? Consider aninternational internship, where you can gain first-hand work experience and prime real estate on your resume, all whiletravelling, exploring and having fun

CRCC Asia supports 4, 8, or 12 week full-time internships with an English speaking supervisor in 8 different locations worldwide.

 

Every accepted participant on our program is guaranteed an internship placement in 1 of 3 sectors of your choice in any of our 8 program locations. Placements are made based on experience, skills, previous coursework and goals. Included in the tuition is accommodation, visa processing, airport pick-up, induction day, guaranteed internship placement, cultural events, networking, and more. 

Last year boasted strong results with CRCC Asia reaching 8,200 alumni and with employability outcomes including: 

 

 
 

Learn more about our internship programs here or apply below to set up an advising call to learn more.

 

Interested in $300 off your international internship experience? 

To help you learn more about our programs and the dynamic characteristics that each city has to offer CRCC Asia will be hosting 8 location specific webinars every Tuesday and Thursday beginning Tuesday, January 15th at 5:30 PM EST until Thursday, February 7th. 

 

TOKYO, Tuesday, January 15th at 5:30 PM EST

You can view Tokyo’s recorded Webinar to discover your $300 Promo code or review the upcoming webinar schedule below to learn about another location.

 

Upcoming webinar schedule below. Please join the live webinar by following the link below:

All webinars will be 25 minutes.

 Each participant will receive a $300 promo code for attending any webinar. 

*discounts cannot exceed $500 if combined with other offers.  

 

SHANGHAI, Thursday, January 17th at 5:30 PM EST

Learn more about this International City with great finance placements, a wonderful expat community, and a robust cultural scene. 

 

 

BEIJING, Tuesday, January 22nd at 5:30 PM EST

Explore Beijing’s rich history and tradition while engaging with a trendy start-up scene, and strong non-profit  and legal sectors

HO CHI MINH CITY, Thursday, January 24th at 5:30 PM EST

Let your dollar stretch while you feast on amazing street food while working in technology, finance, and development. 

 

 

SHENZHEN, Tuesday, January 29th at 5:30 PM EST

Across from Hong Kong sits a once sleepy fishing village that is now the electronic manufacturing capital of the world. Learn more about this unique program location. 

MANCHESTER. Thursday, January 31st at 5:30 PM EST

Explore London on the weekends but experience the true England at its heart in Manchester. Home to football (soccer) history, BBC Headquarters, and a wealth of new start-ups.

 

 

OSAKA, Tuesday, February 5th at 5:30 PM EST

Host to this year’s G20 summit and a few Rugby World Cup games, learn how Osaka became the Green Tech hub of Japan while exploring the unique cuisine in the region that started it all.

SEOUL. Thursday, February 7th at 5:30 PM EST

Home of huge names such as Samsung, with a dynamic tech and finance hub, learn more about this city that balances nature and technology. 

 

To find out more about placement opportunities for your major fill out the application below to schedule an advising call.

 

Position Summary

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is looking for a team player interested in developing office skills and professional experience in a nonprofit, policy-research setting. The Political and Security Affairs (PSA) Intern will be exposed to various NBR projects, such as Strategic Asia,China’s Vision for a New Order, the Military and Security Implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the Maritime Awareness Project, and projects related to specific countries such as Taiwan and North Korea. This opportunity allows for the individual to develop skills in writing, research, event planning, publications, and general office and project support through on-the-job experience.

This is a paid, full-time (40 hours per week), temporary (3-6-month) internship located in NBR’s Washington, D.C. office. The ideal candidate will be available to start in early February. The Intern will be supervised by both the Director of Political and Security Affairs and the Senior Project Manager. This internship position would be ideal for a candidate seeking to apply and expand his/her skills and build a portfolio in project management, research, writing, and editing to advance career opportunities.  

About NBR

NBR conducts advanced independent research on strategic, political, economic, globalization, energy, and health issues affecting U.S. relations with Asia. Drawing upon an extensive network of the world’s leading specialists and leveraging the latest technology, NBR bridges the academic, business, and policy arenas. NBR disseminates its research through briefings, publications, conferences, Congressional testimony, and email forums, and by collaborating with leading institutions worldwide.

The Intern will work on the following:

  • Project Activities: drafting and proof-reading project descriptions, concept papers, etc.; and maintaining project documentation, web-pages, and filing systems
  • 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
  • Publications Support: reviewing, fact-checking, proof-reading and formatting publications; assisting with publications distribution (including mailings), etc.
  • 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 and General Office Support: answering incoming calls to the organization and provide general office support as needed
  • Participating in and supporting other NBR activities as needed

 Qualifications

  • Degree holder preferably in Asia Studies, International Relations, Political Studies, or a related field
  • Some in-office experience with research, writing, editing, event planning, or other responsibilities listed above preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency in a relevant geographical or topical area of Asia studies and/or US-Asia policy, particularly Chinese foreign policy, Taiwan, maritime security issues, and/or nuclear issues; reading proficiency in an Asian language (especially Mandarin Chinese) preferred

Application Instructions

This position will be open until filled. To apply, submit the following materials through NBR’s employment site (https://nbr.applicantpro.com/jobs/):

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
    • The cover letter should explain your qualifications and interest in the position and NBR, and when you would be available to begin work
  • Writing sample
    • The writing sample must be a piece that has not undergone external editing, such as a paper for school or a draft of a published piece
  • Three references
    • Name, title, affiliation, relationship to you, contact info (email and phone)

A proofreading test will be given to applicants at the interview stage.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Internship or Graduate Fellowship, Southeast Asia

McLarty Associates is seeking a graduate student or undergraduate senior for a paid semester internship focusing on Southeast Asia. This individual will also occasionally assist the Trade and Northeast Asia practices.

