Research Assistant (Intern)

Foundation for Law and International Affairs
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Dec 05

Position description

FLIA is an independent nonprofit organization established in Washington, DC in 2015. FLIA is an educational and consultative think tank. The major value and mission of FLIA is to promote global communication, cooperation, and education in the field of law and international affairs. The areas on which FLIA focuses include comparative law and culture, international crime and judicial assistance, courts and tribunals, social responsibility and sustainable development, global economics and world trade, international relations and multilateral diplomacy, global security and governance, and human rights. FLIA conducts various programs such as FLIA Conference, FLIA Dialogue, FLIA Insight, FLIA Youth, FLIA Publication, FLIA Blog, and FLIA Exchange.

Why be a FLIA intern

If you are seeking to start a professional path in the area of law and international affairs, obtain more practical knowledge and experience, and tap into your potential by working on recently launched programs, an internship at FLIA could be the right fit for you.

What you can gain from FLIA is the opportunity to work with passionate young colleagues and world-class professionals from all over the globe, find inspiration from our culture to become experts and mentors, and make connections that you cannot make anywhere else. FLIA offers certain training sections to develop your knowledge and skills. There will be potential opportunities for official positions in FLIA and recommendations for graduate programs, internships, research assistantships, and other job opportunities.

We welcome applications from international students who are on OPT.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Join research projects on a specific topic; conduct research on the chosen topic and draft high-quality research papers
  • Participate in programs relevant to the chosen topic
  • Follow hot topics and prepare timely reports/articles (in Chinese and/or English)
  • Identify important sub-topics in the field; summarize key academic work and practical information in the field;
  • Translate based on the needs of the project or the supervisor;
  • Participate in other work depending on availability.


  • Completion of bachelor’s degree or current enrollment in master’s program required, master’s degree preferred (extraordinary senior students may be considered);
  • Knowledge of at least one topic at the intersection of law and international affairs;
  • Working proficiency in English required;
  • Strong research, writing and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to handle deadlines for multiple assignments;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Bilingual in Mandarin or other languages is a plus.

Location: Remote

Submission Deadline

December 20, 2017


FLIA internships are part-time, voluntary positions. The internship program requires a minimum commitment of three months. The average time commitment will be 20 hours per week.

Job Type: Internship

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required languages:

  • Chinese
  • English

Application instructions

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