European Studies Program

The European Studies program is currently accepting internship applications for Summer 2013


Application Deadline: 15 March 2013

The European Studies program offers unpaid educational internship opportunities for undergraduate students for the fall, spring and summer semesters. The internship aims to provide valuable experience to successful candidates interested in EU-U.S. relations, as well as functional issues pertaining to various European Union policies.

Internship Description
The intern will work directly with the European Studies Staff and acquire experience and training in the field of international relations by assisting in various projects. Responsibilities will include:

  • Researching current regional and functional issues in support of the work of fellows and scholars
  • Attending ES-themed conferences, forums and lectures in Washington and writing briefing memoranda for staff
  • Assisting with the organization and implementation of events
  • Assisitng staff in managing and updating database and website
  • Providing back-up office reception duties, including telephone and greeting visitors
  • Compiling, filing and mailing information

A minimum of 20 hours is required in support of the program’s activities. Dates and times will be arranged according to applicant’s schedule and the Program needs.

All Wilson Center interns are strongly encouraged to attend conferences, forums and other events of the Center’s various programs. In addition, all interns have access to the Wilson Center’s vast research resources.

The applicant should be currently enrolled in an undergraduate study program at an accredited college or university at time of internship. The applicant should also have a strong interest in European politics, and preferably some academic background in the field. He/she should have good analytical and research skills, be able to work with minimal supervision, and have basic computer skills on several software packages. Proficiency in one of the languages of the European Union, preferrably German, is helpful, but not required.

Internship Dates
Fall term: September to December
Spring term: January to May
Summer term: June to August

Applications must be received by June 30th for fall, November 15th for spring and March 15th for summer internships. This position is non-remunerated.

All interested applicants should mail a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to:

The European Studies Program
Attn: Internships
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
1300 Pennsylvania, NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027

Or by e-mail to Internship Application in the subject line.