Intern (Children and Youth Programs)

The China Institute Children and Youth Programs is offering internship opportunities for reliable and self-motivated college-level students and recent graduates. Interns primary focus will be on the We All Live in the Forbidden City (WALFC), a dynamic educational program about the history, culture, architecture, and life of imperial China as seen through the lens of Beijing’s Forbidden City, one of the world’s most fascinating landmarks.

Interns will see how a non-profit educational and cultural institution operates from the inside by working closely with staff at China Institute, receiving practical training in program development.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Create and develop kid-friendly activities related to the Forbidden City
  • Support preparations for the WALFC workshops in classroom and online
  • Assist workshop marketing effort including social media and post-workshop evaluation
  • Other administrative support as needed.

Education and prior experience most suited for this internship:

  • College students, recent graduates, and graduate students in humanities, education, or marketing
  • Previous teaching experience a plus
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Reliable self-starter and problem-solver who is able to plan independently to meet deadlines
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task
  • Friendly personality
  • Ready to commute to schools within all boroughs of New York City Skill and experience using social media as a marketing tool
  • Proficiency using photography and video equipment a strong plus

Candidates are required to commit to a minimum of 12 weeks and at least 8 hours a week. Availability during the weekends may be requested.

China Institute sponsors OPT for future employment opportunities upon performance evaluation.

China Institute in America is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

To Apply:

Please include a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements and send to No calls please.


China Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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