The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations offers the following internship opportunities. 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 commuting costs are reimbursed.

Location: New York, NY

Responsibilities include:

  • Research assistance for programs and briefing kits for delegations to China and visitors from China
  • Administrative and programmatic assistance for public events, seminars, and programs
  • Translating materials and correspondences (English - Chinese)
  • News circulation

Qualifications:

  • 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 Fall 2019 are now closed. Please check back in early October to apply for the Spring 2020 Internship. 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: Spring Internship Summer Internship Fall Internship
Term Jan. 1 – April 30 May 1 – Aug. 31 Sept. 1 – Dec. 31
Application Due Nov. 1 March 1 July 1

Government Affairs Internship

The National Committee is looking for stellar candidates for our Fall 2019 Government Affairs Internship. To fill this part-time, remote 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. While the start and end dates are flexible, the selected candidates will be expected to fill the position starting in early fall until the end of the calendar year.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Tracking and reporting on policy developments on the Hill, especially 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 and materials directed at D.C.- based and district-based congressional staffers
  • Conducting targeted research related to our programs that engage delegations from congressional offices and subnational government offices at the state and municipal levels

Qualifications:

  • Based in Washington, D.C., at the time of the internship
  • 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
  • Extensive 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 China studies, political science, international relations, journalism or other relevant master’s programs
  • Knowledge of Mandarin Chinese is preferred

How to Apply:

Applications for the Fall 2019 Government Affairs Internship are now closed. Prospective interns can return to our website to apply through our online application for the Spring 2020 semester in December. The application will ask you to submit the following:

  • 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.)
  • Contact information for two references

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

Important Dates:

The National Committee accepts three rounds of Government Affairs Internship applications per year. The position lasts approximately five months. While the specific start and end dates for each internship semester are flexible, we expect the Spring Semester Government Affairs Interns to begin in early January and work with us through the end of May 2020.


"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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