Events and Communications Internship, The Hamilton Project Events and Communications Internship, The Hamilton Project

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 ecoNomics.

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 weeks.


Applicants should be pursing an undergraduate degree in ecoNomics or in a related field like mathematics or statistics 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 will be expected to be proficient using Microsoft Excel. Proficiency with STATA, or other statistical software, is preferred. A successful applicant will have a strong team work ethic and a belief that No task is too big or too small. Applicants should be juniors or seniors planning to live in the D.C. area during the fall of 2015. Application Procedure Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To be considered, applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Applicants should apply online, uploading two documents when prompted: 1. A cover letter highlighting your educational experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this internship will contribute to your professional goals; and 2. A resume along with college transcripts and contact information for three academic or professional references. UNofficial transcripts and letters of recommendation rather than references are acceptable.


The communications intern will support the work of the Managing Director, Outreach and Special Projects Coordinator, and Web and Social Media Coordinator at The Hamilton Project. Duties include providing support with event coordination for Hamilton Project public forums; developing and updating media lists; analyzing media coverage stakeholder research; providing support as needed, in drafting website content; copyediting various THP external documents; traditional and social media engagement efforts; and completing other office support duties as assigned. The Hamilton Project intern will gain exposure to a range of policy issues while developing their communications, events, and writing skills. In addition to their primary responsibilities, 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.