Research Internship, Center for Effective Public Management Research Internship, Center for Effective Public Management

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 American political and governance challenges with identifying practical policy solutions.

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).


Undergraduate student (who has completed their sophomore year) or graduate student working towards a degree in public policy, political science, and / or ecoNomics are encouraged to apply. Recent college graduates are also eligible to apply. Our most successful interns have strong writing, analytical, and qualitative and quantitative research skills. 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.


Interns will provide research support to the Center for Effective Public Management (CEPM), its scholars and its research staff. Interns will be responsible for a variety of tasks including research assistance, data collection, editing, and general administrative support. Research topics include, but are Not limited to: - Implementation of public policy, e.g. health care reform and marijuana legalization - Issues in corporate governance - Organizational and political challenges to effective federal government management - Tracking legislation and various indicators of democratic functioning - Political parties; electoral and institutional reform; federalism; and improving civic education and political media 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.