Intern, Center on U.S.-China Relations
Location: Asia Society, New York
Department: Center on U.S.-China Relations
Reports to: Associate Director, China Programs, Center on U.S.-China Relations
Job Type: Temporary
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (Overtime-Eligible)
Est. Start Date: Flexible, preferably in August 2023
Preferred Schedule: 16 hours/week, through 2023-24 academic year (August/September 2023-May/June 2024)
Asia Society’s internships engage students in projects aligned with Asia Society’s mission of navigating shared futures for Asia and the world. Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations does this with initiatives related to the U.S.-China relationship writ large, from policy to arts, ideas, and action on all levels of society, including on issues of shared interest and importance, like climate change.
The Center on U.S.-China Relations’ China Programs intern will work on Chinese-language initiatives including salons, events, and interchanges, including with Chinese nationals visiting or living in the United States.
We’re looking for an intern who is agile, intelligent, self-starting, personable, and attuned to the needs of those navigating a country, culture, and language that are not their own, with a demonstrated interest in China and/or in U.S.-China relations. Graduate students are preferred. Bilingual fluency and reading and writing skills in English and Chinese is required. The ideal candidate will also have strong excellent research, organizational, and communications skills.
- Complete research, share ideas, and otherwise support the Center’s Associate Director, China Programs and other Center staff as they plan Chinese-language events and initiatives.
- Translate documents from Chinese to English and from English to Chinese. Interpret as needed.
- Provide logistical and administrative support for the Center’s China Programs.
- Help communicate with Chinese speakers and visitors to the Center.
- Current graduate school student, or recent graduate.
- Demonstrated interest in China, and/or in U.S.-China relations.
- Fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English.
- Literacy in Chinese and English(able to read, write, and translate at a university level in both languages).
- Strong research, writing, editing, and organizational skills.
- Ability to work well independently, as well as collaborate as part of a team.
- Reliable, responsible, and able to consistently meet deadlines with work that meets or exceeds expectations.
- Skilled time management while handling diverse tasks, and working with people across multiple time zones.
- Preferred Skills and Experience
- Experience with organizing or assisting in the organization of public programs.
- Experience with successfully promoting events or initiatives via social media.
ABOUT ASIA SOCIETY:
Asia Society, founded by John D. Rockefeller the 3rd in 1956, is a global non-profit dedicated to identifying future pathways for Asia and the world which enhance peace, prosperity, freedom, equality, and sustainability. Headquartered in New York City, with 15 centers located in Asia, Europe, and the U.S., the Asia Society has a dynamic and impressive board of trustees of more than 70 international leaders representing thought leadership in policy, the arts, and education as well as in governance and philanthropy.
Asia Society is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and empowering workplace. Asia Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer who values diversity in the workplace. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. We believe that engaging staff, interns, and volunteers with diverse backgrounds enables us to better realize our mission of navigating shared futures.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit a resume and one-page cover letter to USChinaCenterInterns@asiasociety.org. In your cover letter, please tell us why you’re interested in this internship, and when you’d be available to start and end the internship. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.