Advancing sustainable growth in the United States and China

Student Opportunities

The Paulson Institute’s summer internship program offers two distinct opportunities to University of Chicago students. Internships are offered for the summer term, in partnership with the university’s Beijing Center in China, or at our University of Chicago office. Students interested in internships during the summer of 2016 should complete the form below for further information.

a-bulletUrban Sustainability Interns work alongside Institute staff in the US and China on our programs that promote sustainable development in Chinese cities.

b-bulletConservation Interns are placed in conservation-related non-governmental organizations in China.

Predoctoral Fellowships in Contemporary Chinese Studies

The Paulson Institute’s Predoctoral Fellowships in Contemporary Chinese Studies support the fieldwork in China of University of Chicago Ph.D. candidates, principally in the social sciences, business, public policy and law. To apply, please submit three recommendation letters, research plan, CV and writing sample to Houze Song at hsong@paulsoninstitute.org.

Student_InternshipStudent Fellowships

The Paulson Institute recruits Student Fellows to work on Institute projects and programs. Student Fellows currently conduct research on Chinese investment in the United States and write in-depth business case histories. In 2012, four Student Fellows wrote case studies of existing Chinese direct investments in the United States, examining business case histories, regulatory and tax issues, patterns across cases and sectoral developments. Eligible applicants must be enrolled undergraduate or Master students at the University of Chicago with an interest in the social sciences, including but not limited to public policy, economics, political science, business history and contemporary China. Student Fellows are selected on a rolling basis.


Students interested in opportunities should complete this form to receive further information. A member of the Paulson Institute will be in touch as soon as possible.


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