The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is looking for qualified students (advanced undergraduate or graduate) interested in being part-time research assistant interns in the Summer 2019.
In support of the scholars, scholar interns spend much of their time searching for information using online academic databases or other publications. Other duties also include proofreading, editing, critiquing, checking references, compiling bibliographies, writing literature reviews, summarizing research materials, locating inter-library loan materials, and helping with software or presentations. There may be some administrative tasks involved like copying or filing, but such tasks will be limited. Consequently, a strong sense of responsibility and the ability to work with minimum supervision are strong assets. Foreign language skills are sometimes useful, but are not required.
In addition, this program seeks to further the agency’s mission by providing the recipient with an introduction to the relationship between the world of learning and the world of public affairs. The recipients, as future scholars and/or leaders, will be afforded the opportunity to experience first-hand the importance of engaging academics and public servants toward a common purpose. It is hoped that these opportunities to work with distinguished scholars and practitioners will add a valuable practicum experience to one’s classroom training.
An intern typically works 12-15 hours a week per scholar (The number of hours can be adjusted accordingly to fulfill academic requirements). The priority deadline is April 13, 2019. Internship positions are open until filled so applying early is strongly encouraged. All applications will be forwarded to our internship coordinator.
The following reading and writing foreign language skills are useful and applicants should indicate their level of proficiency on the application form: Arabic, Czech, Danish, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
The WWICS Internship Application Form and detailed instructions can be found at:
The application materials consist of:
- a completed WWICS Internship Application Form
- Cover Letter (indicating academic interests or areas of interest)
- Current Resume (indicating relevant coursework)
- 3-to-5 page Writing Sample or excerpt of a recent research paper with separate Works Cited page
- 2 Letters of Recommendation (do not have to be sealed by recommender); highlighting writing, research, and/or language skills would be helpful; *if you don’t have recommendation letters readily available, please include three references
- Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)
Please submit your application materials in ONE COMPLETE package via email to Elinor Harty at firstname.lastname@example.org.