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Internships with the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

Open/Close Dates: 
Sep 01, 2011 to Dec 31, 2016

The Kissinger Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars seeks an intern each semester with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on China and the United States (KICUS). Applications are due:

Summer Internship: March 15
Fall Internship: July 15
Spring Internship: November 15

This internship is part-time (15-20 hours/week) and is unpaid. However, students may arrange to receive academic credit for their internship through their university.

Internship Description
These internships are designed to provide the individuals selected with the opportunity for practical experience in an environment that successfully mixes academic study with public policy. Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the organization and implementation of KICUS events
  • Assisting staff in managing and updating KICUS's database and website
  • Writing event summaries to be posted on KICUS's website
  • Researching current regional and functional issues
  • Compiling, filing and mailing information
  • Assisting with the preparation of publications
  • And other administrative assignments in support of Center activities

Eligibility Requirements
Successful applicants should have strong research and/or administrative skills, be detail-oriented, be able to work independently and collectively as part of group, and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate degree program, a recent graduate (within the last year), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program. He/she should have strong writing skills, good analytical and research skills, basic computer skills, and a strong interest in China-related issues.

International students are eligible, but they must hold a valid F-1 or J-1 visa and appropriate work authorization. All international students must obtain written permission from their Designated School Official or Responsible Visa Officer at their university stating that they are in valid immigration status and eligible to do an internship at the Center. The Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines in the selection of its interns.

Application Instructions
To apply, send your resume, a cover letter describing how you could contribute to our team and what you are looking to gain from the internship, and a 3-5 page writing sample. Clearly state what dates and times you are available to work.

All materials should be submitted together by the due date to Ms. Hua Liu at hua.liu@wilsoncenter.org. For more information about the Kissinger Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center, visit our website.

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