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 Development and Fundraising 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.
The intern will assist in conducting research and writing to assist the team with corporate and individual fundraising activities, including grant reports and proposals, prospect research, meeting briefings, event planning, stewardship plans, print collateral, and other donor-related communications and outreach. 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 pursing a graduate, undergraduate degree (who have completed their sophomore year), or recent college graduates in economics, public policy, political science, journalism, communications, fundraising certificate program or related fields are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have strong writing and communications skills. Prior fundraising or development internship experience is desired.
A successful applicant will have a strong team work ethic and a belief that no task is too big or too small.
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.