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Position: Intern, Congressional-Executive Commission on China
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The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is currently soliciting resumes for summer internships (paid) in Washington, D.C., working on Chinese human rights and rule of law issues.  Interns must be U.S. citizens.

[Language below is copied from the CECC internship announcement]

SUMMER
2010 INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

Congressional-Executive
Commission on China

Deadline:
March 1, 2010

 

The Congressional-Executive
Commission on China (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, 2010 for the Summer 2010
internship that runs from June to August 2010. Summer internships are
full-time; interns are expected to work from 32 to 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
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
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 2010 interns will be paid
$10/hour. Those unable to apply for Summer 2010 internships may apply for the
Spring (February-May) or Fall (September-December). 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
    .
  • 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 undergraduates,
    graduate students, or recent graduates, others are also welcome to apply.

Application Instructions for Summer 2010:

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 [email protected]
by March 1, 2010. 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.