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China Labor Watch

Current Opportunities

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:



  • Coordinate and manage internal programs
  • Contact partner agencies 
  • Contact grantmakers
  • Develop new partners
  • Assist the director in writing the fundraising plan
  • Manage internal staff
  • Coordinate work and cooperation among internal staff

Required Qualifications for Application

  • More than two years of administrative work experience
  • Fluent Chinese and English skills
  • Long-term focus on human rights and labor issues in China

The Following Attributes are Considered a Strong Asset: 

  • Financial experience
  • Background in humanities
  • NGO work experience
  • Research experience
  • Supply chain management experience
  • 会使用中国的微信和其他社交媒体


  • $50,000 to $65.000

During the pandemic, the work will be remote. When the pandemic is over, work will be at the New York office. 


To Apply

  • Please send a cover letter (in Chinese and English) and resume to We will follow-up applicants. Please no phone call

Research Intern


  • Assist the CLW researcher with tasks related to labor rights of Chinese workers on the Belt and Road Initiative;
  • Chinese-English and English-Chinese translations;
  • Research, analyze, write, proof-read and edit;
  • Correspond with media, NGO, and funders;
  • Correspond with Chinese workers;
  • Administrative tasks when necessary.


  • Native fluency (speaking, reading, and writing) in Mandarin Chinese and English;
  • Strong interests in workers’ human rights;
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field;
  • Experience in research and translation;
  • Interest in Chinese human rights and labor issues is desirable;
  • Familiarity with Chinese search engines, newspapers, and social media is desirable.


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 human rights and labor issues is also desirable.


28 hours (4 days) per week for 4 months. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. CLW will offer a monthly stipend of $600 to qualified interns with work permits. Due to COVID-19, interns will be working remotely.


We can also work with interns so they can obtain academic credit or outside funding.


Please send a cover letter (in Chinese and English) and resume to We will follow-up with applicants. Please no phone call


Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Develop website and application (WeChat Mini Program) from user interface to data management 
  • Incorporate UX/UI practices in design and layout 
  • Evaluate design solutions for usability



  • Java and/or Python development
  • Web development (HTML/CSS, etc.) 
  • Background in designing wireframes and prototypes 
  • Fluent in English and Chinese
  • Strong interest in labor rights issues 


The Web developer intern will be expected to work 28hours (4days) per week for a minimum of 3 months. CLW will offer a monthly stipend of $600 to qualified interns with work permit.

All of the work will be conducted remotely. The position is available now and applications are considered on a rolling basis. We can work with the intern to obtain academic credit or outside funding.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter (in Chinese and English) and resume to We will follow-up with applicants. Please no phone call


We are looking for a part-time Legal Adviser beginning in January 2022 supporting our current programs. The position is a part-time, one-year contract, contingent upon additional funding. Salary depends on experience and it is negotiable. The successful candidate must have the right to work in the U.S. and preferably be based in New York or New Jersey and remote work is permitted during COVID-19.


The following are required qualities of a successful applicant:

    A law degree (LL.B or J.D. or equivalent).

An active bar membership, preferably in New York State.

Experience with or knowledge of Chinese labor laws and the U.S. Tariff Act.

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).

Strong research, debating and negotiation skills.

Ability to communicate patiently and respectfully in Chinese with workers from a variety of backgrounds, as well as human trafficking victims.

Ability to identify and analyze legal issues, and support strategic litigation on the human rights issues we focus on.

Applicants must have the right to work in the US. 

Responsibilities may include:

Advising workers online and making sure they are aware of their rights.

Talking to victims and witnesses to gather statements.

Conducting legal analysis and performing research on human rights cases.

Providing advice on different legal issues.

Drafting legal documents.

Reviewing legal material.

Negotiating with lawyers representing other parties.

Arguing human rights cases in court.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Sponsor CPT, OPT and H1B. Please submit applications via email, and attach a cover letter–one must be in Chinese and another must be in English–and a resume, with the subject heading of the email as “Legal Adviser” to We will follow-up with applicants. Please no phone calls.

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