Woodrow Wilson Center Brazil Institute Spring 2007 Internship Announcement

Oct 23, 2006

The Brazil Institute of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars seeks a spring 2007 semester part-time intern with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on issues related to Brazil.

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 and language ability in Portuguese are preferred, as is translation experience.

The Brazil Institute will be hiring a part-time graduate or undergraduate intern for the spring. This is a paid internship. 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.

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