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• Starts May 26

Intern - Freeman Chair in China Studies (Summer 2024)

🚀 Summer Internship

Washington, DC

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  • Ideal candidate must be a current undergraduate senior, graduate student, or recent graduate with advanced Chinese language and research skills, background in Chinese domestic politics, proactive work ethic, superior communication skills, and ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines. Prior work or study experience in China preferred.
  • Assist in research, analysis, and writing for various projects, review translations, monitor Chinese media sources, and perform assigned duties to support the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS.

Summer Internship

Government & PoliticsWashington, DC


  • The Freeman Chair is a leading source of insight and analysis on China’s evolving political system and the dynamics that impact its domestic policy agenda and external behavior. Our work focuses on five key areas: leadership politics, policy- and decision-making, Party-state governance, political discourse and the role of ideology, and sources of political stability and risk. An ideal candidate will have substantive knowledge on contemporary Chinese politics and economics, and familiarity with how to find and analyze primary source Chinese documents. Because of the fast-paced work environment, interns should be motivated self-starters that are able to engage in a wide variety of analytic and logistical tasks.
  • The Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS is seeking a full-time intern who can provide dedicated support for research on China’s domestic political system and foreign policy during the period from May 27th, 2024 to August 30th, 2024. The work for this role will be performed on-site at the CSIS headquarters in Washington, DC.


  • Knowledge, Education and Experience:
  • Current undergraduate seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates. Applicants that are currently enrolled in or have recently completed a master’s degree are preferred.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Must have superior research, analysis, and writing skills
  • Must demonstrate academic/professional background in Chinese domestic politics
  • Must have advanced Chinese language reading and research skills
  • Must have a proactive work ethic, positive attitude, and superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must have the ability to manage competing priorities and multiple projects under tight deadlines
  • Prior work or study experience in China is preferred

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Government & Politics


  • Assisting in research, analysis, and writing for articles, event summaries, outreach and promotion, and other projects as dictated by program needs
  • Review Chinese-English translations for accuracy and precision
  • Monitoring Chinese language media sources and reports
  • Performing a variety of other duties as assigned


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Start date

May 26, 2024


Washington, DC