Brookings Institute Research Internships

Opportunity Description:

Summer and fall research internship opportunities at the Brookings Institute, Washington D.C., in the fields of foreign policy, metropolitan policy, education, global economy and security, among others. 

Internship Program Schedule:

Summer 2019

Internships posted: January 7

Application deadline: March 1

Decisions are generally made by: March 22

Program start date: June 3

Program end date: August 9


Fall 2019

Internships posted: May 13

Application deadline: June 21

Decisions are generally made by: July 12

Program start date: September 9

Program end date: December 6

Minimum Qualifications and/or Eligibility Requirements: 

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.

Application Process: 

When applying for an internship, you must submit:

  1. A resume and a cover letter 
  2. A copy of undergraduate/Graduate official or unofficial transcripts
  3. Students applying for an academic credit internship must be eligible to receive academic credit and able to provide documentation from their school. 

Candidates selected as finalists will be asked to submit writing samples, professional references or letters of recommendation upon request.

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