Opportunities

Embassy of India
Washington DC

 

Hindi and Sanskrit classes
at
Embassy of India, 2536 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington DC
Washington, DC
October 12, 2018
Embassy of India will conduct free weekly classes, to be taught by Dr. Moxraj, Teacher of Indian Culture, for learning Hindi and Sanskrit at the Embassy premises.
a) Venue: Consular Hall, Embassy of India, 2536 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington DC 20008
b) Timing: Every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Hindi Class;
c.) Every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sanskrit Class;
You may enroll for Hindi, Sanskrit or both the classes. Those interested in attending the classes may please send an email giving their name, title, designation and class in which they wish to enroll.  Please send your email to Dr. Moxraj at pic3.washington@mea.gov.in.
The date of commencement of the classes will be announced soon.

 

Assistant for Foreign Affairs Specialist!

Foreign affairs specialist seeks part-time MA Student for assistance on research and fascinating projects involving Asian governments. Hours are flexible and work will be mostly off-site. Experience with government relations is a plus. Hourly rate commensurate with experience. Please forward cv’s to sdgllc@aol.com.

 

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

The Project 2049 Institute is now accepting
Internship Applications
for Fall 2018!

The Project 2049 Institute is pleased to announce the following Fall 2018 internship opportunity 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, the 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 in 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 the private sector professionals working on Asia-Pacific security and policy
  • Opportunities to contribute to the Institute’s AsiaEye blog
  • 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, August 10, 2018.

For more information on the Project 2049 Institute, visit our website, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter@Project2049.
Project 2049 Institute
2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 703
Arlington, VA 22201

For more information, visit our website.

ADB INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – WASHINGTON, DC

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) North American Representative Office (NARO) is seeking applicants to participate in an internship program at its office in Washington, D.C. ADB seeks to engage a student interested in international development, on a voluntary basis. The intern will gain close insight into the work of a major international development organization, work collaboratively with experienced professionals, gain a deeper understanding of development finance; and contribute to ADB’s work through research and support of external relations activities.

ADB welcomes motivated, open-minded and self-directed students to apply. The internship program is an opportunity for graduate students to research thematic and development issues and to network with representatives from other international organizations in the Washington, D.C. area.

Eligibility
• Must be enrolled in a Master’s- or PhD-level program at a school in the United States or
Canada, both prior to and after the internship assignment;
• Must be engaged in academic study in a field directly related to ADB’s work;
• Must be a national of one of ADB’s member countries;
• Must possess an excellent command of English, both orally and written; and
• Should have relevant professional experience.
Preference will be given to United States/Canadian nationals and students majoring in development studies, development economics, international relations, political science, or other related fields. Students should demonstrate research and writing skills, and knowledge of Microsoft office applications.

Scope of Work
The student will work closely and collaboratively with ADB NARO staff including the Representative and Deputy Representative. Duties include (and are not limited to):
• Gathers information on new international development discussions, events and news in North America to inform ADB staff based at headquarters and at resident missions.
• Attends events and briefings at think tank organizations, universities, congressional hearings and government agencies and produce written event summaries.
• Assists with media outreach including editing press releases and in disseminating information through NARO’s various social media channels
• Works closely with NARO staff in planning and implementing special projects or programs.
• Assists with other tasks including administration needs, such as staffing the front desk, if needed, and supporting administrative staff during special functions.

Duration of Program and Transportation Reimbursement
The internship program will commence around September 4, 2018 for the Fall semester and January 7, 2019 for the Spring semester. Start and end dates are flexible. Work hours are on a part-time or full-time schedule and may be flexible to accommodate class schedules and work requirements.

Interns will be reimbursed for transportation costs to attend work-related events and meetings on behalf of ADB in Washington, D.C. The program will not pay for any other expenses including relocation or living expenses. It is an un-paid internship.

Location

The program will be located at ADB’s North American Representative Office in downtown Washington, D.C. The office is accessible by Metro’s subway and bus lines.

To Apply
Please apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and the name/contact information of two references to Michael Reyes at mreyes@adb.org. Indicate in your cover letter the university and program you are enrolled in including expected graduation date, and what days and times you would be available for the internship.

Please submit documentation before the deadline below:
2018 Fall Semester = Deadline: June 22, 2018
2019 Spring Semester = Deadline: October 5, 2018

No calls please. Because of the large volume of applications, only those being considered will be
contacted for an interview.
Please note that ADB does not accept applications from close relatives of ADB personnel.

About ADB
ADB’s vision is an Asia and Pacific region free of poverty. Its mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people. Despite the region’s many successes, it remains home to approximately two-thirds of the world’s poor: 1.6 billion people who live on less than $2 a day, with 733 million struggling on less than $1.25 a day. ADB is committed to reducing poverty through inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration.
Based in Manila, ADB is owned by 67 members, including 48 from the region. Its main instruments for helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, and technical assistance.

ADB’s North American Representative Office (NARO) was established in 1995 in Washington, D.C., to enhance ADB’s presence in Canada and the United States. The office acts as a liaison between ADB’s Manila headquarters and American policymakers and major stakeholders. It serves to strengthen collaboration with other multilateral institutions based in North America, and conducts public and media outreach.

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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