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East-West Center Fall 2018 Internship Program in Washington

Deadline: August 19, 2018

Applications are open for the East-West Center Fall 2018 Internship Program 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.

Interns are provided with a broad range of education and training opportunities in the course of their activities. 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:

  • Researching and writing articles on contemporary US-Asia relations issues for the Asia Matters for America initiative (;
  • 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 staff and 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.


  • Stipends may be available for internships, depending on funding. All internships can be offered for university credits if your school permits. Internship hours are flexible, but the organizers asks that interns commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week (40 is preferred for summer interns).


  • Open to students and recent graduates;
  • Applicants should have strong excel and spreadsheet skills and the ability to work with large amounts of data;
  • Experience with tracking multiple media sources for new stories on a particular topic;
  • 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;
  • Experience with economic data is a plus;
  • Asian language reading fluency are pluses;
  • 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.


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For more information, visit East-West Center Internship.