Summer 2019: Research & Social Media Internship
The Institute for China-America Studies seeks a research and social media intern to assist with the management of our online presence and provide basic research support. The application deadline is Friday, March 29, 2019. The start date of the internship is negotiable, but as we will need assistance for our Annual Conference on April 25 – April 26, applicants who can start on Monday, April 18, will be highly preferred. The internship will conclude on Friday, August 23, 2019. However, depending on the needs of the organization and availability of the applicant, this will be a full time, 40 hour per week, or part time, 20 hour per week, internship.
Competitive candidates will be in the process of completing, or hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in communications, journalism, marketing or a related field. Candidates who have an interest and understanding in U.S.-China relations are preferred. Native fluency in English is a must. Ability to speak Mandarin is a plus, but not required. Knowledge of ArcGIS or other mapping and analytics platforms is also desirable, but not required.
Qualifications and required skills:
Duties will include the following, but are not limited to:
This is an excellent opportunity for young professionals interested in U.S.-China relations. We offer a small stipend at the conclusion of the internship, and selected candidates will have access to our scholars and network. We offer all our research interns the opportunity to co-author with our scholars and encourage solo publication. We also offer our interns the opportunity to publish a commentary in the ICAS Bulletin on relevant topics.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample/portfolio as a single PDF to our application form found below. Acceptable portfolios or samples include:
PLEASE NOTE: ICAS encourages applicants to think outside the box when drafting their cover letter. Don’t tell us “I am writing to express my interest in your internship.” We already know that. Instead, consider telling us a story that highlights your experiences, and details what exactly makes you the best fit for the task. For an idea about what we are talking about, please refer to this excellent article from NPR on best practices in cover letter writing.
Questions about the internship can be addressed to our research associate and program officer, Matt Geraci at [email protected].