Jobs & Internships
China Labor Watch
China Labor Watch (CLW) is an independent not-for-profit organization. In the past twenty 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.
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, interns will have an ample opportunity to learn and actively participate in various aspects of our work. The intern will assist CLW with research and Chinese-English/English-Chinese translations, including for CLW investigative reports and other materials. The intern 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.
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 beginning in September, 2021. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. After fulfilling three months of work, CLW will offer a stipend of $1,800 to qualified interns with work permit. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We will follow-up with applicants. Please no phone calls.