UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES & AWARDS
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT THE KOREA SOCIETY
For a range of internship opportunities at the Korea Society, please see: http://www.koreasociety.org/organization/about_us/career_opportunities.html
A recent EAS alumna interned there and reported that the experience was outstanding.
WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY EAST ASIAN STUDIES JOURNAL
Currently accepting submissions from undergraduate students. Submissions can
include nonfiction (academic papers, research studies, etc.), fiction (short
stories, poetry, etc. written in respective language), translations, as well
as artwork. All submissions must center on an East Asian country,
particularly China, Japan, or Korea, yet the specific topic or theme can
fall within a wide range. We also ask that your submission not be under
consideration with another journal.
Submissions should be sent to:
Dr. Howard Choy
Foreign Languages and Literatures
P.O. Box 720
Springfield, OH 45501-0720
TAIWAN GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
The following awards are for foreign students or language teachers pursuing degrees or Mandarin study in Taiwan.
To apply, contact:
Cultural Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
Dr. Angela Yao, Progam Coodinator
99 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: (617) 737-2055
Click here for application, terms, and guidelines:
Taiwan Scholarship Program
Jointly funded by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Science Council and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, this award encourages promising foreign students to pursue their degree studies in Taiwan. All applications must be submitted from February 1 through March 31 of each year.
- Awarded to: High school graduates, college graduates and Chinese language teachers seeking further Mandarin training or advanced degrees.
- Length of scholarship: Undergraduate—maximum of four years; masters— maximum of two years; Ph.D.—maximum of three years.
- Benefits: NT$25,000* per month for undergraduate students; NT$30,000 a month for graduate students.
MOE Mandarin Enrichment Scholarship Program Ministry of Education
This award encourages potential degree students to enhance their Mandarin language skills in Taiwan.
- Awarded to: High school graduates, college students and Chinese language teachers seeking further Mandarin training or advanced degrees.
- Length of scholarship: Up to one year
- Benefits: A stipend of NT$25,000 per month for each person
Intensive Mandarin Study Group Grant Program Ministry of Education
This award encourages foreign schools to create study abroad programs to help students learn Mandarin in Taiwan.
- Awarded to: College or high school seniors; Mandarin study groups organized by schools.
- Length of scholarships: Minimum 3 weeks or longer. US$5,000 for groups consisting of minimum 10 persons from U.S. schools.
Korea-America Student Conference (KASC) & Japan-America Student Conference (JASC)
The Korea-America Student Conference (KASC) and Japan-America Student Conference (JASC) are recruiting bright and adventurous college (and grad) students for summer 2012. JASC is the oldest student-run exchange between the U.S. and Japan, founded in 1934. KASC launched in 2008, answering the call for closer ties between students in the U.S. and Korea.
In themselves, the Conferences are an unforgettable experience. Each lasts nearly a month (KASC: July 2-29; JASC: July 25-August 19), involving students from the U.S. and partner country. This year, the Conferences take place in the States. Universities across the nation will host students as they travel to four diverse sites. All selected applicants become delegates, who research roundtable topics and meet with experts in their respective fields. Each Conference boasts 5-8 roundtables, ranging from politics to the arts.
Conferences are held in English, no Korean or Japanese language skills are required. Students may come from all sorts of backgrounds and academic disciplines. The only eligibility requirements are fulltime enrollment as undergraduate or graduate students in the U.S.-and genuine interest in U.S.-Asia relations. The student participation fee is $3000 for U.S. students
Application Deadline: March 1st
For more information and to apply, visit www.iscdc.org.
Contact: Sarah Thompson
Internship Openings with chart Contemporary in beijing
Bilingual Assistant Job Opportunity
ChART Contemporary is a Beijing based art consultancy and curatorial lab seeking a Bilingual Assistant Intern to work directly with the Director and oversee daily operations. Tasks include general clerical duties, maintain and organize filing system, scheduling and coordinating meetings for Directors, prepare documents, agendas, and schedules, maintain office equipment and applies, etc. Ideal candidate would be have general computer literacy on Mac OS and/or PC, knowledge of clerical and adminstrative procedures, fluency in both Mandarin and English (spoken and written).
Please send cover letter, resume, photo, and salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org with the position title in the subject line
Social media & Press Coordinator Intern
ChART Contemporary Limited is currently seeking Interns to spearhead Social Media, Marketing and Press tasks. The ideal candidates are outgoing and confident and have a comfortable front line presence, both on the phone and in person. They must also be dependable, punctual and upbeat. ChART Contemporary is a contemporary art consultancy dedicated to bringing together art & people. Services include exhibitions, educational programs, collection management, art consulting, product development and specialty travel. Candidates for this position should be highly motivated, excellent at multitasking, fluent in English, fluent in Mandarin (oral and written), adept at using the Macintosh OS, and looking to gain experience in Social Media and Marketing. Interns will report to the Director and should be comfortable using the following software: In-Design, CS5 Suite, and Microsoft Office. The ideal applicants should love computers, blogging and social media. Part-time and full-time applicants are encouraged to apply. Attention to detail and passion are essential.
Please send cover letter, resume, and photo to email@example.com with the position title in the subject. Only candidates selected will be contacted for interviews (no phone calls).
ChART Contemporary Limited is seeking an Intern to assist with Marketing. In exchange for a commitment of 3 days a week at ChART’s Beijing location, you will gain hands-on marketing experience at an international art consultancy. Recommends that students have experience in public relations. Journalism and/or communications major highly ideal. Responsibilites include updating records of marketing campaigns, email marketing lists, researching and analyzing market results, and provide analytical and reporting support.
