The Global Europe program offers unpaid educational internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students for the fall, spring and summer semesters. The internship aims to provide valuable experience to successful candidates interested in EU-U.S. relations, as well as functional issues pertaining to various European Union policies.
The intern will work directly with the Global Europe Staff and acquire experience and training in the field of international relations by assisting in various projects. Responsibilities will include:
- Researching current regional and functional issues in support of the work of fellows and scholars
- Attending EU-themed conferences, forums and lectures in Washington and writing briefing memoranda for staff
- Assisting with the organization and implementation of events
- Assisting staff in managing and updating database, website, and social media
- Providing back-up office reception duties, including telephone and greeting visitors
- Other administrative duties as asigned
A minimum of 20 hours is required in support of the program's activities. Dates and times will be arranged according to applicant's schedule and the Program needs.
All Wilson Center interns are strongly encouraged to attend conferences, forums and other events of the Center's various programs. In addition, all interns have access to the Wilson Center's vast research resources.
The applicant should be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate study program at an accredited college or university, or a recent graduate (within the last year) at the time of internship. The applicant should also have a strong interest in European politics, and preferably some academic background in the field. He/she should have good analytical and research skills, be able to work with minimal supervision, and have basic computer skills on several software packages (experience with Adobe InDesign is desirable, but not a main requirement). Proficiency in one of the languages of the European Union is helpful.
Fall term: September to December
Spring term: January to May
Summer term: June to August
Fall - June 30
Spring - November 15
Summer - March 15
All interested applicants should submit:
- an application form (above)
- a cover letter
- 2-3 page writing sample (ideally in the fields of political science, international affairs, history, or otherwise relevant to the program's work)
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org with Internship Application in the subject line.
International students are eligible, but they must hold a valid F-1 or J-1 visa and appropriate work authorization. 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.