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Interns and Volunteers

Asia Society welcomes interns and volunteers.


Volunteer opportunities include the reception/membership desk, AsiaStore, office support, and ushering/greeting assignments. Kindly click on the link below, print and complete the application form and send it to:

Jacqueline Meyer
Volunteer and Recruitment Manager
Asia Society
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021-5088
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 212-452-1422 

Application form (PDF)

Both volunteer and intern applicants will be contacted if their skills and availability match with a department's request. If not, the application will be kept on file for future consideration.

Call for Volunteers — Asia Society India Centre (PDF)


Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address challenges and create a shared future. We offer interns the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the interplay of Asian and Western cultures. Asia Society's internship program is designed to provide you with practical vocational experience, training, and opportunities to both plan and participate in events and programs. For internship opportunities and contact information on how to apply, see below.

Please note: apart from the Endowment for Educational Opportunity paid internship program, all other internships are unpaid.

Performing Arts Internship, Fall 2015

Asia Society New York's Performing Arts Department is seeking an intern to work with the cultural programs team on all aspects of program research, development, and implemenation. Peforming Arts Intern (PDF)

External Affairs Internship, Fall 2015

Asia Society New York's External Affairs Department is seeking a graduate student intern for the spring 2015 semester with demonstrated interest in Asia, including in at least one of Asia Society’s three pillars of policy, education, and arts and culture. External Affairs Intern (PDF)

ChinaFile Internship, Fall 2015; Spring 2016

ChinaFile (, a magazine-style website on contemporary China published by the Center on U.S.-China Relations, is currently accepting applications for fall 2015 and/or spring 2016 internship positions. ChinaFile web intern (PDF)

Policy Institute Internship, Fall 2015; Spring/Summer 2016

Asia Society's Washington, D.C. office seeks exceptional interns with demonstrated interest in the social, political, and economic challenges in Asia. The selected interns will support the Asia Society Policy Institute’s research and outreach work in Washington. Policy Institute Intern (PDF)

Executive Office Internship, Fall 2015

Asia Society seeks an intern to gain knowledge of the Executive Office team procedures in providing support for the executive leadership of the institution. The ideal candidate for this internship will have a keen interest in non-profit management and in Asia in any of the following areas: policy, arts, and business. Executive Office Intern (PDF)

Global Initiatives Intern, Fall 2015

Asia Society seeks a talented intern to assist the Global Initiatives team in facilitating their globally oriented and cross-departmental programming. Global Initiatives Intern (PDF)

Global Initiatives - Policy Programs Intern, Fall 2015

Asia Society seeks a talented intern to assist the Global Initiatives team in facilitating their policy-related public programming. Global Initiatives - Policy Programs Intern (PDF)

Asia Society Policy Institute Intern, Summer/Fall 2015

The Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) is seeking an exceptional intern with a demonstrated interest in the social, political, and economic challenges in Asia. Asia Society Policy Institute Intern (PDF)

AsiaStore Merchandising Intern, New York

AsiaStore at Asia Society is accepting applications for a Merchandising Intern who will be exposed to all facets of AsiaStore's retail operation. AsiaStore Merchandising Intern (PDF)

AsiaStore Website Intern, New York

AsiaStore is seeking a technically skilled volunteer intern to assist with enhancing, updating and maintaining AsiaStore's retail website. AsiaStore Website Intern (PDF)