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Updated Fall 2014 Research Assistant Internship

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Company/Organization: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


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 Spring 2015 semester. An intern typically works 12-15 hours a week per scholar. (The number of hours can be adjusted accordingly to fulfill academic requirements).

The deadline to apply is September 14, 2014. We will start matching scholars and interns, but will accept intern applications after this date. Internship positions are open until filled so applying early is strongly recommended.

Andrew Bickford, Associate Professor of Anthropology, George Mason University. “Skin-In Solutions: Biotechnology, Psychopharmacology, and Armored Life in the United States Military.”

Zdenek David, Former Librarian, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC. . “The Philosophical and Religious Background of T.G. Masaryk’s Politics.” (German or Czech)

Jill Dougherty, CNN Correspondent. “Putin’s Attempts to Control the Russian Media and Use his Nation’s Soft Power.”

Roya Hakakian, Freelance Writer and Journalist; Former Producer for CBS News and ABC News. “Jewish Life in Post-Revolutionary Iran: A Personal History.”

Steve Lagerfeld, Former Editor, The Wilson Quarterly. “The Contrarian’s Art.”

William B. Milam, Former Senior US Diplomat and US Ambassador in both West Africa and South Asia. “Liberia: Back from Failure—Justice vs. Reconciliation.” Second research topic on “Post-Musharraf Pakistan; Back to Square One in Bangladesh.” (French)

David Ottaway, Former Washington Post Correspondent. “A Reporter’s Rediscovery of Stories Covered and Countries Lived in Over a 35 Year Career at the Washington Post.”

Brenda Seaver, Central Intelligence Agency. “The Dark Side of the Developing World’s Expanding Middle Class.”

John W. Sewell, Former President of the Overseas Development Council (ODC). Working on a policy paper, “Development Without Aid.”

Kimberly Theidon, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University. “Speaking of Silences: Gender, Violence, and Reparations in Peru.” (Spanish)

Maxim Trudolyubov, Opinion Page Editor, Vedomosti Daily, Russia. “Free Media in Unfree Environments (The Halfway House: How Russias Incomplete Institutions Affect Media and How Media Affects Institutions).” (Russian)

Robin Wright, Former Journalist. The Middle East at a Crossroads—from North Africa to the Persian Gulf.” (Persian or Arabic)


Applicants must have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution. Furthermore, applicants must be current students, recent graduates (within one calendar year), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program (within the next year). Non-degree seeking students are ineligible. Most interns are at least seniors in the undergraduate level, though strongly qualified juniors (at the time of application) will be considered. Graduate students are also eligible to apply.
The following reading and writing foreign language skills are useful and applicants should indicate their level of proficiency on the application form:
Arabic, Czech, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Persian, Russian, or Spanish.

For international students, please see:



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October 15, 2014
Additional Info:
Please Note:
-Most interns are unpaid and doing an internship for academic credit. However, a modest stipend may be available if the student is not receiving academic credit.
-Because of the large number of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please do not contact to confirm the receipt of your application. If you would like to confirm the receipt of your application, please mail it with a tracking number, delivery confirmation, or email read receipt.
-Interviewed candidates will be contacted within approximately 4-6 weeks of the prescribed deadline. However, we may receive last minute intern requests from other scholars.
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