The National Committee is launching a new Government Affairs Internship! To fill this part-time position, we are looking for a graduate student or recent master’s program graduate interested in political science, government affairs, and media. The internship is unpaid, but commuting costs are reimbursed. Depending on the candidate, this position could be filled remotely.

Internship responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Tracking and reporting on policy developments on the Hill, especially in regard to congressional foreign policy toward China
  • Staying informed on China-related news and current events
  • Assisting in our efforts to engage both Members of Congress and congressional staffers we have taken to China, as well as facilitating outreach to prospective program participants
  • Drafting an e-newsletter/materials directed at D.C. and non-D.C. congressional staffers
  • Conducting targeted research on subnational government affairs


  • Academic and professional background in China studies, political science, international relations, journalism, media studies, or other relevant field.
  • Excellent research and writing skills, and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of U.S.-China relations
  • Ability to work a minimum of 8-10 hours a week
  • Preference will be given to those students or recent graduates in a China studies, political science, or journalism master’s program
  • Knowledge of Mandarin Chinese is a plus

How to Apply

Please send the following to with the subject line “NCUSCR Government Affairs Internship”:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter indicating why you are interested in and qualified to work at the National Committee
  • Short writing sample (a published article, academic essay, etc.)

No phone calls please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Important Dates

The National Committee accepts internship applications for the fall, spring and summer semesters. Those selected for an interview will hear within two weeks of the application deadline. All applications must be submitted by the following deadlines:

  • Fall Semester: July 31
  • Spring Semester: November 15
  • Summer: March 1

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