This external sponsorship/academic credit internship, beginning in January 2019, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year, or graduate students with an interest in non-profit/facilities management, 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.
Applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 16 hours preferably over at least 2 consecutive days per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.
The Facilities Intern will assist the Facilities team with special projects in support of the Brookings Institution’s overall goals. The Intern will learn what a career in nonprofit and project management entails and get exposure to the different stages of the project management cycle.
Projects that the Intern may support include business continuity planning, capital improvement projects and asset management program implementation. The Intern will also update and maintain databases and prepare, update, review and edit correspondence such as policies.
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.
This position is geared toward a graduate or undergraduate student (who has completed their sophomore year) with an interest in organizational development and/or nonprofit administration. Students must possess proven research, analytical and interpersonal skills; strong written, communication, and presentation skills; and a demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively along with a high level of sensitivity to customer service. Candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Office, esp. Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
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.