Spring 2018 Internship on Refugee and Migration Studies

3 weeks ago
Institutional Initiatives
Unpaid- Academic Credit/External Sponsorship


This external sponsorship/academic credit spring internship, beginning in January 2018, is an opportunity for graduate students with an interest in refugee and migration studies, international organization affairs, and urban affairs.

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.  Applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 30 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.


Learning Objectives


The intern will assist with short and long-term research on a wide range of topics related to refugee and migration policy, primarily with an urban lens.  The intern will also assist with communications, media outreach, and social media.


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 students working towards a degree in a relevant field (i.e. international relations, economics, political science, urban studies).


Candidates should have strong qualitative and quantitative research abilities, as well as exceptional writing skills. Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Keynote is a plus.


 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 experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this internship will contribute to your professional goals.


Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.


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