Global Policy Programs Internship, Fall 2013

Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.

Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Asia Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit institution with headquarters in New York, centers in Hong Kong and Houston, and affiliated offices in Los Angeles, Manila, Mumbai, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, and Washington, DC.


Position Description

The Asia Society’s Washington, D.C. office is seeking an exceptional intern with a demonstrated interest in the social, political, and economic challenges facing the United States and countries in Asia. The selected intern will support the Asia Society’s policy research, outreach and administrative work in Washington. We are currently seeking an intern with strong research/writing skills and interest in the following areas:

1. Deepening economic engagement between the United States and countries in Asia.

2. The dynamics in the relationships among the United States, China and India, and the effects of the

Job Responsibilities:

Tracking and researching current developments in Asia and on Capitol Hill related to the issue areas above; assisting with administrative and logistical duties; writing, editing, and proofreading reports, event/meeting summaries, and content for Asia Society's website; providing conference/event coordinating support; and attending and reporting on meetings at embassies, Capitol Hill, and various NGOs in Washington, DC.

Job Qualifications

Previous internship or work experience preferred; familiarity with Capitol Hill, global issues, and/or Asia through academic study and/or work experience; initiative and drive to work independently on research projects; strong research, writing, and editing skills; excellent attention to detail; reliable and able to work under tight deadlines; proficiency with Microsoft Office, and knowledge of Constant Contact, Mail Chimp, and design software a plus (Adobe CS); and flexibility with handling diverse tasks.

Internships are unpaid positions. Please note that we do not provide visa support. Candidates are required to commit to a minimum of 12 weeks, and at least three days per week, or the equivalent of 24 hours per week. Full-time commitments are generally preferred. Evening availability once or twice a month for events may be requested.

How To Apply

E-mail 1) a cover letter, indicating your interest in the position and the days and hours you are available to work; 2) a resume; and 3) a writing sample (3–5 double-spaced pages) in Word or PDF format with the subject line "Global Policy Programs Internship, DC, Fall 2013." Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are only able to contact those candidates selected for an interview. No phone calls, please. Position is open until filled.