About Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars was established under an act of Congress in 1968. Today, it functions as a nonpartisan institute for advanced study and produces The Wilson Quarterly magazine. The center also allows scholars to interact with policymakers, taking a historical and broad perspective on topics such as America and the global economy, the Cold War, urban studies, preventing conflict and the environment.

Interns assist scholars with research-related tasks, such as using academic databases or other publications to search for necessary information. Interns are encouraged to participate in "panel discussions, conferences and other meetings, beyond the confines of their particular internship responsibilities, as well as join staff and scholars during social events."


Open to college seniors (though strongly qualified juniors are considered) and graduate students. International applicants with a valid F-1 or J-1 visa and appropriate work authorization are eligible. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

  • Ms. Krishna Aniel
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
  • 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Washington, DC 20004-3027
  • Phone: (202) 691-4000


  • Number of Interns: 21 to 50
  • Compensation/Benefits: Unpaid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


  • Washington, DC