Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Paid Research Internship, Economics and Trade U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission for Recent Grad

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (the Commission) 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.

In accordance with its mandate, the Commission focuses its work and study on the following eleven areas: proliferation practices, economic transfers, energy and natural resources, foreign investment, military and security affairs, cyber activities, economic conditions, foreign affairs, compliance and enforcement, freedom of information, and product safety.

You can review the Commission's mandate in detail at http://www.uscc.gov/about/uscc-charter.

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Administratively Determined, Term-Appointed Position (Employees of the USCC are appointed to administratively determined positions in the "excepted service," and are not covered under the provisions of 5 United States Code that are applicable to Executive Branch employees regarding appointment, termination, competition, and pay rules and regulations.)
Respond to direction from and coordinating with the Director for Economics and Trade, or other senior Commission staff as directed by the Executive Director. The work requires the ability to:

A. Research, monitor, analyze, and write about developments relevant to the Economics and Trade team's portfolio including, but not limited to: U.S.-China bilateral trade and investment flows; China's adherence to U.S.-China bilateral commitments, its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization, and other multilateral agreements; the overall state of China's domestic economy, including economic rebalancing; and China's evolving policy landscape, including market access for foreign companies, protection of intellectual property rights, food and product safety, energy, and technology development.
B. Provide support to analysts planning hearings, writing the Annual Report or other research reports, preparing testimony or other products by conducting research, drafting correspondence, writing, or fact checking.
C. Assist in the set-up for Commission hearings (including setting up the panelists' table and operating the timer). Provide other administrative support on an as-needed basis.
D. Attend seminars, meetings, and events on behalf of the Commission, and write memoranda to Commissioners and staff.
E. Assist with developing and sustaining a professional network with China analysts in the U.S. government, private sector, and academia.
F. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director for Economics and Trade, the Executive Director, and Commissioners.
Conditions of Employment
    The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is an EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, pregnancy and childbirth), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, retaliation, parental status, veteran status, or other non-merit factor.

    The Commission will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities as appropriate. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law as described in 5 USC 3328. If you misrepresent your experience or education, or provide false or fraudulent information, it may be grounds for not hiring you or dismissing you after you start. Making false or fraudulent statements can be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

    This employment opportunity is also posted on the Commission website at: http://www.uscc.gov/about/job-opportunities.
    A. Required:
    1. The ability to present information clearly and concisely through memos, reports, briefings, consultations, and other presentations.
    2. The ability to synthesize and analyze large amounts of disparate data on emerging and/or controversial issues.
    3. Knowledge of international economics and the application of economic principles in U.S. bilateral and multilateral trade, financial and economic relations. Experience in researching and writing about international economics, finance and trade.
    4. Knowledge of the trade policies and practices of the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, and the organization and structure of the agencies of the governments of these jurisdictions and responsibilities for determining, supervising, and conducting trade policies and bilateral and multilateral trade relationships.
    5. Knowledge of the trade and economic policies and goals of the United States Congress and Executive Branch, especially those pertaining to the People's Republic of China and Taiwan and, more broadly, to the Asia-Pacific.
    6. Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant field, such as Economics, Law, International Relations, or Asian Studies.

    B. Desirable But Not Required:
    1. Experience in a Congressional or Executive Branch office, particularly with responsibilities for issues pertaining to China, Taiwan, or the Asia-Pacific Region.
    2. Experience living or working in China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong.
    3. Ability to speak and read Mandarin Chinese, to include ability to effectively utilize sources of electronic and print information regarding China and Taiwan.
    Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant field, such as Economics, Law, International Relations, or Asian Studies.
    Additional information
    Consistent with 5 CFR Part 890, interns are eligible to participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. Interns are also eligible to participate in the "SmartBenefits" transit subsidy program.
    $15 an Hour
    Apply here [takes you to USAJobs website] by June 8