Thursday, July 27, 2017

Fall Communications Advisor Internship with the Brookings Institution

Overview:

This academic credit/external sponsorshipi nternship, beginning in September 2017, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year or graduate students with an interest in domestic and/or foreign policy to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment.

This unpaid internship provides a pre-professional learning experience that offers meaningful, practical work experience related to the student’s field of study or career interest. It will provide an opportunity for career exploration and development as well as a chance to learn new skills.

Responsibilities:

Learning Objectives

Students will work with the team of Communications Advisors (CAs) learning how to develop proactive outreach strategies for Brookings content and dissemination to target audiences including media, government, academic, and other key stakeholders in the U.S. and abroad. They will support the CAs in identifying opportunities for scholars to respond to issues in the news, and learn to work with public relations and government relations software to track the effectiveness of our outreach and create reports.

Students will assist in coordinating and staffing outreach events such as press conferences, forums, and policy roundtables, and learn how to update and create press and other outreach lists. Students will use their skills to synthesize Brookings research to recommend ways we can reach a broader audience with our content.

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.


Qualifications:

Education/Knowledge/Skills

Graduate or undergraduate student (who has completed their sophomore year) working towards a degree in communications, public relations, political science or other related subject.
Strong writing, editing, and communications skills required. Familiarity with Microsoft Office software and Twitter is desired. The intern will work with programs and scholars across Brookings, so an interest in learning about a wide range of research subjects is preferable.

 Additional Information:

Successful completion of a background investigation is required for interning at Brookings.

Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please submit your resume as instructed and add your cover letter as an attachment when you apply. Your cover letter should highlight your educational experienc e and skills, along with an explanation of how this internship will contribute to your professional goals.

Apply here.