Summer 2018, Research Internship, Economic Studies

2 weeks ago(1/11/2018 12:00 PM)
Economic Studies


This summer internship, beginning in June 2018, is a paid opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior year or senior year, recent college graduates or graduate students with an interest in economic policy.

This internship pays an hourly rate of $13.25, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 20 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.


Interns will provide support on a variety of research projects related to economic policy. Projects may include: assisting with assembling background material for forthcoming blog posts and op-eds; helping with researching papers; working on a federal budget policy website; assisting with event logistics; assisting with preparing summaries of workshops, meetings and events; helping with the promotion of research projects and activities; helping update contact lists.


Specific duties will depend on the individual's interest and abilities, but will likely include collecting and analyzing data, performing statistical analysis, writing literature reviews, assembling reference lists, and providing other research support.

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.


Education/Skills/ Experience


Graduate or undergraduate students (who have completed their sophomore year) or graduate students working towards a degree in a relevant field (i.e. economics, mathematics or statistics, or a related field like )  Applicants should have strong writing and analytical skills. Recent college graduates are also eligible to apply.


Applicants should have taken introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics. Coursework in statistics or econometrics is highly recommended.  Applicants will be expected to be proficient using Microsoft Office. Proficiency with STATA, or other statistical software, is preferred.


A successful applicant will have a strong team work ethic and a belief that no task is too big or too small. Applicants should be planning to live in the D.C. area during summer 2018.



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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