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Global Intern Summer Program--Carnegie-Tsinghua Center

January 29, 2014 - March 10, 2014
Location:Beijing, China
Employment Type:Intern - Full Time
Description:The Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy is seeking highly qualified and motivated students to apply for its Summer Internship Program. Selected interns will have the opportunity to work on important international issues, to interact with senior Chinese and international scholars and experts, and to become an integral part of a growing global network of Carnegie centers, currently located in Washington, DC, Moscow, Beirut, Beijing and Brussels.

• Available to intern for 10 weeks during the period of June 9th–August 15th, 2014
• Contribute approximately 40hrs/week to the center
• Recent graduate of or currently enrolled in a college or university
• Background in international relations or a desire to work in the field
• Submit an application no later than 5:00pm EST March 10, 2014

Individuals should have a keen interest in international affairs, environmental policy, international trade, or international security. Applicants should have excellent written English skills, and equivalent-level knowledge of Chinese is an asset. Applications will be judged on academic performance, related academic study and/or work experience and recommendations. Personal interviews may be conducted. Requests for internships to start early or end later will be considered.

The internship is unpaid. Housing, travel, living expenses, and medical insurance connected with the internship program must be borne by interns or by outside institutions and organizations. Interns are responsible for arranging their own travel to Beijing. Visa assistance will not be provided.

Please apply below.

• An International Environment: become part of an international atmosphere where interns can apply classroom skills and knowledge to Carnegie-Tsinghua Center projects and activities.
• Access: connect with the center’s alumni network of former interns, who work for governments and organizations such as the Chinese Foreign Ministry, State Dept., United Nations, Goldman Sachs, Bain & Co., and have studied at universities such as Tsinghua, Beida, Oxford, Harvard Kennedy School, Johns Hopkins, and Georgetown.
• Career and Personal Development: participate in an exciting development program run by the center’s scholars and professional staff.
• Opportunity: become a critical part of a unique think tank that hosts events with scholars, policymakers, and business leaders from around the world. The range of program topics included international economics and trade, nonproliferation and arms control, climate change, energy, and global regional security issues related to North Korea, Iran, and Afghanistan. Interns will also be able to attend events hosted by the Center.
• Exposure: work closely with the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center’s Chinese and international scholars, as well as representatives from the government and the business, diplomatic, and academic communities in Beijing that participate in the center’s events and activities.
• Convenience: enjoy an easy commute to the center, located near Tsinghua’s East Gate, making it conducive to a work-study schedule.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Support center staff to plan and execute internal and external events, including supporting with on-site logistics and event preparation, identifying speakers, and arranging venues
• Updating and maintaining the center’s contact database system
• Assisting in media outreach and responding to press inquiries, including tracking and updating media appearances of scholars
• Updating the center’s bilingual website
• Creating and maintaining branding materials and other visual aids: podium banners, publication covers and layouts, event backdrops and posters
• Recording events though the use of written summaries and photography
• Drafting documents including flyers, pamphlets, posters, invitations and agendas
• Translating text from Chinese to English and from English to Chinese
• Assisting scholars to conduct research for publications and other Carnegie-related content
• Supporting scholars and communications staff in the center’s social media outreach and research efforts
• Supporting center staff to manage the library, track book and resources purchases, and manage borrows and returns
• Supporting center staff to track and manage finance and other budgetary issues and requirements

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