About the Wilson Center
Internships with the Brazil Institute
The Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars seeks an intern each semester with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on Brazil. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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, research, assistance with the preparation of publications, and administrative assignments in support of Center activities.
Additionally, interns will assist in the Brazil Institute’s development of multimedia resources, contributing to the social media outlets and managing content on the Brazil Portal. Interns will also work with the Brazil Institute staff on other duties as assigned.
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 both English and Portuguese are essential. Translation experience will be considered an asset.
This internship may be paid or unpaid. Applicants should indicate their preference in their cover letter.
To apply, send your resume, an application form, a cover 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 the due date to Michael Darden at Michael.Darden@wilsoncenter.org. For more information about the Brazil Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center, visit our Web site.
Application materials are due:
Fall Internship: July 15
Spring Internship: November 15
Summer Internship: April 1
International students are eligible, but they must hold a valid F-1 or J-1 visa and appropriate work authorization especially if they are receiving compensation for the internships. All international students must obtain written permission from their Designated School Official or Responsible Visa Officer at their university stating that they are in valid immigration status and eligible to do an internship at the Center. The Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines in the selection of its interns.
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.