Fall 2010 Internship with the Latin American Program
The Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has an immediate need for a part-time intern with coursework related to, and/or experience working on Latin American issues. A background in anthropology or transitional justice, particularly with a focus on Latin America is highly desired.
About the Woodrow Wilson Center
The Woodrow Wilson Center is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds, engaged in the study of national and world affairs. The Woodrow Wilson Center establishes and maintains a neutral forum for free, open, and informed dialogue. The Center commemorates the ideals and concerns of Woodrow Wilson by providing a link between the world of ideas and the world of policy and fostering research, study, discussion, and collaboration among a full spectrum of individuals concerned with policy and scholarship in national and world affairs.
About the Internship
This internship supports a project that seeks to explore and identify the social and cultural effects of organized crime and chronic impunity, in order to understand the ways that multiple crises of governance affect the practice of citizenship. This intern will spend much of their time searching for information, using online academic databases or other publications. The intern will perform other duties, as well, such as proofreading, editing, critiquing, checking references, compiling bibliographies, conducting literature reviews, summarizing research materials, and locating inter-library loan materials. There may be some administrative tasks involved like copying or filing, but such tasks will be limited. Consequently, a strong sense of responsibility and the ability to work with a minimum of supervision are strong assets. Spanish language competency is required. This is a paid internship.
Successful applicants should have strong research skills, be detail-oriented, be able to work independently and collectively as part of group, and be currently enrolled in an graduate degree program, a recent graduate (within the last year), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program. Strong writing skills and language ability in Spanish are required.
How to Apply
Send your resume, a letter describing how you could contribute to our team and what you are looking to gain from the internship, and a 3-5 page English writing sample in one Word file. Clearly state your availability and desired schedule in your application. All materials should be submitted together no later than October 15, 2010 to Nikki Nichols at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, please use the following format: Last name, graduate or undergraduate (choose one) internship application. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For more information about the Latin American Program and the Woodrow Wilson Center, see our website at www.wilsoncenter.org/lap.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires employers to hire only individuals who are eligible to work in the United States. An individual selected for a paid internship will be expected to present proper evidence establishing employability prior to being appointed.
The Woodrow Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines in the selection of its interns.