U.S. Department of State
Fall 2021 Internship Program
The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program is an unpaid internship program that provides students with substantive learning experiences in a foreign affairs environment, specifically at U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world, at various Department bureaus located in Washington D.C., or at Department offices around the United States.
There are many internships available under numerous departments, so please click here to view the plethora of options!
National Committee on American Foreign Policy
2021 Emerging Leaders Program: Next Gen. Korea Peninsula Specialists
The program is designed to help emerging academics translate their research ideas into policy recommendations, and to develop public communications skills. In addition to peer workshops and skills training, each Emerging Leader will be matched with a mentor from the NCAFP’s network of senior-level former policymakers to further inform the development of the final products--a short policy paper and podcast presentation. This program is made possible with the generous support of the Korea Foundation.
Application Submission Period: April 16 - April 30, 2021
Notification of Acceptance: May 10, 2021
Virtual Roundtables: May through October 2021
Completion of Program: December 2021
Strategic Solutions Consultant - Central Asia
We’re hiring a Strategic Solutions Consultant (SSC) who will serve as an embedded project coordinator to lead the implementation of an exciting new capability in support of a public sector customer, with potential requirements of extended travel (9-12 months) Central Asia. Permanent location in Washington, D.C. is preferred. Candidates must be able to maintain a TS/SCI clearance.
American Culture Exchange Service
American Cultural Exchange Service (ACES) is seeking a qualified Resident Director (RD) to work virtually with a group of up to 25 US high school students for an approximately six-week program through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Program. The students will engage in language and cultural learning through virtual classes, cultural activities and one-on-one peer partners. The RD is required to attend a two-day pre-program training, which will be held virtually in late May to early June, participate in pre-program orientation and community building activities, represent ACES for the duration of the program (late June to mid-August), and submit reports during and immediately after the program.
Research Associate (Mandarin)
The CSIS Trustee Chair in Chinese Business & Economics is recruiting a full-time research associate who is highly motivated, professional, and deeply interested in China’s political economy, domestic and international. The research associate makes substantive contributions to the research agenda of the Chairholder through research, data analysis, writing, and project management.
Apply here by April 16.
Research Assistant (Part-time, Chinese Language)
We are looking for someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, values excellence and is passionate about journalism and explaining China’s commercial environment. Our team currently works remotely, and this position is open to applicants based remotely.
Apply here by April 13
Center for Advanced Chinese Research (CACR)
Open Source Analyst (Chinese Language)
Analysts will provide crucial research and analytical contributions for CACR’s regular reports and briefings on China’s politics and foreign policy as they relate to US-China relations. Ideal candidates possess professional experience working on topics related to China’s political system and foreign policy, excellent Chinese-language research skills, and excellent writing skills.
TextOre, Inc (German / Mandarin)
TextOre, Inc. (https://www.textore.net), a leader in open-source intelligence (OSINT) and foreign media exploitation, is currently looking for candidates with German language fluency to work on our team as a part-time analyst in support of US Government and commercial contracts.
A Germany Analyst will perform the following functions:
Conduct open-source research on Chinese subjects of interest within Germany, including people, organizations, and events, and populate findings in a structured database.
Prepare abstracts/summaries/briefings in English based on various German content, including social media, scholarly/technical articles, and edited media (periodic journals, magazines, newspapers, etc.).
Leverage leading social media monitoring platforms to understand and analyze trends, bot/inorganic activity, message amplification, false narratives, influence operations, etc.
Provide linguistic and cultural expertise for ongoing projects.
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Mission: Eurasia Foundation equips citizens to build resilient communities.
Vision: All citizens have the opportunity to realize their full potential and transform their societies
With its headquarters in Washington, DC and programs in Eurasia, China and the Middle East, EF recruits individuals from all over the world. If you are interested in a position with EF, please review the opportunities using the link the below. .
