This external sponsorship/academic credit fall internship, beginning in January 2019, is an unpaid opportunity for graduate students or undergraduates in their junior or senior year with an interest in public policy, leadership, executive education, and federal training to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment.
Brookings Executive Education (BEE), a partnership of the Brookings Institution and Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) Olin School of Business, brings together two premier institutions to deliver on Robert S. Brookings’ desire to “teach the art of handling problems rather than simply impart accumulated knowledge” to those in and engaged with government.
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
Applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 10 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.
The Program Management Intern will acquire substantive professional experience while working with the staff, instructors, speakers, and participants at Brookings Executive Education (BEE) by providing programmatic and administrative assistance and events support.
The intern will gain first-hand experience in public policy and leadership development by assisting in the logistical planning and implementation of educational programs for a variety of audiences including government, non-profit, and private sector. Tasks may include but are not limited to; coordination of production and copyediting of course materials, event logistics, provide support to faculty and participants to resolve all issues related to program delivery, and database management.
The intern will acquire experience in outreach and marketing by assisting with the development and execution of social media, BEE newsletters, and other networking vehicles such as LinkedIn, and have the opportunity to attend in-house BEE professional development training,
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.
Undergraduate students (who have completed their sophomore year) working towards a degree in a relevant field (e.g. political science, international affairs, foreign policy, communication, or other related field) are encouraged to apply.
Qualified applicants will have a demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: public policy, education, leadership, program management. English fluency is required. Superior writing and editing abilities, strong organization and analytical skills, interpersonal acumen, and acute attention to detail are essential.
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.
Selected applicants will additionally be required to submit two letters of recommendation or provide two professional references.
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.