Web Management and Design Internship

Institute for China America Studies
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    May 01

Position description

The Institute for China-America Studies seeks a web management and design intern to assist with the management of our online presence and provide basic research support. The application deadline is Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5:00pm. The start date of the internship is negotiable, but preference will be given to those who can start in early-mid May. 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.

Candidate Profile

Competitive candidates will be in the process of completing, or hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in web design, web programming, or a related field. Candidates who have a basic interest and understanding in U.S.-China relations are preferred, but it is not required. Professional 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.


ICAS offers its interns a small stipend upon completion of the internship.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, work samples, and their resume as a single PDF to our form found here: https://chinaus-icas.org/about-icas/careers/internships/

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].


Qualifications and required skills:

  • WordPress: basic editing functions, Page Builder and Elementor.
  • HTML and basic coding.
  • Photoshop, Microsoft Publisher.
  • Experience with graphic design and creating content for digital publication.
  • Ability to redesign page layouts, tabs and drop-down menus.
  • Search engine optimization of content.

Duties will include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain and assist with the development of the ICAS website.
  • Assist with the digital publication of research materials and content.
  • Identify relevant imagery licensed for reuse.
  • Retouch and size images for publication.
  • Assist our team with development of graphics.
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