About the Wilson Center
Internships with the Global Women's Leadership Initiative
The Global Women’s Leadership Initiative (GWLI) at the Wilson Center promotes networks among women political leaders, and works to mentor and train emerging women leaders in support of the goal of 50% female public servants by 2050. The Initiative’s flagship programs are the Council of Women World Leaders (CWWL) – a group of nearly 50 female current and former heads of state and government –and the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP). The Initiative provides substantive training institutes for emerging women world leaders through the Women in Public Service Project while also convening female heads of state around issues of critical global importance through the Council of Women World Leaders.
The Global Women’s Leadership Initiative is currently seeking summer program interns to support the programming efforts, research, and administrative needs of the organization. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in the nonprofit sector to contribute to the goals of the Council and learn about women in leadership positions. Please note: these opportunities are unpaid internships.
Intern Responsibilities Include:
- Assisting with the planning, coordination, and execution of programs, meetings, events and other special projects;
- Conducting research, writing and/or copy editing papers for publication;
- Supporting the Council’s outreach and communications operations;
- Updating and managing contact databases;
- Administrative tasks as needed;
- Assisting with content management of website;
- Supporting Council staff as requested;
- Other tasks as may be assigned.
Successful applicants should: 1) have strong research and/or administrative skills; 2) be detail-oriented; 3) be able to work independently and collectively as part of a group; 4) possess the ability to synthesize research and analyze information; 5) have strong interpersonal communication, writing, and editing skills; 6) have an excellent command of Microsoft Office Software (to include WORD, EXCEL, PUBLISHER, and OUTLOOK); and, be currently enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate degree program or a recent graduate (within the last year).
Application Procedure: Please send your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to email@example.com. Position closes on March 1, 2013.
Hours and Location: We are ideally looking for a full-time intern, but ask for a minimum commitment of 15 - 20 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months. The Wilson Center/Council is located in the Ronald Reagan Building at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
The Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines in the selection of its interns.