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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.)

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