The Brookings Internship program provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds to engage in career exploration and development as well as a chance to learn new skills.
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Organization: The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Their main mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level. The Brookings Institution traces its beginnings to 1916, when a group of leading reformers founded the Institute for Government Research (IGR), the first private organization devoted to analyzing public policy issues at the national level.
Each year, Brookings produces an annual report highlighting the collective work and the impact it has had on the world.
Duty Station: Washington, DC
Open To: students enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate degree program
Timeframe: Spring 2020
Deadline: October 18th
Brookings offers three types of internships - paid, academic for credit, and external sponsorship. Internships are offered during the Summer, Fall and Spring semesters. Internships are usually 10-12 weeks and located in Washington DC.
Specifically for unpaid Internships, Brookings has partnered with several colleges, universities and external sponsors to provide students’ academic credit or funding to ensure there is a purposeful learning program structured into the experience.
The mission of the Internship program is to provide students and recent graduates with a pre-professional, meaningful, and practical work experience related to the student’s field of study or career interest. Interns may work with Brookings’ staff in research areas - Economic Studies, Foreign Policy, Global Economy and Development, Governance Studies, and Metropolitan Policy. Brookings also offers students the opportunity to intern in departments such as communications, human resources and central operations management.
Interns will have the opportunity to:
-attend internal meetings;
-local think tank events;
-professional development workshops;
-public Brookings events
In addition, interns may participate on Brookings sports teams and network with other interns throughout the Institution.
Qualifications: 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.
Wage/fees: To be eligible for this internship, applicants must receive either academic credit or financial sponsorship from their university or another external organization and, once selected, be able to provide proof of such receipt
Application process: All applications must be submitted online by the application deadline. When you apply you’ll have to:
-Submit your cover letter and resume;
-Upload a transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable).
For academic credit internships, students must provide written documentation of eligibility to receive academic credit. Documentation includes a letter from the university.
For external sponsorship internships, students must provide written documentation of eligibility to receive external sponsorship. Documentation includes a letter from the university or organization confirming sponsorship and must include the amount of external funding being provided.
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