• Summer 2020, Communications and Engagement Internship, Metropolitan Policy Program (Job ID: 2020-2256)

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/7/2020 11:56 AM)
    Metropolitan Policy Program
    $15.00 per hour
  • Overview

    Thinking about a career in public policy? Committed to improving the world we live in? Think Brookings - one of the most influential, most quoted and most trusted think tanks!

    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 internship, beginning in June 2020, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year and recent college graduate students with an interest in public policy outreach to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. This internship pays an hourly rate of $15.00, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week, (during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule.


    To learn more about Brookings research programs, click here.


    The communications & engagement intern is tasked with supporting the development of Brookings Metro’s communications products, including blogs, reports, research briefs, and social media, as well as providing administrative support on special projects and outreach strategies involving external stakeholders. In particular, the communications & engagement intern will provide support on media outreach and tracking, copy editing, general research, and administrative tasks.




    Graduate or undergraduate student (who has completed their sophomore year) working towards a degree in communications, public policy, urban policy, or related fields. Recent college graduates are also eligible to apply.Our most successful interns possess the following skills: Excellent writer and editor, strong attention to detail, social media experience, research capabilities, ability to work in fast paced environment, strong multi-tasking skills and ability to meet tight deadlines, capacity to perform well in team and individual settings, understanding of newsworthiness of key research, and interest in public policy.


    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.  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.  


    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).

    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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