The United States-China Policy Foundation (USCPF) is a non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization dedicated exclusively to broadening awareness of China and U.S.-China relations in the Washington, DC policy community.
The U.S.-China Policy Foundation is looking for a highly motivated individual to fill a part-time research assistant position. This position will involve performing various research and writing tasks under the direction of senior Foundation staff members, to include assisting with long-term research projects, shorter analyses, and daily office communications dealing with U.S.-China relations and the USCPF mission goals.
- Utilize Microsoft WordPress to maintain and update the USCPF website.
- Conduct independent research and writing on issues related to U.S.-China relations.
- Assist with larger research and book projects as directed.
- Create and edit USCPF publications, including newsletters, annual report, and the Washington Journal of Modern China.
- Conduct research on possible grants and other funding opportunities for the USCPF’s programs, events, and publications.
- Assist with the organize and execution of USCPF lectures and events.
- Answer phones, draft emails, and perform other office tasks as needed.
- B.A. in International Relations, Asian Studies, or related field.
- Candidates currently pursuing a post-graduate degree are encouraged to apply.
- Excellent writing skills are essential. Position requires frequent use of writing and editing skills.
- Proven ability to perform a variety of research tasks.
- Detail oriented.
- Travel experience in China preferred.
- Extensive knowledge of MS Office required.
- Knowledge of WordPress and Adobe InDesign is a plus.
- Experience in general office, clerical and administrative support work.
- (Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the USCPF).
- U.S. citizenship is required.
- Afternoon availability preferred.
- Must commit to work for the Foundation for at least three to six months.
How to apply:
To apply for our part-time research assistant opening, we ask that you please send a cover letter detailing when you are available to begin working at the Foundation, your resume, and 2 brief writing samples (3-5 pages each) related to U.S.-China relations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference “Research Assistant” in the subject line.
The U.S.-China Policy Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications due by August 21.