This internship, beginning in June, 2019, is an opportunity for undergraduate students with an interest in data analysis to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment.
This internship for academic credit or with external sponsorship provides a pre-professional learning experience that offers meaningful, practical work in a highly specialized setting. 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 receive customized training in Google Analytics to analyze website data. They will learn to analyze and correlate data, create segments for analysis, and develop dashboards to aggregate key findings. Analytics interns will compile reports and presentations for delivery to Brookings scholars and internal stakeholders. They will use these new skills to create monthly reports and will analyze those reports for insights that advance the objectives of the Communications team’s strategic plan.
Additionally, there will be one large project decided at the start of the internship which will be unique to the intern, based on their particular interests and skills.
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 student working towards a Bachelor’s degree, with a strong interest in data analysis and web analytics. Proficiency in Excel, strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as attention to detail required. Curiosity about the function of a Communications department and a passion for online media are strongly valued. Familiarity with online analytics tools such as Google Analytics a plus. Coursework in economics, political science, international relations, or government preferred.
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.