The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars offers internships for students with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on a variety of issues consistent with the work of our various offices, programs and projects. Information on the Cold War International History Project can be found on our web site. The Wilson Center is a nonpartisan research institution, established by Congress in 1968, that aims to link the world of ideas and the world of policy-making.

The Center's internship appointments are generally made consistent with academic semesters (i.e., Fall, Spring and 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.

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 and, depending on the office, assignments might include: conference organization; library and internet research; assistance with the preparation of publications and/or outreach materials; and/or administrative assignments in support of Center activities. Internships also provide opportunities to attend events within the Wilson Center and around Washington.

Depending on the office of interest, successful applicants should have: strong research and/or administrative skills; be detail-oriented; be able to work independently and collectively as part of group; possess a working knowledge of a foreign language; 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.

The Center offers both paid and unpaid internships. As a general rule, offices are looking for individuals who are willing to devote 10 - 20 hours per week.

To apply, e-mail your resume and a cover letter describing how you could contribute the Cold War International History Project to Dee Beutel.

The Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines in the selection of its interns.