Asia Freedom Institute (AFI) accepts applications for research internship positions. AFI recruits interns on an on-going basis and applications are accepted throughout the year. Interested applicants can apply anytime by forwarding a cover letter and resume to: [email protected] Internship start dates will be set based on the applicant’s dates of availability and AFI’s hiring schedule. Selected interns will work remotely.
Description: Depending on interest and level, there are various projects and research opportunities within AFI. Priority research areas will center around Project Reincarnation and One Tibet, two of AFI’s core initiatives. The selected interns shall carry out the following tasks: assist with the development of a research unit and research protocols; assist with data collection; conduct mapping and review of materials, resources and various stakeholders and entities; prepare interview questions, recruit interview subjects, schedule and conduct interviews; maintain accurate records of interviews and summarize interviews; write reports and prepare materials for submissions; attend meetings and events; write and contribute to publications; and prepare progress reports.
Requirements: Applicants must have a Bachelors although a Masters or a higher degree would be preferred. Excellent English writing and communication skills. Prior experience of conducting research and analyses or related experience would be helpful. Proficient in using the technology of word processing, video conferencing, database, spreadsheet and presentation applications. Knowledge of Tibetan and Chinese language would be most desirable. Ability to work both independently and within a team. Ability to handle information in a discreet and confidential manner. Interest and/or familiarity of human rights issues related to China and Tibet, the Tibetan freedom movement and Tibetan Buddhism would be an asset. Willingness to travel as and when required.
AFI is interested in building long-term relationships with the researchers and therefore applicants are requested to consider a commitment of at least six months and if possible a year or more. The entire duration need not be full-time and can be structured flexibly.