CWIHP Internships - Fall 2005

Jul 28, 2005

The Cold War International History Project (http://www.cwihp.org) is currently recruiting interns for Fall 2005.

Interns at the Project will assist researching at archives and libraries, editing document manuscripts, publishing, translating, disseminating CWIHP bulletins and working papers, coordinating scholarly conferences, maintaining CWIHP's web page and answering various information requests. Interns at CWIHP will be at the forefront of the debate and research over the historiography of the Cold War and will gain valuable knowledge from interaction with Woodrow Wilson Center Fellows as well as visiting scholars.

The Cold War International History Project supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War, and seeks to accelerate the process of integrating new sources, materials and perspectives from the former "Communist bloc" with the historiography of the Cold War which has been written over the past few decades largely by Western scholars reliant on Western archival sources. It also seeks to transcend barriers of language, geography, and regional specialization to create new links among scholars interested in Cold War history.

The Wilson Center is a nonpartisan institute for advanced study and a neutral forum for open, serious, and informed dialogue. It brings pre-eminent thinkers to Washington for extended periods of time to interact with policymakers through a large number of programs and projects. The Center seeks to separate the important from the inconsequential and to take a historical and broad perspective on the issues.

The Center's internship appointments are generally consistent with academic semesters (i.e. Fall, Spring, Summer / three to four months); although appointments are made throughout the year for periods of varying length. No internship will exceed one year in duration.

Successful applicants should have strong research and/or administrative skills; be detail-oriented; be able to work independently and collectively as part of group; be enrolled in a degree program, recently graduated (within the last year) and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program within the next year. Knowledge of a foreign language (especially Russian, Hungarian, Czech, Polish, Bulgarian, Vietnamese, Chinese, or German) is helpful, but not necessary.

This internship with the Cold War International History Project is unpaid. As a general rule, our offices are looking for individuals who are willing to devote at least 10 to 15 hours per week.

The Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines in the selection of its interns. Internships are open to all U.S. residents and qualified foreign students with U.S. Student Visas (F1).

To apply, send a resume, short writing sample, and cover letter to:

Ryan Gage
Cold War International History Project
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004-3027
gager@wwic.si.edu
http://www.cwihp.org