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 Mr. John Foulkes – 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.

China Brief Intern:

The Jamestown Foundation is offering a paid internship (stipend) for the Spring 2019 semester to assist the Editor-in-Chief of China Brief in preparing and sending out the bi-weekly publication. Duties include minor copy editing, updating the Jamestown Foundation website, assisting the Editor in outreach to the China policy community via social media, researching topics related to Chinese security and East Asia, as well as assisting the Foundation with the organization of special conferences and events. The ideal candidate will be a current undergraduate or graduate school student with an interest in Chinese affairs and some Chinese language skills.


  • 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, Sino-American relations, and the greater Asian region.
  • 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 part-time at the Jamestown office in downtown Washington.
  • Be able to devote  a minimum of between 20 to 25 hours a week to assist the China Brief Editor with his duties 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.
  • Familiarity with WordPress or other website backend applications, a plus.
  • A strong presence on social media and/or familiarity with social media platforms and outreach.
  • Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese preferred.

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to [email protected], with the Subject line: China Brief Intern