Project Code: STATE-CHN-15

Women’s economic empowerment through technology

Project Title Women’s economic empowerment through technology
Project Summary Make a meaningful contribution to supporting the State Department’s Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) values in China. Join our team to study women’s economic empowerment through technology. Compile data, track policies, prepare analyses and summaries, potentially with infographics.
Country China
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Post BEIJING
Section ECON
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

The Economic Section of Mission China seeks a detailed-oriented, curious, self-motivated, and reliable intern with an interest in foreign affairs, economy, and women empowerment to research the evolution of the role of women in modern-day China. Is technology helping women’s inclusion? What roadblocks do women still face (GBV, second-child policy, etc.). How has the pandemic affected women’s inclusion? You would be responsible for researching data and scan the news for emerging trends.
A report on findings shall be sent every week, at the end of the week. Periodically, you would be called up to compile media reaction to a specific event, activity, or policy. You also have the opportunity to create informal surveys. Knowing how to create infographics is a plus.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Analytical writing
Data analysis
Economic analysis
Editing and proofreading
Research
Writing
Additional Information

In 2014, China ranked 91 out of 187 countries on the United Nations Development Programme's Gender Inequality Index (GII). While China’s index is fairly good compared to its neighbors, it has worsened these past years. China has fallen in a global ranking for gender equality for the 11th year in a row, coming in at 106th among 153 countries, according to the latest 2019 study by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (2017 - 100th, 2018 - 103rd). Hiring discriminations (type of career, gender, ageism) are common despite laws, which are often not enforced.