Internship Opportunity: The Brookings Institution - Africa Growth Initiative Research Internship - Unpaid

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

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

Position Type: Internship - paid

Location: Washington, D.C.

Sector: Think Tank

Start Date: Summer 2020

Wage or benefits: Unpaid

Time CommitmentMinimum of 20 hours per week

Desired Class Year: Open to all class years including graduate students

Desired Major or Interest: Example Open to all majors

Application Deadline:N/A

Organization website:

Brief Description of the organization:

The Brookings Institution is a leading think tank on various areas of nation public policy. Brookings traces its foundation back to 1916, when a group of experts founded the Institute of Government Research, the first private organization devoted to analyzing public policy issues at the national level. Since, then, Brookings has developed a name for itself as a leading think tank.

Brief Description of the Intern's role or key qualifications:

Applicants need to be graduate or undergraduate students (who have completed their freshman year) working towards a degree in a relevant field (i.e. economics, political science, statistics, international development, etc) or recent college graduates.

Candidates should have an interest in Africa, political economy, economics, and international development. The intern will need a wide variety of research and other skills, including the ability to find, read and synthesize information thoroughly and efficiently; respond to tight deadlines; and to organize information with exceptional attention to detail. Excellent organization and communication skills, both written and oral; the abilities to accomplish tasks efficiently without supervision, and to collaborate with others; and a willingness and enthusiasm to learn are required. Proficiency in one or more of the following programs is also required: R, Stata, SPSS or Excel.

How to apply:

Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please submit your application through 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 from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find 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.