Please send cover letter, resume, photo, and a 2-3 page sample that demonstrates any skills that would relate to marketing to firstname.lastname@example.org with the position title in the subject.
New Product Development Research Intern
The New Product Development Research Intern will handle all phases of product development, ensuring all products meet design and quality specifications, and are delivered in the timeframe required. She communicates all agreed upon product specifications and changes to the manufacturers, and works directly with the Directors. From pre-production research, including production specifications and schedules, prototypes, costing, color correction, packaging development and final samples. Computer literacy required (such as Excel, Powerpoint, Microsoft Word)
Please send cover letter, resume and photo to email@example.com with the position title in the subject line
Please contact Professor Dan Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friends of Nature
China's first and best known environmental NGO based in Beijing.
For more information, visit here.
The Nature Conservatory
Nature Conservatory helps to preserve China's forest, wildlife, and water. Students can intern in the U.S. or in China.
For more information, visit here.
Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims
CLAPV is a high-profile agency that does cutting edge environmental work. Based in Beijing. For information, visit here.
MEXT JAPANESE STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP
The Japanese Government's Monbukagakusho (MEXT) offers scholarships to undergraduate students who wish to pursue intensive Japanese language and culture studies in Japan. The scholarship covers an year-long stay. Eligible applicants should be U.S. Citizens with a good grasp of the Japanese language and major in fields related to Japan. The award includes airfare, exemption from school fees, and a monthly stipend.
Application Deadline: March, 22, 2013 (Interviews and test are tentatively scheduled for April 1)
For more info, visit here.
Contact: Consulate General of Japan in Boston
TAURUS EDUCATION CONSULTANCY JOB OPPORTUNITY
Founded in 2008, Taurus Education is a leading education consultancy in China, focusing on bridging the gap between the education systems in China and the U.S. Taurus is seeking full-time associates with a strong interest in China and education. Teamwork is essential. Candidates should be ready to organize marketing seminars and business functions, develop branch offices, conduct education-related research, and liasing with partner universities, schools, and alumni clubs. Proficiency in Mandarin is desirable but not required. Taurus Education is headquarted in Shanghai, but candidate should be flexible with short-term travel to Beijing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, and Nanjing. Benefits in a base salary of $20,000 USD (20% salary increase per year), housing, subsidized health insurance, and living and travel allowance.
Please email cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (one page minimum) to email@example.com.
For more info, visit here.
LinkAsia offers a 10-week training in KCETLink's San Francisco office and LinkAsia studio, and year-long, paid internship in a professional journalistic setting, serving as "student ambassadors". LinkAsia begins in June 10, 2013. Interns will receive the opportunity to work in editorial selection, translations, script writing, production for broadcast, and blog creation. Bilingual interns are strongly preferred and must be able to make an year-long commitment. Housing must be arranged by the student. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter (explaining why you desire this internship) to the email listed below as well as a self-made video, uploaded on a video hosting, site explaining your reasons in both English and primary Asian language.
Application Deadline: March 25, 2013
Contact: Elizabeth Cabrera
For more info, visit here.
THE FUND FOR AMERICAN STUDIES
The Fund for American Studies offers a 8.5 week-long DC internships in Public Policy, Business, International Affairs and Economics and generous scholarship funding. Internships and projects span from June 5 to August 3, will provide housing, and allows students to earn up to 9 credits from George Mason University. Several of these program offer various activites including attending Congressional briefings, House of Representative pending bill discussion, developing marketing plan for lobbying bill, visiting the World Bank, touring the House and Senate. To apply and receive help on the application(s), email the contact listed below.
For more info and application(s), visit here.
Extended Application Deadline: March 26, 2013
Contact: The Fund for American Studies
1621 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Members of Saenuri Party, Korea's current ruling political party, offer Smith students summer internships for EAS majors and minors from mid-May to mid-August. Ability to communicate in Korean is required. Though internships are unpaid, the host office may provide funding for transportation and food. Please send a resume, personal statement, and two professors who can serve as a reference to Prof. Marnie Anderson, Director of East Asian Studies.
Application Deadline: March 29, 2013
Contact: Marnie Anderson
KEIO ACADEMY OF NEW YORK
The Keio Academy of New York is a private, co-ed high school in Purchase, New York. Keio Academy offers paid internship and on-campus housing for undergrad/grad interns. Interns must work 6-hours a day (40-hour week) and taken two years of college-level Japanese. They also must be willing to learn adminstrative and operational undertakings with program director, guide students in daily activities, engage in recreational activities with students, and ensure students' hygiene, discipline, and safety. Education, international studies, and intercultural communication majors (or related-majors) are preferred. Keio Academy also offer employment as dorm supervisor.
Please send an English cover letter in PDF format and one reference (along with applicant's email and contact number) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails should be titled "Internship Position".
If seeking summer employment, title email "Summer Program Dorm Supervisor" with same requirements as internship application above with an additional resume.
For more info, visit here.
Application Deadline: March 18, 2013
Employment Deadline: April 30, 2013
Contact: Mr. Ryuta Ohtani
FORUM OF AMERICAN-CHINESE EXCHANGE AT STANFORD
FACES is a student-run conference for promoting the knowledge and discussion of Sino-American relations in Stanford and Chinese universities. This conference, referred as "On Common Ground", hopes to provide a forum for debate between students in the U.S. and greater China in all fields of interest. Speakers are invited to address the different aspects of Sino-American relations with undergrad and grad students. Room and board is covered by FACES and airfare is subsidized, Additional coverage is available based on financial need.
For more info and application, visit here.
Application Deadline: May 1, 2013