China Policy Internship Beijing

China Policy regularly hosts interns to support operations at their strategic advisory and research organisation based in Beijing.


About China Policy

China Policy is a Beijing-based strategic advisory and research company, serving clients around the world. Founders Philippa Jones and David Kelly, each with over 30 years of China experience, now joined by partner Amanda Rasmussen, lead a skilled team of policy research analysts.

China Policy’s strategic advisory services are based on close, systematic tracking and translating of policy discussion in Chinese across core economic and social sectors. Mapping and analysing this discussion, China Policy clarifies the frames of reference shaping policy decisions. China Policy’s distinct research approach comes together in cp.context. This bilingual online system transforms the way organisations can access, contextualise, build and retain knowledge on China’s policy process. Often foreshadowing new policy settings, this evidence-based approach moves clients to the front foot and equips them for nuanced and productive engagement with Chinese counterparts.

China Policy produces a series of five monthly policy Records covering economy; energy, resources and climate; social policy; governance and law and agriculture, food and water security.


Project Research Intern

Interns will work in collaboration with project-specific teams producing high calibre research


  • gather and assess project-specific information from a wide range of sources and mediums
  • develop an understanding of key decision-makers and policy commentators
  • collaborate with research analysts on daily tasks
  • research key announcements and documents published in Chinese
  • assist in translating key documentation

Applicant profile:

  • holds at minimum an undergraduate degree in social science
  • demonstrates the ability to prioritise and focus research tasks to meet deadlines
  • eye for detail and strong composition skills
  • enjoys working in a dynamic, multicultural environment

Knowledge and skills:

  • native-level Chinese
  • high standard of written English
  • ability to deconstruct and analyse materials to a high standard
  • team player who works well independently

Other requirements:

  • Willingness to work overtime if necessary, flexible and able to take initiative.

To apply send a covering letter, CV in English and Chinese, and writing sample to China Policy recruitment.


Other Internship Program

China Policy offers a few places for interns with

  • native Chinese language skills
  • intermediate to advanced English language skills
  • research interest and qualifications in one of our policy sectors

Positions are appropriate for research students preparing for, or in the course of, PhD work who wish to deepen their understanding of policy debates in China.

Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis. Please send a covering letter, CV and academic transcript to China Policy recruitment.