SUMMER 2021 East-West Center Young Professional Program

The East-West Center, or simply the Center, promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. The Center is a non-profit public organization that is funded by and provides support to the U.S. Federal Government. They are seeking participants for their summer Young Professionals Program. They strive to provide participants with a broad range of education and training opportunities in the course of their activities within their US-Asia research program. These may include acquiring and analyzing large datasets, writing articles (, attending webinars or seminars, and delivering briefs. Participants will join remotely and must be able to attend at least 2 weekly zoom meetings and dedicate 20 hours per week to the program. All participants can be offered university credits (as an internship) if your school permits.

The deadline to apply for the summer program is April 18, 2021, at 11:59 pm EST.


  • Current undergraduate or graduate student or recent graduate
    • Graduate students are heavily encouraged to apply
  • All non-U.S. citizen applicants should be authorized to live/work in the United States prior to applying. The center does not sponsor visas.
  • Reading fluency in any Asian language


  • 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
  • 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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