Fall 2021, Endowment Office Internship, Office of Financial Services (Job ID: 2021-2634)

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/26/2021 5:32 PM)
Office of Financial Services
$15.20 per hour


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 remotely 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 virtual meetings, local think tank events, professional development workshops, and public Brookings events.  In addition, interns will have the opportunity to network with other interns throughout the Institution.


This internship is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in finance, accounting, and/or investment  to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. This internship pays an hourly rate of $15.20, 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 Endowment Office is responsible for the current and future financial support to the Institution in the pursuit of its mission. Accordingly, the endowment as a portfolio will be invested for the long-term in a matter that preserves its purchasing power and saves for the future of the Institution. The institution intends and expects to exist in perpetuity.


This internship provides a front row seat to the world of global finance and investment management. The Endowment Office Intern will support the team in portfolio-wide and investment fund specific data management and analysis, attend meetings and take notes on meetings with fund managers, assist in due diligence, and contribute by completing various other administrative tasks that are crucial to the running of the Endowment.




Qualified candidates should be in their junior year or senior year of college, recent college graduates, or graduate students. Experience or interest in finance, investments and/or economics is preferred, but not required. The primary skill sought is data entry and analysis with strong proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite particularly in Excel, SharePoint, OneNote and Teams. Proficiency in PeopleSoft and other data research software would be helpful.


Additional Information:


This is a remote only opportunity. This internship requires you to be located in the U.S. for the duration of the internship.


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. You are required to submit/attach a separate cover letter for each internship you apply to. 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.


If selected as a finalist for the internship, you will be required to submit two letters of recommendation or provide two professional references.  


Applications will be accepted until June 20, 2021. 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 welcomes and celebrates diversity in all its forms.  We welcome applications that reflect a variety of backgrounds based on ideology, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, first generation college goers, and other factors protected by law. Brookings is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.


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