Paid Opportunity: Research Assistant Internships at the Wilson Center (Fully funded)

Research Assistant Internships Overview

December 3, 2023: Applications Close

Are you a talented undergraduate, recent graduate, or graduate student eager to delve into meaningful research while balancing your academic pursuits? The Wilson Center is now accepting applications for Research Assistant Internships for the Spring 2024 term. This unique opportunity allows students to contribute 12-15 hours of research assistance per week, working closely with experts in their field of study.

What Research Assistant Interns Do

As a Research Assistant, you’ll engage in in-depth academic analysis of today’s most pressing issues. This hands-on experience is invaluable for those looking to deepen their understanding of their field of study. Beyond research projects, interns have the chance to network with professionals, attend relevant events, and explore the intersection of research and public policy in Washington.

Key Details

  • Term: Spring 2024
  • Application Deadline: December 3, 2023
  • Start Date: January 17, 2024
  • Stipend: $500 per month
  • Eligibility: Open to highly qualified undergraduates, recent graduates, or graduate students with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • International Students: Must hold a valid F-1 or J-1 visa and appropriate work authorization.

Activities and Responsibilities

Research Assistant interns collaborate with scholars at the Wilson Center, contributing to research, book writing, and public presentations. Tasks include information searches, proofreading, editing, bibliography compilation, and literature reviews. While some administrative work is involved, the focus is on developing a strong sense of responsibility and the ability to work independently.

Spring 2024 Scholars

The Wilson Center is seeking Research Assistants for various projects, including those led by scholars like Melinda Baldwin-Fulford, Jennifer Eaglin, Haifeng Huang, Robert Jefferson, Natalie Koch, and Alyssa Park. Projects cover diverse topics ranging from U.S. peer review policies to Brazilian nuclear energy and global waste management.

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Application Process

To apply, submit the following:

  • Completed Wilson Center Internship Application Form
  • Cover Letter (indicating academic interests)
  • Current Resume (highlighting relevant coursework)
  • 3-5 page Writing Sample (with bibliography)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation or a brief list of references
  • Transcript(s) (unofficial copies accepted)


Incomplete applications will not be considered. For inquiries, contact [email protected].

Important Dates

  • November 3, 2023: Applications Open
  • December 3, 2023: Applications Close
  • January 17, 2024: Internships Begin

Connect with the Wilson Center

Immerse yourself in the Wilson Center community by attending panel discussions, conferences, symposia, and social events. This is more than an internship; it’s an opportunity to become an integral part of a renowned research institution.

For more information, VISIT HERE or contact (202) 691-4000.

 You may also want to check the Staff Assistant Internships 

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