Type: Internship
Mar 15, 2017 to Jul 15, 2018
Deadline: Jul 15, 2018

Research Assistant (Chinese Language Specialist)
Chinese language skills required for projects on foreign relations of China since 1945

Call Number: WC-CWIHP-FA2017-I-19

The Cold War International History Project seeks an intern candidate for spring 2018 with strong Chinese language skills to participate in a project to expand the Chinese Foreign Policy Database. The selected intern will work closely with primary sources from archival collections of Chinese origin (Mainland China and Taiwan) covering the Cold War era. The selected candidate will work with Wilson Center staff to describe, catalog, and translate these archival records for publication online.


Successful applications will:

  • Demonstrate ability to read and write Chinese with near-native proficiency. Non-native speakers should include evidence of coursework, language instruction, and subject area proficiency with their application;
  • Demonstrate interest and knowledge of recent Chinese history, East Asian history, the international relations of Asia, and/or Chinese foreign policy;
  • Demonstrate strong analytical, writing, and research skills.



  • Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program (undergraduate or graduate), have graduated within the past year, or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program in history, political science, library science, or related field within the next year.
  • Interns are expected to work between 14 and 35 hours per week.
  • The Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines in the selection of its interns.
  • This internship opportunity is open to all U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and qualified international students.
  • International students must hold an F-1 or J-1 visa at the time of application and appropriate work authorization.
  • This internship is unpaid, though we do offer interns the opportunity to earn academic credit in accordance with their programs' requirements.



Applications are due by 15 July 2018. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and completed application form by email to The cover letter may be addressed to:

Charles Kraus
Program Associate
Cold War International History Project
Wilson Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027
RE: WC-CWIHP-FA2017-I-19


Type: Internship
Mar 15, 2017 to Jul 15, 2018
Deadline: Jul 15, 2018