CLW is currently looking to expand our team:


Research and Development Intern


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:


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

24 hours (3 days) per week for a minimum of 3 months.

The position is available now and applications are considered on a rolling basis. School Credit After fulfilling three months of work. We can also work with interns so they can obtain academic credit or outside funding.

Email two versions of a cover letter--one in Chinese and one in English--and a resume to  with the subject heading "Research and Development Internship". We will follow-up with applicants. Please no phone calls.




We strongly encourage people who are interested in labor rights issues to apply for volunteer positions with CLW. CLW provides volunteers a good platform through which to examine labor conditions in China, as well as offers opportunities to strengthen analytical skills, writing skills, translation experience, and more. Interns and volunteers continue to make great contributions to CLW.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to