The intern/graduate fellow will conduct extensive research on public policy, business, and trade issues; attend and report on speeches, panel discussions, and policy forums of interest to the firm and clients; and assist professional staff with general office and administrative support. Candidates must be able to commit to working from January through May with a preference for applicants who can work full-time (40 hours per week).

Ideal applicants will have:

  • Exceptional research, writing, and organizational skills
  • A strong background and demonstrated interest in Southeast Asia
  • An understanding of international politics, economics, government relations, and the private sector
  • Experience living and/or studying in Southeast Asia 
  • Fluency in a regional language, particularly in Indonesian or Vietnamese, is preferred but not required
  • A strong background in trade issues on a regional and global level is viewed as a plus 

Qualified applicants should send a detailed cover letter highlighting relevant experience and skills, a resume, and one short writing sample(no more than 3 pages) demonstrating strong research and concise writing on issues related to international politics or political economy tocareers@maglobal.com. Please compile all application materials into a single PDF file.

https://maglobal.com/contact/careers/

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and the Institute for National Security Studies at the National Defense University (NDU) are partnering to organize the National Asia Research Program (NARP), a major nationwide research and conference program designed to reinvigorate and advance the policy-relevant study of contemporary Asia.

A group of 20 rising Asia scholars will be selected through a competitive, nationwide process to contribute policy-relevant research on national security issues in 2019. We are looking for emerging/next generation Asia scholars interested in engaging in research and scholarship of direct relevance to policymakers.

**DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 21st** Apply here!

Key components of the NARP Fellowship include:

Training opportunities—NBR and NDU will hold training seminars for Fellows to develop skills necessary to conduct policy-relevant research and effectively deliver their research to the policy community, including honing skills in briefing, op-ed writing, and media engagement.

Connecting with policymakers, including executive and legislative branches—The NARP will connect specialists with policymakers through their participation in NBR and NDU programming, highlight the scholars whose commitment and expertise contribute to national interests, and raise policymakers’ appreciation for the importance of academic work on Asia to the policy process.

Presenting research on Asia policy issues—During their one-year term, Fellows will have the opportunity to present their research at the Asia Policy Assembly, a major public event where scholars and senior policymakers discuss contemporary Asia policy issues

Publishing research findings—Fellows will also publish their findings through NBR, NDU, and top policy-oriented publications.

A $10,000 stipend awarded to each Fellow—The stipend will support the Fellows’ work over their term, during which they will remain at their home institutions.

Qualified applicants for the NARP Fellowship should have:

  • Received a PhD from an accredited institution of higher education within the past ten years in an appropriate discipline such as international relations/studies, Asian studies, public policy, or security studies. In exceptional cases, PhD candidates who are preparing to defend their dissertations may also be considered.

  • Demonstrated experience conducting scholarly research and publishing on one or more of the issues outlined in the NARP research agenda
  • A desire to further develop and hone the skills necessary to convey research findings to a policy audience through policy journals, op-eds, and government briefings
  • U.S. citizenship.
 For any questions, please reach out to narp@nbr.orgApply here.

The Asian Journal of Public Affairs invites academics and PhD students to submit manuscripts of original research articles (6,000-7,000 words excluding abstract and bibliography), book reviews, commentary (1,500 words maximum) and policy analysis/field reports for ongoing research (5,000 words maximum).

Contributions to the journal are accepted on a rolling basis. Please email your manuscripts to: ajpa[at]nus[dot]edu[dot]sg. Citations must follow the Chicago Manual of Style. Contact the editorial board for further details.

AJPA Volume 11 Issue 2 is expected to be published in March 2019.

AJPA’s Aims and Scope

The Asian Journal of Public Affairs (AJPA) is the flagship journal of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP). It is a peer-reviewed publication featuring articles by scholars and practitioners on public affairs issues in the Greater Asia including the Middle East, Central and South Asia, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Published on a bi-annual basis, AJPA seeks to influence public policy-making in Asia through interdisciplinary policy-relevant research. Print circulation is targeted not only to academic audiences but also to civil society and government organizations. The scope of Public Affairs includes, but is not limited to, Public Policy (including sectoral policies), Public Administration and Management, International Security, International Political Economy, Social and Political Sciences and Economics. Each issue features scholarly and practitioner-based research articles, field reports, commentaries, and book reviews. Articles may be quantitative and/or qualitative, national or cross-national. Preference is given to contributions which have accessible and clearly articulated policy implications.

Applications now open for the Asia Studies Visiting Fellowship at the East-West Center in Washington

This fellowship supports scholars and analysts who wish to undertake research and writing on topics of relevance to contemporary U.S.-Indo-Pacific policy; in particular, proposals regarding key challenges in U.S.-Indo-Pacific relations and possible responses and approaches to addressing those challenges.

The fellowship finances residencies for a period of three months in Washington, D.C. at the East-West Center in Washington. Residencies may begin as early as March 2019 and extend through September 2019.

The fellowship includes a monthly stipend, and round trip economy airfare to Washington, D.C. Fellows will complete an article and monograph and must give a public seminar on their research topic.

Application:

Apply by: January 2, 2019

For detailed information on how to apply, please visit their Visiting Fellowships web page.

For additional questions, please email: washington@eastwestcenter.org

Applications now open to become a Conference Assistant at the 2019 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty
The land tenure team in the World Bank’s Research Department leads Bank research on land tenure and governance (including large scale acquisition of land) as well as the impact evaluation of scalable land interventions. One of the main activities organized by the team is the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty which brings together representatives from governments, the development community, civil society, academia, and the private sector to discuss issues of concern to communities, land practitioners and policymakers worldwide.

