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National Asia Research Program Internship

Seattle, WA
Position Description: Are you interested in the international politics of Asia? Do you want to learn how
scholarly research on Asian politics gets shared with U.S. policymakers? Would you like to be involved
in a major international conference on contemporary Asian Studies?

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is seeking a part-time intern to assist with the National
Asia Research Program (NARP), a new program designed to reinvigorate the policy-relevant study of
Asia. The signature event of the NARP is the Asia Policy Assembly, a conference to be held in
Washington, D.C., on June 17-18, 2010. In this internship you will assist with a wide-range of
preparations for the conference. The internship is unpaid, but you will be provided the opportunity to
travel to Washington, D.C., in June for the conference.

Key responsibilities include:

• providing administrative and logistical support to the NARP team
• working closely with the team on all aspects of conference preparation including tracking invitations
and RSVPs, maintaining registration lists, making hotel and travel arrangements, and preparing
conference materials
• attending and working at the Asia Policy Assembly in Washington, June 2010

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a current B.A. or M.A. degree student with a strong interest in
international relations or foreign policy and a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. A successful applicant will
demonstrate superior organizational skills, acute attention to detail, and the ability to work both
independently and as part of a group. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is a requirement,
and familiarity with SharePoint is a plus.

Application Process: This position will be open until filled. To apply, submit a completed application
form (see website announcement , a cover letter that details your interests and
availability, a resume, a brief writing sample on a topic related to your field of study, and three references
with his/her name, title, affiliation, relationship to you, and phone number to:

Ms. Kailani Chin-Hidano, Director for Human Resources, The National Bureau of Asian Research, email:

About NBR: NBR is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution dedicated to informing and
strengthening policy in the Asia-Pacific on strategic, political, economic, globalization, health, and energy
issues affecting U.S. relations with Asia. The institution was founded in 1989 with a major grant from the
Henry M. Jackson Foundation. At NBR, we value integrity, mutual trust and respect, ingenuity, creativity,
loyalty, fairness, teamwork, tolerance, family, and community. NBR is an equal opportunity employer; all
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
or national origin. For more information about NBR, please visit our website at