This external sponsorship/ academic focused summer internship, beginning in June 2019, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year with an interest in education policy 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 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.
Students will have an opportunity to learn a variety of research skills such as data collection, coding, and general research support. The topic areas include, but are not limited to, teacher workforce policies, school accountability, and student success in higher education. Interns will have the opportunity to perform substantive research and be exposed to top experts in the education policy field.
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 students (who have completed their sophomore year) working towards a degree in public policy, education, political science, economics, statistics, and / or other social sciences or related fields are encouraged to apply. Our most successful interns have strong writing, analytical, and quantitative research skills, preferably demonstrated through prior independent research or previous experience as a research assistant.
Experience using Microsoft Excel is required, and experience with STATA is a plus. Strong social media and data visualization skills are also a plus.
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.
Applicants must also submit a college transcript and contact information for two academic or professional references. Unofficial transcripts and letters of recommendation rather than references are acceptable.
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.