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Publications Internship - Fall 2014/Winter 2015, Seattle, WA

Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs (TEEA) Internship I – Part-time, Washington, DC


Publications Internship - Fall 2014/Winter 2015
Seattle, WA


The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is seeking an unpaid, volunteer, part-time Publications Intern (10–12 hours per week) to assist with formatting, proofreading, and copyediting, as well as the distribution of NBR publications.

This entry-level internship position would be ideal for a candidate seeking to develop office skills and professional experience in publishing while also working at a nonprofit research institution. The internship, though volunteer, pays a nominal stipend. Students are also encouraged to apply for credit or funding through their home institution.

Responsibilities

  • Assisting with formatting, proofreading, and copyediting manuscripts
  • Assisting with distributing NBR publications, including processing and shipping orders
  • Providing general office support for other NBR activities, including answering incoming calls to the organization

Qualifications

  • Current student whose studies are related to publishing, editing, and/or Asia studies
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Attention to detail, positive work ethic, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a group
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently
  • Interest in publishing; interest in Asia studies and international relations is a plus
  • Familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style is a plus

Application Process

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, submit the following to Kailani Cordell:

  • Application form: PDF or MS Word
  • cover letter that details your interests and availability
  • resume
  • a brief writing sample on a topic related to your field of study
  • contact information of three references, including name, title, affiliation, relationship to you, phone number, email address

Please send applications by email to: Ms. Kailani Cordell, Director for Human Resources, email: employment@nbr.org, phone (206) 632-7370.




Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs (TEEA) Internship I – Part-time
Washington, D.C.


Would you like to be involved in programs that foster collaborative solutions to common challenges—energy security and policy; energy and the environment; and trade, investment, and economic engagement—that face the United States and Asia? Are you interested in gaining professional work experience, developing skills in the project management and Asia policy fields, and building your professional network? If so, apply for NBR’s TEEA Internship!

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is seeking one unpaid, volunteer, part-time (12–16 hours per week) intern for 1-2 academic quarters beginning immediately to join the Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs (TEEA) group. The intern will focus on a variety of TEEA programs, including but not limited to the Energy Security Program and the Pacific Energy Summit. This internship is ideal for a student seeking to gain project management skills, office experience, and exposure to research projects in Asia policy while also working at a nonprofit research institution. Mentorship is provided by Trade, Economic, and Energy assistant directors. The internship, though volunteer, pays a nominal stipend. Applicants are also encouraged to apply for credit or funding through their home institution.

Key Responsibilities

  • Event Planning: Provide support to conferences, workshops, presentations, and briefings (drafting agendas; assisting with travel, accommodation, and venue arrangements; tracking participation and stakeholder follow-up; note-taking, etc.).
  • Project Assistance: draft and proofreading project materials including agendas, concept papers, web content, and interviews, etc.; maintain and track project documentation, web pages, and filing systems.
  • Research Support and Writing: provide substantive research assistance for project teams and scholars; provide market research, summarize research papers, undertake literature reviews, and perform other research and writing assignments as needed.
  • Phone Support: Answer incoming calls to the organization.
  • Other: participate in and support other NBR programs and activities as needed.
  • Professional Development Potential: Interns will work with NBR assistant directors to develop new skills and hone academic interests. Assistant Directors will also work with applicants with language skills to identify opportunities to engage these skills in a professional environment.

Qualifications

  • BA student with demonstrable leadership and exceptional background or current MA student, working towards a relevant degree.
  • The ideal applicant will be a motivated self-starter who can work independently or as part of a team; pay acute attention to detail; be organized; work well under pressure; and have excellent written, oral, and research skills.
  • S/he must be developing a substantive expertise on specific countries and issues (relevant to NBR’s mission and research.

Application Process

The deadline for applications is October 24, 2014, however, qualified applications received first will be given priority. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To apply, submit the following to NBR:

  • Cover letter that details your qualifications and availability
  • Resume
  • Application form: PDF or MS Word
  • Brief writing sample
  • Contact information of three references, including name, title, affiliation, relationship to you, phone number, and email address

Please send applications by email to: Ms. Kailani Cordell, Director for Human Resources, email: employment@nbr.org, phone (206) 632-7370.



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Publications Internship - Fall 2014/Winter 2015, Seattle, WA

Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs (TEEA) Internship I – Part-time, Washington, DC


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