CLW is currently looking to expand our team:


Program Assistant 


CLW is seeking a program assistant to support the current programs of the organization as well as seek out new programs. Responsibilities of the incumbent may include translation (Chinese-English) of investigative reports, work reports, and other correspondence; research and summarizing of news and studies related to Chinese labor; communication with stakeholders; travel to China; seeking out and applying for funding; organizational book-keeping; and other tasks under the direction of the executive director.


The following are required qualities of a successful applicant:

  • at least one-year of related NGO work experience;
  • an interest in Chinese social issues and human rights;
  • superior oral and written fluency in English and Chinese (the cover letter needs to be sent in Chinese and English);
  • self-motived and reliable.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • experience related to labor rights or public advocacy;
  • translation experience;
  • administrative experience;
  • graduate-level degree in a related field.

Time Commitment, Application Deadlines, Compensation:

The program assistant will commit to a full-time (40 hours) per week at CLW's office and will be paid commensurate with the incumbent's experience. While rare, there may be a need to work in evenings or weekends to meet deadlines. The position is available now and applications are considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Required experience:

  • Related NGO work experience: 1 year

Required language:

Fluent Chinese and English

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

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:


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

28 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

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 with the subject heading "program development intern".



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