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Internships with the Science and Technology Innovation Program

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Sep 01, 2012 to Dec 31, 2016

The Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is currently seeking interns for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The mission of STIP is to explore the scientific and technological frontier, stimulating discovery and bringing new tools to bear on public policy challenges that emerge as science advances. We work across a range of issues from emerging technology foresight and governance to ethics, strategic planning to risk management, technology assessment to regulatory reinvention, both domestically and internationally.

Project areas include: nanotechnology, synthetic biology, citizen-based science, crowdsourcing / volunteered geographic information, sensing and mapping technologies, serious games, participatory technology assessment, and geo-engineering. Interns will work closely with a small, interdisciplinary team on this initiative. 

  • Applicants should be at a graduate (preferred) or undergraduate level with a background or interest in science and technology policy, environmental policy, public policy, and/or policy analysis.
  • Applicants should be creative, able to work independently and with a team in a fast paced environment. Main responsibilities will include event planning, administrative tasks, writing/editing, policy analysis, qualitative research, and other assigned duties.
  • Solid writing, research, and computer skills are a must.  Experience with creative production and new media a plus.
  • The internship is expected to last for 4-5 months, for 15-20 hours per week, with flexible scheduling.  Compensation may be available.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to stipintern@wilsoncenter.org with [SEMESTER YEAR] e.g. SPRING 2015 INTERN in the subject line.

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