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 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
  • 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


"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

“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., Intern, Fall 2018

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