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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.

Global Initiatives – Business Programs Internship, Spring 2016

Asia Society's New York office is seeking a talented intern to assist the Global Initiatives team in facilitating their business programming. The ideal candidate for this internship will have a keen interest in Asia in the areas of business, economics, and international affairs. Global Initiatives intern (PDF)

ChinaFile Internship, Winter 2015/Spring 2016

ChinaFile, a magazine-style website on contemporary China published by the Center on U.S.-China Relations, is currently seeking interns in New York for the Winter2015/Spring of 2016. For more about each please follow these links:

Policy Institute Internship, Spring, Summer, and Fall 2016

Asia Society's New York 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 New York. Policy Institute intern (PDF)

Performing Arts Internship, February-May 2016

Asia Society's Performing Arts department is looking an intern to learn the workings of Asia Society’s Cultural Programs Department through involvement on aspects of program research, with a particular focus on performing arts programs. Performing Arts intern (PDF)

Online Editorial Internship, January-May 2016

Asia Society Online is looking for a talented Online Editorial Intern to copyedit and publish website content, report on events, draft blog posts, and assist with other administrative tasks for the award-winning website. Online Editorial Intern (PDF)

AsiaStore Website and Social Media Intern, New York

AsiaStore is seeking a creative, technically skilled volunteer intern to assist with enhancing, updating and maintaining AsiaStore’s retail website and social media platforms. AsiaStore intern (PDF)

Programs Internship, Winter-Spring 2016

The Asia Society’s Northern California center in San Francisco is seeking interns with an interest in Asian and Asian American issues and culture to help with program activities, including public events, private workshops, and reports. Programs intern (PDF)

Museum Internship, Spring, Summer, and Fall 2016

Asia Society's New York office seeks exceptional interns with a demonstrated interest in the arts and culture of Asia. The selected interns will support the Asia Society Museum’s programmatic, research and exhibition work in New York. Museum 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)