Friday, July 25, 2014

Publications Internship Opening Seattle, WA

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is seeking an unpaid, volunteer, part-time Publications Intern (10–12 hours per week) to assist with formatting, proofreading, and copyediting, as well as the distribution of NBR publications

This entry-level internship position would be ideal for a candidate seeking to develop office skills and professional experience in publishing while also working at a nonprofit research institution. The internship, though volunteer, pays a nominal stipend. Students are also encouraged to apply for credit or funding through their home institution.

·         Assisting with formatting, proofreading, and copyediting manuscripts
·         Assisting with distributing NBR publications, including processing and shipping orders
·         Providing general office support for other NBR activities, including answering incoming calls to the organization

•         Current student whose studies are related to publishing, editing, and/or Asia studies
•         Strong written and verbal communication skills
•         Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
•         Attention to detail, positive work ethic, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a group
•        Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently
•        Interest in publishing; interest in Asia studies and international relations is a plus
•         Familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style is a plus

About NBR
NBR is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution dedicated to informing and strengthening policy on strategic, political, economic, globalization, health, and energy issues affecting U.S. relations with Asia. The institution was founded in 1989 with a major grant from the Henry M. Jackson Foundation. At NBR, we value integrity, mutual trust and respect, ingenuity, creativity, loyalty, fairness, teamwork, tolerance, family, and community. NBR is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. For more information about NBR, please visit our website at

Application Process
Applications for this position are due August 31, 2014. To apply, submit the following to Kailani Cordell:

  • application form (
  • cover letter that details your interests and availability
  • resume
  • a brief writing sample on a topic related to your field of study
  • contact information of three references, including name, title, affiliation, relationship to you, phone number, email address

Ms. Kailani Cordell
Director, Human Resources
The National Bureau of Asian Research
1414 NE 42nd Street, Suite 300
Seattle, Washington 98105
Phone: (206) 632-7370