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SemesterWinter/Spring 2024
OpenNovember 1, 2023 — November 17, 2023
DeadlineNovember 17, 2023

The Mexico Institute is currently accepting applications for Winter/Spring 2024 Staff Assistant interns!

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


  • Spring Semester 2024: November 17

Internship Description: The Mexico Institute is looking for a paid staff assistant intern to aid in the Mexico Institute's programming, including the implementation of the Mexico Institute's communications and social media strategy, research for senior staff, event organization, among others. Interns will be assigned to work directly with the Mexico Institute staff in support of project activities for 20-25 hours per week and will have the option to work in-person, hybrid, or fully remote for the Winter/Spring 2024 term. 

Selected candidates to the Mexico Institute paid internship will gain hands-on experience at one of the world’s leading think tanks, as well as exposure to leading international public policy experts and practitioners. The Mexico Institute’s Staff Assistant intern will work closely with Mexico Institute Director Andrew I. Rudman and Deputy Director Lila Abed. This internship is designed to provide the individual selected with the opportunity for research experience for a public policy institution. Responsibilities include but are not limited to compiling research on issues in Mexico, Central America, and North America, assistance with events, and work with the director on opinion pieces.  

Eligibility Requirements: Successful applicants should have a strong research interest in Mexico, Central America, and/or North America. Candidates should be detail-oriented, be able to work independently and effectively without supervision, and follow instructions and style guides. Applicants must 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. Professional level proficiency in Spanish is a plus.  

Application Instructions: To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample. Please state your availability in your application materials.  All materials should be submitted together to Mexico@wilsoncenter.orgThe deadline to apply is November 17th, 2023. In the subject line, please use the following format: Last name, Staff Assistant Internship Application. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

International students are eligible, but they must currently hold a valid F-1 or J-1 visa and appropriate work authorization especially if they are receiving compensation for the internships. 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 Wilson Center. 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.

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

For more information about the Mexico Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center, visit our website