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’s staff in 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. In addition, interns may participate on Brookings sports teams and network with other interns throughout the Institution.
Types of Internships
Brookings offers two types of internships - paid, and external sponsorship. Internships are offered during the Summer, Fall and Spring semesters. Internships are usually 10-12 weeks. Internships are either hybrid or remote. 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.
Specifically for unpaid Internships, Brookings has partnered with several colleges, universities and external sponsors to provide students’ funding to ensure there is a purposeful learning program structured into the experience.
Colleges, universities and organizations interested in providing funding through external sponsorships as part of Brookings Institution’s internship program, should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applications must be submitted online by the application deadline. Please see below for more information about the schedule and deadlines.
When you apply:
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If selected as a finalist for an internship:
Because of recruiting volume, we can only accept applications for internships that are currently open.
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.
Internship Program Schedule:
Fall 2023 Internship Program Dates & Deadlines
• Internships posted beginning: May 25, 2023
• Application Deadline: June 25, 2023
• Decisions made the week of August 7, 2023
• Program start date: September 11, 2023
• Program end date: December 1, 2023
A note about the internship program deadlines:
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