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BPIA offers forums like Professional Development and Mentoring Workshops that allow participants to explore employment opportunities and to network with professionals in international affairs. Our annual International Careers Panel and Networking Event provides a venue where students and young professionals can access employers, connect with hiring decision-makers, and learn how best to position themselves for potential employment, internship and consulting opportunities.

The National Committee on US-China relations is looking for full- and part-time interns. The internship offers an exciting opportunity for current students and recent graduates to learn more about U.S.-China relations, while working directly on programs that impact and inform that evolving relationship. The internship is unpaid, but working from home costs are reimbursed.

Location: Remote (business hours are from 9 to 5 EDT)

Responsibilities include:

  • Research assistance for programs and briefing kits for delegations
  • Administrative and programmatic assistance for public events, seminars, and programs
  • Translating materials and correspondences (English - Chinese)
  • News circulation


  • Excellent research, writing, interpersonal skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work well and thrive within a team environment
  • Academic background in Chinese studies, political science, international relations, or other relevant field
  • Knowledge of Mandarin Chinese
  • Ability to work a minimum of two days per week during business hours

How to Apply:

Applications for our spring 2021 virtual internships are now open. For applications, the following components are required:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter indicating why you are interested in and qualified to work at the National Committee

ยท   Short writing sample (a published article, academic essay, etc.)

The U.S. Commercial Service of the United State Department of Commerce is offering A Study Destination Virtual Connection Program focusing on Africa. In this virtual matchmaking program, Historical Black Colleges and Universities will have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one meetings with agents, counselors, university partners and foreign government officials from Africa.  The meetings will take place using the Eventtia platform. Each HBCU will be able to promote their institution and share a 360-degree virtual reality campus tour video in the 40-minute meetings. After the fair, each HBCU participant will receive contact details of all international potential partners that registered for the program.  As a result HBCU’s can build or continue building a network of reliable contacts throughout the continent.

We will have representatives from several overseas markets on the matchmaking platform. These U.S. Diplomats and CS Education Specialists are able to advise your institution on market selection, education policy, landscape, and understanding foreign students' preferences.

Independent of this program The Commercial Service can put you in contact with partners around the world. 


NOVEMBER 16 – 20, 2020






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The United States Institute of Peace is a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical, and essential for U.S. and global security. In conflict zones abroad, the Institute works with local partners to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict. To reduce future crises and the need for costly interventions, USIP works with governments and civil societies to build local capacities to manage conflict peacefully. The Institute pursues its mission by linking research, policy, training, analysis, and direct action to support those who are working to build a more peaceful, inclusive world. 

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