Tuesday June 2, 2020

Research and Editorial Assistant

*Position closed. Not Accepting Applications*

The United States-China Policy Foundation (USCPF) is a non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization dedicated exclusively to broadening awareness of China and U.S.-China relations in the Washington, DC policy community.

Job Description:

The U.S.-China Policy Foundation is looking for a highly motivated individual to fill a part-time research and editorial assistant position. This position will involve performing various research and writing tasks under the direction of senior Foundation staff members, to include assisting with long-term research projects, shorter analyses, opinion pieces, and daily office communications dealing with U.S.-China relations and the USCPF mission goals. It will also involve assisting with the organization and implementation of various programs and events as needed. An in-depth and demonstrated ongoing knowledge of China and U.S.-China relations and current events is necessary for this position. Those without expertise in U.S.-China relations need not apply.


-Stay up-to-date on current events related to China and U.S.-China relations and contextualize and analyze these events.

-Work with senior staff to draft editorial pieces and articles.

-Conduct independent research on issues related to U.S.-China relations.

-Draft news briefs for publication.

-Assist with larger research and book projects as directed.

-Utilize Microsoft WordPress to maintain and update the USCPF website.

-Create and edit USCPF publications, including newsletters, annual report, and the Washington Journal of Modern China.

-Assist with USCPF events and perform other office tasks as directed.


-Strong and ongoing knowledge of U.S.-China relations and current events is required.

-B.A. in International Relations, Asian Studies, or related field.

-Strong research, writing, and editorial experience required.

-Travel experience in China and some Chinese language ability preferred.

-Detail oriented.

-Extensive knowledge of MS Office.

-Experience in general office, clerical, and administrative support work.

-Knowledge of  WordPress and Adobe InDesign is a plus.

-Graduate experience preferred. Current graduate students are welcome to apply.


-Must be available to work from 1:00 pm -6:00 pm at least three days a week.

-U.S. citizenship required.

-Must commit to working a minimum of 3-6 months.

To Apply:

To apply for our part-time research assistant opening, we ask that you please send a cover letter detailing when you are available to begin working at the Foundation, your resume, and 2 brief writing samples related to U.S.-China relations (3-5 pages each) to hr@uscpf.org. Please reference “Research and Editorial Assistant” in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed as received. Position open until filled.

The U.S.-China Policy Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.