Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Call for Applicants: U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission 2012 Research Fellowship Program

received via e-mail:

The USCC was established by Congress to look into the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.   Recent topics of interest to the Commission have included China’s 12th five-year plan, outward foreign direct investment, military modernization, and East Asian security and cooperation.
The USCC Fellowship Program is a full-time 24 week opportunity with two sessions offered each year.  The first session begins in mid-January and the second begins in July.  Individual Fellowships may be extended up to 48 weeks; two concurrent sessions.   
The program is intended to fully engage participants in the key elements of the Commission’s Annual Report cycle.  The report cycle includes the preparation and facilitation of public hearings; the drafting and editing process; and releasing the report and its findings.  Generally, Fellows are expected to work with little supervision on substantive long term assignments and projects.  A Fellow’s day-to-day work includes researching, monitoring and analyzing issues of importance to U.S.- China relations, Taiwan, and the western Pacific Region as well as attending seminars, meetings and events on behalf of the USCC.  Fellows may also be assigned independent, original research projects by the Commission’s Research Working Group (RWG).

The USCC is dedicated to maintaining a diverse workforce with a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise.  Fellowships are intellectually challenging and require individual initiative and an ability to monitor and report on current events and issues.  Strong research and communications skills – writing and oral – are essential.  

All applicants for Research Fellowships must be U.S. citizens (or be permanent residents with legal authorization to live and work in the United States), and must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent.  Research Fellows must be current graduate-level students, or have completed an accredited Master’s or J.D. program.  

Coursework with a strong focus on Chinese and/or broader Asian business, economics, culture, history, & language; international relations, foreign affairs and security studies; or specialization in other related areas is desirable.  The ability to read Chinese at an advanced level is highly desirable.
Application Deadlines:
Session I (January – June 2012)
November 4, 2011
Session II (July – December 2012)
April 8, 2012

To apply or get more information about the Commission and
our Fellowship opportunities check us out at:

The US-China Economic & Security Review Commission is an EEO employer
and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or age, and is dedicated to maintaining a diverse workforce with a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise.