Think tanks have become an important part of the country's soft power in the world today, and the construction of staffing pattern is one of the key factors of the new pattern think tanks in China. Focusing on the structure of the new type think tanks in China, this paper analyzed the development history and current status of the whole world think tanks firstly. Then the paper discussed the organization structures and staffing patterns of the leading international think tanks of the world, including Brookings Institution and the Rand Corporation. Thirdly, some suggestions were made to help to shape the staffing patterns of the China think tanks, such as establishing the stable long-term training mechanism, promoting multi-cross collaboration and integration, facilitating internal and external staff flow and establishing evaluation mechanism.