US-ASEAN Business Council
The US-ASEAN Business Council is a premier advocacy organization for U.S. corporations operating within the dynamic Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), serving as the leading voice of the U.S. private sector in promoting mutually beneficial trade and investment relationships between the United States and Southeast Asia. The Council’s members include more than 150 of the most successful and innovative corporations in the world, including Apple, Boeing, Citi, The Coca-Cola Company, Google, Harley Davidson and Microsoft. Combined, these 150 companies generate over $6 trillion in revenue and employ more than 13 million people worldwide.
Cradled between China, India and Australia, ASEAN is the second fastest growing economy in Asia at $2.4 trillion, and has attracted more U.S. investment than any other destination in the whole of Asia.
The Council Internship Program selects up to six undergraduates, recent graduates or graduate students to spend between 8 and twelve weeks in the DC office each summer. The internships is meant to provide a hands-on experience in the field of U.S. – ASEAN business relations. Throughout the internship, students will collaborate directly with country and industry teams, undertaking highly substantive work, including research, social media, program support and attendance, and various other tasks in support of our members.
The Council is looking for highly motivated candidates who are undergraduates or graduate students with a strong interest in Southeast Asia or trade policy. We are seeking individuals with strong written and organizational skills, as well as well-honed research abilities. Foreign applicants are encouraged to apply for internships. Appropriate required visa is the responsibility of the applicant. Duties: The Policy and Research intern will assist the Country, Industry and Membership Teams by providing world-class and forward-looking research to the Councils 150+ members. Specific responsibilities will include:
- Researching current national and regional economic policy issues in ASEAN affecting the private sector;
- Drafting weekly country and industry updates
- Researching U.S. private sector activities in ASEAN
- Assisting in the organization of events with senior government officials and private sector executives
- Attending events with visiting delegations
- Attending briefings and drafting memos on Council-related topics at institutions around D.C.
- Excellent research and writing skills
- Attention to detail
- Ability to work a minimum of 4 days / week
If you receive an offer, supplemental funding may be available from Penn Wharton PPI. Once you hear back from the organization with an offer, please fill out the funding application form here: http://bit.ly/InternshipFunding
How to Apply
Please provide a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample (no more than two pages) below.