Program and Research Assistant

US-China Policy Foundation
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jan 11

Position description

The United States-China Policy Foundation (USCPF) is a non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization dedicated exclusively to broadening awareness of China and U.S.-China relations in the Washington.

The U.S.-China Policy Foundation is looking for a highly motivated individual to fill a part-time program and research assistant position. This position will involve performing various research and writing tasks under the direction of the president and senior Foundation staff members, to include assisting with long-term research projects, shorter analyses, and daily office communications dealing with U.S.-China relations and the USCPF mission goals. It will also involve assisting with the organization and implementation of various programs and events.


-Stay up-to-date on current events related to China and U.S.-China relations and contextualize and analyze these events.

-Draft news briefs for publication and work with senior staff to draft editorial pieces and articles.

-Conduct independent research and writing on issues related to U.S.-China relations.

-Assist with larger research and book projects as directed.

-Create and edit USCPF publications, including newsletters, annual report, and the Washington Journal of Modern China.

-Utilize Microsoft WordPress to maintain and update the USCPF website.

-Assist with the organize and execution of USCPF lectures and events.

-Assist with the production and execution of USCPF programs.

-Answer phones, draft emails, and perform other office tasks as directed.


-B.A. in International Relations, Asian Studies, or related field.

-China related knowledge and experience required. (evidence of China knowledge, such as coursework and language studies, must be clearly outlined in the application materials)

-Experience in China preferred (e.g. study abroad, work, and/or language immersion in China)

-Applicants without a background in China studies will not be considered.

-Excellent writing skills are essential. Position requires frequent use of writing and editing skills.

-Proven ability to perform a variety of research tasks.

-Detail oriented.

-Extensive knowledge of MS Office required.

-Knowledge of WordPress and Adobe InDesign is a plus.

-Experience in general office, clerical and administrative support work preferred.

-Experience planning and implementing events preferred.

-Note: Candidates currently pursuing a post-graduate degree are welcome to apply.


-Must be available to work from 1:00 pm -6:00 pm at least three days a week.

-U.S. citizenship required.

-Must commit to working a minimum of 6 months.

Application instructions

To apply for our part-time program and research assistant opening, we ask that you please send a cover letter detailing when you are available to begin working at the Foundation, your resume, and 2 brief writing samples (3-5 pages each) related to U.S.-China relations. Please reference “Program and Research Assistant” in the subject line.

Position open until filled. Applications reviewed as received.

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