The Asia Program addresses the implications of Asia’s rise for the West—in particular, how Asia’s resurgence will impact the foreign policy, economic, and domestic challenges and choices facing the transatlantic allies—through a combination of convening, writing, strategic grants, study tours, fellowships, partnerships with other GMF programs, and partnerships with other institutions. The intern will benefit from exposure to GMF’s network, its high level events and interactions with various policy actors. Since the internship takes place in Washington, interns are often able to attend various related events on behalf of GMF staff.
The Asia Program autumn internship is unpaid, but offers an ideal opportunity to acquire substantive professional experience for those interested in a career in public policy or international affairs.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
- Providing administrative and research support for the Asia program on issues pertaining to U.S. and European Asia policy.
- Assisting in the coordination of our mid-scale convening activities, as well as small scale Washington based events.
- Helping maintain the program's database of contacts.
- Excellent analytical, writing skills and previous research experience.
- Fluency in English is required; Additional European or an Asian language is a plus.
- Excellent written and oral communications skills.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
- Comfortable multi-tasking, and working independently and as part of a team.
- Should be an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in International Relations, International Development, Regional Studies, Economics or Security Studies.
- Previous experience in a think tank, foundation, NGO, government body, media outlet, or similar organization preferred.
- Strong interest in Asian security issues; a background in South Asian, East Asian or transatlantic security issues.
Preferred starting date: January 11, 2017
Preferred time commitment: At least 25-35 hours per week, Monday–Friday between 9 AM and 5 PM.