Thinking about a career in public policy? Committed to improving the world we live in? Think Brookings.
Interns spend approximately 10 weeks remotely working alongside leading experts in government, international economics and development from all over the world. Brookings also offers students the opportunity to intern in departments such as communications, human resources and central operations management. The mission of the Internship Program is to provide students with a pre-professional learning experience that offers meaningful, practical work experience related to their field of study or career interest. Students engage in career exploration and development as well as learn new skills.
Interns will have the opportunity to attend virtual meetings, local think tank events, professional development workshops, and public Brookings events. In addition, interns will have the opportunity to network with other interns throughout the Institution.
This internship, beginning in June 2021, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in policy solutions at the intersection of education, labor and industry to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. This internship pays an hourly rate of $15.00, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 20 - 40, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule.
To learn more about Brookings research programs, click here.Responsibilities:
General research and writing: The intern will assist scholars with short-term research and other projects. Examples include literature review, conducting data searches, database updates, bibliographic support, fact-checking, and contributing to blogs, research briefs, and presentations.
Event Coordination and Administrative Support: During the internship period, there will be virtual meetings and events for which the intern will provide support through drafting invitations, tracking registration, communication with external stakeholders, and coordinating travel. The intern will also support the scholar by creating PowerPoints, drafting public remarks, and scheduling meetings.
Undergraduate students in their junior or senior year or graduate students completing a degree in a relevant field (i.e. political science, international relations, public policy, foreign policy, etc.). Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in public policy, and ideally in implementing the SDGs.
Applicants must have some knowledge of qualitative, quantitative, and/or mixed methods research, and experience in conducting literature searches and review. Strong written and verbal communication skills required. Additionally, applicants should have prior meeting or event coordination experience.
As you are applying, please be sure to click here to learn more about the Brookings Internship Program, deadlines, and directions on how to successfully submit your internship application(s).