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April 01, 2009

The Asia Foundation invites applications for Junior Associates in Asian Affairs

The Asia Foundation invites graduate students and recent 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 and 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.

Two full-time Junior Associate positions are available during each of the three programs which are offered throughout the year (spring, 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 and Washington, D.C.), and each Junior Associate will receive a monthly stipend during the three-month program.

* Summer 2009 (June - August)
Application Deadline: April 27, 2009

* Fall 2009 (October - December)
Application Deadline: August 17, 2009

* Spring 2010 (February - April)
Application Deadline: December 14, 2009

* Summer 2010 (June - August)
Application Deadline: April 12, 2010

THE ASIA FOUNDATION

The Asia Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, open, and just Asia-Pacific region. The Foundation supports programs in Asia that help improve governance, law and civil society; women's empowerment; economic reform and development; and international relations. Drawing on over 50 years of experience in Asia, the Foundation collaborates with private and public partners to support leadership and institutional development, exchanges, and policy research. With a network of 17 field offices in Asia, an office in Washington, D.C., and its headquarters in San Francisco, the Foundation addresses these issues on both a country and regional level.

ASSOCIATE QUALIFICATIONS

Positions for the Junior Associates Program 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 should have the following:

* Graduate student status or recent graduate degree
* Graduate studies in Asia-related areas; international relations;international development; public administration; public policy; and law, political science, economics, or sociology with work experience in Asia
* Strong written and verbal communication skills
* Good organizational skills
* Good computer skills

TO APPLY, PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:

* Application Form (Download application - pdf)
* Cover letter describing interests and skills
* Resume
* Official transcript
* Writing sample (3-5 pages)
* Sealed recommendation letters from two faculty members and, if applicable, one employment supervisor

COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKETS MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS BY THE DEADLINE PRESENTED ON THE APPLICATION:

Mr. Jon Peterson
Office of the President
The Asia Foundation
465 California Street, 9th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
(no telephone, fax, or email inquiries, please)

Posted by zzhu at April 1, 2009 05:19 PM