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

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: all Asia Society internships below are unpaid.

Asia Society New York

Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) Research Internship, Spring/Summer/Fall 2019

Asia Society's acclaimed Policy Institute is hiring interns for the spring, summer, and fall 2019 terms. Candidates should demonstrate strong interest in the social, political, and economic challenges of Asia. ASPI Intern (PDF)

Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) Communications Internship, Spring/Summer/Fall 2019

The Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) is seeking exceptional interns with a demonstrated interest in the social, political, and economic challenges in Asia and a strong background in written and oral communications. ASPI Communications Intern (PDF)

Events Internship, Fall 2018 / Winter 2019

The events department at Asia Society seeks a dedicated, enthusiastic intern with keen eye for detail to assist in event planning and coordination. The intern will interact with Asia Society's events department, colleagues, clients, vendors, and support staff to plan and execute a wide variety of events at 725 Park Avenue. Events Intern (PDF)

AsiaStore — Marketing and Merchandising Intern, Fall 2018

AsiaStore is seeking a creative individual who is interested in a career in retail and fashion merchandising to assist with the award-winning store's retail merchandising, marketing, operations, and sales initiatives. Marketing Intern (PDF)

AsiaStore — E-Commerce and Social Media Intern, Fall 2018

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

Communications, Marketing & Online — Video Internship, Fall 2018

Asia Society seeks experienced individuals to assist the communications and marketing department in producing video content for online and social media. Video Intern (PDF)

Global Initiatives — Policy Programming Internship, Fall 2018

The Global Initiatives team at Asia Society seeks two motivated interns to assist in facilitating policy and current affairs-related public programs. Global Initiatives Intern (PDF)

External Affairs — Development Internship, Fall 2018

Asia Society's External Affairs department seeks an intern to assist with events, membership, stewardship, solicitation, and acknowledgment letters. External Affairs Intern (PDF)

Executive Office Internship, 2018 and Ongoing

Asia Society is seeking a talented intern to assist the executive office in providing support to the executive vice president. Executive Office Intern (PDF)

Asia Society Washington DC

Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) Internship, Spring/Summer/Fall 2018

ASPI is seeking exceptional interns with a demonstrated interest in the social, political, and economic challenges in Asia. ASPI Intern (PDF) 

Asia Society Northern California

Social Media/Marketing Internship — Winter/Spring 2018

Asia Society's Northern California center is seeking a talented intern to assist with social media and outreach activities. ASNC Social Media/Marketing Intern (PDF)

Programming Internship — Winter/Spring 2018

Asia Society's Northern California center is seeking interns to learn the machinations of programming activities including public events, private workshops, and events. ASNC Programming Interns (PDF)