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Research Assistant (Turkish and/or French Language Specialist)

The Cold War International History Project seeks applications for a research assistant (Turkish and/or French language specialist) for Spring semester 2019. The Spring semester deadline is 1 November.

OpenOctober 29, 2018 — December 31, 2022
DeadlineNovember 1, 2019

Research Assistant (Turkish and/or French Language Specialist)
Turkish and/or French Language Specialist required for document cataloging

Call number: WC-CWIHP-FA2019-I-20

The Cold War International History Project seeks intern candidates with strong Turkish and/or French language skills to participate in a project to expand the Digital Archive. The selected intern will work closely with primary sources from archival collections of Turkish and/or French origin covering the Cold War era. The selected candidate will work with Wilson Center staff to describe, catalog, and translate these archival records for publication online.

The spring semester deadline is 1 November.


Successful applications will:

  • Demonstrate ability to read and write Turkish and/or French with near-native proficiency. Non-native speakers should include evidence of coursework, language instruction, and subject area proficiency with their application;
  • Demonstrate interest and knowledge of recent Middle East history;
  • Demonstrate strong analytical, writing, and research skills.


  • Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program (undergraduate or graduate), have graduated within the past year, or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program in history, political science, library science, or related field within the next year.
  • Interns are expected to work between 14 and 35 hours per week.
  • The Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines in the selection of its interns.
  • This internship opportunity is open to all U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and qualified international students.
  • International students must hold an F-1 or J-1 visa at the time of application and appropriate work authorization.
  • This internship is unpaid, though we do offer interns the opportunity to earn academic credit in accordance with their programs' requirements.


The spring semester deadline is 1 November.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and completed application form by email to The cover letter may be addressed to:

Kian Byrne

Program Assistant
Cold War International History Project
Wilson Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027