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:

 

Summer 2022 Internship Program Dates & Deadlines:

 

 

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 9 hours ago(5/23/2022 11:36 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 is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in artificial intelligence, emerging technology, and their policy impact to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. This internship pays an hourly rate of $16.10, 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.   Position Location: This is a hybrid opportunity. Hybrid work combines regular in-person presence at our Washington, DC, office with the option of remote work. Remote work applicants may not work from the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington.    Vaccine Policy: Brookings requires all staff and visitors to submit proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to be in Brookings buildings.     As a visitor and/or a new employee at Brookings, you will be required to comply with the vaccination policy if you will be present on the Brookings campus. Individuals invited for an in-person job interview or hired as an employee that (i) have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation.       
ID
2022-2939
Program
Executive Office
Salary
$16.10 per hour
Location
US-
Posted Date 8 hours ago(5/23/2022 11:54 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 is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in transportation and placemaking, climate investment, and federal infrastructure policy to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. This internship pays an hourly rate of $16.10, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 20-30 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule.   Brookings Metro’s Resilient Regions Initiativeserves as a unique knowledge and action hub to study, design, test, and scale new approaches in regional land use, transportation, housing, and infrastructure policy and practice that can produce more inclusive and resilient places. Unlike existing efforts that focus on specific sets of economic, environmental, or governance issues related to the built environment, the Resilient Regions Initiative both diagnoses the interconnected challenges and works in partnership with places to address them.   To learn more about Brookings research programs, click here.   Position Location: This position is open to hybrid and/or remote applicants. Hybrid work combines regular in-person presence at our Washington, DC, office with the option of remote work. Choosing remote work would mean there is no in-person component. Applicants may not work from the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington.      Vaccine Policy: Brookings requires all staff and visitors to submit proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to be in Brookings buildings.     As a visitor and/or a new employee at Brookings, you will be required to comply with the vaccination policy if you will be present on the Brookings campus. Individuals invited for an in-person job interview or hired as an employee that (i) have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation.       
ID
2022-2938
Program
Metropolitan Policy Program
Salary
$16.10 per hour
Location
US-
Posted Date 4 hours ago(5/23/2022 3:53 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 is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in finance, accounting, and/or investment tto apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. This internship pays an hourly rate of $16.10, 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.   Position location: This is a hybrid opportunity; hybrid work combines regular in-person presence at our Washington, DC, office with the option of remote work. Remote work applicants may not work from the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington.    Vaccine Policy: Brookings requires all staff and visitors to submit proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to be in Brookings buildings.     As a visitor and/or a new employee at Brookings, you will be required to comply with the vaccination policy if you will be present on the Brookings campus. Individuals invited for an in-person job interview or hired as an employee that (i) have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation.       
ID
2022-2932
Program
Office of Financial Services
Salary
$16.10 per hour
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 4 hours ago(5/23/2022 4:00 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 is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in in computer science, information systems/data management, and emerging technology, and their key principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. This internship pays an hourly rate of $16.10, 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.   Position Location: This is a hybrid opportunity. Hybrid work combines regular in-person presence at our Washington, DC, office with the option of remote work. Remote work applicants may not work from the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington.    Vaccine Policy: Brookings requires all staff and visitors to submit proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to be in Brookings buildings.     As a visitor and/or a new employee at Brookings, you will be required to comply with the vaccination policy if you will be present on the Brookings campus. Individuals invited for an in-person job interview or hired as an employee that (i) have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation.       
ID
2022-2931
Program
Information Technology Services
Salary
$16.10 per hour
Location
US-
Posted Date 8 hours ago(5/23/2022 11:55 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 is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in majority Black cities and neighborhoods, issues affecting Black communities, asset framing, and research to uncover solutions to the racial wealth gap. Interns will apply principles and theory learned in the classroom around economic mobility, engagement with local communities, and public policy in a professional environment. This internship pays an hourly rate of $16.10, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 20-30 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. Brookings Metro’s Valuing Black Assets Initiativeaims to mobilize a new generation of leaders around an action-oriented agenda to embrace and invest in the assets critical to wealth creation and economic growth in Black communities. The initiative provides inspiration, ideas, and networks for policymakers, private-sector leaders, and grass-top organizations to both accelerate Black Americans’ economic mobility and support local solutions that restore value to Black assets sacrificed to racism.   To learn more about Brookings research programs, click here.   Position Location: This position is open to hybrid and/or remote applicants. Hybrid work combines regular in-person presence at our Washington, DC, office with the option of remote work. Choosing remote work would mean there is no in-person component. Applicants may not work from the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington.    Vaccine Policy: Brookings requires all staff and visitors to submit proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to be in Brookings buildings.     As a visitor and/or a new employee at Brookings, you will be required to comply with the vaccination policy if you will be present on the Brookings campus. Individuals invited for an in-person job interview or hired as an employee that (i) have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation.       
