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Internships with the Latin American Program

Open/Close Dates: 
Sep 01, 2011 to Dec 31, 2016

The Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars seeks spring, summer, and fall interns with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on Latin American issues.

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 is designed to provide the individuals selected with the opportunity for practical experience in an environment that successfully mixes academic study with public policy. Interns 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 Woodrow Wilson Center and around Washington. Please note that this is an unpaid internship.

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. Strong writing skills, language ability in Spanish, and translation experience are preferred. We are looking for either one person who will work on a full-time basis or two interns to work on a part-time basis.

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 PDF file. Clearly state your availability and desired schedule in your application. All materials should be submitted together by the dates below to lap@wilsoncenter.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.

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

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. Internships are open to all U.S. citizens and permanent residents and qualified international students with F-1 or J-1 visas.

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1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004-3027
Email: internships@wilsoncenter.org

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