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Intern - Japan Chair (Fall 2022)

Job summary

At CSIS we actively seek to employ a diverse group of people who embody our organizational values. We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.
CSIS is seeking research interns to support the Japan Chair during the Fall 2022 semester. The Japan Chair was established to provide a venue in Washington for the study of U.S.-Japan relations and increasing mutual understanding. As Japan's role in Asian and global affairs continues to grow, the Japan Chair is charting a new direction to define a strategic agenda for the U.S.-Japan relationship in a bilateral, regional and global context. The current research agenda covers a broad range of themes including Japanese domestic politics, U.S.-Japan security and economic ties, and U.S. strategy in Asia.
This internship is paid hourly.

Essential duties and responsibilities

Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following•Conduct research on issues animating U.S.-Japan relations and U.S. policy in Asia
•Draft presentations, conference reports, event summaries and other materials for program staff
•Provide logistical and administrative support for program events and research projects
•Perform other general tasks to support office functions

Knowledge, education, and experience

•Must be at least a college junior, graduate student, or recent graduate in Japan studies, International Affairs, or Political Science with a demonstrated interest in Asia
•At least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution
•Eligible to work in the United States
•Strong communication, research, and writing skills
•Ability to work independently and with a team
•Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple projects under tight deadlines
•Oral proficiency in Japanese preferred

Physical requirements and work conditions

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee working in an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, academic transcripts, and a short writing sample at