ID
2022-2925
Program
Metropolitan Policy Program
Salary
$16.10 per hour
Location
US-
Posted Date 20 hours ago(5/23/2022 12:00 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 is a paid opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year and 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 $16.10, and 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.   To learn more about Brookings research programs, click here.   Position Location: This is a hybrid opportunity, hybrid combines regular in-person presence at our Washington, DC, office with the option of remote work. Remote work applicants may not work from the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington.    Vaccine Policy: Brookings requires all staff and visitors to submit proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to be in Brookings buildings.     As a visitor and/or a new employee at Brookings, you will be required to comply with the vaccination policy if you will be present on the Brookings campus. Individuals invited for an in-person job interview or hired as an employee that (i) have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation.       
ID
2022-2917
Program
Communications
Salary
$16.10 per hour
Location
US-
Posted Date 8 hours ago(5/23/2022 11:51 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 is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in Business Development/Fundraising to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. This internship pays an hourly rate of $16.10, and 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.   To learn more about Brookings research programs, click here.   Position Location: This is position is open as either a remote or hybrid opportunity. Hybrid workcombines regular in-person presence at our Washington, DC, office with the option of remote work. Remote work applicants may not work from the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington.    Vaccine Policy: Brookings requires all staff and visitors to submit proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to be in Brookings buildings.     As a visitor and/or a new employee at Brookings, you will be required to comply with the vaccination policy if you will be present on the Brookings campus. Individuals invited for an in-person job interview or hired as an employee that (i) have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation.       
ID
2022-2916
Program
Metropolitan Policy Program
Salary
$16.10 per hour
Location
US-
Posted Date 20 hours ago(5/23/2022 12:00 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 is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in data science and economics to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. This internship pays an hourly rate of $16.10, 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.   Position Location: This is a hybrid opportunity, hybrid combines regular in-person presence at our Washington, DC, office with the option of remote work. Remote work applicants may not work from the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington.    Vaccine Policy: Brookings requires all staff and visitors to submit proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to be in Brookings buildings.     As a visitor and/or a new employee at Brookings, you will be required to comply with the vaccination policy if you will be present on the Brookings campus. Individuals invited for an in-person job interview or hired as an employee that (i) have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation.
ID
2022-2912
Program
Economic Studies
Salary
$16.10 per hour
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 20 hours ago(5/23/2022 12:00 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 is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in technology policy to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. This internship pays an hourly rate of $16.10, 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.   Position Location: This is a hybrid opportunity, hybrid combines regular in-person presence at our Washington, DC, office with the option of remote work. Remote work applicants may not work from the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington.    Vaccine Policy: Brookings requires all staff and visitors to submit proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to be in Brookings buildings.     As a visitor and/or a new employee at Brookings, you will be required to comply with the vaccination policy if you will be present on the Brookings campus. Individuals invited for an in-person job interview or hired as an employee that (i) have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation.       
ID
2022-2911
Program
Governance Studies
Salary
$16.10 per hour
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 20 hours ago(5/23/2022 12:00 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 is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in health policy and economics to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. This internship pays an hourly rate of $16.10, 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.   Position Location: This is a hybrid opportunity, hybrid combines regular in-person presence at our Washington, DC, office with the option of remote work. Remote work applicants may not work from the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington.    Vaccine Policy: Brookings requires all staff and visitors to submit proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to be in Brookings buildings.     As a visitor and/or a new employee at Brookings, you will be required to comply with the vaccination policy if you will be present on the Brookings campus. Individuals invited for an in-person job interview or hired as an employee that (i) have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation.       
ID
2022-2910
Program
Economic Studies
Salary
$16.10 per hour
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 20 hours ago(5/23/2022 12:00 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 is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in events, communications, and economics to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. This internship pays an hourly rate of $16.10, 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.   Position Location: This is a hybrid opportunity, hybrid combines regular in-person presence at our Washington, DC, office with the option of remote work. Remote work applicants may not work from the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington.    Vaccine Policy: Brookings requires all staff and visitors to submit proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to be in Brookings buildings.     As a visitor and/or a new employee at Brookings, you will be required to comply with the vaccination policy if you will be present on the Brookings campus. Individuals invited for an in-person job interview or hired as an employee that (i) have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation. 
ID
2022-2909
Program
Economic Studies
Salary
$16.10 per hour
Location
US-DC-Washington