Research Intern - Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics (Spring 2020)
Washington, DC 
Posted 1 day ago
Job/Internship Description

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.


The CSIS Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics is dedicated to providing thought leadership for the policy community about the dynamics of China’s economy and its implications for industries and other countries. Our work – research, publications, events & outreach – focuses on the intersection of China’s economy, the world of technology, US-China relations, and global governance.

The Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics is seeking a full-time or part-time, paid research intern who can provide dedicated support for research and analysis, during the period from January 13, 2020 until May 29, 2020. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, professional, and has a strong interest in China’s political economy, domestic and international. The research intern makes supportive contributions to the research agenda of the Chairholder and research associate through research, data analysis, writing, and management of the program’s microsite and other publications. Special attention will be on the program’s China Innovation Policy Series (CIPS).


• Assisting in research, analysis, and writing for articles, event summaries, and other such projects as dictated by program needs
• Assisting in spot and background research
• Managing program’s databases
• Curating Trustee Chair social media
• Monitoring events in Chinese domestic and international policy, and reporting daily
• Providing logistical and administrative support for ongoing programs and projects
• Assisting in event planning and staffing
• Performing a variety of other Trustee Chair related duties as assigned


• Current undergraduate seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates. Applicants currently enrolled in or those that have recently completed a master’s degree are preferred.
• Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution
• Must be eligible to work in the United States
• Must be able to commit to 20 or 35 hours a week
• Must have strong research, analysis, and writing skills
• Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Must have the ability to work independently
• Must have the ability to manage competing priorities and multiple projects under tight deadlines
• Must demonstrate academic/professional background in Chinese foreign policy and domestic politics
• Must be able to read Chinese-language documents


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Performances of duties require the use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The job frequently requires ability to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please apply at no later than December 8, 2019. All applicants must submit the following:

1. A resume and cover letter in one PDF document. Please note in your cover letter whether you will be able to work part-time or full-time.
2. A short (no more than 3 pages) and complete writing sample related to Chinese domestic or foreign policy.
3. A list of 2 references (including reference’s name, title, affiliation, email address, and phone number).

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


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As soon as possible
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