CECC Summer Internship

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 .

Summer 2009 Research Analyst Positions

Summer 2009 Research Analyst Positions
Pending Availability of Funding

The U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) has recently established an unclassified open source analysis unit in the Washington, DC area to conduct research related to national security issues and is looking for undergraduate and graduate student summer research analysts who can conduct native language research on the internet, apply social science research methods to identify social and political trends, and critically analyze and present information. Positions are also available for science and technology majors to conduct internet research.

Students majoring in the following areas are encouraged to apply: Middle Eastern Studies, Persian Studies, South Asian Studies, Asian Studies, Russian Studies, African Studies, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Intelligence Studies, National Security Studies, Economics, Political Economy, Cultural Anthropology, Comparative Sociology, Demography, Defense Studies, Social Psychology, Public Policy, History, Political Islam, Nuclear Engineering/Physics, Computer Science/Engineering, Political Geography, Library Science, Geographic Information Systems and other science and technology fields.


Ability to conduct research in Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Mandarin, Korean, French, Pashtu, Russian, Spanish or Urdu (Level 3 or above proficiency in reading required) or have significant background in science and engineering disciplines, including computer science/engineering
Excellent research and oral and written communication skills
Excellent analytic/critical thinking skills
Advanced internet proficiency
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a close team environment
Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment
Strong academic background (3.2 GPA or higher desired)
Completion of at least sophomore year of college by the beginning of summer 2009
U.S. citizenship required, however, no security clearance is needed


If funded, this will be a paid position for a 40 hour week for a maximum of 10 weeks. The hourly rate will be commensurate with education and experience. There are no benefits other than free parking. Facility is not accessible by public transportation.


Email cover letter detailing your interest in the position and your qualifications to Doris.B.Johnson@ugov.gov. Attach your research, a writing sample (maximum of 5 pages), and the names, telephone numbers and email addresses for two academic references, one of whom must be able to verify your language skills. Application deadline is April 1, 2009.