Jobs & Internships

China Labor Watch

Current Opportunities

China Labor Watch (CLW) is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. In the past twenty years, CLW has dedicated its work to monitoring and advocating Chinese workers’ labor rights conditions. CLW has collaborated with various media platforms and human rights and labor organizations, and have conducted over a hundred on-the-ground, in-depth assessments of labor conditions in Chinese-owned factories. Products produced in these factories include 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, pressures corporations to improve conditions for workers, and advocates for policy changes among stakeholders involved. CLW also trains workers and operates a worker hotline in China that has handled nearly 6,000 cases since 2010.

available positions

 Project Officer 

Project Assistant 

Administrative Assistant 

Project Assistant – Internship 

Labor Law Project – Internship

Project Officer

Job description

Full-time Job Vacancy

Job Location: New Jersey (in-person)

Application Deadline: TBA

China Labor Watch is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated individual to join its project team. This project officer position requires fluency in both Chinese and English with excellent writing skills, and knowledge on human rights and labor issues in China. The project officer will be responsible for all components for the assigned program(s), from initial stages of project planning and budgeting to regular project evaluations and follow-ups. Employees at China Labor Watch must have flexibility at work and often are required to take up multiple tasks, but we aim to ensure equitable workload across the organization.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Conceptualize, maintain, and support new and existing programs; 
  • Work on the fundraising strategy for CLW’s key research and advocacy projects;
  • Work with the director to develop, implement and maintain a strategic plan for project implementation;
  • Compile reports for funders and the board; 
  • Maintain and deepen the professional and personal networks between program participants and CLW;
  • Oversee the day-to-day operational, logistical, administrative tasks pertaining different programs, including regular coordination with partner organizations;
  • Collaborate with senior staff members and program assistants to attain program goals; 
  • Coordinate with other labor or human rights organizations and funders. 

Additional Responsibilities 

  • Keep current on developments in China and US-China relations;
  • Draft and coordinate the dissemination of programmatic materials; 
  • Set up/manage invitations and registration systems as needed;
  • Deliver programs on budget, conduct all necessary vendor bidding; expense reimbursements, and invoicing;
  • Oversee/support travel and logistics, as needed;
  • Manage social media accounts on popular American and Chinese social media applications.

Qualifications 

Education: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is required. A Master’s degree in humanities and social sciences, or in management related fields is strongly preferred.

Experience: At least 2 years of project managing, fundraising, and management experience is strongly preferred.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and in Mandarin Chinese are required
  • Proficiency in MS Office, particularly Word and Excel is required
  • Must be willing and able to travel internationally occasionally 

Desired Skills and Knowledge: 

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong, demonstrated commitment to human rights and/or labor rights issues and the independent drive to work on said issues
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize long-term projects and short-term assignments in a deadline-driven environment
  • Facility both for working collaboratively with a team and for working independently 
  • Ability to take initiative and respond flexibly to evolving circumstances
  • Priorities will be given to those with work experiences at NGOs
  • Past living experience in China is an asset

China Labor Watch encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. China Labor Watch does not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. China Labor Watch can offer assistance in applying for H1B. 

 

Salary and Benefits

Annual salary between $55,000 and $70,000, depending on the applicant’s qualifications 

 

How to Apply

Please submit applications via email, and attach two cover letters–one in Chinese and another in English–and a resume, with the subject heading of the email as “Project Officer”, to amelia@chinalaborwatch.org. We will follow-up with applicants. Please refrain from making phone calls.

