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Brookings Internships Program

Updated: Jun 13

Brookings Internship Program

If you are a degree-seeking student or already a graduate residing in USA with a degree that's related to the fields to Brookings research fields (policy research, governance studies, or global development, economic studies), then you might consider this paid internship opportunity.


Brookings Internships Program Overview

The Brookings Internship Program is an opportunity for degree-seeking students, and occasionally recent graduates, to engage in career exploration and development, as well as a chance to learn new skills. The mission of the Internship Program is to provide a pre-professional, meaningful and practical work experience related to the student’s field of study or career interest. Internships may be within a Brookings research program (e.g., Governance Studies, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Metro, Economic Studies, or Foreign Policy) or one of Brookings’ central business units (e.g., Human Resources, Executive Office, Finance,

Development, Facilities, Communications).


Eligibility criteria

Brookings Internship Program is open to:

  • Current undergraduate and master’s students (PhD students are not eligible)

  • Recent graduates (within one year of graduation)

  • International students with appropriate work authorization (F-1 or J-1 visa status, with OPT or CPT)

  • Individuals must be physically located in the U.S. for the duration of the internship


Application procedure

Generally, The Brookings Internship take place in three cohorts; summer, fall, and spring.

You can apply anytime throughout the year, you can find the available opportunities at the time by navigating The Internship Openings page.

All applications must be received in advance of the posted deadline to be considered. Complete applications include:

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • Transcript (official or unofficial)

  • If required in the position description: Writing sample




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