Spring 2018, Communications internship, Brookings Tsinghua Center

3 weeks ago(1/2/2018 3:23 PM)
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Founded in 2006, BTC is a unique partnership between China’s Tsinghua University and The Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. It is a leading think tank in China that produces high quality and high impact policy research in areas of fundamental importance for Chinese society and for better U.S.-China relations. In addition, it serves as a significant platform for U.S.-China dialogues on a number of important topics, bringing together researchers and policy makers to enhance mutual understanding and cooperation.


The Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy (BTC), located in Beijing, is seeking five part-time communications interns in Spring 2018 to assist with communications, events, and administrative and outreach activities. The internship is based in Beijing, China, and will last from February 26, 2018 to June 29, 2018. Fall interns are expected to devote at least 3 days per week to BTC. Please note that all internships are unpaid.


To view this position in Chinese, please click here: Spring 2018 Internship - Brookings Tsinghua Center


Interns will assist with managing and updating BTC’s social media accounts, organizing events, preparing event materials, drafting event news release, monitoring current developments in relevant research areas, and translating BTC’s research and promotion materials.




Graduate students, recent graduates, or senior undergraduate students working toward a degree in a relevant field (e.g., communications, journalism, graphic design and international relations) are encouraged to apply.




Qualified applicants will have a demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: communications, think tank, climate change, clean energy, public policy, and international relations. Experience with event and conference organization is preferred; excellent written and oral communication skills and fluency in both English and Chinese are required. Interns must be detail-oriented with the ability to efficiently multitask under minimal supervision. The candidate who has experiences on graphic design and digital media will be considered in priority.


Additional Information:


Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply. Your cover letter should include your weekday availability and highlight your educational experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this internship will contribute to your professional goals.

When prompted, please upload a brief Writing Sample (no more than five pages)


Please note the application deadline hsa been extended. Applications are due no later than January 28, 2018.


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