2021-2022 Carnegie-Tsinghua Center Global Internship Program

The Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy is seeking highly qualified and motivated students and recent graduates to apply for its academic-year Global Intern Program. Selected interns will have the opportunity to learn about key foreign policy issues by interacting with and supporting senior Chinese and international scholars and experts and supporting the center’s activities and operations. Interns will have the chance to become a critical part of a unique think tank and work with teams of scholars, policymakers, and business leaders, forming connections to build their professional networks.  Interns will join either the communications, operations, development, or program and research team and will work to support their day-to-day activities. Interns will be allowed to chose which team to apply for.

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is July 23, 2021, at 5 pm Beijing Standard Time (July 23, 2021, at 5 am EST)


  • Be able to intern from September 13, 2021, through June 13, 2022.
  • Be able to contribute 20hrs/week to the center
  • Be a college or university student or recent graduate
  • Have a background in international affairs or international security or a desire to work in the field
  • Please note that due to the global pandemic, the 2021-2022 academic-year internship program will begin with all work performed remotely, while keeping open the possibility of transitioning to in-person or a hybrid of remote and in-person efforts.

Interns will support the entire Communications team in its internal and external programs and will focus on one of the following: Events, Media and Chinese Content, Partnership and Government Relations, or Editorial and Web Content.

Successful candidates for the communications team should be highly organized, have strong attention to detail, and a strong sense of responsibility. Superior writing skills and a strong comprehension of the English and/or Chinese languages are required. Candidates should have a basic understanding of international relations and knowledge of current events in order to properly draft materials needed and support events. Applicants should have superior cross-cultural skills and be able to work efficiently in teams or on individual projects.


Successful candidates should have an entrepreneurial spirit with an interest in international relations and/or organizational management. An ability to work in a rapid environment in both Chinese and English and attend to fundamental tasks with strong attention to detail is preferred.


Successful candidates should have an adept ability to recognize opportunities and a keen interest in learning strategy for taking advantage of those opportunities. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills, pay strong attention to detail, and have acute discerning abilities. Prior experience in grant writing, and awareness of the Chinese business and philanthropic environments, and fluent reading ability in Chinese are also a plus.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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