Fellowships and Internships

National Asia Research Program

National Asia Research Fellows—a group of 20 rising Asia scholars—are selected through a competitive, nationwide process to contribute policy-relevant research on national security issues for a one-year term. Learn more.

Chinese Language Fellowship Program

This nationwide initiative is designed to support American PhD students so that they can devote one year to intensive Chinese language training and improve their expertise and understanding. Learn more.

Gorton Center Fellows, Internship, and Leadership Development Programs

The Slade Gorton International Policy Center recruits promising college, graduate and law students for the Global Leaders Program, a nine-month leadership development program offered each year. In addition, the Gorton Center will recruit promising young professionals for fellow and internship opportunities to provide them with policy and research experience. The goal of all of these programs is to share Senator Gorton’s extensive policy experience and to teach them his values of principled leadership, rigorous analysis, intellectual pursuit, integrity, bipartisanship and public service. Learn more.

Henry M. Jackson Internship Program

Since 1989, NBR has been training and educating America’s future Asia specialists through practical work experience on projects seeking to inform U.S. policy toward Asia. Interns work in NBR’s Seattle or Washington, D.C., offices on research projects and institutional initiatives, providing a mix of research, editorial, and administrative assistance.

Through the generous support of The Henry M. Jackson Foundation, NBR’s internship program was established and continues to recruit the highest caliber students who have gone on to pursue careers in the public, private, nonprofit, and academic sectors with a keen sense of how scholarship should inform policy—Senator Jackson’s legacy.

NBR offers full- and part-time internships for undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent postgraduates. A can-do attitude, outstanding judgment, excellent research and writing skills, and knowledge of contemporary Asian affairs are required.

Current openings will be listed on our Careers page.

Fellowship Program

NBR on occasion hosts full- and part-time resident, non-resident, and visiting fellows. Fellows may come from the academic, business, or public policy sectors to conduct policy-relevant, independent research on contemporary issues affecting U.S.-Asia relations, and by invitation may occasionally contribute to NBR projects. NBR’s Fellowship Program aims to promote scholarly exchange and steep participants in NBR’s mission to bridge the gap between academic research and policy work. Contact [email protected] for more information.