Summer 2018, Research & Communications Internship in the Vice President's Office, Metropolitan Policy Program

1 week ago(1/12/2018 9:47 AM)
Metropolitan Policy Program


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 gaining experience and contributing to the work at the world's leading think tank.

This internship pays an hourly rate of $13.25, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week during regular business hours, with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.


The Metropolitan Policy Program seeks to recruit an intern in the Vice President's office to provide research and communications assistance.

Responsibilities will include: Qualitative and quantitative research on initiatives underway in cities and metropolitan areas across the country, specifically related to the Program’s core issue areas of economic performance, human capital, infrastructure, and the advanced economy; research support for Metropolitan Policy's Vice President's speaking engagements, presentations, and social media accounts. Additional tasks related to the work of the Vice President’s office as needed.

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 or undergraduate student (who has completed their sophomore year) working towards a degree in public policy, urban policy, economics, communications, geography, history, or related fields. Recent college graduates are also eligible to apply.

Experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research is preferred. Knowledge of Excel, ArcGIS, and other analytical software is preferred, but not required.

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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