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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3 weeks ago

This external sponsorship/academic credit spring internship, beginning in January 2018, is an opportunity for graduate students with an interest in refugee and migration studies, international organization affairs, and urban affairs.


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 30 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.

ID
2017-1635
Program
Institutional Initiatives
Salary
Unpaid- Academic Credit/External Sponsorship
US-DC-Washington
1 month ago

This academic credit/external sponsorship spring internship, beginning in January 2018, is an opportunity for undergraduate students with an interest in communications, media relations, journalism, digital strategy, political science, and/or public policy 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
2017-1606
Program
Governance Studies
Salary
Unpaid- Academic Credit/or External Sponsorship
US-DC-Washington
1 month ago

This academic credit/ external sponsorship spring internship, beginning in January 2018, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year, recent college graduates, or graduate students with an interest in identifying and solving political and governance challenges in 21st century America, 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
2017-1605
Program
Governance Studies
Salary
Unpaid- Academic Credit/or External Sponsorship
US-DC-Washington