The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation
Addressing the Critical Issues Facing Asia - 60 Years
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Employment Opportunities

DOUGLAS K. BEREUTER PROGRAM FOR JUNIOR ASSOCIATES IN ASIAN AFFAIRS

The Asia Foundation invites recent post-graduate degree holders to apply for a limited number of opportunities as Junior Associates in Asian Affairs in the Foundation's offices in San Francisco or Washington, D.C. These short-term affiliations are to further the professional development of individuals specifically interested in Asia. Successful applicants 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.

Up to three full-time Junior Associate positions are available during each of the programs which are offered in the summer and fall. The individuals selected for these short-term affiliations will be placed in one of the Foundation's offices in the United States (San Francisco or Washington, D.C.), and each 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.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES:

The online application is now closed. Please check back later for further updates.

Junior Associate positions are only offered in the summer (June – August) and fall (October – December). The application period for each program is about two to three months prior to the beginning of the program period.

Click here to apply online for our current Junior Associate opportunities. If you apply for more than one current position please indicate which opportunities are your first and second choices.

THE ASIA FOUNDATION

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our programs address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century—governance and law, economic development, women's empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation. In addition, our Books for Asia and professional exchange programs are among the ways we encourage Asia's continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world.

Headquartered in San Francisco, The Asia Foundation works through a network of offices in 18 Asian countries and in Washington, DC. Working with public and private partners, the Foundation receives funding from a diverse group of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals. In 2013, we provided nearly $114 million in direct program support and distributed textbooks and other educational materials valued at over $10 million.

ASSOCIATE QUALIFICATIONS

Positions for the Douglas K. Bereuter Program for Junior Associates in Asian Affairs are 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
  • Authorization to legally work in the United States without sponsorship
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Great organizational skills
  • Great computer skills 

TO APPLY, CLICK HERE AND PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • 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.
  • Resume
  • 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. This letter must include the date that the degree is scheduled to be conferred.  Either the official transcript or the confirmation letter should be submitted electronically to junior.associates@asiafoundation.org.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Either two academic letters of recommendation or one academic letter of recommendation and one personal letter of recommendation (submitted electronically as a Word or PDF document to junior.associates@asiafoundation.org. Please include "Recommendation letter for [Candidate Name]" in the subject of the email.)

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.

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