Application is now open, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

project Assistant

Job description

Full-time Job Vacancy

Job Location: New Jersey (in-person)

Application Deadline: On rolling basis until filled

China Labor Watch is looking for a full-time Program Assistant to assist CLW with current projects as well as developing new projects. This project officer position requires fluency in both Chinese and English with excellent writing skills, and knowledge on human rights and labor issues in China. The Project Assistant will be assisting in contacting with stakeholders and project participants (if available), conducting research, report writing, and translating CLW’s investigative reports and other materials from Chinese-English/English-Chinese. Other tasks include seeking out and applying for funding opportunities, correspondence, and administrative tasks as necessary. The Project Assistant will be working 40 hours per week. Employees at China Labor Watch must have flexibility at work and often are required to take up multiple tasks, but we aim to ensure equitable workload across the organization.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Support in the conceptualizing, maintaining, and supporting of new and existing projects; 
  • Support research, report writing, and other project activities;
  • Maintain and deepen the professional and personal networks between project participants and CLW;
  • Collaborate with senior staff members and program assistants to attain program goals; 
  • Manage CLW social media activities;
  • Coordinate with other labor or human rights organizations and funders. 

Qualifications 

Education: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is required. A Master’s degree in humanities and social sciences, or in management related fields is strongly preferred.

Experience: At least one year of work experience in an office environment is required.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and in Mandarin Chinese are required
  • Proficiency in MS Office, particularly Word and Excel is required
  • Demonstrated research, analytical, and writing skills

Desired Skills and Knowledge: 

  • Strong, demonstrated commitment to human rights, Chinese social issues, and/or labor rights issues and the independent drive to work on said issues
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize long-term projects and short-term assignments in a deadline-driven environment
  • Facility both for working collaboratively with a team and for working independently 
  • Experience related to labor rights or public advocacy is an asset
  • Priorities will be given to those with work experiences at NGOs
  • Past living experience in China is an asset
  • Past experience working on translating documents is desirable

China Labor Watch encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. China Labor Watch does not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. 

China Labor Watch can offer assistance in applying for H1B. 

Salary and Benefits

Salary: $40,000.00 – $60,000.00 per year depending on the applicant’s qualifications 

How to Apply

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 “Program Assistant Manager”. We will follow-up with applicants. Please refrain from making phone calls.

Application is now open, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

administrative assistant

Job description

Full-time Job Vacancy

Job Location: New Jersey (in-person)

Application Deadline: On rolling basis until filled

Description: China Labor Watch is looking for a full-time Administrative Assistant to assist CLW with the organization’s administrative functions. The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for managing the logistics for the organization’s daily operational functions and provide program management support. This includes general administrative duties including but not limited to answering the phone, keeping the calendar, filing paperwork and bookkeeping, ordering and tracking office supplies, etc. Strong written and oral communications, attention to detail, and flexibility are a must.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Provide hands-on administrative support to the Executive Director and the project team, including calendar and phone management, scheduling appointments, arranging and managing meetings, ensuring the smooth running of the office
  • Manage travel arrangements, including flights, ground transportation, and hotels
  • Review and edit CLW’s social media activities
  • Sort and maintain a record of internal documents
  • Correspond with project participants and maintain a personal and professional with stakeholders

Qualifications 

Education: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is strongly preferred.

Experience: At least two years of administrative assistant experience in a fast-paced work environment is strongly preferred.

 

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Oral and written communications skills in English and in Mandarin Chinese are required
  • Proficiency in MS Office, particularly Word and Excel is required
  • The Capacity to work with and coordinate with others as a team 

Desired Skills and Knowledge: 

  • A keen interest in Chinese social issues and human rights
  • Strong self-motivation 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience related to labor rights or public advocacy is preferred
  • Experience translating formal work documents is strongly desirable
  • A graduate-level degree in a related fields
  • Skill in research and analytical writing

China Labor Watch encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. China Labor Watch does not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. 

China Labor Watch can offer assistance in applying for H1B. 

 

Salary and Benefits

Annual salary: between $42,000 and $55,000, depending on the applicant’s qualifications 

 

How to Apply

Please submit applications via email, and attach two cover letter–one must be in Chinese and another must be in English–and a resume, with the subject heading of the email as “Executive Assistant”. We will follow-up with applicants. Please refrain from making phone calls.

