This spring internship, beginning in January 2017, 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 $12.50, 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.
The communications intern will support the work of the Managing Director, the Events Coordinator, and the Media and Outreach Coordinator at The Hamilton Project.
Duties include providing support with event coordination; developing and updating media lists; analyzing media coverage stakeholder research; providing support as needed, in drafting website content; copyediting various THP external documents; 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. Applicants should expect a range of responsibilities, broadly defined under the following categories:
The intern will provide support with all aspects of special event coordination for Hamilton Project public forums, authors’ conferences, and annual retreat.
The intern will provide support for The Hamilton Project’s traditional and social media engagement efforts.
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.
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.
Applicants pursing an undergraduate degree in journalism, political science, economics, or similar fields are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have strong writing and communications skills. Prior public affairs, event coordination or communications internship experience is desired.
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 spring of 2017.
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:
Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law. Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings. No phone calls please.
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