About US-Asia Institute

Founded in 1979, the US-Asia Institute promotes greater unity between the governments of Asian countries and Washington, D.C. through economic and diplomatic cooperation. The institute holds conferences and symposiums that focus on relations between America and Asian countries, be it through student exchange or professional staff who travels to each other's countries to experience different cultures.

Intern duties vary but may include researching legal or diplomatic issues specific to U.S. and Asian relations and assisting in presentations regarding those issues. Interns may attend Congressional hearings during the summer, as well as conferences held at Asian embassies and think tanks around Washington, D.C.


Open to all college students, as well as grad students. All applicants must be at least 18 years old.

US-Asia Institute

  • Internship Coordinator
  • US-Asia Institute
  • US-Asia Institute
  • 232 East Capitol Street NE
  • Washington, DC 20003
  • Phone: (202) 544-3181


  • Number of Interns: Less than 10
  • Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


  • Washington, DC