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Internship: Environmental Change and Security Program is offering internship, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Location: Washington, DC, USA

ECSP offers internships for students with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on environment, demography, development, and human security topics.

ECSP usually selects interns for each academic term (i.e., for Fall, Spring, and Summer internships of approximately three to four months); however, appointments can be made throughout the year for periods of varying length. No internship will exceed one year in duration. As a general rule, ECSP is looking for individuals who are willing to devote at least 20 hours per week, up to a maximum of 35 hours per week.

These internships are designed to provide the individuals selected with the opportunity to gain practical experience in an environment that combines academic study and public policy. Internships also provide opportunities to attend events within the Wilson Center and around Washington.

Assignments might include:
  • Drafting posts for New Security Beat and ECSP's website
  • Assisting with events and conferences
  • Researching environment, population, and security information
  • Assisting the preparation of publications and/or outreach materials
  • Updating contact databases
  • Performing administrative assignments in support of ECSP activities
Applicants should:
  • Possess strong research, writing, and/or administrative skills;
  • Be detail-oriented;
  • Be able to work both independently and as part of a group; and
  • Be enrolled in a degree program, recently graduated (within the last year), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program within the next year.
ECSP offers both paid and unpaid internships. The number of paid internships is limited. The number of paid internships is limited. We are looking for people who are willing to devote at least 20 hours per week, up to a maximum of 35 hours per week.

The Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines in the selection of its interns.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample (between two and five pages in length). Please indicate in your cover letter whether you are applying for a paid or unpaid internship.

Please submit application via e-mail to with "Summer 2012 Internship" in the subject line.

The deadline is rolling. Applications are accepted until the positions are filled. Due to the high volume of resumes ECSP receives, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.