Location: Washington, D.C.
Position: Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) Spring Internship – Code 2201INT
The Spring Internship will run from January to May, 2022.
With a problem-solving mandate, the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) is a think- and do- tank that tackles major policy challenges confronting the Asia-Pacific in security, prosperity, sustainability, and the development of common norms and values for the region.
The Washington, D.C. office of the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) is seeking exceptional interns with a demonstrated interest in the social, political, and economic challenges in Asia. The selected intern will directly support the Asia Society Policy Institute’s senior leadership with their research agendas and programming in Washington, D.C. Ideal candidates will have strong research/writing skills have a demonstrated interest in one of the following issue areas:
International trade with and within Asia, including negotiations for regional and bilateral free trade agreements in the region, the World Trade Organization (WTO), emerging trade and investment frameworks, and regional economic integration.
Digital diplomacy and emerging technology issues, including global technology supply chains, technological innovation, digital trade, 5G deployment, and U.S.-China technology rivalry and cybersecurity concerns.
Political, security, diplomatic, and economic affairs related to Iran, India, West Asia/Middle East, and Southeast Asia.RESPONSIBILITIES:
In addition to contributing to a substantive research agenda, the policy intern will collaborate on public programming and other logistical/office functions. Spring 2022 interns will be expected to participate in-person at the ASPI offices in Washington, D.C., subject to CDC guidelines.
Internships are unpaid. Please note that we do not provide visa support.
- Candidates are expected to commit to a minimum of 12 weeks, and at least 24 hours per week.
- Education and prior experience most suited for this internship
- Familiarity with Asia policy issues through previous academic study and/or internship experience
- Must have the ability to work independently;
- Strong research, writing, and editing skills;
- Excellent attention to detail;
- Ability to meet tight deadlines;
- Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Social Media;
- Flexibility with handling diverse tasks;
- U.S. government experience not required, but highly desirable.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please email your cover letter, indicating the area of interest (International trade; Digital technology and emerging technology issues; or Political, security, diplomatic and security affairs), the days and hours you are available, and your resume, indicating position reference code 2201INT, and a 2-4 double-spaced page writing sample or abstract, to: AsiaDC@asiasociety.org
Indicate job title in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be accepted. No phone calls, please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Please regard your resume as having been received unless your email is bounced back.