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Canada Institute Internships

The Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars seeks qualified, interns each semester with an interest in, coursework related to, or experience working on Canadian policy topics in an effort to promote the development of emerging leaders committed to the Canada-U.S. bilateral relationship. 

Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2022 Internships at the Canada Institute. The deadline to submit applications is Monday August 1st.

The Wilson Center is closely monitoring guidelines established by the CDC and other federal and state authorities surrounding COVID-19. At this time, the Center will continue to provide a virtual/hybrid internship program. The Center has developed a research-based, in-depth, and phased reopening plan, which considers and includes all WC community members, including its interns. In the event that it is deemed safe for interns to come in-person to the Center, each intern and their respective supervisor will mutually determine the viability of either continuing their internship remotely or allowing the intern to come into the Center on a predetermined regular basis. Applicants that have a strong preference for interning remotely for the duration of their internship are encouraged to state this in their cover letter.


Are you ready to join us at the forefront of U.S.-Canadian relations? The Canada Institute is looking for interns to assist with research and the support of programmatic initiatives. 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.

 

Canada Institute Internships

  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Researching and drafting memos on issues and developments that affect the U.S.-Canadian relationship;
    • Producing independent research projects in the form of infographics, blog posts, and thinkpieces;
    • Attending and reporting on events hosted by the Canada Institute and its partner organizations;
    • Work with internal and external partners on ongoing initiatives, including events and podcasts;
    • Supporting the ongoing work of Canada Institute staff, fellows, and scholars.

    Ideal candidates will possess:

    • A demonstrated interest in the spectrum of issues that constitute the U.S.-Canadian relationship;
    • Ability to work independently and with limited oversight in a virtual work environment;
    • Ability to collaboratively conduct research and produce content in small teams;
    • Quantitative research skills and experience with large datasets;
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
    • Strong language ability in English.

    Application Deadline:Monday August 1st (for Fall 2022 Internships)

    This is a paid internship opportunity that requires a time commitment of 15-20 hours/week. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program throughout the course of the internship.

    Application Requirements: To apply, send your resume, a cover letter describing how you can contribute to our team and what you are looking to gain from the internship, and your most recent academic transcript. Clearly state your availability and desired schedule in your application. All materials should be submitted together to Canada@WilsonCenter.org (please also copy zoe.reid@wilsoncenter.org) before the application deadline. In the subject line, please use the following format: Last Name, Canada Institute Staff Internship Application. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

    An individual selected for an internship will be expected to present proper evidence establishing his or her eligibility to work in the United States prior to being appointed. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires employers to hire only individuals who are eligible to work in the United States. Please note that we cannot sponsor a visa for you to work in the United States.

    International students are eligible, but they must hold a valid F-1 or J-1 visa and appropriate work authorization. If selected as an intern, all international students must obtain written permission from their Designated School Official or Responsible Visa Officer at their university stating that they are in valid immigration status and eligible to do an internship at the Center. The Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines in the selection of its interns.

  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Managing the Canada Institute’s social media accounts and scheduling posts to ensure a steady stream of content;
    • Tracking the work of staff, fellows, and scholars to ensure that new publications and articles are receiving appropriate coverage;
    • Designing promotional images and videos on social media for new content, including written pieces, podcast episodes, and events;
    • Reviewing post performance indicators on a monthly basis to devise social media strategies.

    Ideal candidates will possess:

    • A demonstrated interest in the spectrum of issues that constitute the U.S.-Canadian relationship;
    • Ability to work independently and with limited oversight in a virtual work environment;
    • Graphic design skills using Photoshop, Canva, Piktochart, or similar programs;
    • Experience managing social media accounts for professional organizations with a large audience
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
    • Strong language ability in English.

    Application Deadline:Monday August 1st (for Fall 2022 Internships)

    This is a paid internship opportunity that requires a time commitment of 15-20 hours/week. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program throughout the course of the internship.

    Application Requirements: To apply, send your resume, a cover letter describing how you can contribute to our team and what you are looking to gain from the internship, and your most recent academic transcript. Clearly state your availability and desired schedule in your application. All materials should be submitted together toCanada@WilsonCenter.org (please also copy zoe.reid@wilsoncenter.org) before the application deadline. In the subject line, please use the following format: Last Name, Canada Institute Staff Internship Application. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

    An individual selected for an internship will be expected to present proper evidence establishing his or her eligibility to work in the United States prior to being appointed. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires employers to hire only individuals who are eligible to work in the United States. Please note that we cannot sponsor a visa for you to work in the United States.

    International students are eligible, but they must hold a valid F-1 or J-1 visa and appropriate work authorization. If selected as an intern, all international students must obtain written permission from their Designated School Official or Responsible Visa Officer at their university stating that they are in valid immigration status and eligible to do an internship at the Center. The Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines in the selection of its interns.

  • Internship Description: The Mexico Institute and Canada Institute are looking for a paid remote intern to assist our shared public policy fellow with his research on North America and the U.S.-Mexico relationship. Research topics include, but are not limited to, economics, U.S.-Mexico trade, USMCA, workforce development, energy, border issues, anti-crime cooperation, and U.S.-Mexico and North American diplomatic relations. This internship is designed to provide 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 public policy research and analysis; editing and publishing articles and reports; and support of other Mexico Institute activities, including planning and organizing events. The intern will use quantitative and qualitative research skills to update a database on U.S-Mexico relations, assist in management of public and private events, aid in the curation and promotion of articles and research on North America, and produce briefing materials on topics/events pertaining to North American relations. Internship is around 20 hours per week and is entirely remotely. The intern does not report to a physical work location at the Wilson Center; instead, the intern works on projects from their home, academic institution, or other location determined by the intern. 

    Eligibility Requirements: Successful applicants should have strong research and administrative skills, be detail-oriented, be able to work both independently and collectively, and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, or be 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 both English and Spanish are preferred. Experience with graphic design (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and/or Photoshop), video (YouTube, Facebook Live), translation, knowledge of Mexico or Canada, and an interest in economics is recommended.

    Application Instructions: To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter. Clearly state your availability and desired schedule in your application. All materials should be submitted together to Mexico@wilsoncenter.org. In the subject line, please use the following format: Last name, North America Intern. 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 Mexico Institute, the Canada Institute, and the Woodrow Wilson Center, visit our website.

    International students are eligible, but they must currently hold a valid F-1 or J-1 visa and appropriate work authorization especially if they are receiving compensation for the internships. All international students must obtain written permission from their Designated School Official or Responsible Visa Officer at their university stating that they are in valid immigration status and eligible to do an internship at the Center. 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.

    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.