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Internships with the Design Office

OpenJuly 1, 2021 — August 2, 2021
DeadlineAugust 2, 2021

The Design office offers internships for students with an interest in graphic design, web design, photo manipulation/optimization, and print work. An interest in public policy and international affairs is preferred.

The Communications office usually selects interns for each academic term (i.e., for Fall, Spring, and Summer internships of approximately three to four months); however, appointments can be made throughout the year for periods of varying length. No internship will exceed one year in duration. As a general rule, the Communications office is looking for individuals who are willing to devote at least 15 hours per week, up to a maximum of 30 hours per week.

These internships are designed to provide the individuals selected with the opportunity to gain practical experience in an environment that combines academic study and public policy. Internships also provide opportunities to attend events within the Wilson Center and around Washington. Assignments might include: • Layout of newsletters, postcards, event posters and books • Creation of templates for including master pages • Creation of logos, web banners and e-templates • Photo manipulation and other Photoshop duties related to various print and web projects • Making edits/updates to existing publications for reprints • Assisting the preparation of publications and/or outreach materials • Creation of info graphics for various publications • Use of Illustrator to create original vector graphics/backgrounds. Also uses Illustrator to manipulate clip art to make it relevant to needs of programs Applicants should: • Possess strong design skills with basic knowledge of print and web concepts • Possess skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign • Be detail-oriented • Be able to work both independently and as part of a team

To be eligible, one must 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. This internship is unpaid.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and a link to your online portfolio, or jpgs of any work you have done in class or for other clients. Please submit your application via e-mail to with "[Semester Year] Internship" in the subject line (e.g. "Fall 2021 Internship").

The deadline is rolling. Applications are accepted until the positions are filled. Due to the high volume of resumes, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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