Internship Opportunities

The History and Public Policy Program (HAPP) hosts interns and research assistants during the spring, summer, and fall semesters. Interns work on-site at the Wilson Center and will support HAPP programs such as the Cold War International History Project (CWIHP), the North Korea International Documentation Project (NKIDP), and the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP). Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or masters degree program, have graduated within the past year, or have been accepted to an advanced degree program in history, political science, library science, or related field within the next year.

Internships are unpaid, though we do offer interns the opportunity to earn academic credit in accordance with their programs' requirements. International students are eligible, but they must hold a valid F-1 or J-1 visa at the time of application and appropriate work authorization.

 

Program Intern (Cold War History)

Call Number: WC-CWIHP-FA2017-I-18
The Cold War International History Project seeks applications for program interns throughout the year. The summer semester deadline in 30 March, the fall semester deadline is 15 July, and the spring semester deadline is 15 November.
 
 

Research Assistant (Chinese Language Specialist)

Call Number: WC-CWIHP-FA2017-I-19
The Cold War International History Project seeks intern candidates with strong Chinese language skills to participate in a project to expand the Chinese Foreign Policy Database. The summer semester deadline in 30 March, the fall semester deadline is 15 July, and the spring semester deadline is 15 November.
 
 

Research Assistant (Russian Language Specialist)

Call Number: WC-CWIHP-SP2017-I-13
The Cold War International History Project seeks intern candidates with strong Russian language skills to participate in a project to catalog and analyze newly declassified Soviet documents and assist with uploading them to CWIHP's Digital Archive. The summer semester deadline in 30 March, the fall semester deadline is 15 July, and the spring semester deadline is 15 November.

 

Research Assistant (Turkish and/or French Language Specialist)

Call Number: WC-CWIHP-FA2019-I-20

The Cold War International History Project seeks intern candidates with strong Turkish and/or French language skills to participate in a project to catalog and analyze Turkish and French documents and assist with uploading them to CWIHP's Digital Archive. The spring semester deadline is 15 November.