About the Wilson Center

Internships with the Wilson Quarterly

Open/Close Dates: 
Nov 14, 2011 to Dec 31, 2016

SALARY: Unpaid, but students may arrange to receive academic credit for their internship through their university
DATES: Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters (Start and end dates flexible)
HOURS:15-35 hours a week
LOCATION: Washington, D.C.


The intern is involved in virtually every aspect of The Wilson Quarterly (WQ), a general-interest online magazine published by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The intern is expected to work on site in the offices of the WQ.

The intern performs a range of duties including writing, screening unsolicited submissions, fact-checking, proofreading, and art research. Internship opportunities are also available for those wishing to focus on interactives, technology, and multimedia stories. Our interns assist with the maintenance of the website and online archive, the upkeep of related files, and the fulfillment of customer orders for back issues. Other duties may be assigned. Opportunities to write for WQ will likely be available, but are not guaranteed.


The applicant should have strong writing and organizational skills, a comfort with the internet, an interest in media, a passion for critical reading, and the ability to work independently and efficiently. The applicant should be interested in current events in a wide variety of fields. An interest in the social sciences and public policy issues is especially valued, as is familiarity with scientific and cultural matters. Both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to apply.

The applicant should be familiar with web-based research methods and tools (including Google Docs).

The Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Internships are open to all U.S. residents and qualified international students with F-1 or J-1 visas.


Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (which can be unpublished, and which is not to exceed five double-spaced pages) to wq@wilsoncenter.org. Please address your availability in your cover letter. No calls, please.


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Contact Information - Internships

Woodrow Wilson Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004-3027
Email: internships@wilsoncenter.org

Contact Information

General and Website Inquiries
T 202/691-4000
F 202/691-4001

Media Inquiries

Media - Ryan McKenna
T 202/691-4217

Wilson Quarterly
Zack Stanton, Editor
T 202/691-4266

Wilson Center Press
Joe Brinley, Director
T 202/691-4042