East-West Center Internship 2016 in Washington D.C.

East-West Center Internship 2016 in Washington D.C.

Deadline: January 3, 2016

The East West Center (EWC) is now accepting applications for Spring 2016 Internships in Washington. The Center seeks interns each semester who are interested in gaining a first-hand training experience in a US-Asia research and education organization in Washington, D.C.

Internship Details

Interns all participate in a variety of activities that support Center programs, including work in research, writing, and program support. Interns also have the opportunity to network with experts in their chosen fields through public forums held at the Center and at external organizations.

Interns are involved in many aspects of the Center’s work, including:

  • Research for Center projects and publications
  • Writing briefs of events at the Center and external organizations
  • Tracking foreign policy events and issue areas in the media in Asia and Washington
  • Research assistance to visiting fellows, many of whom are well-known experts in their fields
  • Creating content for the Center’s website, blog or other outlets
  • Support for public events

Internship hours are flexible but they ask that interns commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week. During the summer, they prefer interns who are available 32-40 hours a week.


  • EWC strives to provide interns with a broad range of education and training opportunities in the course of their activities. Interns are occasionally called on to assist in administrative duties. 
  • Stipends may be available for internships, depending on funding.
  • All internships can be offered for university credits if your school permits.


  • Internships are open to students and recent graduates; graduate students are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • For the Spring 2016 internship period, they are specifically interested in applicants with the following proven skill sets:
    • Researching and writing articles on contemporary US-Asia issues for the Asia Mattes for America initiative (www.AsiaMattersforAmerica.org)
    • Development of infographics for use online and in print form in support of various research, policy dialogue, publication and outreach projects
    • Conducting long-term, in-depth research on assigned topics
  • Applicants typically have a strong interest in US-Asia relations and may be studying international relations, Asia studies, international economics, public policy, international business or other similar areas of study.
  • Preferred computer skills include Microsoft Office, including Excel, and graphics and publications software. Please make a special note if you have specialized computer skills as noted above, including familiarity with audio and video recording and post-processing.

Application Details

  • Visit the online application form to submit the following application materials.
    • Online Application Form
    • Resume with GPA
    • One letter of recommendation
    • Optional: Writing Sample (2-3 pages)

Completed applications must be received by 11:59pm (US Eastern time) on Sunday, January 3rd, 2016.

For more information, visit East-West Center Internship.