Employment Opportunities


Professional Staff Members (2)

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is a bipartisan commission created by Congress in 2000 to monitor and report on human rights and rule of law developments in China. The Commission consists of Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, and senior officials from the Executive Branch. The Commission holds hearings, issues an Annual Report, and maintains a database of political prisoners in China, among other activities. For more information on the Commission, see www.cecc.gov.

The Commission is seeking professional staff members to assist in monitoring and reporting on substantive issues pertaining to the Tibet, Criminal Justice, Human Trafficking and Public Health portfolios. The professional staff members will assist in assessing China's compliance or noncompliance with international human rights standards and Chinese domestic law. Successful candidates should have substantive background and/or an interest in one or more of these issue areas. Successful candidates should also possess the necessary Chinese language, English writing, and communication skills to effectively research, analyze, and explain such developments to U.S. policymakers and the broader public.  Tibet language skills preferred, not required for applicants interested in covering that portfolio.

Main duties:

•    Monitoring and researching Chinese and English language sources (media, government, NGO) for developments relating to their issue area.

•    Identifying and analyzing key developments and reporting their significance orally and in writing, including through drafting sections of the Commission's Annual Report, short analysis pieces, public statements, and press releases.

•    Researching political prisoner cases and creating and maintaining case records in the CECC Political Prisoner Database.

•    Assisting in organizing CECC public hearings and roundtables.

•    Potential travel to U.S. cities, China, or other foreign locations on official business.


•    Candidates must be a U.S. citizen.

•    Very strong demonstrated ability to speak, read, write, and perform research in Chinese (Mandarin) is required.

•    The successful candidate will likely have worked or studied in mainland China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong.

•    Candidates will preferably have a law degree or a Ph.D. or M.A. in political science, history, business, economics, or other social sciences. B.A. candidates with very strong credentials will also be considered.

•    Strong oral and written communication skills, and the interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to work under tight deadlines and as part of a team.

Application Procedure:

•    Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, short writing sample (5 pages or less), and the names and contact information for two references to Judy Wright, CECC Director of Administration, via e-mail at judy.wright@mail.house.gov or via FAX at 202-226-2915. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by 11:59 PM, EDT. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

•    The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is an equal opportunity employer.



Internships at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China

We welcome your interest in working as an intern at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC). We value the contribution that interns make to our work, and we have benefited from the intellectual and practical contributions of the interns who have worked with us so far. We are also gratified about the number of very highly qualified people who apply to work with us as interns each year.

To better understand the work of the Commission and its areas of most intense focus, we invite potential applicants to visit the other sections of the CECC Web site.

The CECC seeks interns for three periods of the year:

Applications Must Be Received By Our Office No
Later Than 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time
Summer May 15-
August 15
February 1
September 1-
December 15
July 1
January 20-
May 15
November 1

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (including telephone number) for two references, to the CECC via e-mail to Judy Wright, Director of Administration. All application materials must be submitted before the deadline in order to be considered. Please discuss in your cover letter how your professional goals, interests, and background relate to the Commission's legislative mandate regarding human rights and the rule of law in China. No phone calls please.

Those who wish to apply for internships should understand the following:

  • CECC interns receive a salary of $10/hour;
  • Interns must be U.S. citizens;
  • We regret that interns are not eligible for any other Federal benefits;
  • During the fall and spring semesters, CECC internships are part-time (between 15 and 20 hours per week);
  • During the summer, CECC internships are full-time, and we expect summer interns to work between 32 and 40 hours per week;
  • Interns should have completed at least some China-related coursework. It is also desirable that they have some background in one or more of the specific human rights and rule of law issues in the CECC legislative mandate;
  • Interns should be able to read Chinese well enough to assist with research in newspapers, journals, and on Web sites. More advanced Chinese language capability would be a plus. The successful candidate for an internship often will have lived or studied in mainland China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan;
  • Interns will conduct research and writing projects on human rights and rule of law issues in China under the supervision of Commission staff. Interns may also assist with researching and updating records on the Commission's Political Prisoner Database. Interns may also be invited or required to attend some of the many rule of law and human rights events organized by the Commission and other organizations in Washington, DC; and
  • Although our interns are usually students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, others are also welcome to apply.