Get more information here
Advanced Collections Analyst (Chinese language skills required)
As an Advanced Collections Analyst at ZeroFOX, you will consult with ZeroFOX’s Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) Collections team: a group of highly skilled analysts, collectors, and specialists who dedicate themselves to protecting customers and their assets from digital and physical security threats. With our proprietary hybrid intelligence platforms and collections methodologies, you will utilize your Chinese language skills to identify threats and generate intelligence to assess risk to our customer base. Threat intelligence activities include tracking current and emerging threats covering cyber crime and various forms of malicious exploitation. If things like dark web, analysis, and cyber sleuthing are exciting to you, we want to talk to you! Discretion, teamwork, and creativity are a m
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U.S. Department of State
Foreign Affairs Officer GS-11 (As CLS alumni, your non-competitive eligibility (NCE) can be beneficial for this application)
This position is in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, under the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counter Threat Finance and Sanctions, Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation (EB/TFS/SPI). The Foreign Affairs Officer is responsible for developing sanctions policy options to counter national threats, consult on anti-terrorism controls for dual-use items going to State Sponsors of Terrorism, and compliance with Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancements Act of 2000 (TSRA).
Program Associate (Asia)
The Program Associate will provide a broad range of administrative and project support including maintaining administrative systems and editing and writing reports and communication materials.
Associate Threat Intelligence Analyst (China issues)
The Global Issues Team (GIT) within the Insikt (Research) Group is a multifaceted team of subject matter experts focusing on Geopolitics, Physical Security, Terrorism, and Disinformation. You’ll support high-profile clients by conducting in-depth research and analysis to produce intelligence that covers significant global issues and events.
Location: Boston, MA / Washington, DC
Summer Fellow (part-time, paid)
The LCWINS Fellow will undertake the responsibilities listed below, and will also have the opportunity to do research in support of the organization and draft written products for internal and external audiences. Some potential areas for research and writing include: women and diversity in leadership, employment law, law related to non-profit organizations and political activities, policies that improve women’s hiring, impacts of COVID on women in the national security workforce, retention, promotion, and diversity and inclusion in national security.
We seek to appoint a Programme Administrator to support the Institute's programme on Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy (NPNP) for a limited-term appointment through 31 December 2021 (potential for renewal dependent upon grant funding). This position will work with NPNP staff based in both London and Washington DC on the implementation of research projects, in particular a project on the verifiable denuclearisation of North Korea and one on geopolitics, nuclear issues and the Middle East.
American Mandarin Society
The first program of its kind, the African-American China Leadership Fellowship strives to curb the underrepresentation of African-Americans in all facets of U.S.-China relations. We believe that supporting up-and-coming African-American professionals is key to enhancing the China space, improving U.S. national security and competitiveness, and better reflecting the diversity of the United States.
The National Bureau of Asian Research
Qualified applicants for the Undergraduate Diversity Fellowship will:
Be a freshman or sophomore in college with a legal authorization to work in the United States.
Be interested in Asia and U.S. foreign policy with demonstrated academic achievement and leadership potential.
US-China Business Council
USCBC’s US Government Affairs (GA) team is seeking a part-time intern to assist with US policy monitoring and tracking, along with other research responsibilities. The job is a paid internship requiring a 20-hour per week commitment for part time interns at USCBC’s Washington, DC office. Work is currently remote, but applicants must be based in the DC metro region in order to report to the office when in person work resumes.
Rhodium is recruiting a full-time Research Analyst to join the company’s China Practice and support its corporate service offering. The Analyst will be based in our New York City offices but will work remotely until in-office work resumes. The candidate must be able to begin work in mid-March.
The National Bureau of Asian Research
Chinese Language Fellowship Program
The Chinese Language Fellowship offers two types of fellowships:
PhD Track (Up to $50,000)
The PhD track of the Chinese Language Fellowship allows currently enrolled PhD students to participate in a language program of their choice in Taiwan or China for nine months followed by a summer language program during which fellows will take one-on-one classes where they may choose to read primary sources directly related to their dissertation research.
