Research & Development Intern

China Labor Watch


  • Location: New York
  • Rolling application


China Labor Watch (CLW) is an independent not-for-profit organization. In the past ten years, CLW has collaborated with unions, labor organizations, and the media to conduct hundreds of in-depth assessments of labor conditions in Chinese factories that produce toys, bikes, shoes, furniture, clothing, and electronics for some of the largest international brand corporations. CLW's New York office creates reports from these investigations, educates the international community on supply chain labor issues, and pressures corporations to improve conditions for workers. CLW also trains workers and operates a worker hotline in China that has handled nearly 6,000 cases since 2010. Find out more about CLW:


We are seeking a motivated individual that is interested in assisting CLW with current programs as well as developing new programs. In a small NGO like CLW, the incumbent will have ample opportunity to learn and actively participate in various aspects of our work. The incumbent will assist CLW with research and Chinese-English/English-Chinese translations, including for CLW investigative reports and other materials. The incumbent will carry out other tasks under the direction of the executive director and program coordinator, including seeking out and applying for funding opportunities, correspondence, research, and other tasks. The intern will be asked to assist in administrative tasks when necessary.

We are looking for candidates who may be interested in staying past the three-month internship period.


Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated and reliable, with a strong interest in workers' human rights. Oral and written fluency in Chinese and proficiency in English is a must. Translation experience is desirable. Interest in Chinese labor issues is also desirable.

Time Commitment & Application Deadlines

32 hours (4 days) per week for a minimum of 3 months. The position is available now and applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Stipend & School Credit

After fulfilling three months of work, CLW will offer a stipend of $1,200 to the intern. We can also work with interns so they can obtain academic credit or outside funding. A full-time position after the internship will depend on the performance of the candidate as well as available funding.

Position Type


To apply:

Email a cover letter and resume to Kevin Slaten, program coordinator, at [email protected] with the subject heading "program development intern".