What Do STIP Interns Do?

STIP interns gain valuable experience in working directly on leading policy concerns. This can be through contributing to or conducting independent research, direct engagement with policy leaders, and collaboration with international governmental bodies. This is not a plug and play internship; you are working one-on-one with leading experts in the field both within and outside the Wilson Center.

As part of the internship, we also have unique hands-on experiences for interns interested in applying science and technology practices to public policy, such as through our Serious Games Initiative and THING Tank. Here, those interested in developing or researching the technologies can establish what it is like to do this in an educational or public communication of science context or working directly with communities of practice.

Interning at the Wilson Center

  • Internships are part-time; typically 20-35 hours per week with flexibility provided for academic schedules.
  • Internships are paid, starting at $16.90 per hour.
  • The Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines in the selection of interns.
  • Internships can be served virtually or in-person.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Internship: August 1
  • Spring Internship: October 31
  • Summer Internship: Extended to April 15