Fall 2015 Research Intern, Center for East Asia Policy Studies Fall 2015 Research Intern, Center for East Asia Policy Studies

The Brookings Institution The Brookings Institution

Location Washington, DC
Start Date 9/1/2015
End Date 12/15/15
Application Deadline
Part Time
Part Time
Full Time
Full Time
Pay Rate $10.50/Hr.
Contact Information 202.797.6210 | Fax 202.797.2479 [email protected]


Internship Summary

This fall internship, beginning in September 2015, is a paid opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior year or senior year, recent college graduates or graduate students with an interest in political science, public policy, communications and/or media relations.

This internship pays an hourly rate of $10.50, and ideally applicants will work part-time during regular business hours (dependent on the applicant’s school schedule), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship is based in Washington, DC and will last approximately 10- 12 weeks (depending on the start date).


Education/Skills/ Experience Graduate or undergraduate student (who has completed their sophomore year) working towards a degree in a relevant field (i.e. international relations, Asian studies, political science). Recent college graduates are also eligible to apply. Qualified applicants will have demonstrated kNowledge and experience in East Asia, international relations, and U.S. foreign policy; particular interest in Southeast Asia is preferred. Fluent or native-level English language ability is also preferred. Experience working in an office setting is desired, along with strong attention to detail and a sense of initiative, and a strong desire to learn and to contribute as a valued team member. Application Procedure Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To be considered, applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Applicants should apply online, uploading two documents when prompted: 1. A cover letter highlighting your educational experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this internship will contribute to your professional goals; and 2. A resume along with college transcripts and contact information for three academic or professional references. UNofficial transcripts and letters of recommendation rather than references are acceptable.


Primary Responsibilities Responsibilities will include program and administrative assistance to CEAP, which facilitates research and publications, and conducts a series of events relating to a variety of issues in East Asia. Principal duties and responsibilities may include research and administrative support for Senior Fellow and Southeast Asia Chair, proofreading and editing research papers, maintaining contact databases, monitoring current developments in East Asia, and assisting with the organization of seminars, meetings and other events in Washington. In addition to their primary responsibilities, interns will have the opportunity to attend internal meetings, hearings on Capitol Hill, local think tank events, professional development workshops, and public Brookings events as well as participate on Brookings sports teams and network with other interns throughout the Institution.