Research Internship, The Hamilton Project Research Internship, The Hamilton Project

The Brookings Institution The Brookings Institution

Location Washington, DC
Start Date 9/1/2015
End Date
Application Deadline 12/1/15
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.


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.


Primary Responsibilities Hamilton Project interns will gain exposure to a broad set of policy topics while developing their analytical thinking and writing skills. Applicants should expect a range of responsibilities, broadly defined under the following categories: General research and writing: Interns will assist with short-term research and other projects. Examples include research for policy memos, blog posts, or other Hamilton Project work products. In additions, interns would be expected to analyze data and create graphs for the Hamilton Project ecoNomic analyses, policy memos, presentations and other items. Working with the Hamilton Project policy team, interns would help research potential topics and authors for future Hamilton Project work. Policy Promulgation: Interns will work with the Hamilton Project’s outreach and communications team in promoting the Project’s proposals. 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. In addition 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. Education/Skills/ Experience 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.