Spring 2020 Research Assistant Internship Openings 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 is 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 our internship coordinator. Lawrence (Larry) Altman, Medical Writer and ?The Doctor"s World? Columnist, New York Times. ?Reporting on the Health of Presidents and other Political Leaders.? Alexander Bick, Research Scholar, Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. ?Quagmire: Russia and the Evolution of U.S. Policy in Syria.? (Russian) Stuart Brotman, Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. ?U.S. Digital Data Privacy Protection at the Crossroads: Developing a Workable National Policy and Legal Framework.? (Journalism, Law, and Communications) Wenhong Chen, Associate Professor of Media and Sociology, University of Texas at Austin. ?Paper Tiger, Fat Dragon: A Comparative Study of US-China Policies and Practices on AI, Big Data, and Cloud Computing. (Mandarin Chinese) John Dale, Associate Professor of Sociology, George Mason University. ?Outsmarting Ourselves? The Digital Transformation of Human Rights.? 2 Christina Ewig, Professor of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. ?Making Substantive Democracy: Women"s and Ethnoracial Representation in Latin America.? (Spanish) Haleh Esfandiari, Former Director, Middle East Program. Writing a book about women in Qajar, Iran during the nineteenth century. (Persian) Michael Gordin, Professor of History, Princeton University. ?The Perestroika of Global Science.? (Russian) Lucille Greer, Schwarzman Scholar, Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. ?Bridging the Gulf: China"s Navigation of the Saudi-Iranian Rivalry and the New Geopolitics of the Middle East.? (Mandarin Chinese) Kent Hughes, Former Director, Program on America and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center. Working on a research project about labor force development in the Middle East. (Mandarin Chinese, Arabic) Bradley Jardine, Schwarzman Scholar, Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. ?Containing Afghanistan: Central Asia"s Growing Sino-Russian Security Nexus.? (Mandarin Chinese) Willow Lung-Amam, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, University of Maryland, College Park. ?The Right to Suburbia: Redevelopment and Resistance on the Urban Edge.? (Spanish) Allison Macfarlane, Professor of Public Policy and International Affairs, The George Washington University. ?A Nuclear Solution: Reflections of a Former Regulator on the Future of Nuclear Energy.? David Ottaway, Former Washington Post Correspondent. ?Revolution and Counterrevolution in the Arab World.? (Arabic) Marina Ottaway, Former Senior Research Associate and Head of the Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. ?A Tale of Four Worlds: the Arab Region after the Uprisings.? (Arabic) Michael Penfold, Professor of Political Science, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administraci?n (IESA) Business and Public Policy School, Venezuela. ?The Military in Hybrid Regimes: Venezuela in Comparative Perspective.? (Spanish) Nita Rudra, Professor of Government, Georgetown University. ?Globalization and the Politics of the Informal Sector.? Daniel Sabet, Technical Director, Social Impact. ?Procurement Reform in Honduras and Latin America: Testing Three Different Approaches to Creating Accountability.? (Spanish) Amy Erica Smith, Associate Professor of Political Science, Iowa State University. ?Religion and Climate Change.? (Portuguese) Hazel Smith, Professor of International Security, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom. ?North Korea: Security and Survival.? Willard Sunderland, Professor of History, University of Cincinnati. ?Leviathan: Russia and the World in the Age of Peter the Great.? (Russian) 3 Richard Tomlinson, Professor of Urban Planning, University of Melbourne, Australia. ?Curating Knowledge of Metropolitan Governance.? Edward Wong, Diplomatic Correspondent, The New York Times. ?The Empire Reborn: China"s Rise and Transformation of Global Power.? (Mandarin Chinese) Robin Wright, Former Washington Post Journalist and Joint Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace and Woodrow Wilson Center. ?The Middle East at a Crossroads- form North Africa to the Persian Gulf. (Arabic or Persian)

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