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 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

  

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(1/12/2018 9:47 AM)
This summer internship, beginning in June 2018, is a paid opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior year or senior year, recent college graduates or graduate students with an interest in gaining experience and contributing to the work at the world's leading think tank. This internship pays an hourly rate of $13.25, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week during regular business hours, with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.
ID
2018-1704
Program
Metropolitan Policy Program
Salary
$13.25/Hr.
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/17/2018 11:15 AM)
This external sponsorship/academic credit summer internship, beginning in June 2018, is an opportunity for graduate students or undergraduates in their junior or senior year with an interest in U.S. foreign policy and international order to apply principles and theory in a professional environment. The internship will focus on a broad range of issues affecting the future of the international system, the U.S. alliance network, and the resurgence of geopolitical competition.   This unpaid internship provides a practical learning experience that offers meaningful 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.
ID
2018-1701
Program
Foreign Policy
Salary
Unpaid/Academic Credit
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/23/2018 9:06 AM)
This academic credit summer internship, beginning in June 2018, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior year or senior year, recent college graduates or graduate students with an interest in the Middle East and North Africa region and U.S. policy regarding regional issues to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. 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. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.The internship is based in Washington, DC and will last approximately 10-12 weeks.
ID
2018-1700
Program
Foreign Policy
Salary
Unpaid - Academic Credit/External Sponsorship
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/17/2018 4:48 PM)
This external sponsorship/academic credit summer internship, beginning in June 2018, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year or graduate students with an interest in the operation and management of non-governmental organizations 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.
ID
2018-1699
Program
Foreign Policy
Salary
Unpaid/Academic Credit
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/12/2018 9:46 AM)
This external sponsorship/academic credit summer internship, beginning in June 2018, is an opportunity for graduate students or undergraduates in their junior or senior year with an interest in European affairs and transatlantic relations to support scholar research on matters of U.S. policy towards Europe, as well as the foreign policies of European states, and to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional enviroment. The internship will focus on a broad range of issues, including transatlantic relations; the future of the European Union; Russia; and nationalism, populism, and challenges to democracy.   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.
ID
2018-1698
Program
Foreign Policy
Salary
Unpaid/Academic Credit
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/17/2018 11:15 AM)
This academic credit/external sponsorship summer internship, beginning in June 2018, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year or graduate students with an interest in subnational threats-transnational networks 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.
ID
2018-1696
Program
Foreign Policy
Salary
Unpaid- Academic Credit
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/11/2018 12:23 PM)
This summer internship, beginning in June 2018, is a paid opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior year or senior year, recent college graduates or graduate students with an interest in Development (fundraising). The internship will provide candidates with an opportunity to contribute to the work of the world’s leading think tank. This internship pays an hourly rate of $13.25, and 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. The internship is based in Washington, DC and will last approximately 10 weeks.  
ID
2018-1695
Program
Metropolitan Policy Program
Salary
13.25/hr.
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/17/2018 11:14 AM)
This external sponsorship/academic credit summer internship, beginning in June 2018, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year, recent college graduates, or graduate students with an interest in China 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.
ID
2018-1694
Program
Foreign Policy
Salary
Unpaid/Academic Credit
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/17/2018 11:11 AM)
This academic credit/external sponsorship summer internship, beginning in June 2018, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year, recent college graduates, or graduate students with an interest in China 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.
ID
2018-1693
Program
Foreign Policy
Salary
Unpaid/Academic Credit
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/11/2018 12:20 PM)
This academic credit/external sponsorship summer internship, beginning in June, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year or graduate students with an interest in data analysis 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 in a highly specialized setting. It will provide an opportunity for career exploration and development as well as a chance to learn new skills.  
ID
2018-1689
Program
Communications
Salary
Unpaid/ Academc Credit
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/11/2018 12:21 PM)
This academic focused summer internship, beginning in June 2018, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year or graduate students with an interest in communications 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.  
ID
2018-1688
Program
Communications
Salary
Unpaid/Academic Credit
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/11/2018 12:18 PM)
This summer internship, beginning in June 2018, is a paid opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior year or senior year, recent college graduates or graduate students with an interest in gaining experience and contributing to the work at the world’s leading think tank.    This internship pays an hourly rate of $13.25, and 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. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.
ID
2018-1685
Program
Metropolitan Policy Program
Salary
$13.25/hourly
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/11/2018 11:46 AM)
This academic credit internship, beginning in June 2018, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their sophomore, junior or senior year, recent college graduates and graduate students, with an interest in educational assessment, 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. This is a 40 hour per week internship, during regular business hours, with some flexibility around an academic course schedule, if needed. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.
ID
2018-1684
Program
Global Economy and Development
Salary
Unpaid/Academic Credit
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/11/2018 11:41 AM)
This summer internship, beginning in June 2018, is a paid opportunity for undergraduate students in their sophomore, junior or senior year, recent college graduates and graduate students, with an interest in global girls' education. This internship pays an hourly rate of $13.25. This is a 40 hour per week internship, during regular business hours, with some flexibility around an academic course schedule, if needed. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.
ID
2018-1683
Program
Global Economy and Development
Salary
$13.25/ hour
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/11/2018 11:49 AM)
This summer internship, beginning in June 2018, is a paid opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior year or senior year, recent college graduates or graduate students with an interest in public policy and social justice issues.    This internship pays an hourly rate of $13.25, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 35 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.
ID
2018-1682
Program
Governance Studies
Salary
$13.25
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/11/2018 12:25 PM)
This academic credit/external sponsorship summer internship, beginning in June 2018, is an unpaid opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year or graduate students with an interest in East and South Asia 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.
ID
2018-1681
Program
Foreign Policy
Salary
Unpaid/Academic Credit
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/11/2018 12:24 PM)
Lawfare has emerged as the internet’s indispensable resource for information and analysis on the law of national security. Devoted to “Hard National Security Choices,” the site features top-quality writing and analysis from experts on developing stories in the national security arena, relevant legislation, and judicial opinions. It is a digital magazine that includes a podcast, a book review, research tools, a daily news roundup, an events calendar, and exhaustive coverage of events other media touch only glancingly.   This internship, beginning June 2018, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their sophomore, junior or senior year or graduate students with an interest in national security to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment.   This unpaid nternship 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
ID
2018-1680
Program
Governance Studies
Salary
Unpaid - Academic Credit/External Sponsorship
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/11/2018 11:45 AM)
This external sponsorship/academic credit, summer internship, beginning in June 2018, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their sophomore, junior or senior year, recent college graduates, and graduate students, with an interest in the political economy of Africa, 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. This is a 40 hour per week internship, during regular business hours, with some flexibility around an academic course schedule, if needed. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.
ID
2018-1679
Program
Global Economy and Development
Salary
Unpaid/Academic Credit
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/11/2018 12:22 PM)
This academic credit summer internship, beginning in June 2018, is an unpaid opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior year or senior year, recent college graduates or graduate students with an interest in congressional elections and U.S. government. 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. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.
ID
2018-1678
Program
Governance Studies
Salary
Unpaid/Academic Credit
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/11/2018 11:43 AM)
This academic credit internship, beginning in June 2018, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their sophomore, junior or senior year, recent college graduates, and graduate students, with an interest in economics and/or finance, 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. This is a 40 hour per week internship, during regular business hours, with some flexibility around an academic course schedule, if needed. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.
ID
2018-1677
Program
Global Economy and Development
Salary
Unpaid/Academic Credit
Location
US-DC-Washington