Communications Internship Communications Internship

The Brookings Institution The Brookings Institution

Location Washington, DC
Start Date 9/1/2015
End Date 12/1/15
Application Deadline
Part Time
Part Time
Full Time
Full Time
Pay Rate $10.50/Hr.
Contact Information [email protected]


This fall internship, beginning in September 2015, is a paid opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior year or senior year, recent college graduates or graduate students with an interest in political science, public policy, communications and/or media relations.

This internship pays an hourly rate of $10.50, and ideally applicants will work part-time during regular business hours (dependent on the applicant’s school schedule), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship is based in Washington, DC and will last approximately 10- 12 weeks (depending on the start date).


Graduate or undergraduate student (who has completed their sophomore year) working towards a degree in public policy, political science, English, communications and/or media relations are encouraged to apply. Recent college graduates are also eligible to apply.


Interns will provide research support and publicity to the Governance Studies Communications team. Interns will be responsible for a variety of tasks including, but Not limited to the following: - Researching and identifying relevant media targets and updating media lists to reflect editorial staff and beat changes - Monitoring print and broadcast media for coverage that includes mention of projects and experts - Creating quarterly monitoring reports on media coverage - Supporting work to promote Governance Studies research, experts, events and news - Assisting with media relations outreach activities, as appropriate - Assisting the communications team to curate new Governance Studies media properties - Working closely with the Web Specialist to optimize Governance Studies work and scholars on website - Assisting with layout and design of research papers - Staffing public events and assisting with live Tweeting of events when appropriate - Drafting blog posts as appropriate. In addition to their primary responsibilities, interns will have the opportunity to attend internal meetings, hearings on Capitol Hill, 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.