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East-West Center Washington Young Professionals Scholarship 2024 – Stipend US$2000/Month

Are you an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate with a passion for US-Indo-Pacific relations? If so, the East-West Center in Washington (EWCW) Young Professionals Program offers an unparalleled opportunity to gain first-hand experience and training at a premier US-Indo-Pacific research and education organization based in Washington, DC.

Program Overview

The Fall 2024 program, running from September to December, is now open for applications. This program invites participants to immerse themselves in a variety of educational and training experiences. Whether it’s analyzing large datasets for the “Asia Matters for America” publications, writing insightful articles for AsiaMattersforAmerica.org, attending stimulating webinars and seminars, or delivering comprehensive briefs, the opportunities for professional growth are abundant.

Who Should Apply?

This program is ideal for those with a keen interest in US-Indo-Pacific relations. While applicants typically study fields such as international relations, Asia studies, international economics, international political economy, public policy, international business, and journalism, the program welcomes students and recent graduates from all academic backgrounds who are eager to learn more about this critical area of international relations.

Beneficial Skillsets

Although not mandatory, the following skills and experiences are advantageous for applicants:

  • Research experience with open-source data and proficiency in Excel.
  • Ability to analyze quantitative data and clearly communicate findings.
  • Experience in the Indo-Pacific region, either through living, studying, or research.
  • Tracking and analyzing news from multiple media sources.
  • Interest in interpreting complex international relations topics into local contexts.
  • Skills in creating graphs, charts, and infographics for both online and print.
  • Basic understanding of economic data analysis, including FDI and Greenfield investments.
  • Fluency in an Asian language.
  • Experience in writing policy analyses, briefs, press releases, or other professional communications.
  • Public relations and brand management experience.

Sponsorship of EWCW Washington Young Professionals Program

Participants are expected to commit to full-time participation (40 hours per week), with a monthly stipend of $2,000 (subject to taxes and withholding). Part-time participation is prorated accordingly. While residence in the DC metro area is preferred, applicants from other locations are also encouraged to apply. All participants must attend at least one weekly Zoom meeting, dedicate 20-40 hours per week to the program, and be available during Eastern Time working hours (9am-5pm).

Application Deadline: The application period for the Fall 2024 program will close on June 16, 2024. Non-US citizens must already be authorized to work in the US through citizenship, permanent residency, or an existing visa sponsored by a university or other valid third party, as the program does not sponsor visas.

You can apply for East-West Center Washington Young Professionals Scholarship via this application form: https://www.eastwestcenter.org/apply/east-west-center-washington-young-professionals-program

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