Email Address: amelia@chinalaborwatch.org (Amelia Wang)

Application is now open, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Project Assistant-Internship

Job description

Internship Opportunity

Job Location: New Jersey (in-person)

Term: three months

Application Deadline: TBA

Description: China Labor Watch (CLW) is offering a Project Assistant internship opportunity for self-motivated individuals who are interested in Chinese labor rights conditions. The intern will perform various tasks supporting the implementation of CLW’s projects. 

All CLW internships have the potential to be extended into a full-time position based on interns’ work performances. 

Key areas of work for the intern:

  • Collect, analyze, verify and synthesize information on social media and news outlets on labor conditions
  • Support CLW staff in reviewing CLW newsletters, ensuring accuracy, timeliness and relevance of information
  • Assist in translating workers’ stories, internal documents, and communications
  • Assist in project coordination and implementation
  • Conducting research to support CLW’s labor advocacy efforts or other initiatives

Qualifications 

Education: A bachelor’s degree or current enrollment in a post-secondary academic program is required. A Master’s degree in humanities and social sciences is preferred.

Experience: No experiences is required, although experiences in Chinese labor/human rights advocacy is strongly preferred

Eligibility to work in the US for the duration of the internship program is required

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and in Mandarin Chinese are required
  • Proficiency in MS Office, particularly Word and Excel is required

China Labor Watch is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, religious creed, medical/physical/mental condition, veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. People of color, people with disabilities, women, veterans, people from working-class communities, and people who identify as LGTBQ+, are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Compensation

This is a paid internship position; interns will receive a stipend of $15 per hour. Interns are expected to work for a minimum of 3 months. Once the internship period is over, this position can be considered to extend into a full-time position. 

 

How to Apply

Please submit applications via email, and attach two cover letters–one must be in Chinese and another must be in English–and a resume, with the subject heading of the email as “Project Assistant – Internship”, to amelia@chinalaborwatch.org. We will follow-up with applicants. Please refrain from making phone calls.

Application is now open, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Labor Law Project - Internship 

Job description

Internship Opportunity

Job Location: New Jersey (in-person)

Application Deadline: TBA

Description: China Labor Watch is looking for a legal intern that specializes in Chinese labor law. This intern would work with CLW staff members to conduct interviews, connect with workers, and provide informed opinions in assisting workers to pursue their legal rights in China.

All CLW internships have the potential to be extended into a full-time position based on interns’ work performances. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in contacting, coordinating, and conducting interviews with workers
  • Provide general advice and informed opinions to Chinese workers who are victims of labor exploitation
  • Provide assistance for Chinese workers to engage in litigation against companies that violate workers’ rights in Chinese courts
  • Support staff in connecting with law firms and other non-profit organizations
  • Collect, edit, and analyze interview records, and provide relevant information to CLW lawyers
  • Collect, analyze, verify and synthesize information on social media and news outlets on labor conditions

Qualifications

Education: A law degree in accredited Chinese academic institutions is required; applicant do not need to be certified to practice law within or outside China

Experience: Familiarity with China’s labor laws, some knowledge about US labor law is prefered

Eligibility to work in the US for the duration of the internship program is required

Required Skills and Knowledge:

Education: A law degree in accredited Chinese academic institutions is required; applicant do not need to be certified to practice law within or outside China

Fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English

China Labor Watch is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, religious creed, medical/physical/mental condition, veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. People of color, people with disabilities, women, veterans, people from working-class communities, and people who identify as LGTBQ+, are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Compensation

This is a full-time, paid internship position. Interns will receive $15 per hour. Interns are expected to work for a minimum of 3 months. Once the internship period is over, this position can be considered to extend into a full-time position. 

 

How to Apply

Please submit applications via email, and attach two cover letters–one must be in Chinese and another must be in English–and a resume, with the subject heading of the email as “Labor Law Project – Internship”, to amelia@chinalaborwatch.org. We will follow-up with applicants. Please refrain from making phone calls.

Application is now open, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Scroll to Top