Internships (Program) with the Africa Program
Description of the Wilson Center
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the living national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds, engaged in the study of national and world affairs. The Wilson Center establishes and maintains a neutral forum for free, open and informed dialogue. The Center commemorates the ideals and concerns of Woodrow Wilson by providing a link between the world of ideas and the world of policy. The Wilson Center fosters research, study, discussion, and collaboration among a broad spectrum of individuals concerned with policy and scholarship in national and world affairs.
Description of the Africa Program
The Wilson Center Africa Program enhances the understanding of critical African policy issues within the United States in order to build stronger, more mutually beneficial U.S.-Africa relations. The Africa Program centers its work on four programmatic pillars:
- Governance and leadership
- Conflict prevention and peace-building
- Trade and investment
- Africa’s strategic relations in the world
Underlying these pillars is a cross-cutting focus on the roles of women, youth, and technology in Africa’s changing political and economic landscape.
Please Note: International students studying in the U.S. 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 Officer for visas at their university stating that they are in valid immigration status and eligible to do an internship at the Center.
The Center is NOT able to sponsor visas for interns. If you are an international student not already studying in the U.S. on a F-1 or J-1 visa. then you have to go through a university or an outside organization (internship placement agency) that will sponsor your visa. You MUST have the appropriate visa to apply for this internship.
The Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines in the selection of its interns.
Applicants should send a résumé and cover letter to Elizabeth Ramey, Program Associate, Africa Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax: (202) 691-4001. In your cover letter and email, please specify your interest in the Program Internship with the Africa Program and the term for which you are applying. Save your files as pdfs with the file names "LastName Programmatic Internship Cover Letter" and "LastName Programmatic Internship Resume." Applications not sent in this format will not be considered.