Robert H. Jackson Center Internships

The Robert H. Jackson Center offers internships for college and graduate students as an integral part of its mission. The Jackson Center is seeking applicants who have declared majors in a variety of fields, including Communications, History, Political Science, Community and Justice Studies, Education, English, German, Russian, Pre-Law, Journalism, Marketing, Art History, Library Science, Museum Studies, Business, Management, or other liberal arts majors. Law students are also encouraged to apply. 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.

Interns will work directly with their academic advisors and the staff of the Robert H. Jackson Center to determine their projects. Projects will reflect the skills and interests of the intern and the needs of the Jackson Center – including research, web design, content creation for newsletters, blogs, webinars, podcasts, social media and the website, program development, videography, resource organization, and translation. Some of our needs include:

  • Research related to human rights and international humanitarian law.
  • Creating transcripts from the Nuremberg Trials’ audio recordings in English, French, German, and Russian.
  • Creating translations of the transcripts into English, French, German, or Russian.
  • Converting video programming into podcasts and creating snippets for future use.
  • Help accessioning some of our archive collection.
  • Writing and editing – newsletter, marketing brochures, educational brochures, website content.
  • Development/grant-related research.

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. The president serves as a “coach” and there are regular opportunities to meet with all staff members on a range of issues and topics pertaining to the intern’s assignments and interests. Interns also provide tours of the Jackson Center. In addition to the project work, there is an academic component.

In the event that we are unable to host an on-site program, we are prepared to hold a virtual internship. The Robert H. Jackson Center does not provide housing, however previous interns have arranged for housing privately or through Jamestown Community College. We can facilitate those connections.

Program Highlights –

  • A $2,000 stipend.
  • Field trips and trips to Washington, DC and the International Humanitarian Law Roundtable (Covid-19 permitting)
  • 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, including leading tours of the Jackson Center and participating in Center events

Please email your resume with references, latest college transcript, project proposal and a cover letter to info@roberthjackson.org by Friday, April 15, 2022. Please include in your cover letter:

1) how the internship opportunity will serve your academic or career goals,

2) how the experience will build upon your previous experiences and academic program of study, and,

3) how you will contribute to the Center’s success.

Please 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.