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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