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2011-2012: INTERNSHIPS

A new Japan Studies Fellowship Program at the East-West Center in Washington

Established with support from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, this program provides an opportunity for United States-based scholars and analysts of Japan to conduct research in Washington, D.C. on key issues of relevance to the US-Japan partnership.

The fellowship joins our highly regarded Asia Studies Fellowship Program, which accepts Asian and American scholars and analysts who wish to undertake policy-relevant research on international relations and conflicts in Asia; political change in Asia; U.S.-Asia relations; and/or ASEAN integration and community-building efforts.

We seek a strong and diverse pool of applicants, and would be grateful if you could assist us in passing this announcement along to those who you think might be interested in applying. To post this information, you may download the PDF Fellowship Flyer<http://ewcw.eastwestcenter.org/fellowships/EWC-Fellowships-Flyer-2012.pdf>.

Key points of the Fellowships include:

* A 3 or 6 month residency (Japan Studies) or 3 month residency (Asia Studies) in Washington, which may begin as early as May 2012 and extend until January 2013.
* A monthly stipend ranging from US$2,500 to $4,500 while in residence at EWC in Washington and round trip economy airfare to Washington, D.C.
* A one-week research trip (Japan Studies) or a small grant to finance fieldwork (Asia Studies).
* Fellows are to complete an article or monograph on their research topic to be considered for publication and give a public presentation on their topic.
* Applicants must have a minimum of a M.A. degree in a relevant field, and be of either American or Japanese (Japan Studies) or Asian (Asia Studies) citizenship. Please see the program guidelines for specific eligibility criteria.

The deadline to apply is March 15, 2012. Full information and application instruction can be found at: http://EastWestCenter.org/dcfellowships<http://www.eastwestcenter.org/dcfellowships>.


The U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission (USCC) is currently looking for motivated candidates for 2012 Research Internship Program.

The USCC was established by Congress to look into the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.  In support of this mandate, Interns will be expected to assist with internal research, prepare and analyze materials for public hearings, editing sessions and other meetings, and attend seminars, meetings and events on behalf of the USCC.

All applicants for Research Internships must be U.S. citizens (or have applied for U.S. citizenship and naturalization), and must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent.  Research Interns must be at least college juniors or seniors in good standing, or be recent graduates. 

Coursework with a focus on Chinese and/or broader Asian business, economics, culture, history, & language; international relations, foreign affairs and security studies; or specialization in other related areas is desirable.   Chinese reading skills are highly desirable.

To apply or get more information about the Commission and
our Internship opportunities, check us out at:

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Center for East Asian Studies
School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
1102 Francis Scott Key Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

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