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Fall 2022 - Program and Communications Intern

Fall 2022 – Program and Communications Intern
Application deadline: Open until position(s) is/are filled.
Position start date: Early to mid-August.
Time commitment: 20-25 hours per week preferred, minimum of 15 hours per week. Compensation: Interns may elect to receive academic credit per their university’s policies or a one-time stipend of $1,500 paid upon internship completion (see additional details on the second page)
Organization Description
The US-China Education Trust (USCET) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to strengthening mutual understanding between the United States and China through education and exchange for next-generation leaders. USCET works with Chinese academic institutions that comprise its American Studies Network and Media Education Consortium. Through webinars, conferences, and dialogues, USCET helps China's policymakers, university faculty and students understand American society in the context of the political, cultural, and economic forces that have given rise to America and its values.
Position Description
USCET seeks self-motivated, highly organized, and tech-savvy Communications and Program Interns to provide communication and programmatic support to the Program Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and the President and work as part of a dynamic team. She or he play key roles in supporting the implementation of ongoing programs as well as developing new initiatives addressing critical issues related to US-China relations. Interns are responsible for creating meaningful content for USCET’s social media presence and connecting with relevant audiences.
  1. Communications and Outreach
  • Conduct online communications - Write blog-type updates for USCET website, draft new website text/pages, draft announcements and newsletters for partners, and other web-content;
  • Conduct social media communications - Update USCET social media platforms, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Weibo, and other platforms;
  • Write initial drafts of speeches for USCET’s Executive Chair;
  • Create dynamic written, graphic and video content, including invitations, brochures,
  • and other materials for programs and events;
  • Develop a strategy to increase engagement on USCET’s social media platforms and
  • website;
  • Draft content for USCET’s promotional emails and newsletters.
  1. Reporting and Grant writing - Contribute to the design and development of new initiatives:
  • Conduct research to inform the development of new initiatives related to US-China
  • relations;
  • Write concept papers and develop grant proposals;
  • Draft reports for internal records as well as to Advisory Council and donors. Donors
  • may include individuals, foundations, and government agencies;
  • Conduct other writing projects as assigned.
  • Current Undergraduate Juniors / Seniors, and Graduate students.
  • Demonstrated academic and personal interests in international relations, diplomacy, and US-
  • China relations and policies.
  • Excellent communication, writing and editing skills.
  • Well organized with attention to detail and ability to carry out tasks independently.
  • Solid organizational skills with ability to multitask.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Constant
  • Contact, WordPress, Canva, CRM Software, and other web-based tools.
  • Graphic design and web development skills strongly desired.
  • Chinese language proficiency is preferred.
  • Compensation
  • Interns may elect to receive academic credit per their university’s policies or a one-time stipend of $1,500 paid upon internship completion. To be eligible for the stipend, interns must have satisfactory work performance and commit to a minimum of 15 hours per week for fifteen weeks. Our internship program is open to US citizens, permanent residents, students, and recent graduates who are eligible to work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor visas.
  • How to apply Application:
• Send cover letter, resume, and 2 short writing samples of no more than three pages each to:
  • At the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E Street NW, Washington DC. An applicant accepted for USCET internship MUST have proof of vaccination prior to start of internship and agree to bi-weekly COVID-19 testing in accordance with university policies.
  • Virtual interns will be considered.