Employment

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.

Please address all China Brief article pitches or questions to Mr. John S. Van Oudenaren-


Position Title: Executive Assistant to the President

The Jamestown Foundation, Washington, DC

The Jamestown Foundation is offering an on-site position of Executive Assistant to the organization’s President. Responsibilities include maintaining and managing current and future administrative functions, handling scheduling and logistics, liaising with overseas analysts around the world, and performing day-to-day tasks to support Jamestown’s research and analysis of international relations, terrorism, geopolitics and foreign affairs. The position requires attention to detail and skills in administration and NGO management. The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate with an undergraduate degree, with an interest in national security affairs and non-profit work. Those new to the Washington, DC, area looking to begin their career in foreign affairs or administration are particularly encouraged to apply.

Requirements:

  • Must be physically located in the Washington, DC, area and be willing to work out of the Jamestown office.
  • Close attention to detail and the ability to work effectively with minimal oversight.
  • Advanced organizational skills.
  • Experience with Mail Chimp or other email delivery systems.
  • Experience with Zoom, YouTube, I-Video and other means of online streaming and video production, a plus.
  • Proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English, with a detailed understanding of American-English grammar.
  • Past background as an administrative assistant, office manager or accounting, a plus.
  • Familiarity with WordPress or other website backend applications, a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience in social media platforms and outreach.
  • Interest in research, copy-editing articles and writing about Eurasia, the Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Eastern Europe and the Black Sea region.

For more information, or to apply for this opening, please e-mail [email protected] with your resume and a cover letter, and use the e-mail subject heading Executive Assistant to the President.


Position Title: China Brief Intern

The Jamestown Foundation, Washington, DC

The Jamestown Foundation is seeking a China Brief intern for the remainder of the 2021 academic year (November 2021-May 2022). The intern will support the Editor-in-Chief of China Brief in preparing and disseminating the bi-weekly publication. Duties include minor copy editing, updating the Jamestown Foundation website, 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 special conferences and events. The ideal candidate will be a current undergraduate or graduate school student with an interest in Chinese affairs and strong Chinese language skills.

Please note this is a hybrid internship that requires a mix of on-site, in-person and remote work. The internship includes a stipend to cover transportation and other work-related expenses.

Requirements:

  • 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 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 2 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.
  • 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 for this opening, please email [email protected] 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).”


Position Title: Administrative Intern

The Jamestown Foundation is offering an internship for Fall 2021 to assist the Jamestown president in maintaining and managing current and future administrative functions of the foundation. This intern would develop skills in administration and NGO management in an environment dealing with international relations, terrorism, geopolitics and foreign affairs. The ideal candidate will be a current undergraduate or graduate school student with an interest in national security affairs and NGO management. A stipend will be paid upon the conclusion of the internship.

Requirements:

  • Close attention to detail and the ability to work effectively with minimal oversight.
  • Advanced organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office programs.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in written and spoken language at the level of a native English speaker.
  • Ability to devote about 20 to 25 hours a week to working on ongoing Jamestown projects.
  • Past background as an administrative assistant, office manager or accounting, a plus.
  • Familiarity with WordPress or other website backend applications, a plus.
  • A strong familiarity with social media platforms and outreach.

To apply for this opening, or seek more information, please email [email protected] with your resume and a cover letter, and use the e-mail subject heading Administrative Intern.