This fall internship, beginning in September 2018, is a paid opportunity for undergraduate students in their sophomore, junior or senior year, recent college graduates, or graduate students with an interest in the operations and management of a non-profit, to include development (fundraising) efforts, legal affairs, operations management, and research to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. The internship will provide candidates with an opportunity to contribute to the Executive Office of 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 (no less than 24 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.
The intern will assist in conducting research, drafting memos, and providing general administrative support to the Executive Office team. Additionally, the intern will coordinate with the Brookings Central Development office to assist in fundraising activities, prospect research, outreach, and the Brookings Office of General Counsel for research and inter-office communications purposes, as needed.
In addition to supporting both the President and senior executive management directly, interns will have the opportunity to attend internal meetings, local think tank events, professional development workshops, and public Brookings events. This opportunity also allows for participation in all Brookings social activities, such as sports teams, networking opportunities, and private events.
Graduate or undergraduate student (who has completed their freshman year) working towards a degree in a relevant field (i.e. public policy, communications, foreign affairs, administration, public relations, etc.).
Applicants must have excellent communication, writing, and analytical skills; strong organizational skills; experience working independently with little direction; and a passion to learn and adapt in a fast-paced office environment.
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.