Internship Applications Open – January 13, 2017
GTI is happy to announce that we are accepting applications for unpaid internships to begin in early 2017. Applications are due by January 27th, 2017.
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 several interns to assist with current research projects and reports, production of the weekly Global Taiwan Brief, and organizing our biweekly public seminars. Interns will also assist with planning and launching our flagship Annual Symposium. 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
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)
- Proficiency with Asian language is a plus but not required
- 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
- 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 possess, 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 abell [at] globaltaiwan.org, with subject: “GTI internship.”