Internship Applications Now Being Accepted
Positions available for January term and spring semester
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 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 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.
The Wilson Center's Latin American Program offers internships for students with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on Latin American issues.
These internships are designed to provide the individuals selected with the opportunity for practical experience in an environment that successfully mixes academic study with public policy. The intern will gain valuable experience in a variety of projects such as conference organization, library and internet research, assistance with the preparation of publications, and administrative assignments in support of Center activities. Internships also provide opportunities to attend events within the Wilson Center and around Washington.
Successful applicants should have strong research and/or administrative skills, be detail-oriented, be able to work independently and collectively as part of group, and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate degree program, a recent graduate (within the last year), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program. Language ability in Spanish or Portuguese is preferred.
The Latin American Program will be hiring interns for both the month of January and the spring semester. The January internship program is intended for college students who are not attending school during the month of January and can work full-time. For the spring semester, we are seeking graduate or undergraduate students to work two days a week. These interships are paid positions.
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 writing sample. Clearly state whether you are applying for the January term or spring semester. Please indicate what days you are available to work if applying for the spring semester program. All materials should be submitted together by November 12 to Trisha Fields at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines in the selection of its interns.