Latin American Program Announces Internship Opportunities for Spring 2007
The Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars seeks interns with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on Latin American issues.
The Wilson Center is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds, engaged in the study of national and world affairs. The Wilson Center establishes and maintains a neutral forum for free, open and informed dialogue. The Center commemorates the ideals and concerns of Woodrow Wilson by: providing a link between the world of ideas and the world of policy and fostering research, study, discussion, and collaboration among a full spectrum of individuals concerned with policy and scholarship in national and world affairs.
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 conference organization, library and Internet research, assistance with the preparation of publications, and administrative assignments in support of Center activities. Internships also provide opportunities to attend events within the Wilson Center and around Washington.
Successful applicants should have strong research and/or administrative skills, be detail-oriented, be able to work independently and collectively as part of group, and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate degree program, a recent graduate (within the last year), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program. Strong writing skills, language ability in Spanish, and translation experience are preferred.
The Latin American Program will be hiring graduate or undergraduate interns for the spring semester. We are looking for either one person who will work on a full-time basis or two interns to work on a part-time basis, so please indicate your availability and desired schedule in your application. This is a paid internship. For part-time internship opportunities with the Mexico Institute and/or the Brazil Project, please see their respective web pages.
To apply, send your resume, a letter describing how you could contribute to our team and what you are looking to gain from the internship, and a 3-5 page writing sample. Clearly state what dates and times you are available to work. All materials should be submitted together by Wednesday, November 8, 2006 to Kelly Albinak.
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.
The Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines in the selection of its interns.