The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations offers both full- and part-time internships for undergraduate and graduate students. The internship is unpaid, but commuting costs are reimbursed. This is an entry-level position which generally includes a variety of administrative and program assignments.

The National Committee also has a Government Affairs Internship. This part-time position is for a graduate student interested in political science, government affairs, and media. Please see here for more details.

Internship responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Research assistance for programs and briefing kits for delegations to China and visitors from China
  • Administrative assistance for public events, seminars, and programs
  • Archiving historical and current material
  • Translating materials and correspondence (English - Chinese)
  • News circulation


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

How to Apply

Please click here to fill out the application form. The application requires the following components:

  • 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. While the specific start and end dates for each internship semester are flexible, we ask that interns' availability corresponds approximately to the following periods: January through May, June through August, and September through December. Those selected for an interview will hear within two weeks of the application deadline. All applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on the following dates for each internship semester:

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

"Throughout the course of my internship with the National Committee, I had the privilege of collaborating on several programs, including the U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on the Digital Economy, the Congressional Members Delegation to China, and the Foreign Policy Colloquium. Working on these programs exposed me to many prominent leaders in the realm of U.S.-China relations and enabled me to witness firsthand the efforts spent on fostering constructive and beneficial bilateral relations between the two nations. I am truly inspired by the works and programs conducted by the National Committee and enlightened by all my colleagues who make all these programs possible. For anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of current trends in U.S.-China relations, you need look no further than interning with the National Committee."

-   Zetong Jack J., Spring 2019, Intern

“At the National Committee, I was immersed in a vast network of people invested in strengthening the U.S.-China relationship. As an intern, I had an extraordinary opportunity to assist on the Track II Economic Dialogue and meet with prominent American and Chinese economists and business leaders. The internship reaffirmed my commitment to working in U.S.-China relations as I move forward with my career and studies.”

-   Angela Y., Fall 2018, Intern

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