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Interns spend approximately 10 weeks working alongside leading experts in government and academia from all over the world. Brookings also offers students the opportunity to intern in departments such as communications, human resources and central operations management. The mission of the Internship Program is to provide students with a pre-professional learning experience that offers meaningful, practical work experience related to their field of study or career interest. Students engage in career exploration and development as well as learn new skills.
Interns will have the opportunity to attend internal meetings, local think tank events, professional development workshops, and public Brookings events. In addition, interns may participate on Brookings sports teams and network with other interns throughout the Institution.
This summer internship, beginning in June 2020, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in Chinese grand strategy and international order, governance, and democracy to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. The internship is offered on the basis of academic credit and/or external financial support.
Applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 30-40 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule.
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This internship will support the Fellow and Director of the China Strategy Initiative in Brookings's Center for East Asia Policy Studies (CEAP).
The intern will acquire substantive professional experience while working with staff and scholars in CEAP. The intern will gain first-hand experience in public policy and international affairs by contributing to research projects on the following topics: Chinese Arctic strategy, international governance, telecommunications, democracy; gathering Chinese-langage documents which would be incorporated into reports; assisting with organizing public and private events and workshops; fact-checking and editing a book manuscript; and other administrative duties as assigned.
Undergraduate students in their junior or senior year and graduate students working towards a degree in a relevant field (i.e. international relations, Asian studies, political science, etc) are eligible to apply.
Qualified applicants will have demonstrated knowledge and experience in research and writing, be able to multi-task and work under tight deadlines, have excellent attention to detail, organizational, and communication skills; and professional to advanced Chinese language expertise.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required for interning at Brookings.
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 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. Please address your cover letter to Hiring Manager.
Selected applicants will additionally be required to submit two letters of recommendation or provide two professional references. A writing sample is not required but highly preferred.
Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2020. Applications not completed and submitted by the application deadline date will not be considered. Your application is considered complete when you receive an email confirming that your application was successfully submitted.
As you are applying, please be sure to click here to learn more about the Brookings Internship Program, deadlines, and directions on how to successfully submit your internship application(s).
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