GTI Internship Opportunities, Summer 2018

Monday, Mar 12, 2018

GTI Summer Internship 
Application now open!

GLOBAL TAIWAN INSTITUTE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 

GTI will be hiring 3 program interns this summer. Please find below the job description of the two different internship programs that we offer.

Description:

The Global Taiwan Institute (GTI) is a private, non-profit policy incubator located in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Our vision is to raise awareness, deepen affinity, and create opportunities for strengthening the relationship between Taiwan and the international community, and especially Taiwan’s relationship with the United States. We do this through policy research and programs that promote better public understanding about Taiwan and its people.

GTI accepts program interns several times a year, normally for periods of an academic term, though these terms may be shortened or extended at the discretion of the organization. Our internship program is a generalized one, which will expose interns to the breadth of think tank operations, from research assistance to event planning, and administrative tasks. Internship duties will vary by term and by individual, as interns bring their unique skills, interests, and expertise to the organization.

Summer Internships (unpaid): June-August, 2018

Job Summary:

The Global Taiwan Institute is seeking two summer interns to assist with: current research projects and reports, production of the bi-weekly Global Taiwan Brief, and organization of our monthly public seminars. Interns will also help with preparation for our inaugural Annual Symposium and with relevant administrative tasks. Interns may have the opportunity to publish in the Global Taiwan Brief. As a small, startup organization, we are looking for energetic, flexible, highly-motivated interns who are excited about our mission and work well as a part of a small team. Familiarity with regional issues, editorial and/or writing experience, social media proficiency, interpersonal skills, and a strong work ethic are essential. This internship is unpaid.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in event planning and staffing
  • Assisting with ongoing research and other projects
  • Assisting with data-entry and other administrative tasks
  • Assisting with social media and website posting/maintenance
  • Assisting with production of the Global Taiwan Brief
  • Writing short (2-3 page) articles on relevant topics for potential publication in the Global Taiwan Brief
  • Attending relevant events in Washington, D.C. and reporting back to GTI staff
  • Tracking news and developments in Taiwan, US-Taiwan relations, and the Asia-Pacific region
  • Additional publishing opportunities may be available

Knowledge, Education, and Experience:

  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution (internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students)
  • Strong written, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft suite and social media platforms (eg: Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite)
  • Preference will be given to candidates with proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and other Asian languages
  • Experience with policy research or editing a publication highly desired
  • Interest in Asia policy issues: demonstrated interest in Taiwan, US-Taiwan, and/or cross-Strait issues preferred

Application Materials and Review Process:

  • Resume
  • Name and contact information (email and phone) of two references
  • Cover letter (indicating why you want to intern at GTI)
  • Short Answer Essay (250 words each):
  1. What do you see as the three most significant issues facing Taiwan today, and why?
  2. What skill-set do you already possess, and what skills or expertise do you wish to gain through this internship?

Please send these materials as email attachments (Word documents) to Marzia Borsoi-Kelly at mborsoikelly@globaltaiwan.org with subject: “GTI internship” by April 13, 2018
 

The Ya-Hui Chiu Internship (paid): June – August, 2018

Job Summary:

The Global Taiwan Institute is seeking one full-timepaid intern to assist with: current research projects and reports, production of the bi-weekly Global Taiwan Brief, and organization of our monthly public seminars. Interns will also help with preparation for GTI’s inaugural Annual Symposium and with relevant administrative tasks. Interns may have the opportunity to publish in the Global Taiwan Brief. As a small, startup organization, we are looking for energetic, flexible, highly-motivated candidates, who are excited about our mission and work well as a part of a small team. Familiarity with regional issues, editorial and/or writing experience, social media proficiency, interpersonal skills, and a strong work ethic are essential.

As the only funded internship offered by GTI, this intern will be a competitive and successful applicant with exceptionally strong academic and professional backgrounds. Please indicate in your cover letter whether you would like to be considered for one of our two (unpaid) summer program internships, in the event that you are not selected as a Ya-Hui Chiu intern.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in event planning and staffing
  • Assisting with ongoing research and other projects
  • Assisting with data-entry and other administrative tasks
  • Assisting with social media and website posting/maintenance
  • Assisting with the production of the Global Taiwan Brief
  • Writing short (2-3 page) articles on relevant topics for potential publication in the Global Taiwan Brief
  • Attending relevant events in Washington, D.C. and reporting back to GTI staff
  • Tracking news and developments in Taiwan, US-Taiwan relations, and the Asia-Pacific region
  • Additional publishing opportunities may be available

Knowledge, Education, and Experience:

  • Must have at least a 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited U.S. institution, or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution (internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students)
  • Strong written, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft suite and social media platforms (eg: Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite)
  • Preference will be given to candidates with fluency in Mandarin Chinese
  • Experience with policy research or editing a publication highly desired
  • Interest in Asia policy issues: demonstrated interest in Taiwan, US-Taiwan, and/or cross-Strait issues preferred

Application Materials and Review Process:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (indicating why you want to intern at GTI and how your background, interests, and goals reflect the aims of GTI and of the Ya-Hui Chiu Internship)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample (1-3 pages)

Please send these materials as email attachments (Word documents) to Marzia Borsoi-Kelly at mborsoikelly@globaltaiwan.org with subject: “Ya-Hui Chiu internship” by April 13, 2018. Remember to please indicate in your cover letter whether you would like to be considered for one of our two (unpaid) summer program internships, in the event that you are not selected for the Ya-Hui Chiu internship.