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Company/Organization: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Description:

Spring 2017 Research Assistant Internship Openings

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 2017 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 priority deadline to apply was October 24, 2016. *We will start matching scholars and interns, but will still accept intern applications after this date until January 8, 2017.* Internship positions are open until filled so applying early is strongly encouraged.

Joseph Cassidy, Former Director for Policy, Regional, and Functional Organizations, International Organizations Bureau, U.S. Department of State. “Revisiting International Refugee Law.” (French)

Stephen Crowley, Professor of Politics, Oberlin College. “The Other Russia: Labor Politics and the Putin Regime in Challenging Economic Times.”

Haleh Esfandiari, Former Director, Middle East Program. Working on a book project about women in Qajar, Iran during the nineteenth century. (Persian)

Jytte Klausen, Lawrence A. Wien Professor of International Cooperation, Brandeis University. “Democracy is Forbidden! The Western Roots of the Jihadist Movement.” (French or German)

Dinny McMahon, Banking & Finance Correspondent, Beijing, The Wall Street Journal. “Cracks in the Facade – the Mounting Risk and Complexity of Chinas Financial System.” (Mandarin Chinese)

William B. Milam, Former Senior US Diplomat and US Ambassador in both West Africa and South Asia. “Post-Musharraf Pakistan and Back to Square One in Bangladesh.”

Diana Negroponte, Non-resident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution. “Reviewing the History of the End of the Cold War.” (German or Russian)

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.” (Arabic)

Christopher Sellers, Professor of History, Stony Brook University. “Toxic Crossings: Hazardous Trades and the Risk Revolution in the U.S. and Mexico.” (Spanish)
Andrew Wedeman, Professor of Political Science, Georgia State University. “Corruption, Unrest, and Repression: Implications for China’s Rise and Sino-American Strategic Relations.” (Mandarin Chinese)

Samuel Wells, Former Associate Director, Woodrow Wilson Center; Former Director, West European Studies Program, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C. “The Worst Case: Korea and U.S. Escalation of the Cold War.” (Russian, Mandarin Chinese, or Korean)

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

Qualifications:

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.

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 especially if they are receiving compensation for the internships. 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 Wilson 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 exchange program or an outside organization (internship placement agency) that will sponsor your visa.

Typical research assistants are students of political science; U.S. government/politics; international relations; history (including US history); foreign languages; international affairs; regional studies; economics; public policy; security studies; journalism and similar disciplines, though students of many other fields of study have sometimes been selected. New scholars are constantly arriving at the Wilson Center, and it can be difficult to predict what specific projects will be carried out in the future. For that reason, all interested students are encouraged to apply.

Hours:

15-30 hrs/week

End Date:

01/09/17,



Deadline:
January 8, 2017
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