The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) is offering paid internships for graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and recent graduates this coming summer in Washington, D.C. Interns must be U.S. citizens. The application deadline is March 1, 2009, for the Summer 2009 internship that runs from June to August.
CECC internships provide significant educational and professional experience for advanced undergraduate and graduate students with a background in Chinese politics, law and society, and strong Chinese language skills.
Interns work closely with the Commission and its staff on the full array of issues concerning human rights, the rule of law, and governance in China (including criminal justice, democratic governance institutions, environmental problems, religious freedom, freedom of expression, ethnic minority rights, women’s rights, etc.).
Interns perform important research support tasks (often in Chinese), attend seminars, meet Members of Congress and experts from the United States and abroad, and draft Commission analyses. Click for CECC analyses of recent developments in the rule of law and human rights in China. Interns may also be trained to work with the Commission’s Political Prisoner Database, which has been accessible by the public since its launch in November 2004.
The CECC staff is committed to interns’ professional development, and holds regular roundtables for interns on important China-related issues.
Summer 2009 interns will be paid $10/hour. Those unable to apply for Summer 2009 internships may apply for the Spring (February-May) and Fall (September-December).
Further details are available on the Commission’s Web site at www.cecc.gov .