Job Description

Our research interns apply and expand the skills acquired during their studies in SIGNAL’s dynamic
working environment, contributing to our applied policy-oriented research on China.
The Research intern will report to SIGNAL’s Research and Strategy Director. Responsibilities include:
● Conduct background research for applied research projects
● Assist in Gathering and analyzing data from multiple primary and secondary sources
● Assist with drafting reports, proposals, and position papers
● Compile weekly briefs on issues related to Israel-China and China in the Middle East
● Conduct interviews with subject matter experts
● Attend SIGNAL events


Required skills for the Research intern
● Studies in Political Science, International Relations, Diplomacy, Sociology, Economics, Policy,
Communications or Area Studies with a relevant focus on either the Middle East, Asia, and/or
● Some knowledge of the political and economic system of the People’s Republic of China is
● Very good command of written and spoken English or Hebrew with the ability to read fluently
and summarize source content concerning a wide range of topics
● Working knowledge of Chinese, Arabic, or Persian is a bonus
● Familiarity with data analysis and visualization – bonus
● Curiosity, Diligence, and a high degree of reliability
● Proficient with Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Company Description

SIGNAL is a think tank and academic organization based in Israel focusing on China and China-Israel relations. SIGNAL’s team brings decades of expertise and fieldwork in China to our applied research and programs. In our effort to cultivate in China a greater understanding of Israel and the Middle East and to deepen Israel’s knowledge of China, SIGNAL employs a mix of academic programming, policy research, strategic analysis, publishing, and convening.
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