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Summer 2011 Internship Announcement - Congressional Executive Commission on China

February 03, 2011

Congressional-Executive Commission on China


The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (www.cecc.gov <file:///\www.cecc.gov> ) is offering paid internships to qualified undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates this coming summer in Washington, D.C. Interns must be U.S. citizens. The application deadline is March 1 , 2011 for the Summer 2011 internship that runs from June to August,  2011. Summer internships are generally full-time; interns are expected to work 40 hours per week.  See application instructions below.
 
CECC internships provide significant educational and professional experience for undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates with a background in Chinese politics, law, and society, and strong Chinese language skills.
 
Interns work closely with the Commission and its staff on the full array of issues concerning human rights, the rule of law, and governance in China (including criminal justice, democratic governance institutions, environmental problems, religious freedom, freedom of expression, ethnic minority rights, women’s rights, etc.).
 
Interns perform important research support tasks (often in Chinese), attend seminars, meet Members of Congress and experts from the United States and abroad, and draft Commission analyses. Click here <http://www.cecc.gov/pages/virtualAcad/index.phpd>  for CECC analysis of recent developments in the rule of law and human rights in China. Interns may also be trained to work with the Commission’s Political Prisoner Database, which has been accessible by the public since its launch in November 2004 (click here <http://cecc.gov/pages/victims/index.php>  to begin a search).
 
The CECC staff is committed to interns’ professional development, and holds regular roundtables for interns on important China-related issues.
 
Summer 2011 interns will be paid $10/hour. Those unable to apply for the Summer internship may apply for the Fall (September-December) or Spring (February – May) internships. Further details are available on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.cecc.gov/pages/general/employ.php.

Qualifications:

  • Interns must be U.S. citizens.
  • 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 <http://www.cecc.gov/pages/general/HR4444_Title3.pdf> .
  • Interns should be able to read Chinese well enough to assist with research in newspapers, journals, and on Web sites. 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.
  • Although our interns are generally graduate students, or recent graduates, undergraduate students and others are also welcome to apply.


Application Instructions for Summer 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 at judy.wright@mail.house.gov by March 1, 2011. All requested materials must be submitted and received by the CECC.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Applications must be received by our office no later than 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on March 1. 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.

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