The National Committee is looking for stellar candidates for our Government Affairs Internship in the second half of 2019. 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. Depending on the candidate, this position could be filled remotely.

While the position is currently filled through the June/July 2019, we will begin looking for the next round of Government Affairs Interns this spring. While the start and end dates are flexible, the selected candidates will be expected to fill the position starting in the summer until the end of the calendar year. 

Internship responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • 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/materials directed at D.C.- based and district-based congressional staffers
  • Conducting targeted research related to our programs that engage delegations from congressional officers and subnational government offices at the state and municipal levels


  • 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 a China studies, political science, international relations, 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 two rounds of Government Affairs Internship applications per year. The position lasts approximately six months. While the specific start and end dates for each internship semester are flexible, we will expect the next round of Government Affairs Interns to begin in the mid/late summer and continue their work with us through the end of 2019. 

All applications for the fall 2019 Government Affairs Internship must be submitted by 11:59 PM on May 1, 2019.

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