• Spring 2019, Administrative Internship, Global Economy and Development Program (Job ID: 2018-1864)

    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/20/2018 5:46 PM)
    Global Economy and Development
    Academic credit/external sponsorship
  • Overview

    This external sponsorship/academic credit-focused spring internship, beginning on January 14 and ending on April 12, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their sophomore, junior or senior year, who have an interest in learning the operations of non-profit organizations (and more specifically research and think-tank institutions), and understanding the field of international development and of economics 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.  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 15 - 20 hours per week, during regular business hours. The internship will last approximately 13 weeks.




    Learning Objectives 


    Under the supervision of the Director of Administration of the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings, and in collaboration with the Program Coordinator, the intern will work in an office and team environment, and assist with administrative and operational support of the program.  This internship is designed to build on interpersonal skills, such as writing and verbal communication and relationship management; organizational skills; relationship management; and project management.  The intern will be exposed to the non-research, administration side of Brookings, and learn how the program operates in terms of staffing, team management, and employee engagement. The intern will attend regular staff meetings.


    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.




    Applicants should currently be pursuing an undergraduate degree in liberal arts, international affairs, public policy, business or related fields. A strong interest in global issues and international development is useful. A professional demeanor, close attention to detail, and good interpersonal and organizational skills are vital for this internship. Ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills and time management abilities. Fluency in written and spoken English required. Proficiency in all MS Office required.



    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.  


    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.


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