This external sponsorship/academic credit spring internship, beginning in January 2019, is an opportunity for is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their sophomore, junior or senior year, or graduate students to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. The student will work with the Center for Universal Education's "Million Learning" team at the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings.
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 offer 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 (approximately 20 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.
The intern will assist the "Million Learning" team with undertaking research, conducting literature reviews, producing annotated bibliographies, assisting in the planning and execution of events, and other administrative tasks as is needed and relevant to the work of the Millions Learning project. This may include research on costing of education interventions to consider for scale, innovative financing mechanisms and global collective impact.
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 must be undergraduate students in their sophomore, junior or senior year, or graduate students working towards a degree in a relevant field (i.e. economics, education, international relations, political science or other related social science degree). Candidates should possess a variety of research skills including being able to write well and concisely synthesize technical information, meet time-sensitive deadlines, and organize information with attention to detail.
Experience in, or knowledge of, conducting research on costing of education interventions to consider for scale is preferred but not required. Familiarity working with qualitative data is an asset.
Experience working with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word is required. Candidates must be interested in international education and the scaling of education interventions in low and middle income countries to reach greater numbers of students. It is beneficial if candidates have an interest in, or experience working in, Africa or the Middle East.
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.