This external sponsorship/academic focused spring internship, beginning in January 2019, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year or graduate students with an interest in technology policy 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.
Interns will have an opportunity to learn a variety of research skills such as summarizing scholarly literature, collecting and manipulating data, organizing events, and editing written products. Research topics include but are not limited to artificial intelligence, emerging technologies, mass communications, and digital inclusion.
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.
Undergraduate student (who has completed their sophomore year) from any major; inter-disciplinary backgrounds are a plus. We welcome applications from majors in the social sciences and humanities as well as the natural sciences and engineering fields, including computer and data science. Recent college graduates and graduate students are also eligible to apply.
A successful intern is someone who learns quickly, is highly motivated, and wants to learn how to conduct policy research. We will closely review applications from candidates who signal a keen interest in any topic at the intersection of public policy and science, technology, and innovation. This position requires strong social media skills, excellent verbal and written communication, time-management and organizational skills, and ability to synthesize technical details from multiple sources.
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.
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.