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US/China Relations Intern

Start date: 12/01/2023Duration: 27 Weeks
Unpaid Internship10 - 20 hrs/wk

23 days ago


Job Title: US-China Relations Intern

Reports to: US-China Relations Team Lead and the Managing Editor

Job Description: The US-China Relations Book Project Intern contributes to ONC’s mission of providing nonpartisan news, opinions, and policy solutions by collaborating on a team of 4-8 interns in the Core Content Department. The US-China Relations intern will analyze the US-China relationship, and the greater impact this relationship has on the US and the global community. This intern will conduct research on current policy surrounding the topic and how such policy can be revised or replaced to more effectively shape future relations between the two countries. The basis of the internship will be to work towards furthering the US-China Relations book project, with a focus on making these complex laws and policies easier to digest and understand for everyone. This intern must prioritize ONC's commitment to nonpartisanship, ideological diversity, and civil debate and ensure it is evident in all published work.

**A mandatory content-related writing sample must be submitted with the application.

This position is remote, with work primarily conducted over Zoom and Slack, so applicants must be comfortable coordinating in a remote environment and are expected to maintain a high level of communication. This intern must commit to at least 6 months. However, many people choose to extend their internship past the amount of time they initially committed to, provided their performance meets the required standards.

Benefits: Flexible schedule, college credit, professional networking, and resume-building experience. This intern will also be listed as a contributing author and have their work published with the completion of this book project.

Compensation: This is not a paid position.


  • Collaborate on a team of 4-8 interns led by a Team Lead.
  • Analyze US-China Relations and how they should be addressed.
  • Conduct public policy research to contribute to the book.
  • Prioritize ONC's commitment to non-partisanship, ideological diversity, and civil debate.

Employer Job ID: REF64U

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Requirements: The US-China Relations Intern should have the following skills, education, and experience:

  • Interest in Foreign Policy or working towards a degree in International Relations/Global Affairs, Foreign Policy, Political Science or Comparative Politics, Economics, Writing or Creative Writing, and/or related fields
  • Prior knowledge of US/China relations is necessary
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English) are required
  • Responsive, consistent, and effective communicator, even during conflict
  • Enthusiasm for ONC’s mission and values, including a willingness to participate in polite debate with people of diverse and opposing political perspectives
  • Ability to work remotely and on their own schedule in order to make deadlines
  • Google Workspace experience preferred
  • Experience in policy research, political commentary, political science, or a related domain preferred
  • Ability to attend the weekly Organization-Wide meetings
  • Ability to attend weekly US-China Relations team meeting
  • Must be authorized to intern in the U.S.

**As part of the hiring process, we will require an “Essay Response” as a mandatory part of our screening process. This mini-essay will be sent to the candidate on resume review and must be submitted before the interview.


MISSION STATEMENT: OUR NATIONAL CONVERSATION (ONC) seeks to become a national gathering place where American citizens from all walks of life can engage in intelligent, civil, and inclusive conversations about politics and public policy. Our goal is to get America talking again, with an eye toward making America a better country.
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Skills you'll need for this internship

    political science
    international relations
    political communication
    comparative politics
    policy research

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What happens after you send in your application?

OUR NATIONAL CONVERSATION (ONC) has not provided an expected interview date. Due to the volume of applications, OUR NATIONAL CONVERSATION (ONC) has indicated that they will not follow up unless you are selected for an interview.

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