Spring 2009 CWIHP Internship Opportunities

Nov 01, 2008

The Cold War International History Project (www.cwihp.org) is currently recruiting interns for Spring 2009.

Application Deadline: 7 December

Interns at the Project will assist with research at archives and libraries, editing document manuscripts, publishing, translating, and disseminating CWIHP bulletins and working papers, coordinating scholarly conferences, and answering various information requests. Interns at CWIHP are at the forefront of the debate and research over the historiography of the Cold War and will gain valuable knowledge from interaction with CWIHP staff, Woodrow Wilson Center Fellows as well as visiting scholars.

The Cold War International History Project supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War, and seeks to accelerate the process of integrating new sources, materials and perspectives from the former "communist bloc" and beyond with the historiography of the Cold War. It also seeks to transcend barriers of language, geography, and regional specialization to create new links among scholars interested in Cold War history.

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.

CWIHP'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 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 Mandarin Chinese, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Hungarian, Czech, Polish, Bulgarian, Vietnamese, or Albanian) is helpful, but not necessary.

This internship with the Cold War International History 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 15 to 25 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, email a resume and cover letter to the Cold War Project at: coldwar@wilsoncenter.org