The Center offers a wide range of internship opportunities to current, recent, or returning college students. There are at least 80-90 interns at the Center at any given time. Availability of positions generally corresponds to the beginning of the fall, spring and summer terms. Most internships are unpaid. The Woodrow Wilson Center has two different internship programs with separate applications and deadlines. Many interns are research assistants for our visiting scholars, contributing directly to research on a wide range of projects. Other interns work in staff and program offices. Wilson Center interns have the opportunity to develop both research and professional skills, and to participate in the numerous activities and events held at the Center.

The Center consists of two separate, but parallel, pay systems (federal and trust). U.S. Civil Service positions are funded by our annual appropriation from the Congress. Trust positions are funded by private donations, grants and gifts to the Center.

When applying for a position, please review the PDF version of the job announcement and follow the application instructions there.

Unless otherwise noted, application materials can be submitted via email to jobs@wilsoncenter.org or can be mailed or hand delivered to:

Woodrow Wilson Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW 3rd Floor
Washington DC 20004-3027

Application materials are always acknowledged. If you do not receive confirmation of receipt within 3 business days, please inquire.

The Woodrow Wilson Center is committed to attracting and maintaining a high quality, dedicated, and diverse work force.

Competition for Japan Scholars

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is seeking Japanese Scholars for the Wilson Center Japan Scholar Program. Successful applicants will spend up to one year in residence at the Woodrow Wilson Center, in the heart of Washington, D.C., where they will carry out advanced, policy-oriented research and writing designed to bridge the gap between the academic and policy communities. The length of the Japan Scholar’s appointment will be determined according to his or her own needs and the Wilson Center’s available resources. The minimum period of residence for the Japan Scholar program is three months.

Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarships

Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarships are available to scholars from Russia and Ukraine to conduct research for six months in the fields of the humanities and social sciences. Preference is given to applicants whose research informs discussion of key public policy issues, enhances development of scholarship in the former Soviet Union, and fosters communication between the world of scholarship and the world of public affairs.

Internships with the Digital Futures Project

Digital Futures Project now accepting internship applications for 2015.

Kennan Institute Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Grant

Kennan Institute Title VIII-supported fellowships have been suspended until further notice, pending future funding. For more information please see the below contact information.

Kennan Institute Title VIII-Supported Summer Research Scholarships

Kennan Institute Title VIII-supported fellowships have been suspended until further notice, pending future funding. For more information please see the below contact information.

Nuclear History Wiki-Fellowship

The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP) seeks an individual with a demonstrated interest in the history of nuclear proliferation to improve the quality of information on Wikipedia related to nuclear history.

Kennan Institute Title VIII Research Scholarships

One round of competitive Title VIII Research Scholar selection is held per year. The deadline for receipt of applications and supporting materials is January 15, 2016. Application materials may be submitted by email. Please download application packet on this page. Decisions on appointment will be made in early March; awardees are able to commence their appointments as early as July.