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Brookings Internship Program (Paid Internship in the USA)

Brookings Internship Program (Paid Internship in the USA)

The Brookings Internship Program offers degree-seeking students a valuable opportunity for career exploration and skill development. Designed to provide practical work experience aligned with students’ fields of study or career interests, the program aims to deliver a meaningful pre-professional experience.

Program Mission: The program’s mission is to offer interns a pre-professional experience that is both practical and meaningful, fostering career growth and skill enhancement. Interns have the opportunity to work within various Brookings research programs or central business units, gaining insights and exposure to diverse areas of expertise.

Internship Opportunities: Internship openings may be available within Brookings research programs such as Governance Studies, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Metro, Economic Studies, or Foreign Policy. Additionally, opportunities may exist within Brookings’s central business units including Human Resources, Executive Office, Finance, Development, Facilities, and Communications.

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Interns spend approximately 12 weeks 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 US governance and rule of law to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. This internship pays an hourly rate of $17.50, 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.

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Internship Openings

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