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Summer 2024, Research Internship, Center on Economic Security and Opportunity, Economic Studies

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Washington, DC

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  • The candidate must be a current undergraduate or graduate student in economics or a related field with strong writing and analytical skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is required, with preferred experience in STATA or other statistical software. The candidate should have taken introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics courses, and coursework in statistics or econometrics is recommended. Strong attention to detail, teamwork ethic, and a willingness to take on tasks of any size are also important. The candidate must be located in the U.S. for the duration of the internship and successfully pass a background investigation. Submission of a cover letter and resume, along with two letters of recommendation or professional references, is required for consideration.
  • In this research internship, the candidate will conduct literature reviews, analyze and clean data, assist with event preparations, provide general office support, and contribute to special projects as assigned by the Center on Economic Security and Opportunity at The Brookings Institution.
Applications are closed

Summer Internship

Research & Development‚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. 


  • Applicants should be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in economics or in a related field like mathematics, statistics, or public policy and should have strong writing and analytical skills. Applicants should have taken introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics. Coursework in statistics or econometrics is highly recommended. Applicants should be proficient using Microsoft Excel. Proficiency with STATA, or other statistical software, is preferred. A successful applicant will have a strong team work ethic, attention to detail, and a belief that no task is too big or too small.
  • This internship requires you to be located in the U.S. for the duration of the internship.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation is required for interning at Brookings.
  • Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please submit your resume as instructed and add your cover letter as an attachment when you apply. You are required to submit/attach a separate cover letter for each internship application. Your cover letter should highlight your educational experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this internship will contribute to your professional goals. Please address your cover letter to Hiring Manager.
  • If selected as a finalist for the internship, you will be required to submit two letters of recommendation or provide two professional references.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • The intern will be working primarily on research related to the economics of education, immigration, and/or the U.S. safety net, and will have opportunities to gain exposure to a broad set of economic policy topics. Applicants should expect a range of responsibilities, broadly defined under the following categories:
  • Literature review and writing: Intern will assist with collecting, summarizing, and critically evaluating research.
  • Data cleaning and analysis: Intern may be expected to collect, clean, and analyze data and create graphs and tables for papers, policy memos, presentations, and other products.
  • Event Staffing: Interns may help prepare materials for events and work at various aspects of the event, such as registration.
  • Administrative: The applicant should be prepared to help with general office support, assist with special projects, and perform other duties as assigned.


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Application deadline

Feb 25, 2024


Washington, DC