SPRING 2022 Brookings Research Internship: John L. Thornton China Center

The Brookings Institute is seeking interns to work for Thornton L. China Center for the Spring 2022 semester. Interns typically work a 10-week session alongside the institute’s experts. Interns will have the opportunity to attend virtual meetings, local think tank events, professional development workshops, and public Brookings events. In addition, interns will have the opportunity to network with other interns throughout the Institution. All internships are operating remotely, and applicants must be able to commit at least 20 hours per week.

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is September 19, 2021.


  • Assist in the center’s research projects
  • Compile, edit, and proofread interviews, speeches, and published articles of the center’s scholars
  • Collect and organize data and information in both Chinese and English as needed
  • Arrange all research-relevant documents, reports, and publications
  • Editing book manuscripts on Chinese leadership politics and U.S.-China relations
  • Conducting background research for dialogue series on U.S.-China relations, economics and trade, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and democracy in Asia
  • Assisting with the process of translating and proofing books
  • Assisting with logistics for various events


  • Living in the United States for the duration of the internship
  • Able to successfully complete a background investigation
  • Undergraduate student in their junior or senior year or Graduate student
  • Fluent in English; Mandarin Chinese language skills preferred
  • Concentration, or demonstrated interest in Chinese political, social, and economic issues and U.S. foreign policy in the region
  • Previous editing experience required; strong research skills/background preferred

For more information and to apply, click here.

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