Extensive and systematic policy mapping underpins our analysis and advice.

China Policy analysts track policy movements, debates, trends, and key actors and agencies across key policy portfolios: including finance; trade; industry; science and innovation; governance and law; social policy; geopolitics; agriculture and fisheries. Our team approach affords all staff a unique macro picture of China’s current geopolitical, economic and social trajectory.

If you are seeking to work at the leading edge of policy analysis on China, please apply for one of the positions below. For other hr-related queries, and if you wish to register your interest for possible upcoming positions, please​ send us an email.

The pandemic has prevented us from accepting interns in 2020. Now settled into a virtual routine we are offering some part-time offsite positions. We invite intern applications in our analysis teams (in scitech; ag and fisheries; energy and environment; social policy; trade and geopolitics) in our editorial team assisting with publications, and in our business development team. Successful interns may be offered analyst positions. 

Candidates must have excellent written English, strong organisational skills and ability to work under minimal supervision. China Policy offers interns and analysts a unique opportunity to develop their writing and analysis skills and leverage China qualifications to boost competitiveness in applications for top grad schools.

Duties include

analysis interns 

  • analyse and assess policy movement across sectors
  • summarise and translate policy-relevant articles from Chinese to English
  • draft policy analysis
  • undertake sector-specific project work

publications interns  

  • choose, edit and manipulate graphics for publication
  • manage publications mailouts using web-based applications
  • design pages and graphics 

business development interns

  • undertake client surveys 
  • develop our client interface
  • research new clients groups
  • upkeep client relationship management database

knowledge and skills

  • enthusiasm, flexibility and ability to take initiative
  • outstanding academic achievement at BA or MA level
  • eye for detail and clear communicator
  • ability to produce work to a set schedule 
  • strong China studies background an advantage
  • native-level Chinese (for analysts)
  • professional standard English (for analysts – see below for minimum scores)
  • ability to search online in Chinese (for publications)
  • experience with Adobe Creative Suite or similar (an advantage for publications)
  • experience managing social media (an advantage for publications)

English language requirements
TOEFL 25 writing, overall score 105+; IELTS 7.0 writing, overall score 7.5+

application deadline
2 November 2020

Short term intern positions are unpaid


Assessment exercises

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