Part-Time Research Assistant - The US-China Policy Foundation

Organization Description

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.


Job Description:

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.


Job Responsibilities:

  • 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.


Job Requirements:

  • 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 hr@uscpf.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.