The conference, which has become the premier global forum on land governance, aims to foster dialogue and sharing of good practices around the diversity of reforms, approaches and experiences that are being implemented in the land sector around the world.

Over the past few years, the event has grown from 200-300 participants to over 1000 registered participants. With approximate 1300 participants from over 130 countries, the 2018 conference was by far the largest to date – which demonstrates the increasing attention that governments, civil society, and the private sector are paying to issues related to land governance and responsible agricultural investment.

The 2019 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty is scheduled for March 25-29, 2019. The conference will take place across several conference rooms in the World Bank’s Main Complex (1818 H Street NW) in Washington, DC. The conference program brings a large number of sessions organized around thematic tracks with oral presentations on latest research, impact evaluations, experiences with new approaches for scaling land administration systems and business models; lightning talks on geospatial innovations, and a learning day. This year’s conference theme will be “Catalyzing Innovation.”

To ensure that this event maintains its status as the premier global gathering on land issues, the World Bank seeks to recruit several motivated individuals to serve as conference assistants during the conference.

Responsibilities:

Candidates should be prepared to serve either as a Room Monitor, Registration Assistant, Floater or Photographer. Candidates should be aware that their role may change throughout the conference depending upon overall staffing needs.

Successful candidates will be required to complete two half-day mandatory training sessions to be fully prepared to complete the tasks during the conference week. The first half day training session will take place in December 2018 (tentatively December 1st) and the second full day training session will take place the weekend before the conference (March 23, 2019). As part of this training, all individuals will be expected to assist in final preparations for the conference, including stuffing name badges, organizing table tents and chair packets, placing directional signs around the building, putting up conference posters, and doing a walk-through of each conference room to ensure that the appropriate technology and room set-up are in place. Final arrangements for the training session will be communicated to the successful candidates by the World Bank at a time closer to the conference.

Detailed below are the responsibilities of each type of Conference Assistant:

  • Room Monitors: Responsibilities include tasks that will be performed prior to and during the conference to ensure the successful development of the sessions in their rooms. Room monitors should be prepared to troubleshoot technology or catering issues by contacting the conference organizers in a timely fashion.
  • Registration Assistants: Responsibilities include tasks that will be performed prior to and during the conference such as greeting VIPs and attending to any of their special requests, recording the attendance of registered participants when they arrive, registering new participants, directing participants to their desired session room and other World Bank facilities and communicating in a timely manner with the conference organizers to address any unforeseen issues or questions.
  • Floaters: Responsibilities include tasks that will be performed prior to and during the conference that support all Room Monitors and Registration Assistants as needed.
  • Photographers: Responsibilities include capturing high resolution images of the conference activities, and the diverse group of participants, and will be performed during the conference.Application

Requirements

Suitable candidates must be fluent in English, communicate professionally with high-level World Bank and government representatives, and excel in a fast-paced and multicultural work environment. Demonstrated ability to problem-solve, and experience in customer service are desirable but not required, and knowledge of other languages is an added asset.

Preferably enrolled in an academic program related to the following fields: Urban Planning, Economics, Sustainability, International Development, Tourism Administration, Event and Meeting Management. The candidate should have a legal permit to work in the US.

This contract will begin on December 1, 2018 and expire on April 30, 2019, for a total of 5 days, but the main responsibilities of the Conference Assistants will be executed during the conference (March 25-29, 2019). All Conference Assistants will have the opportunity to take breaks in between sessions and at lunch.

Application

Express interest by: November 15, 2018

Contact Person : Michelle Brydges mgbrydges@gwmail.gwu.edu | Dulce Naime dnaime@worldbank.org

Applications now open for the Center for Advanced China Research (CACR)

The Center for Advanced China Research (CACR) is hiring volunteer research interns to conduct research
and assist with the center’s development. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Ideal candidates are
advanced undergraduate students, recent graduates, and graduate students with knowledge of China’s
political system and foreign policy, excellent Chinese-language research skills, and excellent writing skills.

Opportunities for professional development are as follows:

  • Honing Chinese language research abilities and knowledge of openly available Internet sources,
    conducting writing and analysis for articles, conference reports, and other such projects in accordance
    with the CACR needs.
  • Opportunity to regularly be featured as an author on Party Watch Initiative’s signature weekly report.
  • Opportunity to help shape the development of a new think tank.

Preferred Attributes

  • Currently enrolled in/recently graduated from university program with coursework in China/Asian Affairs.
  • Able to commit 10-20 hours a week to the internship.
  • Excellent Chinese language research skills. Ability to pass a timed language assessment.
  • Excellent analysis, writing, and communication skills.
  • Experience with social media

Application

Please submit the following items by email to jgbowie@ccpwatch.org:

  • 1-2 page resume, PDF
  • 1 paragraph cover letter in body of email explaining relevant experience and qualifications.
  • A short writing sample.
  • A list of 2 references (including reference’s name, title, affiliation, email address, and phone number).

