Internship, Asia-Pacific Program Summer 2019

EastWest Institute (EWI)
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Mar 12

Position description

Department/Team: Asia-Pacific program 

Period: June through at least August 2019 

Location: New York  


The EastWest Institute (EWI) is a leading international policy organization founded in 1980 to focus on global, regional and bilateral conflict prevention. EWI acts on collaborative and practical responses to the most critical threats to global peace and stability. EWI is known for its action bias and results-driven mandate, its fierce independence and recognized track record of building trust and fostering collaborative teams which generate practical solutions. 


Job Summary: 

The Internship Program at the EastWest Institute provides talented students and recent graduates with a three- month (or longer) unpaid training opportunity designed to encourage professional and personal development. As a think and do tank, we encourage out-of-the-box thinking and value fresh perspectives.   


As part of the on the job training process interns will work closely with their supervisor on the organization of major convenings, research projects, administrative and logistical support, and other necessary tasks specific to their respective department. Additionally, interns will add to their skill sets by attending informal and formal learning sessions.  


EWI’s Asia-Pacific program engages political, military, government, academic and business leaders, facilitating highly constructive dialogues that address key issues in the Asia-Pacific region. The Asia-Pacific program is seeking an intern to be involved in its programmatic work in the fall. The intern will be exposed to various aspects of the organization process for U.S.-China high-level dialogues. 


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Logistical and administrative tasks for major U.S.-China dialogues (focused on key security and/or military issues) and other smaller discussions and meetings;
  • Compilation of briefing materials and research assistance on topics in international affairs related to the U.S. relationships with China, Japan/East Asia/Asia-Pacific, Russia, Afghanistan and Iran;
  • Administrative tasks related to general AP operations;
  • Other tasks as assigned. 


  • Student enrolled in a relevant graduate or undergraduate degree program or a recent graduate (if you are planning to continue your education within the next six months); 
  • Background and interest in international relations or security studies desirable; 
  • Good writing ability;
  • Fluency in English a must. Proficiency in other languages is an advantage, especially South/South East Asian languages.
  • The ability and drive to perform in a fast-paced international environment; 
  • PC literate (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); Internet-research savvy;
  • Team player, highly motivated, flexible, and able to efficiently handle multiple tasks. 

EastWest hires staff without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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