The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is currently soliciting resumes for spring internships (paid) in., working on Chinese human rights and rule of law issues. Interns must be U.S. citizens.
Applications for spring internships must be received by December 1, 2008. Further details are available below and on the Commission’s Web site at www.cecc.gov.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to the CECC via e-mail to Judy.firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax at , attention: Judy Wright, Director of Administration.
[Language below is copied from the CECC internship announcement]
Internships at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China
We welcome your interest in working as an intern at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC). We value the contribution that interns make to our work, and we have benefited from the intellectual and practical contributions of the interns who have worked with us so far. We are also gratified about the number of very highly qualified people who apply to work with us as interns each year.
To better understand the work of the Commission and its areas of most intense focus, we invite potential applicants to explore the CECC website (www.cecc.gov).
The CECC seeks interns for three periods of the year:
|Applications Must Be Received By Our Office No Later Than 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time|
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to the CECC via fax at (202) 226-3804, attention: Judy Wright, Director of Administration, or via e-mail to Judy Wright. Please discuss in your cover letter how your professional goals, interests, and background relate to the Commission's legislative mandate regarding human rights and the rule of law in China.
Those who wish to apply for internships should understand the following:
- CECC interns receive a salary of $10/hour;
- Interns must be U.S. citizens;
- We regret that interns are not eligible for federal benefits.
- During the fall and spring semesters, CECC internships are part-time, and we expect interns to work between 15 and 20 hours per week;
- During the summer, CECC internships are full-time, and we expect summer interns to work between 32 and 40 hours per week;
- Interns should have completed at least some China-related coursework. It is also desirable that they have some background in one or more of the specific human rights and rule of law issues in the CECC legislative mandate.
- Interns should be able to read Chinese well enough to assist with research in newspapers, journals, and on websites. More advanced Chinese language capability would be a plus. The successful candidate for an internship often will have lived or studied in mainland China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan.
- Interns will conduct research and writing projects on human rights and rule of law issues in China under the supervision of Commission staff. Interns may also assist with researching and updating records on the Commission’s Political Prisoner Database. Interns may also be invited or required to attend some of the many rule of law and human rights events organized by the Commission and other organizations in Washington, D.C.
- Although our interns are generally current students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, others are also welcome to apply.