Internships

Communications and Research Intern at Confucius Institute U.S. Center

Fields: cultural exchange, communications, international relations, China, social science

Location: DC

About the Organization: The Confucius Institute U.S. Center is a (501)(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture in the United States and to foster educational and academic exchanges between China and the United States. The Center serves to support the joint U.S.-China educational programs of the more than 100 Confucius Institutes in the U.S. and to coordinate regional educational initiatives. The Center’s mission is aligned with policy initiatives of the United States government that promote Chinese language education and cross-cultural understanding.

CIUC revolves around these four main domains which exist to support the primary mission of the center. The education and professional development domain exists to promote Chinese language learning in the United States in addition to providing professional development opportunities for Chinese language teachers. The arts and culture domain provides a platform and foundation for artistic exchange between Chinese and American culture and arts communities, including the general public. The academics and research domain fosters scholarly dialogue among experts and the academic community on relevant topics pertaining to China and the world. Finally, the purpose of the public relations and outreach domain is to introduce the public to the achievements and ongoing programs of the CIUS Center as well as the Confucius Institutes of America.

About the Position: The Confucius Institute U.S. Center is seeking a self-driven, paid communications and research intern with excellent writing skills to assist with digital marketing and communications, publicity, research and internal operations (19 hours per week). Interns are considered an essential part of a small but dynamic CIUS Center team. Interns are given a wide range of responsibilities and the opportunity to develop their skills in marketing, communications, writing, global education and research. Employment Dates: August 13th, 2018 – December 14th, 2018.

Responsibilities:
• Creating, designing and formatting the Confucius Institute U.S. Center’s marketing and publicity materials
• Spearheading the creation and implementation of our organization’s monthly newsletter pertaining to global education development and trends, as well as the programs and activities of Confucius Institutes in the United States
• Writing news articles and reports on recent developments of educational and cultural exchanges between the U.S. and China
• Selecting content for the Confucius Institute U.S. Center’s social media postings
• Researching the history, current issues, and development trends of global education and internationalization in higher education

Special Requirements/Qualifications: Qualified graduate students, recent graduates and exceptional undergraduate students with degrees in higher education, China studies, global affairs, sociology, journalism, communications, anthropology, or related fields are welcome to apply.
Excellent academic and creative English writing skills; Mandarin Chinese language skills is a plus but not required
Excellent research and critical thinking skills
Video editing skills desirable
Proficiency with WordPress and social media marketing platforms
Graphic design skills desirable
Passionate about fostering people to people cross-cultural exchanges between China and the United States

Estimated Salary: $15 an hour

Deadline: August 3, 2018

Apply Here: Confucius Institute U.S. Center

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