The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations offers the following internship opportunity. Click to learn more:

General Internship

The National Committee 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 closed. For applications, the following components are required:

  • 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: Spring Internship Summer Internship Fall Internship
Term Jan. 1 – April 30 May 1 – Aug. 31 Sept. 1 – Dec. 31
Application Due Nov. 20 March 1 July 15


"Throughout my internship at the National Committee, I was placed on the Communications, Public Programs and Next Generation teams. I appreciated the opportunity to work with multiple members of the organization and learn about all aspects of the National Committee's operations. It was great to be involved in multiple projects and see them at different stages — from Next Generation programs that were in their beginning developments to other public programs that I prepared questions for the same day. I learned so much from both my colleagues and fellow interns, and despite the remote nature of the internship, I was able to stay connected with everyone with whom I worked. I so appreciated the opportunity to be exposed to such a wide range of issues in the U.S.-China relationship and engage with top scholars and officials in the field."

-   Benjy R., Intern, Summer 2020

"During my internship at the National Committee, I provided communications and research assistance for programs such as the Congressional Staff Delegation to China, the Diplomat Orientation Program, and the U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on the Digital Economy. Exposure to these programs equipped me with a critical lens to examine the past, present, and future of the dynamic U.S.-China relations. Having the opportunity to help organize public events and to listen to the perspectives of prestigious leaders in the field also expanded the scope of my knowledge. My interactions with the dedicated staff members at the National Committee helped me further navigate both academic and career commitment. The current state of the world has again proved the necessity of constructive engagement on all levels between the U.S. and China, and the National Committee may provide the best possible platform if you are aspired to lead positive changes on this issue."

-   Susan Z., Intern, Fall 2019

"During my internship, I had the opportunity to engage with many of the National Committee’s programs. I thus gained a broader understanding of the current state of the U.S.-China relationship, as well as the ways in which the organization is shaping its future. Through the research I conducted for delegation briefing books and NCUSCR staff, I was challenged to understand topics from a variety of perspectives and fight against conventional narratives. The people, resources, and events I was exposed to while at the National Committee will have a lasting impact on the trajectory of both my academic and professional paths."

-   Fiona A., Intern, Summer 2019

"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., Intern, Spring 2019

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