This external sponsorship/academic credit fall internship, beginning in September 2018, is an unpaid opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year or graduate students with an interest in communications 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.
Interns will assist the editorial, rights, marketing, and publicity departments of the Brookings Institution Press. S/he will support press team by working with various aspects of our publishing program. The interns primary responsibilities include: working with international publishers on foreign rights deals; working with Brookings scholars directly to support the marketing and publicity efforts for their books; and assisting new authors to support them through the acquisition process.
Interns will have the opportunity to attend internal press team meetings, local 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 a relevant field (i.e. marketing and communications)
Qualified applicants must have proven experience in marketing and communications. HTML, Photoshop, and InDesign experience preferred but not required.
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.
To be eligible for this internship, applicants must receive either academic credit or financial sponsorship from their university or another external organization and, once selected, be able to provide proof of such receipt.
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.