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CS China Internships

Unpaid Virtual Internship Opportunities

U.S. Department of Commerce China Office  

The Global Markets Office of China (GM China) in the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce welcomes applications for five unpaid virtual part-time internships this fall.  Interns will work with GM China staff from Commerce Department headquarters in Washington, DC, as well as with Foreign Commercial Service employees based at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and in U.S. Consulates in China (including in Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenyang, and Wuhan).

Possible internship duties include:

  • Researching and analyzing issues related to U.S.-China trade policy;
  • Drafting briefing papers;
  • Conducting research using English and Chinese websites as well as other materials;
  • Joining telephone calls and virtual meetings and writing summaries of those discussions;
  • Organizing research results for presentations;
  • Assisting with implementing trade events;
  • Analyzing trade data; and
  • Coordinating meeting arrangements.

Key characteristics for applicants include:

  • Interest in U.S.-China trade policy and promotion as well as investment issues;
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing;
  • Strong research skills;
  • Keen attention to detail; and
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative in a team context.

Chinese language skills are welcome. 

Requirements:  Applicants must be U.S. citizens, enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university, and living in the United States.  Because these internships will be virtual, applicants will need to have a workspace, a personal computer with internet access, and a personal phone.  The minimum time commitment is 14 hours per week.  Timing of work hours is flexible.

Any interested applicants are asked to please submit a resume and cover letter by email to Nicole Melcher in GM China.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received.  Thank you for your interest!