Spring 2022, Research & Project Coordination Internship, Center for Universal Education, Global Economy and Development (Job ID: 2021-2725)

Posted Date 1 month ago(8/26/2021 2:58 PM)
Program
Global Economy and Development
ID
2021-2725
Salary
$15.20 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 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 sophomore, junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in international development and education 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 15 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule.

 

To learn more about Brookings research programs, click here.

Responsibilities

The Global Economy and Development (“Global”) program at Brookings aims to shape the policy debate to improve global economic cooperation and fight global poverty and sources of social stress. The Center for Universal Education (CUE), founded in 2002 as part of the Global Economy and Development program, is one of the leading policy centers focused on universal quality education particularly in the developing world. We develop and disseminate effective solutions for quality education and skills development. We envision a world where all children and youth have the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. CUE plays a critical role in influencing the development of policy related to global education and promotes actionable strategies for governments, civil society and private enterprise.

 

The Millions Learning team within the Center for Universal Education (CUE) is seeking an intern to support its work. The intern will work on projects associated with the Millions Learning Real-time Scaling Labs, Research on Scaling the Impact of Innovations in Education (ROSIE), and other related research initiatives.The intern will have the opportunity to assist in providing program coordination and research assistance in the area of scaling education initiatives in low- and middle-income countries. The specific focus and tasks will be determined based on the skills of the intern selected.

Qualifications

Education/Knowledge/Skills:

 

Students should be undergraduates in their sophomore, junior or senior year, or graduate students completing a degree in a relevant field such as international affairs, education, international/comparative education, or international development, or related fields.

Applicants should possess excellent organization and communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to accomplish tasks efficiently with minimal supervision. Demonstrated ability to conduct qualitative research.  Experience in planning and facilitating meetings.  Ability to work independently in a fast-paced work environment and pay close attention to detail when performing administrative and logistical, coordination, research-related tasks. Successful applicants will have a working knowledge of the Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), with proficiency in Excel.

 

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.  

 

The application deadline has been extended until September 26, 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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