Internship Title/Role: Research Assistant — Global Livingston Institute (GLI)

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About Global Livingston Institute (GLI): The Global Livingston Institute (GLI), is a research and education-based nonprofit organization committed to educating students and community leaders on innovative approaches to international development and empowering awareness, collaboration, conversations and personal growth. GLI is committed to improving communities globally. 

When we took our first group of students to Uganda and Rwanda in 2009, we could have never imagined that we would host hundreds of travelers, partner with the people of Kabale, Uganda to form a unique hybrid of job creation, education, and community development at the Entusi Resort and Retreat Center on Lake Bunyonyi, or host the largest, free music festival in East Africa. 

We continue to be inspired by the idea that if we bring the right people to the table, work collaboratively, and think big and differently, we can shift the dialogue surrounding international development and create lasting positive change to communities both at home and abroad. 

That is where our interns come in! 

 

Internship Title/Role: Research Assistant 

Host Organization(s): Wilson Center (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars) 

Program Area(s): Research 

Internship Job Description: The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is looking for qualified students (advanced undergraduate or graduate) interested in being part-time research assistant interns in the Spring 2020 semester. An intern typically works 12-15 hours a week per scholar (the number of hours can be adjusted accordingly to fulfill academic requirements). 

  • In support of the scholars, scholar interns spend much of their time searching for information using online academic databases or other publications. Other duties also include proofreading, editing, critiquing, checking references, compiling bibliographies, writing literature reviews, summarizing research materials, locating inter-library loan materials, and helping with software or presentations. There may be some administrative tasks involved like copying or filing, but such tasks will be limited. Consequently, a strong sense of responsibility and the ability to work with minimum supervision are strong assets. Foreign language skills are sometimes useful, but are not required. 
  • In addition, this program seeks to further the agency’s mission by providing the recipient with an introduction to the relationship between the world of learning and the world of public affairs. The recipients, as future scholars and/or leaders, will be afforded the opportunity to experience first-hand the importance of engaging academics and public servants toward a common purpose. It is hoped that these opportunities to work with distinguished scholars and practitioners will add a valuable practicum experience to one’s classroom training. 
  • The priority deadline to apply was October 31, 2019. However, internship positions are open until filled, so it is strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. All applications will be forwarded to Wilson Center’s internship coordinator. 

Estimated Hours per week: 30-40 

Timeline: To be confirmed with POC 

Point of Contact(s): Elinor Harty (Wilson Center) 

Location: Washington, DC 

Key Roles and Responsibilities: The WWICS Internship Application Form and detailed instructions can be found at: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/research-assistant-internships 

The application materials consist of: 

  • A completed WWICS Internship Application Form
  • Cover Letter (indicating academic interests or areas of interest)
  • Current Resume (indicating relevant coursework)
  • 3-to-5 page Writing Sample or excerpt of a recent research paper with separate Works Cited page
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (do not have to be sealed by recommender); highlighting writing, research, and/or language skills would be helpful; *if you don’t have recommendation letters readily available, please include three references
  • Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable) 

Key Qualifications & Skills: The following reading and writing foreign language skills are useful and applicants should indicate their level of proficiency on the application form: Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish 

Application Deadline: Passed (October 19, 2019, but possibly still accepting); 2020-2021 application will open in Fall 2020, please inquire at internships@wilsoncenter.org.

Costs: Most interns are unpaid and doing an internship for academic credit. However, a modest metro stipend may be available to eligible students if the student is not receiving academic credit.

How to Apply:

E-mail info@globallivingston.org with your CV/Resume and cover letter or brief e-mail introducing yourself, and outline interest for applying for the specific internship position(s). 

REQUIRED In Email Subject Line, enter: RE: GLI INTERNSHIP APP: (Insert Internship Title/Role Here) 

Please be patient with us as we review and respond to your application! If you are a good fit for the role(s), you will receive a follow-up and be connected via email to the stated Internship Project POC(s) for an interview.