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Fwd: GTI Summer 2024 Internship and Ya-Hui Chiu Summer Fellowship (deadlines March 22)


Summer Internship 2024: May – August

Job Summary:The Global Taiwan Institute is seeking up to two Summer 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:

  • Resume

  • 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?What skillset 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 or pdf) to internships@globaltaiwan.org with subject: “GTI internship Summer 2024” by March 22, 2024 at 5 pm (ET). Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Ya-Hui Chiu Summer Fellowship

Each summer, GTI offers the Ya-Hui Chiu Summer Fellowship, a full-time, paid position extending from May through August. This fellowship is supported for the purpose of providing training opportunities to outstanding students of Asia policy and fostering their interest in the US-Taiwan relationship. This opportunity will expose fellows to the breadth of think tank operations, from research assistance to event planning and administrative tasks. Duties will vary by year and by individual, as fellows bring their unique skills, interests and expertise to the organization and as GTI’s programming needs change during the summer. Job Summary: The Global Taiwan Institute is seeking one full-time, paid Summer fellow to assist with current research projects and reports, production of the weekly Global Taiwan Brief, and organizing our biweekly public seminars. The fellow will also help with preparation for GTI’s Annual Symposium and with relevant administrative tasks. The fellow will have the opportunity to publish in the Global Taiwan Brief, and/or to co-author a policy memo for GTI’s website. We are looking for energetic, flexible, highly motivated candidates 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 position term is four months and is full-time and in-person.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 3.5 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)

  • Strong written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft suite and social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite)

  • Preference will be given to candidates with fluency in Mandarin Chinese.

  • 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. 

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States

  • Foreign nationals must have employment authorization

Application Materials and Review Process:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter (indicating why you want to intern at GTI and how your background, interests and goals reflect the aims of GTI and of the Ya-Hui Chiu Fellowship)

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Writing sample (1-3 pages)

Please send these materials as email attachments (Word documents or pdf) to fellowships@globaltaiwan.org with the subject: “Ya-Hui Chiu Fellowship Summer 2024” by March 22, 2024 at 5 pm (ET). 

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