This external sponsorship/academic focused summer internship, beginning in June 2019, is an opportunity for MLIS students interested in pursuing a career in a special or academic research library 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.
The intern will become familiar with the basic principles of maintaining a public policy research library. The intern will assist the Research Librarians with general reference and research requests, scholar requests for custom literature reviews, requests for research data, and interlibrary loan/document delivery requests. The intern will assist the Collection Development Librarian with electronic resources evaluation, especially data resources evaluation. The intern will assist the Technical Services Librarian with intranet/Library portal maintenance.
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.
Graduate or undergraduate student (who has completed their sophomore year) working towards a degree in a relevant field. Interest in social sciences or public policy research, attention to detail, basic computer skills, ability to follow oral and written directions, good concentration and follow-through, and ability to lift 20 pounds. Applicants must be able to earn credits for the internship.
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.