APARC Research Assistant Internships
Throughout the academic year, Shorenstein APARC faculty often seek dedicated undergraduate and master’s students to work with them as research assistants on specific research projects.
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An international diplomat seeks a Stanford student with excellent editing and writing skill in English as a Research Assistant. The student will edit articles for publication, provide input, and assist with writing the book chapters. The student must be familiar with international relations and public relations. In addition, the student must possess professionalism, self-motivation, and organizational skills. The student will work 5-10 hours per week and must commit through the end of the academic year and ideally through July 31. Interested candidates should provide a cover letter and CV to Huma Shaikh, email@example.com
APARC Summer Research Assistant Internships
Each summer quarter, Shorenstein APARC invites highly motivated and dedicated undergraduate- and graduate-level students to join our team as paid research assistant interns. The research assistants work with assigned APARC faculty members on projects engaged in the study and research of topics related to contemporary Asia and U.S.-Asia relations, including economic, environmental, social, political, foreign policy, security, and health issues. All research assistant positions are open to current Stanford students only.
Applications for our summer 2023 RA positions have closed. Check back in winter 2024 for the next cycle. You can view below the materials required for our summer RA applications and the projects that summer 2023 RA work on.
All summer research assistant positions will be on campus for eight weeks. The hourly pay rate is $17.25 for undergraduate students, $25 for graduate students.
Read on for information about the application process and the research projects RAs will work on.
Please follow these application guidelines:
I. Prepare the following materials:
- A current CV;
- A cover letter (up to 1 page);
- Completed Student Information Sheet (please enter "N/A" for "Supervisor Name" field)
II. Fill out the online application form for summer 2023, including the above two attachments, and submit the complete form.
III. Arrange for a letter of recommendation from a faculty to be sent directly to Shorenstein APARC. Please note: the faculty members should email their letters directly to Kristen Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will consider only applications that include all supporting documents.
Summer Research Projects Include:
The Biopolitics of Cigarette Smoking and Production (Matthew Kohrman): Research on analysis and intervening in the biopolitics of cigarette smoking and production, involving checking and updating data in the Cigarette Citadels’ main map and tracking current cigarette factories worldwide.
The Bureaucratic State: A Personnel Management Lens (Xueguang Zhou): A continuation of Prof. Zhou’s research on patterns of personnel flow and the intraorganizational relationships in China. Responsibilities include online data search, data cleaning, and data processing for social network analysis.
China’s Largest Corporations (Andrew Walder): The Summer RA will be part of a small team of researchers compiling case histories of large Chinese corporations. We will meet weekly to discuss the ongoing work. The sources to be consulted are primarily on the web, both in Chinese and English. Command of both languages is preferred, but English only is also possible.
Healthy Aging in Asia (Karen Eggleston): Seeking an RA for data analysis for health economics research on healthy aging in Asia, including assessing the productivity of medical spending (Korea and Japan), and the impacts of telehealth and robotics (India, Korea and Japan) and health insurance integration (China).
Hiding in Plain Sight: How China Became A Great Power (Oriana Mastro): Seeking a full-time research assistant with first-rate analytical capabilities and outstanding academic credentials to conduct social science research, primarily to support Prof. Mastro’s book on how China competes economically, politically and militarily in the international system. Tasks including conducting literature reviews, revising and editing documents, fact-finding and checking.
Nationalism and Racism in Asia (Gi-Wook Shin): This project explores how racism and nationalism are intertwined to create various forms of exclusion and intolerance across the Asia-Pacific. RAs will engage with theoretical scholarship on racism and nationalism and identify and analyze case studies that demonstrate types of racism in Asia.
U.S. Rivals: Construct or Reality? (Gi-Wook Shin): This project analyzes public perception and reality in the American rival-making of Japan in the 1980s and China in the 2010s. We are looking for RAs who can utilize computational methods to analyze data from congressional reports.
For questions about APARC summer RA opportunities and the application process, please contact Kristen Lee at email@example.com.