FALL 2021 East-West Center Young Professionals Program

The East-West Center was established by the US Congress in 1960 to provide information and analysis on policy issues between the United States and the Indo-Pacific region. The institution is an independent, public, nonprofit organization with a worldwide network of 65,000 alumni and more than 1,100 partner organizations. The Center’s Young Professionals Program offers the chance for students and recent graduates (particularly graduate-level students) to gain first-hand training and experience in US-Asia research. Participants will join either remotely, in person, or hybrid depending on COVID-19 restrictions. VACCINATIONS WILL BE REQUIRED. Participants must be able to attend at least one weekly Zoom meeting and able to dedicate between 20 and 40 hours of work per week. Stipends are provided and all internships can be offered for credit.

The deadline to apply is July 31, 2021, at 11:59 pm ET.


  • Currently enrolled in a degree program or recently graduated from one (graduate-level particularly encouraged to apply)
  • Have the legal right to work in the United States. This program does not sponsor visas.


  • Strong Excel and spreadsheet skills and the ability to work with large amounts of data
  • Experience living in, studying, or researching Asia
  • Experience with tracking multiple media sources for new stories on a particular topic
  • Development of infographics for use online and in print form in support of various research, policy dialogue, publication, and outreach projects
  • Experience with audio/visual technology
  • Experience with economic data
  • Asian language reading fluency
  • Experience writing press releases, policy analyses, or other professional communications
  • Public relations/brand management experience

For more information and to apply, click here.

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