• Spring 2019, Research Internship, Ambassador Norman Eisen, Governance Studies (Job ID: 2018-1852)

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Program
    Governance Studies
    ID
    2018-1852
    Salary
    Unpaid - Academic credit/external sponsorship
  • Overview

    This external sponsorship/academic credit spring internship, beginning in January 2019, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year with interests in history, law, public policy, and international relations 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 10 hours per week during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.

    Responsibilities

    Learning Objectives

     

    Students will have an opportunity to learn a variety of research and analytical skills such as legal and archival research, literature reviews, editing, crafting citations, fact-checking, and other general research support (80%); communications skills, including event planning and social media outreach (15%); and miscellaneous administrative skills (5%). The topic areas include, but are not limited to: 20th century European and American history; international relations; rule of law; ethics and conflicts of interest; criminal justice; anti-corruption laws and efficacy; money in politics; and open governance and government transparency initiatives.

     

    In addition to providing support to the scholars directly, 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.

    Qualifications

    Education/Knowledge/Skills:

     

    Undergraduate students (who have completed  sophomore year) working towards a degree in history, political science, public policy, philosophy, pre-law, and related fields are encouraged to apply. Our most successful interns are comfortable working with a wide variety of subject matters, creative, and can quickly adapt to changing circumstances in a fast-paced environment.

     

    Preferred qualifications: A demonstrated interest in history, law, and/or international relations. Additional interests in transparency initiatives, ethics, and/or campaign finance are pluses; strong research, writing, and analysis skills; experience with fact checking and citations; familiarity with primary and secondary source research.

     

    Additional Information:

     

     

    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 a separate cover letter for each internship you apply to.


    Please submit your resume as instructed and add your cover letter, writing sample, and unofficial college transcript as additional attachments and reference this job ID in the title of each attachment. When you apply, the system will instruct you to attach your resume/cover letter as one attachment; please disregard and upload your cover letter separately under "Other Attachments". Your cover letter should highlight your educational experience and skills, along with a description of your interest in this internship, including how it will contribute to your professional goals. A separate cover letter should be uploaded for each internship applied to.

     

    Additional documents required:  Unofficial College Transcript

    Selected applicants will additionally be required to provide two letters of recommendation or contact information for two 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.

    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 requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume.  Please submit a separate cover letter for each internship you apply to.

     

     

     

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