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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 internship, beginning in June 2020, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in U.S. government and politics 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 number of hours per week (no less than 20 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule.
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The Center for Effective Public Management (CEPM) intern will have the opportunity to review and summarize literature, collect data, fact-check, track current events, monitor the congressional schedule, and provide general research support. Research topics may include: the 2020 presidential and congressional campaigns, primaries, and general elections; implementation of public policy, e.g. immigration reform and marijuana legalization; organizational and political challenges to effective federal government management; political parties, electoral and institutional reform; federalism; and natural resource governance.
Undergraduate students in their junior year or senior year, recent college graduates, or graduate students working toward a degree in public policy and/or political science, or related field are encouraged to apply. Our most successful interns have strong writing ability and analytical skills, and research experience using qualitative and/or quantitative methods.
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.