The Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) is recruiting a part-time, paid Summer 2018 (beginning May 28, 2018) intern who can provide dedicated research support for projects regarding China’s domestic and international economic issues. The ideal candidate will have substantive knowledge on contemporary China’s economy and policy process, and familiarity with how to find and analyze primary Chinese documents and data. Because of the fast-paced work environment, interns should be motivated self-starters that are able to engage in a wide variety of analytic and logistical tasks.
Assisting in research, writing and analysis for articles, conference reports, grant proposals, and other such projects as dictated by program needs
Assisting in spot and background research
Assisting with any special tasks, presentations, projects, and reports
Assisting in event planning and staffing
Curating the Freeman Chair social media platform
Performing a variety of other Freeman Chair related duties as assigned
Knowledge, Education, And Experience
Applicants currently enrolled in or those that have recently completed a master’s degree are preferred
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 eligible to work in the United States
Must be able to commit to 20 hours a week
Must have strong research, analysis, and writing skills
Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills
Must have the ability to work independently
Must have the ability to manage competing priorities and multiple projects under tight deadlines
Must demonstrate academic/professional background on China’s economy and international economic relations
Must be able to read Chinese-language documents related to China’s economy and familiar with common sources of Chinese economic data
Experience with quantitative statistics preferred
Physical Requirements And Work Conditions
The physical demands described here 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.
Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please apply by no later than March 23, 2018. All applicants must submit the following:
A resume and cover letter in one PDF document.
A short (no more than 5 pages), writing sample related to China’s economy.
A list of 3 references (including reference’s name, title, affiliation, email address, and phone number).
Should you encounter any technical problems submitting these materials, please email MSinclair@csis.org.