The US-China Education Trust is accepting applications for the 2017 Fall semester.



USCET is seeking a Fall Intern. Internships at USCET are designed to provide practical experience in the non-profit sector, with significant exposure to the issues and organizations active in US-China relations. Students of junior/senior standing and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Tasks will vary according to the workflow of the organization and upcoming programs, but will include some or all of the following aspects:

  • Communications - utilize and design our written and online communications. For example, write blog-type updates for our website, draft new website text/pages, draft announcements and newsletters for our partners, and publish materials from our programs online. We currently use Mail Chimp for mass electronic communication.

  • English/Chinese Translation - assist in the translation of various documents and communications. For example, sections of our website and transcripts of events. 

  • Events & Programs - plan and execute various events. For example, a fundraising dinner, a board meeting, or a workshop in China or in the US.

  • Graphic/Publication design - design invitations, brochures, and other materials for USCET's programs and events. Candidates with graphic design experience will be STRONGLY considered.

  • Database - help organize data on our 70+ Chinese partners, such as contact and institutional program information.

  • Research - undertake various research projects for the organization. For example, explore new grant opportunities, prepare prep packets for speakers and Chinese audiences for upcoming programs, keep the organization up to date with new developments in relevant US-China relations news, and conduct background research and assisting with speechwriting for Ambassador Bloch.

There will also be other administrative tasks depending on the needs of the organization. Interns have the opportunity to participate in public events related to international and US-China relations at Washington, DC-area think tanks during their time at USCET.


The ideal candidate will have at least 3 months of prior internship experience, as well as an interest in public diplomacy, educational exchanges, nonprofit work and/or US-China relations.  Chinese language ability is a plus, but not a requirement. Interns will work a minimum of 20 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship. Students may apply for course credit at their home institutions. A stipend may be awarded based on merit at the end of the semester. Full-time interns who commit to two semesters are eligible for a stipend.

To apply, please send a cover letter describing your interest in USCET, resume (one page) and short writing sample (3-5 pages) to To ensure your application is reviewed, please apply only during open periods. 


~ Take a look at what our interns say about working at USCET. ~