China Fellow
Job Details
Washington DC Office - Washington, DC
Full Time

The China Fellow will have the opportunity to work on U.S. federal policy advocacy on human rights issues in China, Hong Kong, and Xinjiang.  The fellowship will take place in Washington, D.C., starting in September 2021. The fellowship is full-time and requires a one-year commitment (through August 2022).

The China Fellow will work with AIUSA’s Advocacy and Government Affairs Team and will be supervised by the Asia advocacy director and the National Director for Advocacy and Government Affairs.

The Fellow’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: 

○ Developing and implementing advocacy strategies and materials; 

○ Liaising with governmental bodies and officials to advance advocacy and legislative goals;

○ Conducting research relating to bills, congressional hearings, markups, and committee and floor votes; 

○ Attending and reporting on relevant Congressional briefings and hearings and relevant civil society events; 

○ Drafting memoranda, briefs, blogs, op-eds, and other short-form analyses; 

○ Monitoring and analyzing emergent areas of relevant law and government policy; 

○ Representing AIUSA in speaking and media engagements; and 

○ Supporting AIUSA’s human rights advocacy agenda. 

The Fellow will also have the opportunity to design and implement a long-term project that will be completed over the length of the fellowship. The focus of that project will be developed and determined by the fellow in conjunction with the Asia Advocacy Director.


● Demonstrated familiarity with human rights in China; 

● Excellent English-language written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; 

● Excellent research, writing, and analytic skills, including demonstrated ability to produce under time pressure; 

● Proactive problem-solving skills and strong attention to detail.

● Experience with political advocacy and/or grassroots activism is also desirable.


  • Bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies, Chinese history, international relations, or related area.
  • Working proficiency (written and oral) in Chinese Mandarin.
  • Work or volunteer experience in China.
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