Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Spring 2017 Internship at Brookings


This spring internship, beginning in January 2017, is a paid opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year, recent college graduates or graduate students with an interest in Africa, economic growth and international development.

This internship pays an hourly rate of $11.50, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (20-35) during regular business hours, with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.


Responsibilities will include supporting written Africa Growth Initiative outputs such as the weekly "Africa in the News" series and "Figure of the Week." Other duties may involve conducting literature reviews, preparing relevant presentations for scholars, assisting with event management, and helping office efficiency.

Interns will have the opportunity to attend internal meetings, local think tank events, professional development workshops, and public Brookings events as well as participate on Brookings sports teams and network with other interns throughout the Institution.



Applicants should be undergraduates who have completed their sophomore year, recent college graduates or graduate students, pursuing or recently having completed a degree in international affairs, economics, international development or a related field. Candidates should also be professional, highly motivated, with strong attention to detail, and have demonstrated experience working independently and on a team in a fast-paced, high-level environment. The intern must also be competent in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and Stata. French language skills are preferred.

Additional Information:

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. Your cover letter should highlight your educational experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this internship will contribute to your professional goals.

Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.

Apply here. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.