Prospective PhD Track (Up to $40,000)
The Prospective PhD track of the Chinese Language Fellowship allows current or recent Master's degree students planning to pursue a PhD to participate in a language program of their choice in Taiwan or China for nine months. Applicants to the Prospective PhD track must be currently enrolled in a Master's program or already possess a Master's degree.
Deadline: February 21
Center for New American Security (CNAS)
This individual will be responsible for supporting the program’s research agenda; conceptualizing and executing research projects; assisting in the management of the program’s operations including through liaising with donors; working collaboratively with other programs and Center staff, and engaging with external stakeholders to contribute to national debates related to the Indo-Pacific region. Candidates with strong research and analytical background in regional security issues and Northeast Asian political, economic, and security issues are strongly encouraged to apply.
Halifax International Security Forum
The Program Officer, China is responsible for the day-to-day operations of HFX’s new China program. This includes:
Running the #StandTogetherOnChina social media campaign; including regular messaging to strengthen and expand HFXChina’s presence on social media.
Communicating verbally and in writing with HFX stakeholders, including writing grant proposals and reports to funders;
Tracking in real time issues related to China and helping senior staff in the research and preparation of op-eds and other China-related publications;
Developing relationships among like-minded individuals and organizations and identifying and inviting global China policymakers and experts to participate in Halifax International Security Forum and HFX’s year-round work.
Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA
Associate Program Officer
The Associate Program Officer will provide programming support for several of Sasakawa USA’s programs, working directly with the Director of Programs.
Tatitlek (USDOS - ECA Contractor)
Senior Program Officer
The Senior Program Officer works directly under the supervision of Office leadership to plan, implement, and oversee approximately 20 academic programs, services, and initiatives to/from the U.S., that are run through the Office of Global Educational Programs in coordination with program agencies, binational Fulbright Commissions, advising centers, and posts. The Senior Program Officer supports the Office Director and Deputy Director with a wide range of programmatic and administrative functions of the office and/or its constituent branches as assigned.
Associate Risk Intelligence Analyst (Russian Language)
Risk Intelligence Analysts at FiveBy play an integral role in supporting trade compliance for our client through research and analytical support for due diligence and sanctions activities. This role requires a curious, resourceful self-starter who is comfortable navigating ambiguity. The successful candidate must be highly curious, detail-oriented, and able to work autonomously as well with cross-functional teams with high level of professionalism.
Translator (active TS/SCI)
As a Technical Translator, you can expect to spend approximately 80% of your time translating targeted Mandarin-language publications and other publicly available information as requirements dictate and approximately 20% in performing research on new information sources.
Chinese Linguist (active TS/SCI)
You will perform focused research and translation in the native language and work with a team of analysts in support of US military forces in the INDOPACOM area of responsibility. Subject matter expertise is an important analytical component of this position. Knowledge of INDOPACOM operations and the Chinese military will contribute to mission success.
Mission Essential Virtual Career Fair
Numerous Vacancies and Careers
"Who should attend? Anyone interested in joining Mission Essential, in particular those with active Security Clearances"
Virtual Fair: Thursday, Sept 3, from 1-4 pm
U.S. Dept of State (Unpaid) Internship Program
The U.S. Department of State Student Internship is an unpaid experience offering U.S. citizen students a chance to participate in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy. Interns are required to serve for a period of 10 consecutive weeks during Summer 2021. Interns are required to work 32-40 hours per week to successfully complete the internship.
Integrity Risk International
Senior Research Analyst, Research Analyst, Intern Analyst
Integrity Risk International is currently recruiting for senior research analysts, research analysts and research interns to conduct investigative, due diligence and business intelligence research. They’re specifically looking for language experts with strong research and writing skills in Mandarin, Turkish, Hebrew, Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic and other languages.Full job responsibilities and requirements are listed at: https://www.integrityriskintl.com/careers#jobs.
