National Bureau of Asian Research Congressional Affairs Internship

The Congressional Affairs Intern supports the National Bureau of Asia Research (NBR)’s engagement with the U.S. Congress and assists with other U.S. government relations. This opportunity allows an entrepreneurial individual to develop skills in engaging and understanding the Asia policy community, as well as in communications, event planning, relationship management, and project management through unique on-the-job experience. Interns will work part-time, 20 hours per week, 6-month contract, on-site at the NBR Washington, DC office.

Applications for this opportunity will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


  • Engage with stakeholders on Capitol Hill, the media, and partner non-governmental organizations to keep them informed and be informed about ongoing projects
  • Monitor proceedings of the US Congress and provide analysis for senior staff members
  • Provide internal forecasts of public policy changes in Asia
  • Assist in administrative duties
      • Build and update contact lists and databases
      • Schedule, coordinate and attend various events
      • Track relevant developments in the news
  • Database Administration: maintaining and updating project databases; data entry and research for institutional and project databases
  • Event Planning: providing administrative support to conferences, workshops, presentations, and briefings
  • Participating in and supporting other NBR activities as needed


  • Current undergraduate student, recent graduate, or current graduate student in international relations, Asia studies, public policy, communications, or a related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in person and across virtual formats
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills to network and build and maintain relationships
  • Demonstrated interest in U.S.-Asia relations
  • Experience working with Congress preferred but not required
  • Proven project management and event planning skills
  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive

For more information and to apply, click here.

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