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Internships with the Mexico Institute

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Open/Close Dates: 
Sep 01, 2011 to Dec 31, 2017

The Mexico Institute seeks spring, summer, and fall interns with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on Mexico. Applications should be received no later than the deadlines listed below. Please review full guidelines for application instructions. This is a paid internship. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadlines: 

Fall Semester: July 15
Spring Semester: November 15
Summer: March 15

Graduate Economics Intern

Opening Date: Summer 2015

Deadline: March 15, 2015

The Mexico Institute seeks a Graduate Intern with background in Economics for Summer 2015. Interested Candidates should send resumé, cover letter and writing sample to Angela.Budzinski@wilsoncenter.org. Please review full guidelines below. This is a paid internship.

Internship Description: The Mexico Institute is looking for an intern with an economics background. In particular, experience working on trade, capital flows, and public finance will be highly valued. 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.

Eligibility Requirements: Successful applicants should have strong research and administrative skills, be detail-oriented, be able to work independently and collectively as part of group, and be currently enrolled in a 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 Spanish are preferred. Translation experience and a knowlege of Mexico's hisotry and current events will be considered an asset. This is a paid internship.

Application Instructions: To apply, send resume, cover letter, and a 3-5 page writing sample. Clearly state your availability and desired schedule in your application. All materials should be submitted together to Angela.Budzinski@wilsoncenter.org. In the subject line, please use the following format: Last Name, Graduate Economics Internship Application. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

For more information about the Mexico Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center, visit our website.

Outreach and Communications Intern

Opening Date: Summer 2015

Deadline: March 15, 2015

Internship Description: The Mexico Institute is looking for an intern to aid in the implementation of the Mexico Institute's communications strategy. 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, preparation of publications, creation of infographics, social media management and traditional media outreach. The Intern will be responsible for updating the Mexico Institute blog, preparing daily news clippings and aiding with other office activities.  

Eligibility Requirements: Successful applicants should have strong research and administrative skills, be detail-oriented, be able to work independently and collectively as part of group, and be currently enrolled in a undergraduate or 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 Spanish are preferred. Experience with graphic design, translation experience and knowledge of Mexico will be considered assets. This is a paid internship.

Application Instructions: To apply, send resume, cover letter, a 3-5 page writing sample, and 1-2 examples of data visualizations or info-graphics. Clearlystate your availability and desired schedule in your application. All materials should be submitted together to Angela.Budzinski@wilsoncenter.org. In the subject line, please use the following formate: Last name, Outreach and Communications Internship Application. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls or emails please.

For more information about the Mexico Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center, visit our website.

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.

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