East Asian Studies 2021 Summer Research Internship Program

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JHU takes great pride in providing authentic professional research opportunities to undergraduates. In this spirit, East Asian Studies is launching the 2021 Summer Internship Pilot Program. The program will:

  • Provide EAS majors and minors with hands-on opportunities to work with researchers and experts (within or outside academia) that will be valuable for their professional development.
  • Strengthen research skills and competencies.
  • Improve students’ understanding of research design and implementation, defining hypotheses, providing a rationale for selecting a line of argument, and presenting research findings.
  • Acquaint undergraduates with the challenges, opportunities, and ethics requirements that research projects entail.

Internship Details

Internships under the East Asia Studies 2021 Summer Research Internship Program will:

  • Last between six and eight weeks, starting at the end of May 2021 and ending no later than the first week of August 2021.
  • Be compensated with students receiving a stipend of $3,000.
  • Not involve academic credit.
  • Require that students:
    • Do not work concurrently on other internships/ projects/ initiatives (either full or part time).
    • Meet weekly with the Principal Investigator (PI) and the research team to discuss findings and issues to be addressed, and to receive advice and mentoring.
    • Deliver tailored research outputs that will contribute to the research projects.
    • Are able to work both independently and in collaboration.
    • Have excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills.

For the Summer of 2021, the internship will be housed within an ongoing research project at JHU-SAIS, led by Professor Karl D. Jackson. The project will investigate US prestige press coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact and effectiveness of lockdown measures as implemented in selected countries in Europe and Asia.

How to Apply

To apply for the East Asia Studies 2021 Summer Research Internship, please send: 

  • A cover letter stating interest and reasons for applying.
  • CV/resume. 
  • A short writing sample.

Address your application by no later than April 1 to Joel Andreas (jandreas@jhu.edu), with the subject line “EAS 2021 Summer Research Internship Application.”