Reach out to Teddy Clamp if you intend to apply: firstname.lastname@example.org
H4Enterprises/Dept. of State
Junior Program Officer
Performs a wide variety of duties necessary to assist in outreach and data management in support of international exchange alumni programming, and in coordination with ECA offices, regional bureaus, other bureau offices, program agencies, and posts. S/he provides data analysis, records management, and research with regard to alumni participant records and data. S/he maintains a close and highly responsive relationship with program staff and leadership in support of day-to-day activities. S/he confirms and prioritizes project plans and deliverables as agreed upon by the ECA COR and office supervisor.
Seeking translation support for Arabic (MSA and regional dialects), Russian, and Chinese (near-native or native in speaking, reading, and writing). All opportunities are part time and project based, but can be done on a fairly flexible schedule. If interested, please send resumes to email@example.com.
C&O Resources Inc.
Information Analyst (remote)
Daily monitoring and managing our news dissemination in the context of issues of concern to our clients which requires frequent screening of a few key print and other media outlets, as well as tracking USG policy statements. Hours are early AM as AM news is released between 8-830AM EDT, and PM news at 5EDT.
Assistance as needed with other projects, involving US Middle East policy, and reporting on webcast events related to our work, may be requested.
The position is a 1099 consultancy with no health care benefits. It provides ten days of paid annual leave once three-month trial period is complete. We tend to follow the USG vacation schedule for office holidays.
Please send Resume and Cover Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: When filled
AMIDEAST - AHLAN Virtual
The hybrid semester combines faculty, Arabic instructors, expert guests, host community exchange partners, opportunities to engage in community-based learning, and staff from Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan.
All courses are designed to foster collaboration among students onsite and in the virtual environment. Cultural exchange is embedded in each course and binds each program component together.
Application Deadline: July 15
McLarty Associates is seeking a motivated, resourceful, highly organized individual for a full-time, entry-level Associate position to support our China practice. We are seeking to fill this position immediately. Ideal candidates for this position possess an understanding of the economic, cultural, business, and political dynamics in China, and a familiarity with China’s diplomacy and international commerce. Applicants must have a robust background, demonstrated interest, and/or experience living or studying in China. Fluency in Mandarin Chinese (reading, writing, speaking) is required. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.
Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CCEC)
Professional Staff Member
Monitoring and researching Chinese and English language sources (media, government, NGO) for developments relating to their issue area. Very strong demonstrated ability to speak, read, write, and perform research in Chinese (Mandarin)at an advanced level is required.The successful candidate will likely have worked or studied in mainland China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong.
To apply, please submit a brief cover letter, resume, short writing sample (5 pages or less), and the names and contact information for two references to Judy Wright, CECC Director of Administration, via e-mail at email@example.com.
Application Deadline: December 22, 2019
NSLI-Y Alumni Association
Alumni Representative (Volunteer)
Numerous locations in the United States.
This is a one-year term position with opportunity for a renewal.
Johns Hopkins University
Washington D.C./Nanjing, China
The job requires Chinese language abilities and is a 6-month position with potential for renewal.
Application Deadline: Until Filled
International Institute for Strategic Studies
Graduate Student Internship
The position requires someone able to use Chinese in a professional setting for research on the Digital Silk Road.
Application Deadline: Sept. 30, 2019
Department of State
Unpaid Internship Program
US Citizenship required. This internship is for summer 2020.
Application Deadline: Oct. 4, 2019
National Security Agency
Fort Meade, MD
Proficiency in a critical language.
Application Deadline: Oct. 31, 2019
American Enterprise Institute
Must be current undergraduate student, graduate student, or recent graduate.
Application Deadline: Rolling
Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Mathematics/Statistics, Public Policy, or other Social Sciences with a minor in Economics required.
Application Deadline: November 15, 2019