The Jamestown Foundation is seeking writers for its China Brief, Militant Leadership Monitor and Terrorism Monitor publications. Interested writers are invited to submit proposals for articles suited to these publications. In addition to a description of a proposed article, authors are encouraged to submit a short piece of published work in English and a CV/Resume describing prior experience in the field.

Our analysts have experience in their field and must be proficient in the use of relevant indigenous sources.

Writing guidelines for specific publications can be found below. Prospective authors are highly encouraged to review them before submitting an article.

Address all applications or questions to pubs(at)jamestown.org

Publication-specific guidelines can be found below:

China Brief:

Contributors to China Brief are required to follow the China Brief Writing Guidelines and are encouraged to draw from a variety of Chinese-language media. We have compiled a Resource Source Sheet to help.

Please address all China Brief article pitches or questions to Mr. John S. Van Oudenaren-cbeditor(at)jamestown.org

Position Title: China Brief Intern

The Jamestown Foundation, Washington, DC

The Jamestown Foundation is seeking a China Brief intern from November 1, 2022, until at least March 10, 2023. The intern will support the Editor-in-Chief of China Brief to prepare and disseminate the bi-weekly publication. Duties include editing, proofreading, fact-checking, assisting the editor in outreach to the China policy community, researching topics related to China’s domestic and international affairs, as well as assisting the Jamestown Foundation with organizing conferences and special events. The ideal candidate is a current undergraduate or graduate school student with an interest in China and strong Chinese language skills.

Please note this is a hybrid internship that requires a mix of in-person and remote work.

The internship includes a modest $1,000.00 stipend to help cover transportation and other work-related expenses.


  • Close attention to detail and the ability to work effectively with minimal oversight.
  • Good research skills and a solid understanding of political/security/economic developments and trends in China, U.S.-China relations, and the broader Asia-Pacific region.
  • Strong editing skills in order to assist the Editor-in-Chief in publishing the Jamestown Foundation’s biweekly publication, China Brief.
  • Must be physically located in the Washington, DC, area and be able to work at the Jamestown office in downtown Washington at least 3 days per week.
  • Be able to devote a minimum of between 20 to 25 hours a week to assist the China Brief Editor and help out on other ongoing Jamestown projects.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in written and spoken language at the level of a native English speaker.
  • A strong presence on social media and/or familiarity with social media platforms and outreach.
  • Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese strongly preferred.

To apply for this opening, please email cbeditor(at)jamestown.org with your resume, a cover letter, and a short writing sample. Please use the e-mail subject heading “China Brief Intern Application_ (Your Last Name).”