The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Internship Opportunity: The Brookings Institution - Summer 2018, Research Internship, Center for Technology Innovation (CTI)

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit organization that conducts in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing a society at the local, national and global level.

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PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

 This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Internship-unpaid

Location: Washington, D.C.

Sector: Think Tank

Start Date: June 2018

Wage or benefits: Unpaid

Time Commitment: N/A

Desired Class Year: Juniors and Seniors

Desired Major or Interest: any

Application Deadline: N/A

Organization website: https://www.brookings.edu/

About the organization:

This academic credit/external sponsorship internship, beginning in June 2018, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year or graduate students with an interest in technology policy to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment.

This unpaid internship offers meaningful, practical work experience related to the student’s field of study or career interest. It will provide an opportunity for career exploration, professional development, and a chance to learn new skills.

Overview:
This academic credit/external sponsorship internship, beginning in June 2018, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year or graduate students with an interest in technology policy to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment.

This unpaid internship offers meaningful, practical work experience related to the student’s field of study or career interest. It will provide an opportunity for career exploration, professional development, and a chance to learn new skills.

Learning Objectives:

Students will have an opportunity to learn a variety of research skills such as data collection, coding, and general research support. The topic areas include, but are not limited to, teacher workforce policies, school accountability, and student success in higher education. Interns will have the opportunity to perform substantive research and be exposed to top experts in the education policy field.

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.

Qualifications:

Education/Knowledge/Skills
Undergraduate students (who have completed their sophomore year) from any major; inter-disciplinary backgrounds are a plus. We welcome applications from majors in the social sciences and humanities as well as the natural sciences and engineering fields, including computer science. Recent college graduates are also eligible to apply.

A successful intern is someone who learns quickly, is highly motivated, and wants to learn how to conduct policy research. We will closely review applications from candidates who signal a keen interest in any topic at the intersection of public policy and science, technology, and innovation. This position requires strong social media skills, excellent verbal and written communication, time-management and organizational skills, and ability to synthesize technical details from multiple sources.

Additional Information:

Successful completion of a background investigation is required for interning at Brookings. Successful applicants will additionally be required to provide two letters of recommendation or contact information for two references. 

How to apply: 

Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please submit your application through https://www.brookings.edu/careers/. Your cover letter should highlight your educational experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this internship will contribute to your professional goals.

This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center. The Rockefeller Center posts such opportunities in an effort to help students prepare for a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization. 

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