 

Spring 2019 Internship
November 5, 2018
Call for Spring 2019 Internship Applications!
The Project 2049 Institute is accepting applications for Spring 2019 internship positions for current students and recent graduates.
RESEARCH INTERN
Position Responsibilities:
  • Assist with the Institute’s research projects and ongoing programs
  • Assist with administrative tasks, event planning, and other logistics
  • Help maintain and update the Institute’s social media outlets
  • Independent research with opportunities to publish on the Institute’s blog, AsiaEye
  • Attend local events based on research and project interests
  • Complete projects both in teams and individually
Minimum Requirements:
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Interest in Asia and Asian affairs
  • Prior research or work experience related to the Asia-Pacific region
  • Proficiency in Chinese (Mandarin, simplified or traditional) is desirable
  • Current undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently
Benefits of Internship:
  • Gain research experience on Asia security issues
  • Learn about the non-profit and think tank industry from all levels of the Institute’s management
  • Opportunities to network with government and private sector professionals working on Asia-Pacific security and policy
  • Opportunities to contribute to the Institute’s blog, AsiaEye
  • Monthly stipend
To apply for this position, please electronically submit a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to project2049@project2049.net.
The deadline for application submission is 11:59 pm on Friday, November 30, 2018.
For more information on the Project 2049 Institute, visit our website, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @Project2049.

For Immediate Release: Applications now open for the Taiwan Democracy and Civil Society Visiting Fellowship 

With generous support from the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, GTI is pleased to announce the Taiwan Democracy and Civil Society Visiting Fellowship. The fellowship will enable a scholar from Taiwan to pursue research in Washington, DC. GTI will provide round-trip airfare from Taiwan and a monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses for a period up to 3 months. The visiting fellow will be provided a workstation in GTI’s office, attend GTI and other events in the area, and have the opportunity to engage with US experts and officials. The fellow will also gain exposure to a US audience by publishing in the Global Taiwan Brief and speaking on a panel at one of GTI’s public seminars.

Eligibility

Taiwanese researchers and postgraduates with a demonstrated interest in scholarly research related but not limited to Taiwan’s democracy and civil society are welcome to apply. Researchers with a focus on social movements, demographics, economics, technology, and gender are especially encouraged. Preference will be given to researchers who have clear research goals for their time in Washington, DC.  The fellow will be given a modest stipend of USD $2,500 per month to cover the cost of living.  

Eligibility Requirements  

  • Citizen of Taiwan
  • Holds a Master’s degree and/or higher
  • Has a valid passport (fellows will be responsible for their own travel documents)
  • English language fluency

Fellowship outline

  • Fellows will be based at GTI for up to 3 months.
  • Fellows will contribute articles to the Global Taiwan Brief (GTB).
  • Fellows will serve as panelist at a GTI public seminar.
  • Fellows will be provided with office space in downtown DC, at GTI headquarters.
  • Fellows will have access to research institutions and proximity to US government officials, academics and think tanks, by being located in the US.

Application

Please submit the following items by email to contact@globaltaiwan.org:

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of interest in becoming a visiting fellow at the Global Taiwan Institute
  • Research proposal clearly outlining the fellow’s research focus and reasons why s/he would like to conduct research in DC and with the Global Taiwan Institute
  • A writing sample of academic work  not to exceed 5 pages
  • 1 Recommendation letter

Selection Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria: (1) proposal’s clarity, appropriateness of methodology, investigator’s degree of familiarity with the research issues, and the potential for professional development; (2) proposal’s contribution to the understanding of contemporary Taiwan affairs and US-Taiwan relations; (3) proposal’s alignment with GTI’s mission and goals, and its status as a non-profit organization.

Deadline

Fellowship applications must be received by 5 pm on December 15, 2018. A decision will be announced by mid-January 2019. Please send inquiries and applications to contact@globaltaiwan.org.

Research Intern- Southeast Asia Program (Spring 2019)

Tracking Code
429-233
Job Description

 

 

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) provides strategic insights and policy solutions for decision-makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. A bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC, CSIS conducts research and analysis and develops policy initiatives that look into the future and anticipate change.

 

The Southeast Asia Program at CSIS provides substantive research and dialogue on Southeast Asia policy and regional issues. Since the program began in 2009, the need for a serious and sustained policy focus on Southeast Asia continues to grow. As strategic interest in Asia rises, CSIS remains committed to its position as a premier outlet for research, analysis, and dynamic policy dialogue with Southeast Asia.

 

CSIS offers full-time internships for undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates who are interested in gaining practical experience in public policy. The position is paid.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Southeast Asia Program is recruiting interns who are highly motivated, professional, and have a strong foundation in Southeast Asia studies and international relations/political economy. We operate a fast-paced, dynamic program, and require interns who are detail-oriented and can work independently or as part of a team. Strong preference will be given to candidates who:

• Demonstrate excellent writing and research skills
• Possess a deep grasp of Southeast Asia’s current political climate and history
• Have a positive attitude and outstanding communication/interpersonal skills

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Interns will contribute to long-term research projects, assist with events hosted by the program, compile the “Southeast Asia Monthly” newsletter, contribute to the program’s social media presence, and provide general support.

 

KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:

 

• Must be at least a college senior in good standing, a recent graduate, or a graduate student.
• 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 able to work in the United States.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK CONDITIONS:

 

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

 

Performances of duties require the use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The job frequently requires ability to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND DEADLINES:

 

Please note that application instructions must be followed, otherwise your application may be rejected. Application materials must be submitted by COB on November 26, 2018. Interested applicants please submit the following:

 

• Please include your name on all application materials.
• A resume, preferably in lieu of or addition to the online application resume.
• A one-page cover letter
• A short writing sample of 500-1,500 words. This may be taken from a larger work, but please do not include submissions above 1,500 words. Writing samples relating to Southeast Asia are strongly recommended.
• Unofficial Transcripts
• PDFs are preferred for all documents

 

You can find out more about the Southeast Asia Program on our website, Facebook, Twitter, and blog. Videos of recent events and the latest publications are also available on the website.

 

Questions about the internship can be directed to the Southeast Asia Program, at southeastasiaprogram@csis.org.

