Application

Type: Internship
Open:
Aug 15, 2019 to Dec 15, 2019
Deadline: Jul 01, 2019

The Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars seeks interns for fall, spring, and summer positions. These internships are designed to provide the individuals selected with the opportunity for practical experience in an environment that successfully mixes academic study with public policy. We are recruiting for four different positions, listed below. Please specify in your cover letter which position you are applying for. 

The deadline for Summer 2019 applications was March 1. We are now accepting applications for Fall 2019 and beyond.

Deadlines:
Spring Semester: November 1
Summer: March 1
Fall Semester: July 1

For more information about the Latin American Program and the Woodrow Wilson Center, see our website at www.wilsoncenter.org/lap. 

 

Argentina Elections Research Assistant
 

Description:

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Latin American Program (LAP) seeks a research assistant to help manage the Argentina Project's 2019 elections portal. This research assistant will be responsible for researching and generating content (e.g., analyses, infographics, charts, podcast episodes, etc.) on Argentina's 2019 presidential election for publication on a special Wilson Center election Web site. The research assistant will also provide provide support for election-related op-eds and public events.

This is an unpaid position.

Qualifications:

Applicants should possess an interest in Latin American issues and have fluency in English and Spanish. Applicants should have strong writing and editing skills, be detail-oriented and able to work independently. Experience with graphic design (e.g., Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop) is strongly preferred. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program; a recent graduate (within the last year); or have been accepted to an advanced degree program.

How to apply:

Please send a resume; a cover letter describing how you could contribute to our team, why you are interested in Argentina and what you are looking to gain from the internship; a 3-5 page English writing sample; and 1-2 examples of graphics or other design samples. Clearly state your availability and desired schedule in your application by filling out the Internship Program Application. All materials should be submitted together to lap@wilsoncenter.org. In the subject line, please use the following format: Last name, Argentina Elections. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Communications and Social Media Intern

Description:

The Latin American Program (LAP) seeks an intern to help implement our communications and social media strategy.  This intern will be responsible for running all social media programs for LAP and the Argentina Project, helping with the production and editing of podcasts, creating infographics, editing website content, formatting publications, and providing research support for op-eds and other publications. The intern will also support LAP's event planning needs. Please note that this is an unpaid internship.

Qualifications:

Applicants should possess an interest in Latin American issues and have fluency in both English and Spanish. Successful applicants should have strong writing and editing skills, be detail-oriented, and able to work independently and collectively as part of group. Experience with graphic design (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and/or Photoshop) experience is preferred. Applicants must also be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, a recent graduate (within the last year), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program. 

Profiles of Past Interns: Leslie Ovalle | Cristina Meléndez

How to apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter describing how you could contribute to our team and what you are looking to gain from the internship, a 3-5 page English writing sample, and 1-2 examples of graphics or other design samples. Clearly state your availability and desired schedule in your application by filling out out Internship Program Application (available below). All materials should be submitted together to lap@wilsoncenter.org. In the subject line, please use the following format: Last name, Outreach and Communications Internship. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Argentina Project Podcast Producer

Description:

The Argentina Project seeks a part-time producer for its podcast. The producer will be responsible for coordinating guests and recording and editing podcast episodes. We welcome candidates with no background in foreign policy, Argentina or Latin America, though an interest in those subjects is preferred. Though episodes are recorded at the Wilson Center – approximately two interviews per week – the editing can be conducted remotely, for a total of four hours per week in all. Please note this is an unpaid position.

Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree, or at least three years of work toward one, with significant coursework in journalism, broadcast media or a related field, as well as familiarity with the hardware and digital editing software necessary for producing broadcast-quality audio. Candidates with experience producing multimedia content will be most competitive.

How to apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter describing how you could contribute to our team and what you are looking to gain from the internship, and a portfolio and/or clips of podcasts and multimedia projects you have produced. Clearly state your availability and desired schedule in your application by filling out the Internship Program Application below. All materials should be submitted together to lap@wilsoncenter.org. In the subject line, please use the following format: Last name, Argentina Project Podcast Producer. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

Argentina Project Intern

Description:

The Latin American Program (LAP) seeks an intern to provide research and administrative support for its Argentina Project.  This intern will gain valuable experience in a variety of projects such as conference organization, library and Internet research, assistance with the preparation of publications and newsletters, and administrative assignments (proofreading, website management, event planning) in support of Argentina Project activities. Internships also provide opportunities to attend events within the Wilson Center and around Washington. Please note that this is an unpaid internship.

Qualifications:

Applicants should possess an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on Latin American issues, particularly economics, trade, social and economic development, and energy. Successful applicants should have strong research and writing skills, be detail-oriented, and able to work independently and collectively as part of group. Strong writing skills and language ability in both Spanish and English are preferred. Applicants must also be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, a recent graduate (within the last year), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program.

Profiles of Past Interns: Sarah White | Arianna Kohan

How to apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter describing how you could contribute to our team and what you are looking to gain from the internship, and a 3-5 page English writing sample. Clearly state your availability and desired schedule in your application by filling out our Internship Program Application (available below). All materials should be submitted together to lap@wilsoncenter.org. In the subject line, please use the following format: Last name, Argentina Internship. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Latin American Program Intern

Description:

The Latin American Program (LAP) seeks an intern to provide general administrative and research support.  This intern will gain valuable experience in a variety of projects such as conference organization, library and Internet research, assistance with the preparation of publications, and administrative assignments (data entry, proofreading, website management, event planning) in support of Center activities. Internships also provide opportunities to attend events within the Wilson Center and around Washington. Please note that this is an unpaid internship.

Qualifications:

Applicants should possess an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on Latin American issues, particularly political economy, trade, rule of law, migration, and social and economic development. Successful applicants should have strong research and writing skills, be detail-oriented, and able to work independently and collectively as part of group. Strong writing skills and language ability in both Spanish and English are preferred. Applicants must also be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, a recent graduate (within the last year), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program.

Profiles of Past Interns: Samuel Alhadeff | Jamie Shenk

How to apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter describing how you could contribute to our team and what you are looking to gain from the internship, and a 3-5 page English writing sample. Clearly state your availability and desired schedule in your application by filling out out the Internship Program Application (available below). All materials should be submitted together to lap@wilsoncenter.org. In the subject line, please use the following format: Last name, Latin American Internship. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

No phone calls or emails please.

 

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.

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.

 

Application

Type: Internship
Open:
Aug 15, 2019 to Dec 15, 2019
Deadline: Jul 01, 2019