Fall 2024, Research and Events Internship, AI and Emerging Technology, Executive Office (Job ID: 2024-3460)

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/31/2024 3:51 PM)
Executive Office
$17.50 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 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  recent graduates (no more than one year from date of graduation) with an interest in AI, emerging tech and data science to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. This internship pays an hourly rate of $17.50, 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. 


To learn more about Brookings research programs, click here.   


Position Location: This is a remote only opportunity. 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.    


The intern will assist in coordinating events and 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 work on a range of event management, research and publication tasks, 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 (e.g., 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. Proficiency in R, Python, or another language for data analysis is highly desirable.


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. Applicants should identify specific topics of interest in their cover letter. 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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