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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. There are two positions available in Economic Studies (ES), one with The Hamilton Project and another with the ES communications team. All applicants will be considered for both positions.
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 $15.20, 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.
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The intern will gain exposure to a range of economic policy issues while developing their communications, events, and writing skills. Applicants should expect a range of responsibilities, broadly defined under the following categories:
Event Outreach: The intern will provide support for all aspects of special event coordination for public forums and other events.
Communications Outreach: The intern will provide support for traditional and social media engagement efforts.
Office Support: The applicant should be prepared to help with general office support.
The Hamilton Project
The communications intern will support the work of the Managing Director, Events and Outreach Specialist, and Web Content and Graphic Design Specialist at The Hamilton Project.
Responsibilities include providing support with event coordination; developing and updating media lists; analyzing media coverage stakeholder research; drafting tweets and other content for social media and newsletters; providing support as needed, in drafting website content; copyediting various THP external documents; and completing other office support duties as assigned.
ES Communications Department
The communications intern will support the work of the Director of Communications, Senior Events Manager, Data and Information Systems Manager, and Digital Media Coordinator.
Responsibilities include developing and updating media lists; analyzing media coverage; drafting tweets and other content for social media and newsletters; copyediting reports and website content; providing support with event coordination; assisting staff throughout the program with communications-related tasks and completing other office support duties as assigned.
Applicants pursuing a graduate, undergraduate degree (who have completed their sophomore year), or recent college graduates in journalism, political science, economics, or similar fields are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have strong writing and communications skills. Prior public affairs, event coordination or communications internship experience is desired.
A successful applicant will have a strong team work ethic and a belief that no task is too big or too small.
This is a remote only opportunity. This internship requires you to be located in the U.S. for the duration of the internship.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required for interning at Brookings.
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please submit your resume as instructed and add your cover letter as an attachment when you apply. You are required to submit/attach a separate cover letter for each internship you apply to. Your cover letter should highlight your educational experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this internship will contribute to your professional goals. Please address your cover letter to Hiring Manager.
If selected as a finalist for the internship, you will be required to submit two letters of recommendation or provide two professional references.