The Center for Advanced China Research is hiring volunteer research interns to conduct research and assist with the center's development. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Ideal candidates are advanced undergraduate students, recent graduates, and graduate students with knowledge of China’s political system and foreign policy, excellent Chinese-language research skills, and excellent writing skills.


Opportunities for professional development are as follows:


  • Honing Chinese language research abilities and knowledge of openly available Internet sources, conducting writing and analysis for articles, conference reports, and other such projects in accordance with the Initiative’s needs.

  • Opportunity to regularly be featured as an author on Party Watch Initiative’s signature weekly report.

  • Opportunity to regularly co-author articles in the Party Watch Initiative’s online partner publication, The Diplomat.

  • Gain experience supporting research and analysis for USG. 


Preferred Attributes:


  • Currently enrolled in/recently graduated from university program with coursework in China/Asian Affairs.

  • Able to commit 10-20 hours a week to the internship.

  • Excellent Chinese language research skills. Ability to pass a timed language assessment.

  • Excellent analysis, writing, and communication skills.

  • Experience with social media.




Applicants must submit the following:


  • 1-2 page resume, PDF

  • 1 paragraph cover letter in body of email explaining relevant experience and qualifications.

  • A short writing sample.

  • A list of 2 references (including reference’s name, title, affiliation, email address, and phone number).


Please send all materials to:


Connor Swank

Center for Advanced China Research | 1629 K St NW, Suite 300 | Washington DC, 20006| 

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