Brookings Internship Program – Fall 2024

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 79881
  • Duration 12 Weeks

Opportunity Description

Through the Brookings Internship Program, degree-seeking students and, on occasion, recent graduates, can explore and improve their career paths while gaining new skills. The goal of the internship program is to offer a relevant, meaningful, and hands-on pre-professional job experience.

Connected to the student’s area of study or desired professional path. Internships can be found in one of Brookings’ core business units (Human Resources, Executive Office, Finance, Development, Facilities, Communications), or in one of the organization’s research programs (Governance Studies, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Metro, Economic Studies, or Foreign Policy). The kind of labor varies depending on the internship position and could involve research projects, office work, communications, and other things.

In addition to the specially designed learning experiences for the intern cohort, interns at Brookings are encouraged to participate in staff professional development, internal and external events, local networking opportunities, social and community programming, and employee-led professional networks and affinity groups. Their internships are integrated into the day-to-day work of the organization.

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Quick Details:

  • Provided by: Brookings Institution
  • Format: Hybrid and In person
  • Internship Openings :Posted Beginning Week of May 27, 2024
  • Application Deadline: June 23, 2024
  • Selections: Made Week of August 12, 2024
  • Cohort Start Dates: September 16, 2024 or October 1, 2024
  • Cohort End Dates: December 13, 2024 or December 27, 2024
  • Duration: lasts 12 weeks
  • Gender: Any
  • Type: Internship
  • Eligible Nations: Must have F-1 or J-1 student Visa

Internships at a Glance:

  • Every Brookings intern receives compensation, which is either provided by Brookings or through an outside partnership1 that is arranged ahead of time. The normal internship lasts 12 weeks and can be either remote or hybrid (based in the DC Metropolitan area; depending on the schedule of the business unit or research program, needing at least one day in office).
  • Throughout the internship, interns must be physically present in the United States.

Note: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington are states where remote interns are not permitted to work.

Eligibility Criteria:

Brookings internships are open to:

  • People with any background and experience level
  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate and master’s programs (PhD candidates are not eligible)
  • Occasionally, recent graduates
  • Specific internship listings indicate positions available to recently graduated individuals.
  • Candidates for a Brookings internship must have completed their degree within a year of the internship’s commencement.
  • International students who are permitted to work in the United States or who have a visa sponsored by their college or university is another requirement.

You can only apply if:

  • You are authorized to work.
  • You are a current F-1 or J-1 student. If you are chosen for a Brookings internship, you will apply for (or have applied for) OPT or CPT.

You are not eligible if:

  • You lack job permission.
  • Should you be chosen for a Brookings internship, you would apply for a visa as you do not currently have one.

Note: Current or former interns are not eligible to intern again in order to give as many students as possible the chance to experience an internship at Brookings.

Documents Requirement:

Complete applications include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Transcript (official or unofficial)
  • If required in the position description: Writing sample

How to Apply?

To apply, kindly click the apply now button below, and complete the form.


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After Applying:

  • Upon receipt of a completed application, each applicant is sent a confirmation email.
  • Applications that are found to be incomplete are reported to applicants through email, and they are directed to use Brookings’ Applicant Tracking System, iCIMS, to get their Candidate Profile and finish and resubmit their application.

Upon being chosen as a finalist for an internship (which is not mandatory throughout the application process), candidates will be notified and asked to submit the following:

  • Details about how to get in touch with two (2) references OR two (2) recommendation letters. You can send confidential recommendation letters straight to [email protected].
  • Should the internship be provided by an outside partnership: Written proof of eligibility, such as a letter from the institution or other relevant entity verifying the amount of outside financing received, is required.

For more details, kindly refer to Brooking Institute’s website.


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