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TypeInternship
SemesterFall 2021
OpenAugust 30, 2021 — December 17, 2021
DeadlineAugust 13, 2021

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APPLICATIONS FOR THE FALL 2021 PERIOD ARE NOW CLOSED.

The Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars seeks interns for the Fall 2021 cycle. Applications are now closed. 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 three different positions, listed below. Please specify in your cover letter which position you are applying for. Please note that this is an unpaid internship.

*Internships are open to all U.S. citizens and permanent residents and qualified international students with F-1 or J-1 visas.

* The Wilson Center is closely monitoring guidelines established by the CDC, State Department, and other government authorities surrounding COVID-19. At this time, the Center plans to move forward with offering remote internship opportunities. 

Application Deadlines:
Spring Semester: November
Summer: April
Fall Semester: August 13, 2021

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

Latin American Program Intern(s)

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

Argentina Project Intern(s) 

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 

Digital Communications Intern(s) 

Description:

The Latin American Program (LAP) seeks an intern to help implement our digital communications strategy. This intern will be responsible for designing publications, reports, infographics and other external documents; provide some research support for op-eds and other publications; managing the social media platforms of LAP and the Argentina Project; assisting with the production and editing of our four podcast shows and other high-level interviews; producing original media content, including video explainers and promotional videos; and actively seeking new ways to improve our presence in the social media ecosystem. 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 but it is not required. 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 and Audition, InDesign, Audacity and/or Photoshop) is strongly 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

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.