Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Paid Fall Research Internship with US-China Economic and Security Review Commission

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) is seeking to fill a paid Research Intern position for our Economics and Trade team to join the Commission in August 2015.

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) was created by the United States Congress in October 2000 with the legislative mandate to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China, and to provide recommendations, where appropriate, to Congress for legislative and administrative action.
The Commission’s mandate is available at http://www.uscc.gov/about/uscc-charter

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Research, monitor, and conduct analysis on developments primarily in China, Taiwan, and the western Pacific Region.
2. Work with USCC staff on planning and preparing for the Commission’s public hearings, report editing sessions, and other meetings.
3. Attend seminars, meetings, and other events on behalf of the USCC, and write memorandum to Commissioners and staff members.
4. Monitor and report on current events and emerging topics-of-interest relating to the Commission’s mandate through research and fact-checking.

Qualifications

1. Must be a U.S. citizen, or have applied for U.S. citizenship and naturalization.
2. Must be current college junior or senior, or a recent graduate of an undergrad program.
3. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) at the current or last institution attended.
4. Must have coursework in one or more of the following areas:
    a. Economics & Trade:coursework with a focus on Chinese and/or broader Asian business, economics, and trade.
    b. General Research:coursework with a focus on Chinese and/or broader Asian culture, society, and language.
5. Chinese language skills – reading, writing, and/or speaking – are highly desirable.

USCC Internships require individual initiative and an ability to monitor and report on current events and issues. Strong research and communications skills – writing and oral – are essential.

Click here for application instructions.