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:
Internships posted: May 14
Application deadline: July 3
Decisions are generally made by: July 20
Program start date: September 10
Program end date: December 7
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:
A resume and a cover letter
A copy of undergraduate/Graduate official or unofficial transcripts
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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This external sponsorship/academic credit internship, beginning in January 2019, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year, or graduate students with an interest in non-profit/facilities management, to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment.
This unpaid internship provides a pre-professional learning experience that offers meaningful, practical work experience related to the student’s field of study or career interest. It will provide an opportunity for career exploration and development as well as a chance to learn new skills.
Applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 16 hours preferably over at least 2 consecutive days per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.