The Asia Foundation is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Washington, D.C. and 18 countries throughout Asia. We offer opportunities via Regular Employment, Independent Contractor/Consultant positions, and the Douglas K. Bereuter Program for Junior Associates in Asian Affairs internship program.
Learn more below about opportunities and how to apply:
Questions? Contact Human Resources at [email protected]
When applying for a Regular Employment opportunity, please note that your application should be completed using Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. Other internet browsers are not compatible with our recruitment system.
If you are applying for an opportunity in the “Regular Employment” section you must submit a cover letter along with your resume prior to the application deadline.
When applying for a “Regular Employment” opportunity please submit your cover letter and resume in a single document. Otherwise you will need to submit your cover letter as an additional file after you are prompted to cut and paste your resume.
The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. See our Code of Business Ethics and Ethical Conduct; Gender Equality policy; and Child protection policy.
San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance:
The Asia Foundation will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
Pay Transparency Policy Statement:
The Asia Foundation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR/CONSULTANT OPPORTUNITIES
The Asia Foundation is an international organization based in San Francisco with 18 offices in Asia, and an office in Washington, D.C. The Human Resources Department in San Francisco handles all employment and internship inquiries for the entire organization. The Asia Foundation is committed to a policy of providing equal opportunities in recruiting and selecting employees.
The Asia Foundation believes in providing equal opportunities without regard to age, color, country of origin, handicap, veteran status, religion, sex or sexual orientation. For U.S.-based positions, you must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.
We are currently seeking qualified motivated individuals for the following independent contractor/consultant positions:
No positions are available at this time.
No positions are available at this time.
DOUGLAS K. BEREUTER PROGRAM FOR JUNIOR ASSOCIATES IN ASIAN AFFAIRS
The Asia Foundation invites recent post-graduate degree holders to apply for an opportunity as a Junior Associate in Asian Affairs in the Foundation’s offices in San Francisco, San Leandro, or Washington, D.C. This short-term affiliation is to further the professional development of an individual specifically interested in Asia. The successful applicant will gain further knowledge of the region and an understanding of the Foundation’s work through specific assignments such as the following: conducting research; contributing to proposal development; assisting with the design and implementation of programs; preparing reports on Foundation projects; and other tasks as needed.
The full-time Junior Associate position is available during the summer. The Junior Associate will receive a transportation allowance and a bi-weekly salary during the three month program. For a list of frequently asked questions, please click here.
The application period is currently closed. Please check back for further updates.
The position for the Douglas K. Bereuter Program for Junior Associates in Asian Affairs is expected to be very competitive. We are seeking talented, high-energy individuals who will benefit from their affiliation with the Foundation and contribute to the organization as well.
Candidates must have the following:
- Received a post-graduate degree within the past two years. In addition, to be considered a candidate must have completed and obtained this degree prior to the beginning of the program period
- Completed graduate studies in Asia-related areas: international relations, international development, public administration, public policy, law, political science, economics, or sociology with work experience in Asia
- Must be legally eligible to work in the United States (sponsorship will not be provided)
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Great organizational skills
- Great computer skills
- Cover letter describing why you are interested in applying for this opportunity and what particular knowledge and skills you would bring to the Foundation. Please be aware that your cover letter will also be used to assess your writing capabilities
- Official Transcript confirming the completion of your post-graduate degree OR an official letter from your school confirming that your degree is currently in process and that you are on track to graduate before the start of the program. This letter must include your course completion date.. Either the official transcript or the confirmation letter should be attached to your online application within our system.
- Two academic letters of recommendation should be attached to your online application within our system.
FOR A LIST OF FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE ONLY IF WE RECEIVE THE APPLICATION ONLINE AND ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ARE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE.
APPLICANT SYSTEM INSTRUCTIONS:
Applicants, please note that you do not have the capability to delete documents that you uploaded to your record. Because of this, when uploading a document(s) please be sure to name each one with the job title and date applied.
After uploading a new document, you will have to log back into your record to upload an additional one OR to confirm it was completed.
All applicants are asked to complete assessment questions that are tied to the position. If you for some reason do not see the questions, please try logging into the system again.
If you have any issues with the applicant tracking system, please email [email protected]
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