Internship Listings

Thank you for your interest in interning at the Brookings Institution. Current internship opportunities are listed below and applications are accepted for posted internships. Please be sure to review the Eligibility and Application Requirements as well as the Internship Program Schedule before applying.  Internships are very competitive and you will be notified via email or phone if you are being considered for an internship. 

 

Please note that the dates below are approximate. Based on a student's availability and school schedule, internships can begin or end before or after the dates indicated below.

 

Internship Program Schedule:

 

Spring 2022 Internship Program Dates & Deadlines:

 

 

Eligibility and Application Requirements:

 

To be eligible for an internship with Brookings, students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited college or university, or be a recent college graduate. International students who are legally able to intern or work in the United States without sponsorship from Brookings are eligible to apply. When applying for an internship, you must submit:

  1. A resume and a cover letter 
  2. A copy of undergraduate/Graduate official or unofficial transcripts
  3. Students applying for an academic credit internship must be eligible to receive academic credit and able to provide documentation from their school. 

Candidates selected as finalists will be asked to submit writing samples, professional references or letters of recommendation upon request.

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Posted Date 1 month ago(8/23/2021 4:04 PM)
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 junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in events, communications or public policy 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 30 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule.   To learn more about Brookings research programs, click here.
ID
2021-2710
Program
Communications
Salary
$15.20 per hour
Location
US-
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/24/2021 10:44 AM)
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 junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in social media and digital communicationsto apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. The internship is offered on the basis of academic credit and/or external financial support.   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. 
ID
2021-2708
Program
Communications
Salary
Academic Credit/External Sponsorship
Location
US-
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/23/2021 6:12 PM)
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 external sponsorship, remote-based internship is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year with an interest in public policy and international affairs, and the Middle East, North Africa, and U.S. policy toward the region, to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. The internship is offered on the basis of external financial support.   Applicants must be willing to commit to 20-25 hours per week during regular business hours, with some flexibility around an academic course schedule.   To learn more about Brookings research programs, click here. 
ID
2021-2706
Program
Foreign Policy
Salary
External Sponsorship
Location
US-
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/22/2021 11:59 PM)
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 junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in in government, political science, international relations, and law to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. The internship is offered on the basis of academic credit and/or external financial support.   This internship is sponsored by the Lawfare Institute, who will provide the selected intern with a set stipend. Applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 30 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule.   To learn more about Brookings research programs, click here. 
ID
2021-2705
Program
Governance Studies
Salary
External Sponsorship Provided by the Lawfare Institute
Location
US-
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/23/2021 5:50 PM)
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 junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in in European affairs and transatlantic relations to support scholar research and activity on matters of U.S. policy towards Europe and the foreign policies of European states, and to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. The internship is offered on the basis of external financial support; receiving academic credit in addition to receiving external support is acceptable.   Applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 24 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule.   To learn more about Brookings research programs, click here. 
ID
2021-2704
Program
Foreign Policy
Salary
External Sponsorship
Location
US-
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/26/2021 10:30 AM)
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 junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in Chinese political, social and economic issues to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. The internship is offered on the basis of academic credit and/or external financial support.   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. 
ID
2021-2703
Program
Foreign Policy
Salary
Academic Credit/External Sponsorship
Location
US-
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/23/2021 9:35 AM)
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 recruiting for three open positions and is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their sophmore, junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in social justice 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 25 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule.   To learn more about Brookings research programs, click here.
ID
2021-2702
Program
Governance Studies
Salary
$15.20 per hour
Location
US-
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/22/2021 11:58 PM)
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 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. 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 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.
ID
2021-2700
Program
Economic Studies
Salary
$15.20 per hour
Location
US-
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/22/2021 11:58 PM)
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 junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in finance, accounting, and/or investment 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 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.
ID
2021-2699
Program
Office of Financial Services
Salary
$15.20 per hour
Location
US-
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/20/2021 11:59 PM)
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 junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in technology policy 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 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.
ID
2021-2693
Program
Governance Studies
Salary
$15.20 per hour
Location
US-
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/25/2021 12:19 PM)
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 learning 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 junior or senior year with an interest in education policy 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 24 hours and up to 40 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule.    To learn more about Brookings research programs, click here.
ID
2021-2692
Program
Governance Studies
Salary
$15.20 per hour
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/24/2021 10:59 AM)
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 with an interest in American politics and policy 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 25 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule.   To learn more about Brookings research programs, click here.
ID
2021-2677
Program
Governance Studies
Salary
$15.20 per hour
Location
US-
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/9/2021 2:28 PM)
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 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. 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 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.
ID
2021-2676
Program
Economic Studies
Salary
$15.20 per hour
Location
US-