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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, or recent college graduates, to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. The internship will provide candidates with an opportunity to contribute to a new initiative on artificial intelligence and emerging technology at the world’s leading think tank.
This internship pays an hourly rate of $15.00, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 24 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule.
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The intern will assist in conducting research on public policy and emerging technology. Brookings scholars affiliated with the Brookings AI and Emerging Technology Initiative work on a wide-range of tech policy issues and projects, from algorithmic bias, data privacy, and cybersecurity to automation and the future of work to disinformation campaigns, digital authoritarianism, the geopolitics of tech, and more. Interns will be responsible for a range of research tasks, such as data collection, analysis and/or visualization, in support of ongoing projects in the AI and Emerging Technology Initiative. Applicants should identify specific topics of interest in their cover letter.
This internship is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year, or recent college graduates, working towards a degree in a relevant field (i.e. computer science, engineering, social science, public policy, etc.).
Applicants must have excellent communication, writing, and analytical skills; strong organizational skills; experience working independently with little direction; and a passion to learn and adapt in a fast-paced office environment.
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. Applicants should identify specific topics of interest in their cover letter. 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.