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Fall 2019 Research Internship (Unpaid) – Brookings Foreign Policy

This external sponsorship/academic focused fall internship, beginning in September 2019, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year, recent college graduates, or graduate students with an interest in China to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment.

Interns will assist in the center’s research projects; compile, edit, and proofread interviews, speeches, and published articles of the center’s scholars; collect and organize data and information in both Chinese and English as needed; and arrange all research-relevant documents, reports and publications. Interns should leave the internship with a better understanding of how to conduct high quality research, interact with top scholars in the field, and identify key areas in need of public policy research.

Interns will also gain first-hand experience in public policy and international affairs by assisting in the logistical planning and implementation of conferences, roundtables, briefings, and other meetings, attending foreign policy events, and general administrative support. Additional assignments will also include assisting the center’s scholars on research tasks on an as needed basis.

Interns will have the opportunity to attend internal meetings, 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.


  • Must be undergraduate students in junior or senior year, recent college graduates, or graduate students working towards a degree in a relevant field (i.e. international relations, China studies, etc.).
  • Must have a demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: Chinese political, social and economic issues and U.S. foreign policy in the region.
  • Previous editing and proofreading experience is required and demonstrated strong research skills are preferred.
  • Native fluency of English is required and Mandarin Chinese language skills are desirable.

Deadline: June 21st, 2019

Click here for more information and to apply.


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