Mercator Institute for China Studies Internship programme in Berlin

MERICS offers the opportunity to take part in a internship programme in order to apply and expand the skills acquired during studies in a dynamic working environment, contributing to independent policy-oriented research on China. Apply now!


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Organization: The Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) is a Stiftung Mercator initiative. Established in 2013, MERICS is a Berlin-based institute for contemporary and practical research into China that Stiftung Mercator set up as a platform for engagement with China in Germany. MERICS provides timely information and analysis on China to political and economic decision-makers as well as the media and the general public. The ascent of China as a key global player has led to a wide-ranging shift in international power, market and communication structures. This also has consequences for Germany and Europe. MERICS analyzes the political, economic, social, technological and ecological developments in China, and the corresponding global impacts. Through its research work, the institute makes developments and interrelationships visible that were previously hidden from view. It also plays an active role in the public debate on China and in shaping Germany’s relations to the PRC by providing new points of view and suggestions for decision-makers.MERICS makes findings from research on China available to the general public, provides information to decision-makers involved in politics, commerce and other areas of society and is also an important contact for the media on contemporary affairs relating to China. It intends to enable people to see China from various angles as well as augmenting the amount of expert knowledge on China available in Europe. Now employing almost 35 people, MERICS has grown into one of the largest international think tanks for policy-oriented research into and knowledge of contemporary China


Duty Station: Berlin


Open To: Graduate students


Timeframe: January, April, July or October


Deadline: Open


Job description: MERICS offers the opportunity to take part in a internship programme in order to apply and expand the skills acquired during their studies in a dynamic working environment, contributing to independent policy-oriented research on China. MERICS offers the opportunity for interns:

- to contribute to independent policy-oriented research on China

- to be part of a dynamic and highly dedicated team

- to apply and expand the skills you have acquired during your studies, by conducting research based on English and Chinese primary sources, performing data analysis and writing short reports, as well as assisting in preparing events and presentations


Qualifications: MERICS requires:

- studies in Political Science, Sociology, Economics, or Area Studies with a relevant focus on Asia and/or China

- good knowledge of the political and economic system of the People’s Republic of China

- a very good command of written and spoken English and good Chinese language skills: working knowledge of German would be a bonus

- attention to detail and high degree of reliability

- proficient with Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint)


Wage:  Interns receive a small remuneration


Application process: Your application should include a letter of motivation (one page) and your curriculum vitae. It is necessary to indicate the time slot you would like to be considered for (start date in January, April, July or October). State the MERICS research program you would like to contribute to. The application should be sent in one single PDF document (your name should be in the document title) at least two months before your preferred starting date to our internship program coordinator Sabine Mokry (see contacts). The deadline for applications is two months before the first day of the respective internship slot


Useful links:

 Link to the offer

MERICS Website


Contact information:

Klosterstrasse 64

10179 Berlin

Telephone: +49 30 3440 999-0

Media enquiries: +49 30 3440 999-10/12/16

Sabine Mokry email: sabine.mokry(at)merics.de


edited by Chiara Valenti


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