Research Internship, Washington, DC

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership association for American companies engaged in business with the People's Republic of China. Founded in 1973, USCBC provides its members with research and information services; holds meetings and conferences on a wide range of business topics; publishes a quarterly online magazine, biweekly newsletter, and in-depth reports on China trade, investment, and operational issues; and takes an active role on US policy issues relating to China and international trade.

USCBC’s Business Advisory Services team is seeking an intern to assist with research and policy monitoring. The job is a paid internship requiring a minimum of a 20 hour per week commitment, with a preference for 35 hours per week. Interns are expected to work partially in the office and partially from home and therefore must be based out of the DC-metro area for the entire internship. The internship will last for a period of no less than six months and no more than one year. This internship is an hourly paid position. Applicants must have US work authorization for the internship. CPT and OPT holders are encouraged to apply.

Duties include: 

  • Monitor Chinese-language press and government sources; prepare daily summaries of relevant policy issues in English.
  • Assist with various research tasks on China-related business issues.
  • Complete written translations in Chinese and English.
  • Provide administrative/program support as required.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate degree or enrollment in a graduate program strongly preferred; recent undergraduates may be considered.
  • Knowledge of US-China economic and commercial issues, Chinese political and economic systems, as well as a basic understanding of international economics and business terminology.
  • Native Chinese-language ability with particular strengths in reading and writing are strongly preferred; those with professional-level fluency will also be considered.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Commitment to work 20 hours per week for a minimum of six months; one-year commitment preferred.
  • Strong, demonstrated research experience and analytical skills.
  • Ability to multitask.


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.

Application Materials

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter (indicate legal work status and availability both in terms of dates and hours per week)
  3. Contact information for three references
  4. Brief writing sample (2-5 pages)

Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately; position is open until filled with an estimated start date as soon as early October 2023.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit materials via email to [email protected]. Please reference “BAS Internship” in the subject line of your email.