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Summer 2024, American Congress & Government Internship, Governance Studies

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Washington, DC

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  • The ideal candidate for the Summer 2024 American Congress & Government Internship at The Brookings Institution is an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in public policy, political science, or a related field. They should have a genuine interest in American politics and policy, congress and congressional reform, fiscal and monetary politics and policy, and/or electoral politics. Strong writing, research, and analytical skills are a must, along with experience in fact-checking, summarizing information, creating literature reviews, and familiarity with data collection and management tools such as Excel, Stata, R, and/or Python.
  • The intern will assist Senior Fellows in conducting data collection, fact-checking, and research support tasks related to Congress, the Presidency, and federal governance. They will also participate in projects involving data coding, legislative gridlock, and various research topics such as political polarization and government reform.
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Summer Internship

Government & Politics‚ÄĘWashington, DC


  • Thinking about a career in public policy? Committed to improving the world we live in? Think Brookings - one of the most influential, most quoted and most trusted think tanks!  
  • Interns spend approximately 12 weeks working alongside leading experts in government and academia from all over the world. Brookings also offers students the opportunity to intern in departments such as communications, human resources and central operations management. The mission of the Internship Program is to provide students with a pre-professional learning experience that offers meaningful, practical work experience related to their field of study‚ÄĮor career interest. Students engage in career exploration and development as well as learn new skills. 
  • Interns will have the opportunity to attend virtual meetings, think tank events, professional development workshops, and public Brookings events. In addition, interns will have the opportunity to network with other interns throughout the Institution. 
  • This internship is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in American politics and policy to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. This internship pays an hourly rate of $17.00, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (between 32-40 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule.


  • Undergraduate students working towards a degree in public policy, political science, or related fields are encouraged to apply.‚ÄĮ Our most successful interns have a‚ÄĮdemonstrated interest in American politics and policy; congress and congressional reform; fiscal and monetary politics and policy; and/or electoral politics; strong writing, analytic and internet-based research skills; experience with fact-checking, summarizing new information, creating literature reviews; familiarity with data collection; data management; tools including Excel, Stata, R, and/or Python.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Government & Politics


  • Students will have an opportunity to learn a variety of research skills such as data collection, editing, and general research support. Major projects will include‚ÄĮfact-checking and helping to maintain‚ÄĮVital Statistics on Congress, data coding for a project relating to the Presidency and the Federal Reserve, and data collection for legislative gridlock series. Students will be assisting the work of Senior Fellows Molly Reynolds and Sarah Binder.
  • Other research topics that may be covered include, but are not limited to: Congress and congressional procedure; political polarization; reforming government; data management and processing techniques; data science and visualization principles.


Work type

Full time

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Washington, DC