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NBR Fall Intern, Technology and Geoeconomic Affairs

Company: The National Bureau of Asian Research
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Fall Intern, Technology and Geoeconomic Affairs

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is seeking a Fall Intern for the Technology and Geoeconomic Affairs group (TGA) to provide research, communication, event planning, and administrative support for TGA projects. Based in NBR's Washington, D.C. office, this opportunity allows the individual to develop experience working on Indo-Pacific technology, innovation, and geoeconomic issues through on-the-job experience.

This is a paid, part-time (20-25hr/week), special assignment (4-5 month) position reporting to the Senior Project Manager, Technology and Geoeconomic Affairs. NBR utilizes a hybrid work schedule, and the intern will split time between working in the office and working remotely. Preference will be given to candidates who are available to work August 2024 through December 2024.


Research Assistance: providing substantive research assistance for project teams and scholars, including gathering articles on current events and background on key individuals, attending and summarizing relevant events, and interviewing an expert related to ongoing research initiatives for a QandA to be published on NBR's website.
Writing Assistance: drafting and proofreading concept papers, memos, grant reports, briefing papers, etc.
Publications Support: editing, reviewing, fact-checking, proof-reading, and formatting project publications, including commentaries, essays, reports, and analyses.
Grant Development: tracking development and grant opportunities; assisting with scoping and drafting project proposal narratives.
Event Planning: providing administrative support for conferences, workshops, presentations, and briefings (including drafting agendas, assisting with travel, accommodation, and venue arrangements, sending and responding to invitations, note-taking, managing logistics, etc.).
Administrative Support and Database Administration: drafting and managing independent contractor agreements for external project experts, submitting invoices and receipts through the online financial management system, and supporting other NBR activities as needed.


Bachelor's degree (or current student) in Asia Studies, international relations, foreign policy, political science, economics, or other relevant discipline.
Demonstration of strong writing skills
Knowledge of and interest in U.S. trade, economics, technology, intellectual property, or foreign policy, especially pertaining to Asia
Some in-office research assistance and/or administrative support experience.
Excellent research and communication skills, with a strong attention to detail.
Self-motivated with ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree or current master's candidate.
Advanced Asian language skills a plus, particularly Chinese, Korean, or Japanese

About NBR

The National Bureau of Asian Research is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution dedicated to informing and strengthening policy in the Asia-Pacific. NBR conducts advanced independent research on strategic, political, economic, energy, and environmental issues affecting U.S. relations with Asia. To learn more about NBR, please visitwww.nbr.org.

Application Instructions

The application period for this position will close on June 26, 2024. To apply, submit the following materials with your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Cover letter summarizing your experience as it applies to the outlined responsibilities and qualifications.
Recent 3-5 page writing sample that has not been edited by anyone else.
Contact information for 3 professional and/or academic references (Will not be contacted until final interview stage).

Additional Information

This is a hybrid position based in our Washington, DC office. Part-Time taff are expected to work in-office at least one day per week. The expected pay range for this position is $20.00 per hour to $21.00 per hour, depending on education level.

This part-time position includes 25 paid holidays per year, up to 56 hours of paid sick leave (calculated at the rate of 1 hour for every 30 hours worked), and 1 day of paid professional development leave. NBR covers 80% of employees' Public Transit commuting costs.

NBR is committed to a workplace where inclusion is not only valued but prioritized. We're an equal opportunity employer and strive to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy or parental status, creed, military or veteran status, religion, ancestry, or national origin, disability, or other status or characteristic protected by applicable law.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during either the application or the recruiting process, please email your request toemployment@nbr.org.

Applicants must successfully pass a background check, which will be conducted in accordance with Seattle's Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17. Applicants will be given a chance to explain or correct background information and provide verifiable information of good conduct and rehabilitation.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


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