• Spring 2019, Research Internship, Education Innovations (Job ID: 2018-1859)

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Global Economy and Development
  • Overview

    This spring internship, beginning in January 2019, is a paid opportunity for undergraduate students in their sophomore, junior, and senior year or graduate students, with an interest in trends in global education innovation to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment.

    This 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 wil provide an opportunity for career exploration and development as well as a chance to learn new skills.  This internship pays an hourly rate of $13.25, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 15 hours per week, but potentially 20 hours per week), during regular business hours, with some flexibility around an academic course schedule, if needed. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.


    The Center for Universal Education’s education innovations team is currently in the second phase of research connected to the book "Leapfrogging Inequality: Remaking Ecducation to Help Young People Thrive".  The intern will assist through conducting background research on education innovations, organizing and inputting data into databases, and by supporting meetings, events and presentations. 



    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.



    Graduate or undergraduate students (who have completed their freshman year) working towards a degree or recent college graduates. There is no required academic field for this position, but candidates should be comfortable working with and analyzing qualitative data, and synthesizing large amounts of literature.  A degree or progress toward a degree in sociology, anthropology, political science, education, or public policy may be helpful. Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills, as well as skills drafting detailed literature reviews, are required.  Candidates should also have a demonstrated interest in education – preferably international education and possess strong writing, literature synthesis, and organizational skills.  Knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Access is a plus.


    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 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.  

    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.


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