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:

 

Fall 2020

 

Internships posted beginning the week of: August 3, 2020

Application deadline: August 28

Decisions are generally made by the week of: September 25, 2020

Program start date: October 12, 2020

Program end date: December 18, 2020

 

 

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 19 hours ago(8/5/2020 11:19 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 external sponsorship/academic focused remote-based internship, beginning in October 2020, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year with an interest in pulic 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 academic credit and/or external financial support.   Applicants must be willing to commit to 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
2020-2370
Program
Foreign Policy
Salary
Academic Credit/External Sponsorship
Location
US-
Posted Date 2 days ago(8/4/2020 12:54 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, beginning in October 2020, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year, recent graduates, or graduate students with an interest in social mobility and the middle class to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. This internship pays an hourly rate of $15.00, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 24 hours per week, with a preference for 30, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule.   To learn more about Brookings research programs, click here.
ID
2020-2368
Program
Economic Studies
Salary
$15.00 per hour
Location
US-
Posted Date 19 hours ago(8/5/2020 11:19 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 external sponsorship/academic focused internship, beginning in October 2020, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in subnational threats and transnational networks 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 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
2020-2367
Program
Foreign Policy
Salary
Academic Credit/External Sponsorship
Location
US-
Posted Date 2 days ago(8/4/2020 12:54 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, beginning in October 2020, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in economic policy research, non-profit communications, and event planning to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. This internship pays an hourly rate of $15.00, 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
2020-2363
Program
Economic Studies
Salary
$15.00 per hour
Location
US-
Posted Date 2 days ago(8/4/2020 12:58 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, 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, beginning in October 2020, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year or recent college graduates (applying no more than one calendar year from their graduation year) with an interest in public policy, political science, economics, and/or a related field to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. This internship pays an hourly rate of $15.00, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no fewer than 35 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
2020-2355
Program
Governance Studies
Salary
$15.00 per hour
Location
US-
Posted Date 2 days ago(8/4/2020 12:57 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, beginning in October 2020, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year with an interest in U.S. government and politics to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. This internship pays an hourly rate of $15.00, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 32 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
2020-2351
Program
Governance Studies
Salary
$15.00 per hour
Location
US-
Posted Date 2 days ago(8/4/2020 11:35 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 fall internship, beginning on October 12, 2020, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior year or senior year, recent college graduates or 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 $15.00 and is based on a 40-hour work week. 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,  9 am – 5pm (EST), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. Brookings is based in Washington, D.C. but this internship will be conducted remotely and will last approximately 2 months.     To learn more about Brookings research programs, click here.
ID
2020-2350
Program
Communications
Salary
$15.00 per hour
Location
US-
Posted Date 2 days ago(8/4/2020 11:32 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, 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, beginning in October 2020, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in data analysis, communications, and public policy 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. Candidates without academic credit or external financial support will not be considered.    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
2020-2349
Program
Communications
Salary
Academic Credit/External Sponsorship
Location
US-
Posted Date 2 days ago(8/4/2020 11:28 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 remote internship, beginning in October 2020, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in communications, media relations, public affairs, social media, editorial writing or public policy 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. Candidates without academic credit or external financial support will not be considered.    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
2020-2348
Program
Communications
Salary
Academic Credit/External Sponsorship
Location
US-
Posted Date 2 days ago(8/4/2020 12:57 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, beginning in October 2020, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year and recent graduates with interests in history, public policy, and/or international politics to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. This internship pays an hourly rate of $15.00, 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
2020-2340
Program
Governance Studies
Salary
$15.00 per hour
Location
US-
Posted Date 2 days ago(8/4/2020 12:56 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, beginning in October 2020, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year and graduate students 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 $15.00, 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
2020-2334
Program
Governance Studies
Salary
$15.00 per hour
Location
US-
Posted Date 20 hours ago(8/5/2020 10:09 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, beginning in October 2020, is an opportunity for an undergraduate student to support the work of E.J. Dionne, Jr. and William A. Galston, both Senior Fellows in the Governance Studies program at the Brookings Institution by applying principles and theories learned in the classroom in a professional environment. This internship pays an hourly rate of $15.00, 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
2020-2331
Program
Governance Studies
Salary
$15.00 per hour
Location
US-
Posted Date 2 days ago(8/4/2020 11:37 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 external sponsorship/academic focused internship, beginning in October 2020, 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. The internship is offered on the basis of academic credit and/or external financial support.   To learn more about Brookings research programs, click here.
ID
2020-2325
Program
Economic Studies
Salary
External Sponsorship
Location
US-