This fall internship, beginning in September 2018, is a paid opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior year or senior year, recent college graduates or graduate students with an interest and experience in financial data presentation and design to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment.
The Office of Financial Planning and Management (OFPM) is responsible for the integration and oversight of all of Brookings's financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, and analysis, as well as interdisciplinary and strategic initiative tracking in support of its $90+ million business operation.
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.
The intern will support the OFPM team in institution-wide reporting and analysis, including drafting presentations, charts and dashboards for the institution. The intern will be asked to assist with two projects: (1) revamping Excel based performance management dashboards to a more efficient data visualization software format, (2) revising the existing financial data access and organization to maximize reliability and efficiency of data management practices.
Interns will also 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.
Qualified candidates should be in their junior year or senior year of college, recent college graduates or graduate students. Experience in finance is welcome but not required. The primary skill sought is data visualization, specifically proficiency in Tableau or another data visualization software used in generating static or dynamic dashboards. Strong data management and Excel skills are a must.
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.