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Internships with the Wilson Quarterly

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

POSITION:  Spring Intern
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: 12-20 hours a week
LOCATION: Washington, D.C.


The intern is involved in virtually every aspect of The Wilson Quarterly (WQ), a subscription-driven general-interest magazine (circulation 60,000) published four times a year 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: screening unsolicited manuscripts; fact-checking; proofreading galleys; and picture research.  The intern also assists with the maintenance of the website and online archive; the upkeep of related files; the preparation of mailings for fundraising, publicity, and advertising/newsstand promotions; and the fulfillment of customer orders for back issues.  Other duties may be assigned.  Opportunities to write for the magazine and/or Web site may be available, but are not guaranteed.


The applicant must have strong writing and organizational skills, an interest in magazine publishing, and the ability to work independently and efficiently. The applicant should be interested in current intellectual and scholarly developments 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 able to use standard computer word-processing software such as Word and be familiar with Web-based research methods.

The Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines in the selection of its interns. 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 not exceeding five double-spaced pages to wq@wilsoncenter.org. (Earlier application is encouraged as applications are considered on a rolling basis)  Please address your availability in your cover letter.  The writing sample may be unpublished.


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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

Broadcast - Adam Hudson
T 202/691-4217

Print and New Media - Drew Sample
T 202/691-4379

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

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