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Internship applications for Spring 2023 are now closed.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
- Summer Semester 2022: March 20
- Fall Semester 2022: July 25
- Spring Semester 2023: November 16
Internship Description: The Mexico Institute is looking for a paid remote 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. 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. Interns will gain valuable experience in a variety of projects such as managing the Mexico Institute's social media accounts, creating infographics, providing research support for op-eds and other publications, and conference/event organization. The Intern will be responsible for updating the Mexico Institute blog and social media accounts, preparing daily news clippings, researching for and creating infographics to promote topics/recent events in U.S.-Mexico relations, as well as upcoming events and publications, conducting research for senior staff members, translation, and aiding with other office activities. The Intern will help manage and explore other outreach strategies, such as the use of video, and will work on various projects related to: Security & Rule of Law, Economics & Competitiveness and Innovation, Energy, Border Issues, and Migration & Migrants.
Eligibility Requirements: Successful applicants should have strong research and administrative skills, be detail-oriented, be able to work independently and collectively as part of a group, and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program, a recent graduate (within the last year), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program. Strong writing skills and language ability in both English and Spanish are preferred. Experience with graphic design (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and/or Photoshop), video (YouTube, Facebook Live), translation experience, and knowledge of Mexico will be considered assets.
Application Instructions: To apply, send resume and cover letter. Clearly state your availability and desired schedule in your application. All materials should be submitted together to Mexico@wilsoncenter.org. In the subject line, please use the following format: Last name, Mexico Institute Staff Internship Application. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
For more information about the Mexico Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center, visit our website.
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 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 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.