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Internships with the North Korea International Documentation Project

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OpenJanuary 20, 2015 — March 15, 2015
DeadlineMarch 15, 2015

Application Deadline for Summer 2015: 15 March 2015

The North Korea International Documentation Project is currently accepting internship applications for Summer 2015

The North Korea International Documentation Project (NKIDP) serves as an informational clearinghouse on North Korea for both the scholarly and policymaking communities by widely disseminating newly declassified documents on the DPRK from its former communist allies as well as other resources that provide valuable insight into the actions and nature of the North Korean state.

Interns at the Project will assist with research at local archives and libraries, cataloging and editing translations of documents for the Wilson Center Digital Archive, assembling and publishing document collections, disseminating NKIDP publications, coordinating scholarly conferences, and answering various information requests. Interns at NKIDP will develop an appreciation for the deep continuities in North Korean policies and the relevance of history in contemporary policy formation toward the DPRK. Interns will also gain valuable knowledge from interaction with NKIDP staff, visiting scholars, and Woodrow Wilson Center fellows.

NKIDP's internship appointments are generally consistent with academic semesters (i.e. Fall, Spring, Summer for three to four months); although appointments are made throughout the year for periods of varying length. No internship will exceed one year in duration.

Successful applicants should have strong English-language writing and editing capabilities; effective research and/or administrative skills; be extremely attentive to detail; be able to work independently and as part of group; be enrolled in a degree program, have graduated, and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program within the next year. Knowledge of a foreign language (especially Russian, Mandarin Chinese, German, Romanian, Korean, Albanian, and Polish) and past coursework in modern Korean history or the Cold War in Asia is helpful, but not necessary. This internship with the North Korea International Documentation Project is unpaid, though we do offer interns the opportunity to earn academic credit in accordance with their programs' requirements. As a general rule, our office is looking for individuals who are willing to devote at least 14 to 21 hours per week.


NKIDP is unable to sponsor visas for interns. If you are an international student not already studying in the U.S. on a F-1 or J-1 visa, then you have to go through a university or an outside organization (internship placement agency) that will sponsor your visa.

Application Instructions Applications for Summer 2015 internships are due by 15 March 2015. To apply, email a resume and cover letter to the North Korea International Documentation Project at: For more information please contact:North Korea International Documentation ProjectWoodrow Wilson International Center for ScholarsOne Woodrow Wilson Plaza1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC