Wilson Center Environmental Change and Security Program Internships

The Wilson Center seeks to be the leading institution for in-depth research and dialogue to inform actionable ideas on global issues. The Environmental Change and Security Program is seeking interns to:

  • Write for their award-winning blog
  • Network with leading experts in the environment, demography, and security fields
  • Work closely with the friendly, dynamic “Green Team” to explore new media while seeking a sustainable future

Assignments may include:

  • Drafting posts for New Security Beat and ECSP’s website
  • Assisting with events and conferences
  • Researching environment, demography, and security information
  • Assisting the preparation of publications and/or outreach materials
  • Updating contact databases
  • Performing administrative assignments in support of ECSP activities


Potential interns should be students and/or recent graduates with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on environmental and human security. 

In addition, 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
  • 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 Center is looking for people who are willing to devote at least 20 hours per week, up to a maximum of 35 hours per week.

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