New York, NY
Asia Society's Global Policy Programs department is seeking an exceptional intern with a demonstrated interest in the social, political, and economic challenges facing the United States and countries in Asia. We are currently seeking an intern with strong research/writing skills and interest in at least one of the following areas:
The rise of China and India and other potentially high-performing economies in Asia, the strategic ramifications of their growing economic, political, and military power, and their relations with the United States; issues of focus include global finance and trade, sustainability challenges, and regional security.
Regional security, United States foreign policy toward Asia, and governance issues within Asia. Current countries/regions of interest include Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia, North Korea, and Burma/Myanmar.
Tracking and researching current developments in Asia; writing, editing, and proofreading reports, event/meeting summaries, and content for Asia Society's website; providing conference/event coordinating support; assisting with administrative and logistical duties as needed; and attending and reporting on meetings at the United Nations and at various NGOs in New York City.
Internships are unpaid positions. Please note that we do not provide visa support. Candidates are required to commit to a minimum of 12 weeks, and at least three days per week, or the equivalent of 24 hours per week. Full-time (minimum 35 hours per week) commitments are generally preferred. Evening availability once or twice a month for events may be requested.
This is an unpaid internship
Previous internship or work experience preferred; familiarity with global issues and/or Asia through academic study and/or work experience; strong research, writing, and editing skills; excellent attention to detail; reliable and able to work under tight deadlines; proficiency with Microsoft Office, with knowledge of design software a plus (Adobe CS); and flexibility with handling diverse tasks.
"Global Policy Programs Internship, Summer 2012."
How to Apply:
E-mail: 1) a cover letter, indicating your interest in the position and the days and hours you are available to work; 2) a resume; and 3) a writing sample (3-5 double-spaced pages; abstracts are accepted) in MS Word or PDF formats with the subject line "Global Policy Programs Internship, Summer 2012."
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are only able to contact those candidates selected for an interview. Position is open until filled.
Debra Eisenman, Assistant Director
Global Policy Programs
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY, 10021
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