 

Job Location
2019 Indonesia Summer Studies Program is an intensive ten-week language and cultural studies fellowship held in Yogyakarta and Jakarta, Indonesia.
Explore the language and culture of Indonesia, the most dynamic emerging economy in Southeast Asia, largest Muslim-majority nation, third largestdemocratic country, fourth most populous nation, and one of the most diversecountries in the world.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 8, 2019
For complete information about the program, click here.
  • U.S. citizens, aged 18-30 years old;
  • University juniors or seniors, currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate degree program; or
  • Recent graduates (within 6 months) of any accredited U.S. college or university.
The application form is available here. In addition, students are required to submit:
  • Personal statement;
  • Resume;
  • Transcript(s); and
  • One letter of recommendation.
For further instructions on how to complete your application, please refer to our Program Information here.
Each student only pays a fee of $2,000 toward this program, and the USINDO provides the substantial remainder. The program fee covers: return international and domestic air ticket, tuition, series of the program activities, accomodation, meals, visa, and travel insurance. All other incidentals are the responsibility of the student.
This year, one $1,500 scholarship is available for those seeking financial aid on a competitive basis.
For more detailed information and application instruction, please visit our official Summer Studies Program webpage to access our Program Information andProgram Application. Kindly share this information to anyone who will be interested.
Inquiries can be directed to usindojkt@usindo.org or call +12022321400 (DC)
or +622139830061 (Jakarta).
Take classes in reading, writing, and speaking Indonesian language for 20 hours every week! To make sure the learning is personalized, students will have one-on-one tutorial sessions and an opportunity mid-program to adjust class levels based on progress.
Create lifelong friends in Indonesia during our Summer Studies program by living with local Indonesian host families for 10 weeks in Yogyakarta.
Have the option to volunteer with local organizations and businesses in Yogyakarta,
or pursue an optional independent study.
During volunteering, Megan, one of 2018 USINDO Summer Studies participants, contributed to the rebranding of a product package for a well-known local confectionary in Yogyakarta, Coklat nDalem.
During Independent Study, Carly, one of our Summer Studies participants from last year, interviewed experts and academics for her research regarding the comparison between western and eastern approaches to medicine (study case: Jamu).
Experience firsthand Indonesian cultural events and workshops! The 2018 Summer Studies participants played the traditional Javanese instrument gamelan, made batik through traditional textile dyeing techniques, learned traditional Indonesian dances, and cooked Indonesian cuisine.
Go on field trips to increase your knowledge of Indonesia! Last year, participants spent three days discovering Yogyakarta’ renowned and historical places, including: Merapi Lava Tour, Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple, Indmira organic farming, and Kotagede.
Special Lectures engage participants in discussions with various experts coming from various backgrounds including: the private sector, government officials, scholars, the non-government sector, and the media. They touch upon topics with an emphasis on current issues, keeping in mind students’ interests to craft a customized and enriching experience.
In the picture above, our 2016 Summer Studies participants had a discussion and meeting with Sultan of the historic Yogyakarta Sultanate in Indonesia, and current Governor of Yogyakarta Special Region, Hamengkubuwana X.
Spend three days in Jakarta after the Yogyakarta portion of the program for high level meetings and networking, while discussing contemporary issues facing Indonesia. In the past, participants had the opportunity to meet and network with senior government officials, business and NGO leaders, including with former ministers, deputy speakers, and deputy chief of staff at the Executive Office of the President.
In the picture above, our 2018 Summer Studies participants had an interesting discussion and meeting session with U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, Ambassador Joseph R. Donovan.

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship

Deadline: 4 January 2019 (NOON EST)


Purpose

To support students with financial need who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study.

Award

The amount of each Fellowship will cover actual tuition (does not include fees) plus an $18,000 annual stipend to be allocated towards room, board and ordinary living expenses. The award is for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 (summer is not applicable).

Eligibility Requirements

Fellowships are available to currently enrolled GW graduate students who are in any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering). Applicants must have an outstanding undergraduate record (i.e. 3.5 or above). The selection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors. Students in Law, Medicine or in PhD programs are encouraged to apply. Candidates must demonstrate a need for financial assistance and must be a citizen of the United States of America.

Application

Please click here to review required documents and to download an application. Interested applicants must carefully review the items that are required for consideration for this opportunity, as well as the submission process.

Please email gradfell@gwu.edu with questions about this fellowship.

GTI Spring 2019 Internship Application now open!

 

GLOBAL TAIWAN INSTITUTE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 

GTI will be hiring interns this coming Spring. Please find below the job description of the internship program that we offer.

The Global Taiwan Institute (GTI) is a private, non-profit policy incubator located in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Our vision is to raise awareness, deepen affinity, and create opportunities for strengthening the relationship between Taiwan and the international community, and especially Taiwan’s relationship with the United States. We do this through policy research and programs that promote better public understanding about Taiwan and its people.

GTI accepts interns several times a year, normally for periods of an academic term, though these terms may be shortened or extended at the discretion of the organization. Our internship program is a generalized one, which will expose interns to the breadth of think tank operations, from research assistance to event planning, and administrative tasks. Internship duties will vary by term and by individual, as interns bring their unique skills, interests, and expertise to the organization.

