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Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs (TEEA) Internship
Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs (TEEA) Internship
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 paid, full-time (25-40 hours/week) intern for 3-6 months to join the Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs (TEEA) group starting immediately or in spring semester. The minimum is three months, but priority is given to those who are available longer. 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 supervised by TEEA assistant directors.
Project & Work Descriptions
NBR’s Energy Security Program convenes senior policy and industry leaders and Asia energy specialists to engage in high-level discussions of Asia’s energy policies and their implications for geopolitics. Experts share insights and recommendations through a number of channels, including roundtables, a spring workshop, NBR’s annual Energy Security Report, and a public fall launch.
TEEA interns have the opportunity to work closely with project managers and senior experts on all aspects of the 2015 Program, including: preparing program and event materials; maintaining registration lists; assisting with travel, outreach, and event logistics; and supporting program research needs.
Launched in 2009, NBR’s annual Pacific Energy Summit is an invitation-only event that convenes leaders from government, business, and research to explore innovative solutions to the dual challenges of rising energy demand and climate change. Every year, the Summit engages more than 200 senior policy and industry leaders, representing over 25 countries. By bridging the commercial, public, and nonprofit sectors, the Summit informs policy and inspires collaboration to help support sustainable economic development. Key deliverables for the series include the annual Summit, working papers, policy interviews, final report, and Capitol Hill report launch.
For the Summit series, TEEA interns provide administrative, outreach, and logistical support for the 2015 Summit. Core responsibilities include: conducting background research as necessary, preparing event materials, maintaining registration lists, tracking and following-up on invitations, and assisting with travel and event logistics.
Additionally, interns will support TEEA on other group-related activities, and work closely with project managers and senior experts in developing and managing roundtables, logistics, and outreach, particularly on energy and economic engagement.
Event Planning: Providing administrative support to conferences, workshops, presentations, and briefings (drafting agendas and invitations; assisting with travel, accommodation, and venue arrangements; note-taking, etc.)
- Project Assistance: Drafting, reviewing, fact-checking, proofreading, and formatting documents related to TEEA programs, including but not limited to briefing materials, agendas, website content, key thematic issues, and related publications and/or other materials as appropriate.
- Research Support: Providing substantive research assistance for project teams and scholars, including gathering articles on current events and background on key individuals, attending and summarizing local events on trade and energy, conducting an interview with an expert in the TEEA field.
- Publications Support: Reviewing, fact-checking, proofreading, and formatting publications; assisting with publications distribution (including mailings), etc.
- Database Administration: Maintaining and updating project databases; data entry and research for institutional and project databases.
- Phone Support: Answering incoming calls to the organization.
- Other: Participating in and supporting other NBR activities as needed.
- Upperclassman BA student, current MA student, or recent graduate preferred, working towards or holding a relevant degree.
- The ideal applicant should 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 have substantive expertise on specific countries and issues (substantive knowledge and/or language skills) and must be able to understand each project’s scope/relevance in order to work effectively with scholars and other stakeholders.
The deadline for applications is February 6, 2015, however, qualified applications received first will be given priority. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To apply, submit the following to Kailani Cordell:
- cover letter that details your qualifications and suitability for the position
Application form: PDF or MS Word
- brief writing sample on a topic related to your field of study
- contact information of three references (name, title, affiliation, phone number, and e-mail)
Please send applications by email to: Ms. Kailani Cordell, Director, Human Resources, email: email@example.com, phone: (206) 632-7370.