The Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) is seeking exceptional interns with a demonstrated interest in the social, political, and economic challenges in Asia. The intern should have strong research/writing skills and interest in at least one of the following areas:
Prosperity: Strategic and economic architecture for the Asia Pacific that is inclusive and enhances long-term stability, trade, and economic connectivity.
Security: The rise of emerging powers in Asia, the strategic ramifications of their growing economic, political, and military power, and their relations with the United States.
Sustainability: Climate change, environment, and sustainable development issues across Asia.
The intern will learn how to track and research current developments in Asia; write, edit, and proofread policy memos and event/meeting summaries. They will also provide conference/event coordinating support and will have the opportunity to attend and report on meetings at the United Nations and at various NGOs in New York City.
Internships are unpaid positions. Candidates should be able commit to a minimum of 10 weeks, and at least three days per week, or the equivalent of 24 hours per week. For the summer term, full time availability is preferred. Evening availability once or twice a month for events may be requested.
Education / prior experience most suited for this internship:
Previous internship experience preferred; strong familiarity with global issues and/or Asia; strong research, writing, and editing skills; excellent attention to detail; reliable and able to excel under tight deadlines; proficiency with Microsoft Office; flexibility handling diverse tasks; native or full professional proficiency in English
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