• Summer 2019, Events Internship, Office of Communications (Job ID: 2018-1949)

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/9/2019 11:12 AM)
    $14.00 per hour
  • 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 events, communciations or public policy 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 30 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.


    Responsibilities will include staffing and preparing for daily public events at Brookings, which showcase Brookings scholars and top leaders from the U.S. and around the globe. Additional duties include: audience research and event outreach, data work and management of our contact database, editing event announcements and speaker bios, and completing other office duties as assigned.


    In addition to their primary responsibilities, 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 students (who have completed their sophomore year) working towards a degree in communications, journalism, hospitality, political science, economics, international affairs or similar fields are eligible to apply. Recent college graduates are also eligible to apply.

    We are looking for applicants with strong writing, problem-solving and organizational skills. Our best interns possess a fine attention to detail, enjoy a fast-paced environment, provide excellent customer service and are strong communicators.


    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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