Spring Internship 2019: January – May

 

Job Summary

The Global Taiwan Institute is seeking Spring interns to assist with: current research projects and reports, production of the bi-weekly Global Taiwan Brief, organization of our monthly public seminars, and with other relevant administrative tasks. Interns may have the opportunity to publish in the Global Taiwan Brief. As a small, start-up organization, we are looking for energetic, flexible, highly-motivated interns who are excited about our mission and work well as a part of a small team. Familiarity with regional issues, editorial and/or writing experience, social media proficiency, interpersonal skills, and a strong work ethic are essential. This internship is unpaid.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in event planning and staffing
  • Assisting with ongoing research and other projects
  • Assisting with data-entry and other administrative tasks
  • Assisting with social media and website posting/maintenance
  • Assisting with production of the Global Taiwan Brief
  • Writing short (2-3 page) articles on relevant topics for potential publication in the Global Taiwan Brief
  • Attending relevant events in Washington, D.C. and reporting back to GTI staff
  • Tracking news and developments in Taiwan, US-Taiwan relations, and the Asia-Pacific region
  • Additional publishing opportunities may be available

Knowledge, Education, and Experience:

  • 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 (internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students)
  • Strong written, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft suite and social media platforms (eg: Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite)
  • Preference will be given to candidates with proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and other Asian languages
  • Experience with policy research or editing a publication highly desired
  • Interest in Asia policy issues: demonstrated interest in Taiwan, US-Taiwan, and/or cross-Strait issues preferred

Application Materials and Review Process:

  • Resume
  • Name and contact information (email and phone) of two references
  • Cover letter (indicating why you want to intern at GTI)
  • Short Answer Essay (250 words each):
    • What do you see as the three most significant issues facing Taiwan today, and why?
    • What skill-set do you already possess, and what skills or expertise do you wish to gain through this internship?

Please send these materials as email attachments (Word documents) to GTI Program Associate Marzia Borsoi-Kelly at mborsoikelly@globaltaiwan.org with subject: “GTI Spring Internship 2019” by Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Applications that do not include all requested application materials will not be considered.

Mansfield Fellowship Opportunity in Japan for Federal Employees

 

This program provides up to ten federal employees with one year of professional development and networking opportunities in Japan. It was established by the U.S. Congress in 1994 to build a corps of U.S. federal government employees with proficiency in the Japanese language and practical, firsthand knowledge about Japan and its government.

The Mansfield Fellowship Program includes seven weeks of language training in Ishikawa Prefecture and ten months of professional assignments in the Government of Japan. During the one-year program, Fellows will develop an in-depth understanding of Japan’s government and its policymaking process and create networks of contacts with their counterparts in the Japanese government, business, professional, and academic communities.

Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to U.S. federal government employees with a professional interest in Japan. Successful candidates will join a diverse pool of Mansfield Fellows who currently serve in senior positions with the U.S. government.

 

The application deadline for the 24th class of Mansfield Fellows is by 11:59 p.m. EST on October 31, and the link to the Mansfield Fellowship Program webpage and online application is here: https://mansfieldfellows.org/

Call for Nominations: Inaugural Young China Watcher of the Year Award

We need your help finding the brightest talent in the young China watching community!

Young China Watchers (YCW) is excited to announce the first annual Young China Watcher of the Year Award. The award seeks to recognize a young professional who has made an extraordinary contribution to the global understanding of China, be that in the realm of politics, business, academia, or civil society. The initiative aims to elevate the work of up-and-coming talent within the global community of China observers, thinkers, and doers.

Check out details on eligibility and nomination criteria here!

This year’s winner will be recognized at a celebration held on November 6, 2018 at Avenues: The World School in New York City. Evan Osnos, New Yorker staff writer and award-winning author of Age of Ambition, will present the award.

This years judges include:

  • Li Xin, managing director of Caixin global
  • Duncan Clark, chairman of BDA China and author of Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built 
  • Syaru Shirley Lin, University of Virginia professor of political science and former partner at Goldman Sachs
  • Kaiser Kuo, host and co-founder of Sinica Podcast and editor-at-large of SupChina
    This is an excellent opportunity to highlight the work of an exceptional young China watcher. Nominate a rising star!

NOMINATE HERE!

Our Sponsors

Avenues: The World School

Duncan Clark, chairman of BDA China and author of Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built

Ken Wilcox, chairman emeritus of Silicon Valley Bank

For individuals, foundations, or corporations interested in supporting this initiative please email award@youngchinawatchers.com.

HIRING Curator, Japanese – New York, NY 10011 – 3+ months contract

 

TalentBurst, Inc is currently looking to fill a contract assignment for Curator, Japanese in New York, NY.

Please see below for the relevant information regarding this job and send updated resume in a word format to anjali.seth@talentburst.com

Job Title: Curator, Japanese
Job Location: New York, NY 10011
Job Duration: 3+ months contract

Job Description:
We are looking for a skilled Japanese language curator of digital media, who is capable of quickly and accurately identifying the best Japanese Twitter content in Tweets, photos, and videos.
The ideal candidate has extensive experience in using Twitter on a daily basis, and has a strong journalism/media background with some breaking news experience in a fast paced newsroom environment. This individual has knowledge in a variety of mainstream content verticals (News, Politics, Sports, Entertainment, etc,) in Japan and abroad, and will collect tweets in Japanese to narrate and explain a story in variety of topics. As a member of Twitter Moment’s global curation team, this individual will work closely with colleagues from around the world, and needs to be a strong communicator and a team player, excited to collaborate with the team, and learn from international peers who have different points of view and areas of expertise.
Candidates will need to be available to work early mornings, nights and weekends and should be very familiar with Japanese-speaking Twitter communities and users.

