GLOBAL TAIWAN INSTITUTE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
GTI is accepting applications for internships this Spring. Please find below the job description for our internship program.
The Global Taiwan Institute (GTI) is a private, non-profit policy incubator located in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC. 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 interns several times a year for periods of four months, though these terms may be shortened or extended at the discretion of the organization. Our internship program is a generalized one that will expose interns to the breadth of think tank operations, from research assistance to event planning, as well as administrative tasks. Internship duties will vary by term and by individual, as interns bring their unique skills, interests, and expertise to the organization.
Spring Internship 2024: January – May
Job Summary: The Global Taiwan Institute is seeking up to two Spring interns to assist with: current research projects and reports, production of the bi-weekly Global Taiwan Brief, and organization of our public seminars. Interns may also have the opportunity to publish in the Global Taiwan Brief. 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. The internship term is for four months and in-person. While part-time applicants will be considered, candidates who can commit to working full-time are strongly preferred. The internship is paid. Duties and Responsibilities:
Assisting in event planning and other logistics
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 at least one short (2-3 pages) article on relevant topics for potential publication in the Global Taiwan Brief
Attending relevant virtual/in-person events in Washington, D.C. and reporting back to GTI staff
Tracking news and developments in Taiwan, US-Taiwan relations, and the Indo-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 US institution or equivalent from a non-US institution (internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates)
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 or 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
Flexibility with handling different tasks
Candidates who can commit to working full-time strongly preferred
Application Materials and Review Process:
Name and contact information (email and phone) of two references
Cover letter (indicating why you want to intern at GTI)
Short Answer Essay (250 words each):
What do you see as the three most significant issues facing Taiwan today, and why?
If you were describing Taiwan to someone who knew nothing about it, what sorts of things would you highlight?
Please send these materials as email attachments (Word documents or pdf) to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject: “GTI internship Spring 2024” by November 17, 2023 at 5 pm (ET). Incomplete applications will not be considered