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Jackson Center accepting internship applications

JAMESTOWN — The Robert H. Jackson Center is seeking applicants for its 2021 summer internship program.

The center is expanding its program and offering a stipend to include students interested in multiple disciplines, including research, web design, content creation for newsletters, blogs, webinars, podcasts, social media and the website, program development, videography, resource organization, and translation. Students will not only gain experience in their chosen fields, but also meet the needs of the Center, applying their studies for real-life results.

“In the event that we are unable to host an on-site program, we are prepared to hold a virtual internship,” said Kristan McMahon, Jackson Center president. “Our 2020 summer internship was completely virtual, and we were able to facilitate a rich experience for the participants.”

Program highlights include:

¯ A $1,000 stipend.

¯ Regular seminars with our academic advisor and the creation of a written project.

¯ Networking with leading experts, researchers, and educators through seminars and conferences, including practitioners of international humanitarian law, the leading Jackson biographer, and legal experts.

¯ Professional development activities, career mentoring, and social events.

¯ Community interaction – leading tours of the Jackson Center and participating in Center events.

All students currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate school may apply, and students with a 3.00 G.P.A. or higher will be given priority. Summer interns work between Memorial Day and Labor Day for a period of up to 12 weeks on a schedule that will be agreed upon between the intern and the center president. Additional details can be found at www.roberthjackson.org/internships.

Interested applicants can email their resume with references, latest college transcript, project proposal, and a cover letter to info@roberthjackson.org. Include in your cover letter:

¯ how the internship opportunity will serve a student’s academic or career goals,

¯ how the experience will build upon a student’s previous experiences and academic program of study, and,

¯ how the student will contribute to the center’s success.

Students are asked to keep the cover letter to one to two double-spaced pages and include email and telephone contact information, as well as two on-campus references. Applications are due by the close of business on Monday, March 15. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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