Success in this role is measured by:

  • Identifying Japanese and international events, conversations and emerging trends on Twitter that will drive unique content experiences
  • Curating live streams of Twitter content across various topics in Japanese
  • Weaving stories from Tweets to create compelling, narratively-driven Japanese Moments
  • Working quickly and under time pressure without sacrificing accuracy
  • Communicating early, clearly, and often when collaborating on short and long-term assignments with local as well as global colleagues
  • Providing incisive feedback on use of internal tools

Qualifications:

  • Work experience: 2+ years of experience working in journalism, social media, and/or publishing
  • Deep knowledge of one or more content areas (News, Politics, Sports, Entertainment, etc.)
  • Experience curating Tweets in real-time or for publishing in Japanese
  • Extensive experience using Twitter — preferably as a reporting tool for a media outlet(s)
  • Experience with newsgathering tools such as Tweetdeck, Dataminr, etc. is preferred
  • Education: BA/BS degree required
  • Language skills: Native level Japanese and conversational English skills required

 

International Affairs Fellowship in Japan

The Program

Founded in 1997, the International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) in Japan, sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd., seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between the rising generations of leaders in the United States and Japan. The program provides a select group of mid-career professionals the opportunity to carry out research while affiliated with appropriate institutions in Japan, and to establish long-term professional and personal ties through their activities. Fellows are drawn from academia, business, government, media, NGOs, and think tanks. In cooperation with CFR, the program’s sponsor, Hitachi, Ltd., assists fellows in finding suitable host organizations in Japan. A nonexclusive list of cooperating institutions in Japan can be found below. CFR cannot guarantee placement at any specific agency or organization.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens
  • Applicants must be mid-career professionals
  • Applicants must have a strong record of professional achievement
  • Applicants must have an interest in U.S.-Japan relations
  • Applicants must hold at least a bachelor’s degree
  • While the program is intended primarily for those without substantial prior experience in Japan, exceptions have been made when an applicant has demonstrated that the fellowship would add a significant new dimension to his or her career
  • Knowledge of the Japanese language is not a requirement

Fellowship Award

The duration of the fellowship is between three and twelve months. The program awards a stipend in yen, which covers travel and living expenses in Japan. Fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.

Application Deadline

October 31, 2018

For more information: https://www.cfr.org/fellowships/international-affairs-fellowship-japan#chapter-title-0-4

Okinawa Essay Contest

The Okinawa Prefectural Government and the George Washington University Okinawa Collection (URL) are sponsoring an essay contest to foster research on Okinawan culture, economics, history, politics, and society, including the study of U.S. military base issues in Okinawa.
The Okinawa Prefectural Government hopes that this contest will facilitate further discussions on Okinawa’s future and support new efforts to address different challenges.
This contest is also supported by the Center for Okinawan Studies (URL) and the Okinawa Collection (URL) at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.

Eligibility

The contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent graduates (graduated no earlier than May 2017) attending universities and colleges in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, or Hawaii.

Essay Topic

The applicant must write an essay that focuses on Okinawa in some manner. Possible examples of topic areas might include:
Military bases in Okinawa and the Japan-U.S. alliance
Okinawa’s politics and role in international relations
Political economy of Okinawa’s development
Legacy of history and culture in Okinawan society

Deadline

The deadline for submissions will be noon (EST) on February 1, 2019 (Friday).

Essay Contest Awards

Three essays will be selected for awards by a selection panel of U.S. scholars. Each of the three awardees will receive the following prizes respectively and will have the opportunity to attend an award ceremony held in downtown Washington D.C. in March 2019.
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $400
3rd Place: $300

The 1st and 2nd place winners will have the opportunity to visit Okinawa to deepen their understanding about Okinawa and gain some inspiration for further research.

Awardees will receive travel funding for the award ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Winning essays will be published on the official website of the Okinawa Prefectural Government. Copies of the essays may be shared with libraries in Okinawa and the U.S.

Essay Submission

Please visit the Okinawa Essay Contest website for submission guidelines and to submit your entry.

To website

Contact
If you have any questions, please contact us at info@okinawa-conference.com

PROGRAM ASSISTANT, ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAM

Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA) is one of the world’s leading schools of international affairs. Located in the heart of Washington, DC, its mission is to educate the next generation of international leaders, conduct research that advances understanding of important global issues, and engage the policy community in the United States and around the world. The school’s unique location—just steps from the White House, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, U.S. Department of State, and dozens of other U.S. and international organizations—enriches its teaching and research, providing students and scholars with unmatched opportunities to engage with the U.S. and international policy communities.

The Program Assistant plays an integral role in event programming and processing expenditures related to the Asian Studies Program (ASP). The incumbent oversees the ASP’s student social events, course scheduling, student fellowships and awards administration, communicates with the Program Director, and website management. The Program Assistant will also assist the Sigur Center in supervising and assigning duties to student assistants, and with other tasks as needed. Specific duties include:

Plans and oversees events and assists the director in organizing various conferences.

Processes various expenditures related to Asian Studies Program.

Administers Fellowships and Awards for Asian Studies Program

Administers website for Asian Studies Program.

Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications: Qualified candidates will hold a high school diploma/GED plus 1.5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Some background in Asian Studies or knowledge of the Elliott School’s programs.
Ability to manage a website.

Full-Time/Part-Time: Part-Time
Hours Per Week: 20
Work Schedule: 8:30 – 5:30 M-F

Documents needed to Apply

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

For more information regarding the position, including pay, please click here.

RESEARCH INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Call for applicants interested in conducting research on China’s policy and industrial base. The potential positions are paid full-time or part-time internships to begin in late Summer or early Fall. Relevant skillsets include: Mandarin Chinese language (primarily reading) as well as experience researching Chinese politics / government, business / economy, and military. Main work tasks are corporate and policy research, data analysis, and deliverable generation.

