Research Intern, Freeman Chair in China Studies (Economics -Summer 2018)
Washington, DC US
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The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a Washington-based non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity.


The Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) is recruiting a part-time, paid Summer 2018 (beginning May 28, 2018) intern who can provide dedicated research support for projects regarding China's domestic and international economic issues. The ideal candidate will have substantive knowledge on contemporary China's economy and policy process, and familiarity with how to find and analyze primary Chinese documents and data. Because of the fast-paced work environment, interns should be motivated self-starters that are able to engage in a wide variety of analytic and logistical tasks.

  • Assisting in research, writing and analysis for articles, conference reports, grant proposals, and other such projects as dictated by program needs
  • Assisting in spot and background research
  • Assisting with any special tasks, presentations, projects, and reports
  • Assisting in event planning and staffing
  • Curating the Freeman Chair social media platform
  • Performing a variety of other Freeman Chair related duties as assigned


  • Applicants currently enrolled in or those that have recently completed a master's degree are preferred
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Must be able to commit to 20 hours a week
  • Must have strong research, analysis, and writing skills
  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must have the ability to work independently
  • Must have the ability to manage competing priorities and multiple projects under tight deadlines
  • Must demonstrate academic/professional background on China's economy and international economic relations
  • Must be able to read Chinese-language documents related to China's economy and familiar with common sources of Chinese economic data
  • Experience with quantitative statistics preferred


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Performances of duties require the use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The job frequently requires ability to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please apply by no later than March 23, 2018. All applicants must submit the following:

  1. A resume and cover letter in one PDF document.
  2. A short (no more than 5 pages), writing sample related to China's economy.
  3. A list of 3 references (including reference's name, title, affiliation, email address, and phone number).

Should you encounter any technical problems submitting these materials, please email .

Job Location
Washington, DC, , United States

Position Type
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


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As soon as possible
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Regular, Full Time
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