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. The internship will provide candidates with an opportunity to contribute to the work of the world’s leading think tank and to assist with ongoing research on key issues in energy security and climate policy.
This internship pays an hourly rate of $10.50, and ideally applicants will work up to 40hrs/wk during regular business hours (dependent on the applicant’s school schedule, if applicable). The internship is based in Washington, D.C. and will last approximately until December 18, 2015.
The intern’s primary responsibility will be to provide programmatic assistance and support for the Initiative’s events, projects, and outreach activities. He/she will support ESCI staff in the organization of seminars, meetings, and other events in Washington, D.C. and abroad; attend meetings on behalf of ESCI and prepare memoranda on the issues raised; maintain the ESCI contact database; head the distribution of publications; and assist with social media outreach for the Initiative.
Furthermore, the intern will gain a wide range of experience in research on energy issues in support of ESCI projects and activities; provide editing assistance for ESCI blogs, policy briefs, and reports; prepare literature reviews for upcoming research projects; contribute to ESCI reports, papers, and briefing memos; and track media coverage of energy issues and provide daily energy news updates for ESCI staff.
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.
Graduate or undergraduate student (who has completed their sophomore year) working towards a degree in a relevant field (i.e. political science, international relations, environmental studies, foreign policy). Recent college graduates are also eligible and encouraged to apply.
Previous experience in event coordination, research, editing, office management, and professional communications is highly desirable. The intern must have experience working in an office setting and familiarity with basic desk and online research methods. Acute attention to detail and excellent organizational and analytical skills are integral. Successful candidates will show a keen ability to understand foreign policy issues, along with a high level of maturity, flexibility, discretion, and capacity to handle and respond appropriately and professionally in a fast-paced and highly productive atmosphere.
Qualified applicants will also have a demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: energy security, domestic and international energy issues, global energy markets, U.S. foreign policy, and the connection between energy consumption and climate change.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To be considered, applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
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