Summer 2023 Fellow: Sandi Khine ’25

Office Description

East Asia Institute (EAI) is a nonprofit, independent, private think tank founded in 2002. EAI strives to produce, advocate, and educate policy ideas and recommendations through interdisciplinary research in the fields of social sciences, including international relations, governance, public opinion, and democracy studies. Furthermore, it effectively utilizes its domestic and global knowledge network to bolster its endeavors. EAI is a founding member of the Council of Councils, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, and actively participates in global think tank networks. EAI shares policy ideas concerning the Korean Peninsula and East Asian foreign policy and security issues.

  • 67th in the Top Think Tanks Worldwide (U.S. and Non-U.S.)
  • 42nd in the Best Independent Think Tanks
  • 29th in the Top Think Tanks with Annual Operating Budgets of Less Than $5 Million USD
  • 61st in the Best Think Tank Conference
  • 56th in the Best Transdisciplinary Research Think Tanks
  • 55th in the Best Use of Social Media and Networks
  • 55th in the Outstanding Policy-Oriented Research Programs (2020 Global Go-To Think Tanks Rankings)

Description of the Work

EAI tries to match intern’s research interest with ongoing projects in the organization. Possible projects that interns will be able to work for are as follows:

  • Global NK
  • Asia Democracy Research Network
  • Strengthening Civil Society Organizations in Myanmar
  • Korea-Japan Relations Research Projects

Responsibilities may include:

  • Researching and compiling materials (articles, news, etc.) on current affairs and issues related to East Asia.
  • Assisting staff with institute events, conferences and meetings
  • Editing and translations
  • Listening to and reporting, creating summary reports after different events
  • Creating multimedia and promotional graphics for East Asia Institute events

Desired Skills

This internship is open to all undergraduate students who are currently studying political science, international relations, economics, sociology, or public administration. *High level proficiency in English is a requirement and PC skills are also necessary. A high level of proficiency in Korean is preferred, but not required.

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