Monday, April 27, 2015

Summer Research Internship with Brookings Center for Universal Education

This academic focused summer internship, beginning in June 2015, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year or graduate students with an interest in education, international development and other related fields to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment.

 This internship pays an hourly rate of $10.50, and applicants must be willing to commit to 32-40 hours per week during regular business hours, with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship is based in Washington, D.C. and will last 10 weeks, concluding mid-August.

Primary Responsibilities
Students will work closely with the Director of CUE and their team on a research project that focuses on new models of education for the developing world. The student will help investigate key questions for the project and can assist with a large range of tasks, including reviewing relevant research, reading and summarizing new reports on related topics, attending events and reporting back, managing citations, helping draft blog posts and make PowerPoint presentations, create data visualizations, and assist in other duties as needed.

Education/Knowledge/Skills
Graduate or undergraduate student (who has completed their sophomore year) working towards a degree in a relevant field (i.e. international relations, public policy, international development, education, political science, economics).
The intern will need a wide variety of research skills including being able to find, read, summarize and synthesize research from a variety of fields. Strong writing skills, ability to accomplish tasks efficiently without supervision, to collaborate with others, and willingness to learn required. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel required, data analysis experience and knowledge of analysis software like STATA, SPSS and R a plus.

Application Procedure
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants should apply online, uploading two documents when prompted:

-A cover letter highlighting your educational experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this internship will contribute to your professional goals

-A resume along with college transcripts, contact information for three academic or professional references and an original writing sample (no more than two pages). Unofficial transcripts and letters of recommendation rather than references are acceptable.