Requirements: Mandarin Chinese Language Proficiency, US Security Clearance Eligible

If interested, please email a resume to: emsolem@gwu.edu

This job posting may be found on Handshake at this link

Prof. Deepa Ollapally is seeking a student at the senior undergraduate or graduate level for up to 20 hours a week in the post of Research Assistant for projects on China-South Asia relations including topics of military security, trade and regional cooperation and conflict. Working level knowledge of Chinese is a strong advantage, as is interest/knowledge of the Asian region and international affairs. Student would collect and analyze data, conduct literature reviews, prepare and update material for website and assist with other research related tasks if required. Student should possess strong analytical and writing skills.

Projects are housed in the Rising Powers Initiative of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies. Student would also assist with general office work and website/social media maintenance for the Sigur Center.

Salary: $15 per hour
Hours per week: 15-20
Required documents: CV/resume and cover letter.

About The George Washington University – Student Employment Positions

Student Employment offers GW students opportunities to gain valuable part-time work experience and start building their professional networks. These include many regular on-campus jobs, as well as all on-campus and off-campus FWS jobs. Student jobs are both an important part of a student’s career development and a vital part of University operations. GW departments and our off-campus FWS partners offer positions that help students earn extra money, build transferable skills needed for future internships and jobs, and strengthen their sense of connection to GW.

FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

          Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC)

LIU XIAOBO FELLOWSHIPS:

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) is offering paid Fellowships to graduates of accredited Bachelor’s, Master’s, and J.D. Programs, or current graduate-level students. CECC Fellowship positions are filled twice a year. The Spring term (Part-Time, 15-20 hours per week) begins approximately in early February and ends in mid-May. The Summer term (Full-Time, 32-40 hours per week) begins approximately in mid-May and ends in August/September. The Commission may recruit additional fellows during the year based on internal needs. The precise start and end dates are determined based on the Commission’s schedule, and the end dates can be negotiated based on Fellows’ needs.

The CECC’s Liu Xiaobo Fellowship was created in honor of renowned Chinese Nobel Prize laureate and prominent political prisoner Liu Xiaobo, who died in state custody in July 2017, just weeks after officials reported that he was battling late-stage liver cancer. A writer, former literature professor, and human rights advocate, Liu Xiaobo was among the chief authors of Charter 08, an open statement calling for political reform and greater protection of human rights in China. Charter 08 was released on December 10, 2008, to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Human Rights Day. Liu was detained on December 8, 2008 and later arrested on the charge of “inciting subversion of state power” in connection with his work on Charter 08 and several political essays he wrote. At the time of his death, he had served nearly 8 years of an 11-year prison sentence.

The Liu Xiaobo Fellowship provides significant professional experience for individuals possessing a background in Chinese politics, law, and society, in addition to strong Chinese language skills. Fellows work closely with the Commission and its staff on the full array of issues concerning human rights, the rule of law, and governance in China (including criminal justice, institutions of democratic governance, environmental issues, religious freedom, freedom of expression, ethnic minority rights, women’s rights, etc.).

Fellows perform important research support tasks (often in Chinese), attend China-related events, meet human rights advocates and other professionals whose work is focused on China, and assist staff in the drafting of Commission analyses, in addition to other tasks. Click here for CECC analysis of recent developments in the rule of law and human rights in China. Fellows may also perform research for the Commission’s Political Prisoner Database, which has been accessible to the public since its launch in November 2004 (click here to begin a search).

CECC Fellows will be paid $12/hour. Fellows are not eligible for any additional federal benefits. Further details are available on the Commission’s website at http://www.cecc.gov/about/employment-opportunities.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Fellows must be U.S. citizens.
  • Fellows must be a graduate of an accredited Bachelor’s, Master’s, or J.D. program, or a current graduate-level student.
  • Fellows should have completed at least some China-related coursework. It is also desirable that they have some background in one or more of the specific human rights and rule of law issues in the CECC legislative mandate.
  • Chinese language skills: fellows should be able to read Chinese well enough to assist with research in newspapers, journals, and government documents. More advanced Chinese language capability would be a plus. A successful candidate for a fellowship will often have lived or studied in mainland China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume/CV, writing sample, and the names and contact information of two references (assemble application materials in one PDF file, if possible) to the CECC via e-mail to Judy Wright, Director of Administration, at judy.wright@mail.house.gov.NO phone calls, please.

Application Deadlines:

  • Spring Term: Applications must be received by our office no later than 11:59 P.M. (EST) on November 5.
  • Summer Term: Applications must be received by our office no later than 11:59 P.M. (EST) on February 15.

Cover Letter:

  • Please discuss in your cover letter how your professional goals, interests, and background relate to the Commission’s legislative mandate regarding human rights and the rule of law in China.
  • Please include a brief statement addressing how your research skills, knowledge, and experience make you a suitable candidate for the CECC Liu Xiaobo Fellowship.
  • Please indicate in your cover letter whether you are able to read Mandarin Chinese for research purposes. Please indicate your level of fluency, i.e. beginner, intermediate, advanced, or native fluency. If you have taken a Chinese language proficiency exam, such as the HSK or ILR, please indicate the highest score you have obtained.
  • Please indicate how you learned about this fellowship position.

Resume:

  • Please include relevant work history, coursework, educational achievements, honors/awards received, translation experience, and anything else that you feel will help us in our evaluation of your application.

Writing sample:

  • Please provide a writing sample (in English) of no more than two pages and no more than 500 words (double spaced). Your submission must be your own work, and can be an excerpt of a longer piece.

References:

  • Please include their names, titles, phone numbers, and email addresses. Recommendation letters are not required.

ABOUT THE COMMISSION:

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China was created by Congress in October 2000 with the legislative mandate to monitor human rights and the development of the rule of law in China, and to submit an annual report to the President and the Congress. The Commission consists of nine Senators, nine Members of the House of Representatives, and five senior Administration officials appointed by the President.

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