Full-time / Part-Time Internships (Hybrid), Programs – Washington, DC

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of over 275 American companies that do business with China. USCBC is seeking part-time interns for its Programs division. Interns are expected to work partially in the office and partially from home and therefore must reside in the DC area.

Programs interns work directly under the supervision of the director and manager of the Programs department to assist in preparing and executing various USCBC meetings and special events, including semi-monthly briefings, annual conferences, a gala fundraiser, and special events hosting ranking US and PRC government officials. In recent years, guests of honor at events hosted or co-hosted by USCBC have included heads of state, senior officials, and high-level diplomats. Most events are held virtually via Zoom, but some are held in-person with a virtual component.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participate in planning and implementation of event logistics such as pre-event prep, registration procedures, security, protocol and post-event wrap-up.
  • Track and draft reports on member-outreach, event participation, and underwriting of selected events, including annual Gala fundraiser.
  • Update benchmark studies on membership dues and fundraising structure packages by other organizations.
  • Provide administrative support in preparation for events, archival and inventory.
  • Other programmatic and administrative duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Candidates must either be a United States citizen or currently authorized to work in the US. (CPT & OPT accepted).
  • Part-time candidates are strongly preferred to work at least 20 hours per week and make a 12-month commitment from the start date. Summer hours can be full-time, but academic-year (August-May) hours may be part-time.
  • Full-time candidates work 35 hours per week and make a 12-month commitment from start date.
  • Candidates must have a computer and reliable Internet access to work remotely.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with some work experience in meeting and event planning, including past volunteer work with non- and for-profit organizations, campaigns, university activities, or past employment in the hospitality industry. Commitment to outstanding customer service is a must.  
  • Applicants must demonstrate organizational abilities and the skill to manage multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office (particularly Excel) and online research. The ideal candidate should also be tech-savvy (or willing to learn unfamiliar software and technologies).
  • Familiarity with data analysis is a plus.
  • Demonstrated eagerness for innovative problem-solving and a proactive team member.
  • Initiative, flexibility, and ability to prioritize tasks.  

The US-China Business Council is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

We currently have two positions available: one full-time and one part-time.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2023 with Preferred Start Date (flexible): Monday, May 1, 2023

Salary: Internships are an hourly paid position.

Submission Guidelines

To apply, please submit the following materials to USCBC's Programs Department at [email protected]. Please reference “USCBC Programs Internship 2023-2024” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please!

  • Resume
  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the internship (indicate availability in terms of dates and hours/week). Please specify if you are applying for the full-time or part-time position.
  • Brief writing sample, such as an event agenda, event planning timeline, or post-event report OR data analysis report
  • Contact information for three (3) references
  • If applicant is not a US citizen, please specify visa type.
  • Applicants must submit all materials in the same email. Incomplete applications will not be considered.