• Summer 2019, Research Internship, The Hamilton Project (Job ID: 2018-1923)

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/7/2019 4:08 PM)
    Economic Studies
  • Overview

    This summer internship, beginning in June 2019, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior year or senior year, recent college graduates or graduate students with an interest in economics to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment.

    This internship pays an hourly rate of $14.00, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 20 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.


    Primary Responsibilities

    Hamilton Project interns will gain exposure to a broad set of policy topics while developing their analytical thinking and writing skills.  Applicants should expect a range of responsibilities, broadly defined under the following categories:


    General research and writing

    Interns will assist with short-term research and other projects. Examples include research for policy memos, blog posts, or other Hamilton Project work products.  In addition, interns will be expected to analyze data and create graphs for the Hamilton Project economic analyses, policy memos, presentations and other items. 


    Long-term research

    Working with the Hamilton Project policy team, interns will help research potential topics and authors for future Hamilton Project work.


    Policy Promulgation

    Interns will work with the Hamilton Project’s outreach and communications team in promoting the Project’s proposals.


    Event staffing

    Interns may help prepare materials for events and work at various aspects of the event, such as registration.



    The applicant should be prepared to help with general office support.


    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 be pursing an undergraduate degree in economics or in a related field like mathematics or statistics and should have strong writing and analytical skills. Applicants should have taken introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics. Coursework in statistics or econometrics is highly recommended.  Applicants should be proficient using Microsoft Excel. Proficiency with STATA, or other statistical software, is preferred. 


    A successful applicant will have a strong team work ethic and a belief that no task is too big or too small.


    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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