Internship Opportunities: Asia Society, New York [unpaid]

Via Art Radar.

Two unpaid internship opportunities for Fall 2015 for current students and recent graduates. Website here.
1. Asia Society Intern Opportunity: Global Initiatives
Location: New York
Department: Global Initiatives
Period of Internship: Fall 2015 (late Aug/early Sept start)

Announcement: Asia Society, a leading non-profit cultural and educational institution, seeks a talented intern to assist the Global Initiatives team in facilitating their globally oriented and cross-departmental programming. The ideal candidate for this internship will have a keen interest in Asia; be a student or recent graduate; and have an interest in gaining experience working in an international organization and helping to plan and execute superb high profile conferences and public programs.

The intern should be available to come to Asia Society between 20-30 hours/week for 3-4 months starting in late August/early September. This is an unpaid internship.

The intern will receive training and hands-on experience in the following areas: Tracking and researching current developments in Asia; providing conference/event coordinating support, including handling online registration and pulling various registration reports; assisting in foundation research to help identify funding prospects; assisting with administrative and logistical duties related to all of the Global Initiatives team’s areas of work; and assisting with Asia Society events after-hours as needed (2-3 times per month). The main initiatives and projects that the intern will focus on include but are not limited to:
• Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative
• 2015 Asia Game Changers
• UNGA Events
• High-level international conferences composing the Asia Rising dialogue

Education/prior experience most suited for this internship: Current student or recent graduate; demonstrated strong interest in Asia; knowledge of an Asian language a plus but not required; interest in and understanding of international affairs, especially in an Asian context; strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office suite, cloud computing, web content management, and social media; strong writing skills and attention to detail; ability to perform under pressure/time constraints; ability to maintain composure and exercise good judgment in public; good organization skills and ability to work independently; and native or proficient English speaking and writing.

To apply: pdf

2. Asia Society Intern Opportunity – Policy Programs
Location: New York
Department: Global Initiatives – Policy Programs
Period of Internship: Fall 2015

Announcement: Asia Society, a leading non-profit cultural and educational institution, seeks a talented intern to assist the Global Initiatives team in facilitating their policy-related public programming. The ideal candidate for this internship will have a keen interest in Asia in the areas of policy, history, and international affairs; be a student or recent graduate; and have an interest in gaining experience working in an international organization.

The intern should be available to come to Asia Society between 20-30 hours/week for 3-4 months. This is an unpaid internship.

The intern will receive training and hands-on experience in the following areas: Researching key policy trends involving the Asia-Pacific; reading, synthesizing, and summarizing articles and reports from think tanks and research institutions; assisting in program development for the Assistant Director for public programs on policy, coordinating and conducting communication with local diplomatic missions; conducting research on leaders and countries in support of major fall programming; supporting the Asia Rising global dialogue series through event management software; assisting with administrative and logistical duties related to all of the Global Initiatives team’s areas of work; and assisting with Asia Society events afterhours as needed (2-3 times per month). Education /prior experience most suited for this internship: Current student or recent graduate; demonstrated strong interest in Asia; knowledge of an Asian language a plus but not required; interest in and understanding of global policy concepts, international relations, geopolitics, etc.; strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office suite, cloud computing, web content management, and social media; strong writing skills and attention to detail; ability to perform under pressure/time constraints; ability to maintain composure and exercise good judgment in public; good organization skills and ability to work independently; native or proficient English speaking and writing required, ability to conduct professional communications via email and over the phone.

To apply: pdf

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