Multiple Internship Opportunities at the Berggruen Institute

Academic Credits







Los Angeles

Hours per week

At Least 12 hrs per week, 8 Weeks




Los Angeles
United States


The Berggruen Institute’s mission is to develop foundational ideas and, through them, shape political, economic and social institutions for the 21st century. In the age of technology and globalization—as our traditions are challenged, new social orders are emerging and political institutions falter—critical analysis of our most fundamental beliefs and the systems founded on them is required.

Great Transformations are reshaping human life, social organization, and the world. These are epochal changes, not incremental, and are taking place now, in our lives and our children’s. The Berggruen Institute seeks to deepen understanding of these great transformations, the ethical responses they demand, the social decisions they make possible, and how they are seen from different civilizational perspectives.

We are now reviewing internship applications for multiple intern positions at our new Downtown Los Angeles location in the Historic Bradbury Building.

We seek energetic individuals who are interested in cross-cultural communication and global politics. Daily tasks will range from analysis of United States and Chinese media to data entry and clerical tasks.

Specific Areas of Interest & Study

The following is a list of some of the areas of interest and study in which our ideal candidates will be engaged, but we are open to undergraduate and graduate students of all backgrounds:

·      Journalism, communications, graphic design

·      BA bilingual (Chinese/English) graduate student with translation experience

·      Democracy, Digital Technologies, Event Management

·      Future of capitalism & economic growth, current politics, artificial intelligence, gene-editing

·      Familiarity with social sciences research methods (google scholar, jester, etc.) is important

Interns should be available to work from our Downtown Los Angeles office at least 12 hours per week, and be able to respond to emails in a timely manner even when away from the office.

For immediate consideration, please email your resume and cover letter to:

How To Apply

Please email your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample.