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 2021


Internships posted beginning the week of: October 19, 2020

Application deadline: November 22, 2020

Selections made (no later than): December 31, 2020

Program start date: January 19, 2021

Program end date: April 23, 2021


Summer 2021


Internships posted beginning the week of: January 11, 2021

Application deadline: February 28, 2021

Selections made (no later than): April 9, 2021

Program start date: June 7, 2021

Program end date: August 13, 2021




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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