The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is currently soliciting resumes for fall internships (paid) in Washington, D.C., working on Chinese human rights and rule of law issues. Interns must be U.S. citizens. The application deadline is July 15, 2011.
[Language below is copied from the CECC internship announcement]
Fall Internship at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China
The Congressional-Executive Commission on China seeks interns for the fall 2011 semester. The approximate dates of the internship are September 15 through December 15, 2011.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for two references, to the CECC via e-mail to Judy Wright, Director of Administration. All application materials must be submitted no later than 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on July 15, 2011 in order to be considered. 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. No phone calls please.
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.
- Fall CECC internships are generally part-time (15 and 20 hours per week), although we may choose to allow interns to work more hours if there are exceptional circumstances;
- 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 usually students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, others are also welcome to apply.
For more information, please visit cecc.gov