Research Interns – China Practice


Rhodium Group is recruiting Research Interns to join the company’s China Practice teams for a term of three months, starting in June 2022 through September 2022. Interns will be managed out of our NYC or D.C. offices, and have the option to work in-office, hybrid, or remotely.

Interviews will begin March 7th.

Position Description

Rhodium is looking for talented interns to join our world-class team of researchers on China’s economy and global footprint. With a focus on China’s policies and their global impact, you will support the team’s efforts in producing cutting-edge research on China by contributing to data collection and analysis, policy monitoring, written reports, and other key deliverables.

For more information, you can view a recording of our internship information session, available here.

Position Responsibilities

Three Rhodium China Practice teams are recruiting for interns. Please specify in your cover letter which of these topics and teams appeal most to you and why.

China Projects Team:

The research intern for the China Projects team will take on long-form studies on China’s economy and global footprint. Interns can expect to touch a wide range of topics, including:

  • Macroeconomic analysis exploring broad economic policy trends
  • Sector-specific analysis diving deep into industries and companies
  • Emerging market investment and financial flows (including development and commercial finance), including economic and political risks and impacts
  • China’s decarbonization strategies and their impact on broader economic and societal outcomes
  • Broad measures of national power and technological competitiveness

China Markets Research:

The China Markets Research team analyses short-term and long-term developments in China’s economy and financial markets for a global base of institutional investors. This team is looking for interns with a particular interest and skillset in:

  • Monetary and exchange rate policy
  • China’s real estate market
  • Domestic and international operations of China’s financial system

China Corporate Advisory:

Rhodium’s China Corporate Advisory team supports multinational corporations with best-in-class China analysis. This team is looking for an intern to work on short-form research tailored to our corporate clients. Interns will be working on a range of topics, including:

  • China Economic and Policy Developments: Intern will help the team evaluate the trajectory of Chinese economic policymaking in key areas and support related data compilation and analysis
  • US-China and EU-China relations: Intern will monitor and analyze political and economic developments in the US-China or EU-China relationship
  • Chinese Technology Policy: Intern will monitor and analyze developments in Chinese technology policy, potentially including data regulation, antimonopoly, and semiconductor industry policy
  • China’s New Energy and Climate Policies: Intern will track and evaluate Chinese climate policies and related industry dynamics (US or EU time zone working hours)


Attractive candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • A current student or recent graduate of an undergraduate or graduate degree program in international economics, international affairs, China/Asia studies, political economy, data science, or related fields
  • Some initial work experience with applied policy and economic research preferred but not essential
  • A research interest and developing expertise in China’s economy and economic policies
  • Ability to conduct research and autonomously produce quality work
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both within the firm and externally
  • Either native speaker-level English skills and strong Chinese language proficiency or native speaker-level Chinese with working proficiency in English. Ideal candidates can read and interpret China’s policies, press conferences, data, reports, media, and research

Location and Travel Requirements

All interns will work remotely and report to managers in US time zones.

Compensation, Benefits and Recruiting Process

Internships will be paid. Rhodium Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to fostering an environment that promotes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Rhodium Group offers competitive compensation, a progressive benefits package, and opportunities for intellectual and professional advancement while working with a talented and entrepreneurial group of colleagues.

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