GLOBAL TAIWAN INSTITUTE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (unpaid)
GTI will be hiring 2-3 program interns. Please find the job description below.
The Global Taiwan Institute (GTI) is a private, non-profit policy incubator located in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Our vision is to raise awareness, deepen affinity, and create opportunities for strengthening the relationship between Taiwan and the international community, and especially Taiwan’s relationship with the United States. We do this through policy research and programs that promote better public understanding about Taiwan and its people.
GTI accepts program interns several times a year, normally for periods of an academic term, though these terms may be shortened or extended at the discretion of the organization. Our internship program is a generalized one, which will expose interns to the breadth of think tank operations, from research assistance to event planning and administrative tasks. Internship duties will vary by term and by individual, as interns bring their unique skills, interests and expertise to the organization and as GTI’s programming needs change throughout the year.
The Global Taiwan Institute is seeking 2-3 fall interns to assist with current research projects and reports, production of the weekly Global Taiwan Brief, and organizing our biweekly public seminars. This fall, significant intern time will be devoted to hosting our inaugural Annual Symposium, so interns will need to be available for this event. Interns may have the opportunity to publish in the Global Taiwan Brief, and/or to co-author a policy memo for GTI’s website. As a small, startup organization, we are looking for energetic, flexible, highly-motivated interns who are excited about our mission and work well as a part of a small team. Familiarity with regional issues, editorial and/or writing experience, social media proficiency, interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic are essential.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Assisting in event planning and staffing.
- Assisting with ongoing research and other projects.
- Assisting with data-entry and other administrative tasks.
- Assisting with social media and website posting/maintenance.
- Assisting with production of the Global Taiwan Brief.
- Writing short (2-3) page articles on relevant topics for potential publication in the Global Taiwan Brief.
- Attending relevant events in Washington, D.C. and reporting back to GTI staff.
- Tracking news and developments in Taiwan, US-Taiwan relations, and the Asia-Pacific region.
- Additional publishing opportunities may be available.
Knowledge, Education and Experience
- Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution (internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students)
- Strong written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft suite and social media platforms (eg Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite)
- Preference will be given to candidates with proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and other Asian languages.
- Experience with policy research or editing a publication highly desired
- Interest in Asia policy issues. Demonstrated interest in Taiwan, US-Taiwan and/or cross-Strait issues preferred.
Application Materials and Review Process
- Name and contact information (email and phone) for two references
- Cover letter (indicating why you want to intern at GTI
- Short Answer (250 words each):
- What do you see as the three most significant issues facing Taiwan today and why?
- What skill-set do you already posses, and what skills or expertise do you wish to gain through this internship?
Please send these materials as email attachments (Word documents) to Anna Scott Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org, with subject: “GTI internship,” by August 14, 2017.
This internship is unpaid.