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Internships with the Global Women's Leadership Initiative

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Jan 01, 2010 to Dec 31, 2016

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 provides substantive training institutes for emerging women world leaders through the Women in Public Service Project.

There are two types of internship opportunities with the Global Women's Leadership Initiative: Program Interns and Web & Social Media Interns. Please note: these opportunities are unpaid internships.

Internship Terms
Fall: August - December
Spring: January - May
Summer: May - August

Application Deadlines
Fall: July 31
Spring: November 15
Summer: April 1

 

Program Interns

The Global Women’s Leadership Initiative is currently seeking 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 Initiative and learn about women in leadership positions. 

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 gwli@wilsoncenter.org.

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.

 

Web & Social Media Interns

The Global Women’s Leadership Initiative is seeking an energetic and creative intern to help support our growing web presence. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in nonprofit communications, social media, web maintenance, and journalism to contribute to the goals of the Initiative and learn about women in leadership positions.

Intern Responsibilities Include:

  • Finding, curating and sharing social media content for our facebook and twitter channels.
  • Monitoring and engaging GWLI supporters and partners through social media channels.
  • Researching and writing relevant original content for the GWLI’s websites
  • Updating and managing contact databases;
  • Administrative tasks as needed;
  • Supporting the Council’s outreach and communications operations;
  • 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 skilled in major social networking sites, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc. ; 3) be able to work independently and collectively as part of 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 gwli@wilsoncenter.org.

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.

International students are eligible, but they must hold a valid F-1 or J-1 visa and appropriate work authorization. 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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One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004-3027
Email: internships@wilsoncenter.org

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