Fall 2024, Research Internship, The Hamilton Project, Economic Studies (Job ID 2024-3451)

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/28/2024 12:00 AM)
Program
Economic Studies
ID
2024-3451
Salary
$17.50 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 12 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 virtual meetings, 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 economics to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. 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.

 

To learn more about Brookings research programs, click here.  

 

Position Location: This is a hybrid opportunity. Hybrid positions combine regular in-person presence at our Washington, DC, office with the option of remote work. Remote work applicants may not work from the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington.  

 

Vaccine Policy: Brookings requires all staff to submit proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to be in Brookings buildings.   

 

Individuals that (i) have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation. Brookings policies on masks and other pandemic mitigation measures will continue to be informed by DC and CDC guidelines.    

Responsibilities

About the Economic Studies Program: The Economic Studies program analyzes current and emerging economic issues facing the United States and the world and, based on that research, provides innovative, practical policy recommendations. ES’s work covers a broad array of economic issues, including economic growth, economic opportunity and mobility, the labor market, regulation, health policy, the environment, tax policy, retirement policy, and fiscal and monetary policy. Economic Studies scholars influence key economic policies by conducting rigorous and relevant research and then disseminating and communicating their findings to the policy community and to the broader public.

 

The Hamilton Project (THP) produces evidence-based policy proposals and analyses to promote broad-based economic growth by embracing a significant role for well-designed government policies and public investment. THP’s strategy calls for combining public investment, a secure social safety net, and fiscal discipline. In that framework, THP puts forward innovative proposals from leading economic thinkers—based on credible evidence and experience, not ideology or doctrine—to introduce new and effective policy options into the national debate. Recent and ongoing work include proposals on industrial policy, energy and innovation, health care, housing, the labor market, and social insurance.

 

Learning Objectives
Hamilton Project interns will gain exposure to a broad set of policy topics while developing their analytical thinking and writing skills. Applicants should expect a range of responsibilities, broadly defined under the following categories:

 

General research and writing
Interns will assist with short-term research and other projects. Examples include research for policy memos, blog posts, or other Hamilton Project work products. In addition, interns will be expected to analyze data and create graphs for the Hamilton Project economic analyses, policy memos, presentations and other items.

 

Long-term research
Working with the Hamilton Project policy team, interns will help research potential topics and authors for future Hamilton Project work.

 

Policy Promulgation
Interns will work with the Hamilton Project’s outreach and communications team in promoting the Project’s proposals.

 

Event staffing
Interns may help prepare materials for events and work at various aspects of the event, such as registration.

 

Miscellaneous
The applicant should be prepared to help with general office support.

Qualifications

Education/Knowledge/Skills:

 

Undergraduate students in their junior year or senior year, recent college graduates or graduate students majoring in economics or in a related field like mathematics or statistics. Students should have strong writing and analytical skills. Applicants should have taken introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics. Coursework in statistics or econometrics is highly recommended. Applicants should be proficient using Microsoft Excel. Proficiency with STATA, or other statistical software, is preferred. A successful applicant will have a strong team work ethic and a belief that no task is too big or too small.

 

Additional Information: 

 

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 application. 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.   

 

Please note: Applications will be accepted until June 23, 2024. 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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