Best of Luck to our Spring 2018 interns! 


Brookings Internship Program: The Brookings Internship program provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds to engage in career exploration and development as well as a chance to learn new skills.


The mission of the Internship program is to provide students and recent graduates with a pre-professional, meaningful and practical work experience related to the student’s field of study or career interest.  Interns may work with Brookings staff in our research areas- Economic Studies, Foreign Policy, Global Economy and Development, Governance Studies, and Metropolitan Policy.  Brookings also offers students the opportunity to intern in departments such as communications, human resources and central operations management. 


Interns will have the opportunity to attend internal meetings, local think tank events, professional development workshops, and public Brookings events as well as participate on Brookings sports teams and network with other interns throughout the Institution.


Brookings offers three types of internships- paid, academic for credit, and external sponsorship.  Internships are offered during the summer, fall and spring semesters. Internships are usually 10-12 weeks and located in Washington DC.


Specifically for unpaid Internships, Brookings has partnered with several colleges, universities and external sponsors to provide students’ academic credit or funding to ensure there is a purposeful learning program structured into the experience.  Colleges, universities and organizations interested in providing academic credit, or providing funding through external sponsorships as part of Brookings Institution’s internship program, should send an email to internships@brookings.edu.


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. To learn more, see our Statement on Diversity and Inclusion.


Because of recruiting volume, we can only accept applications for internships that are currently open and only those applicants who are selected for further discussions will be contacted.


Internship Program Schedule:


Spring 2018


Internships posted- October 16

Application deadline: November 17

Decisions are generally made by: December 4

Program start date: January 16

Program end date: April 13


Summer 2018


Internships posted- January 8

Application deadline: March 9

Decisions are generally made by: March 23

Program start date: June 4

Program end date: August 11




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