Monday, February 8, 2016

Paid Summer Internship with Brookings Center for Universal Education

This summer internship, beginning in June 2016, is a paid opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year, recent college graduates or graduate students with an interest in global education, innovation and international development.

This internship pays an hourly rate of $11.50, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 40 hours per week, during business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship is based in Washington, D.C. and will last approximately 10-12 weeks.

Primary Responsibilities

This intern will work under the director of the Center for Universal Education on a project studying new models and innovation in education across the globe. Responsibilities will include a range of tasks, such as collecting information on education innovations through web research as well as interviews with educators and program staff; helping categorize and analyze information about the innovations to study the landscape of innovation; reading, summarizing and synthesizing relevant research; attending meetings and events to report back to the team; helping create PowerPoint presentations and data visualization; and assisting with administrative tasks.

Interns will have the opportunity to attend internal meetings, local think tank events, 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. education, public policy, political science, international relations, economics, etc). Recent college graduates are also eligible to apply.

Candidates should have an interest in international development and global education, particularly issues focused on developing countries. The intern will need a wide variety of research skills including being able to find, read and synthesize information thoroughly and efficiently, conduct interviews over the phone or in person, and to organize information with an extreme attention to detail. Excellent organization and communication skills, both written and oral, ability to accomplish tasks efficiently without supervision, to collaborate with others, and willingness to learn required. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel required, experience with Microsoft Access, VBA and SQL a plus.

Read more and apply here.