NKIDP Summer Internship Opportunities

Oct 01, 2007

NKIDP Internships – Fall/Spring/Summer

The North Korea International Documentation Project offers full and part-time internships in the fall, spring and summer for students who are currently enrolled in a degree program, recently graduated (within the last year) and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program within the next year.
Interns at the Project will assist researching at archives and libraries, editing document manuscripts, publishing, translating, disseminating occasional papers, coordinating scholarly conferences, maintaining the NKIDP's website and virtual archive, and answering various information requests. Interns at NKIDP will be at the forefront of the debate and research on North Korean policy and history and will gain valuable knowledge from interaction with Woodrow Wilson Center Fellows as well as visiting scholars.

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.

The Wilson Center is a nonpartisan institute for advanced study and a neutral forum for open, serious, and informed dialogue. It brings pre-eminent thinkers to Washington for extended periods of time to interact with policymakers through a large number of programs and projects. The Center seeks to separate the important from the inconsequential and to take a historical and broad perspective on the issues.

The Center's internship appointments are generally consistent with academic semesters (i.e. Fall, Spring, Summer / 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 research and/or administrative skills; be detail-oriented; and be able to work independently or as part of a team. Knowledge of a foreign language (especially Korean, Russian, Hungarian, Czech, Polish, Bulgarian, Chinese, or German) is helpful, but not necessary.

This internship with the North Korea International Documentation Project is unpaid. As a general rule, our offices are looking for individuals who are willing to devote at least 10 to 15 hours per week.

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 foreign students with U.S. Student Visas (F1).
To apply, send your resume and a letter of interest to NKIDP Coordinator James Person: james.person@wilsoncenter.org

Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • James Person // Deputy Director, History and Public Policy Program; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Charles Kraus // Program Assistant
  • Roy O. Kim // Program Assistant