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Internships with the Development Office

Open/Close Dates: 
Jan 01, 2013 to Dec 31, 2016

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is offering an internship in its Development Office.

The staff of the development office is responsible for raising private funds from individuals, corporations and foundations which comprise the majority of the annual operating budget for the Woodrow Wilson Center. Through this internship, the intern will gain knowledge on individual, corporate, and foundation philanthropy; event planning and support; donor and prospect research; and professional writing.


  • The research, planning, management, and execution of the Impact on Business monthly roundtable series for WilsonAlliances, select Wilson Council members, and prospects.  This series convenes corporate leaders, policy makers, and other stakeholders for an off-the-record discussion on the most critical issues affecting businesses today.
  • Support for other events such as Day at the Wilson Center, Food for ThoughtBehind the Headlines, and the Woodrow Wilson Center Awards dinners including event logistics, participant follow-up, drafting written materials, and providing on-site support (when applicable).
  • Researching individuals, corporations, foundations, and potential recipients and board members for the Woodrow Wilson Center Awards dinners
  • General administrative support as needed


  • Undergraduate junior or senior with an interest in international affairs. We are unable to accept candidates who are graduate students. Candidates with concentrations that emphasize writing skills, such as business, communications, English, or marketing, are encouraged to apply.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Highly organized with excellent attention to detail
  • Previous experience with non-profits or in event planning is recommended
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer: March 15

Interested students should send a cover letter (including days and hours available), resume, and writing sample (max. 3 pages) to the Development Office by e-mail at katherine.quindlen@wilsoncenter.org or fax at 202-691-4173.

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars provides a strictly nonpartisan space for the worlds of policymaking and scholarship to interact. By conducting relevant and timely research and promoting dialogue from all perspectives, it works to address the critical current and emerging challenges confronting the United States and the world.

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