Internships with United States Studies
The United States in the World

Spring Term: January-May
Summer Term: June—August
Fall Term: September—December

This internship is part-time (15-20 hours/week) and is unpaid. However, students may arrange to receive academic credit for their internship through their university.

The United States Studies Program stimulates research and reflection on problems in U.S. society, politics, and culture by placing contemporary policy issues in historical, comparative, and global perspective. It seeks to understand the role of the United States as an important node in the transnational circulation of people, goods, and ideas. Its current concerns include immigration, "green" jobs, old-age security, work-family reconciliation and global care chains, and ethical challenges to the culture of business. This year's events also address the crisis of American newspapers, Muslim integration in the U.S. and in Germany, the impact of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on military families, and the teaching and learning of American values.

Applicants should have an interest in United States policy, both foreign and domestic, with background in history, political science, American Studies, policy studies, and/or related disciplines. The following qualifications are required: excellent research capabilities (both online and in print), strong organizational skills, and exceptional writing and oral communication skills.

Interns assist with all aspects of the US Studies program and its events, which include conferences, panel discussions and book launches. Interns conduct background research (both in the library and via the internet), participate in logistical preparation for events, and help with publication of program materials. Duties also include producing event summaries, organizing/editing mailing lists, biographies, and other event materials and reports, and assisting at the events by greeting and registering attendees, taking minutes, and facilitating discussion. The most successful interns follow the program issues in depth and are enthusiastic to hear presentations by and interact with members of government, academics, and experts in these fields.

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. residents and qualified international students with valid F-1 or J-1 visas.

Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resumé, and brief writing sample (less than 5 pages) to

For the summer Term, submissions must be received by April 9.
For the fall Term, submissions must be received by August 6.
For the spring term, submissions must be received by November 22.