This academic credit internship, beginning in June 2018, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their sophomore, junior or senior year, recent college graduates, and graduate students, with an interest in economics and/or finance, 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. This is a 40 hour per week internship, during regular business hours, with some flexibility around an academic course schedule, if needed. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.
Students will have the opportunity to perform background research (including literature reviews), data gathering from primary and secondary sources, data cleaning and manipulation, and basic statistical analysis. Students will get exposure to the different stages of a research project—formulating a research question, surveying the literature, working with data, and various elements of empirical analysis, including running regressions and the creation of informative tables and figures.
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.
Applicants should be graduate or undergraduate students, who have completed their freshman year, working towards a degree in a relevant field (i.e. economics or finance). Students with a more technical background (applied mathematics, computer science), but with an interest in economics or finance, will also be considered. Students should be familiar with basic concepts in statistics and econometrics, Excel, and, ideally, a software package like Stata.
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.
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.