Monday, July 27, 2015

Fall Paid Research Internship with Brookings' Metropolitan Policy Program

This fall internship, beginning in September 2015, is a paid opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year, recent college graduates or graduate students with an interest in gaining experience and contributing to the work at the world’s leading think tank; and undertaking an independent research/academic project.

This internship pays an hourly rate of $10.50, and ideally applicants will work part-time during regular business hours (dependent on the applicant’s school schedule), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship is based in Washington, DC and will last approximately 10 weeks.

Primary Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include research related tasks on various metropolitan initiatives in the areas of advanced economy, innovation & engagement, human capital, STEM and global cities.

Note that as part of this internship program, interns are required to complete an independent research/academic project of his or her choice and will make a presentation at the end of the internship. The project should be scaled to complete in approximately 40 hours and interns will receive regular feedback from Metro staff and scholars over the course of the internship.

In addition to their primary responsibilities, interns will have the opportunity to attend internal presentations, professional development workshops, and public Brookings events as well as participate on Brookings sports teams and network with other interns throughout the Institution.

Education/Skills/ Experience

Graduate or undergraduate student (who has completed their sophomore year) working towards a degree in public policy, urban policy, economics, statistics/mathematics, other social sciences, or related fields. Recent college graduates are also eligible to apply.

Experience with Excel, Access, ArcGIS, SAS, STATA and/or SQL are strongly recommended, but not required.

Click here to read more and to apply.