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Summer 2023, Resilient Regions Internship, Brookings Metro (Job ID: 2023-3122)

The Brookings Institution Washington, DC
cover letter infrastructure research remote management events undergraduate junior senior graduate students transportation built environment research writing
February 1, 2023
The Brookings Institution
Washington, DC
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Overview


Thinking about a career in public policy? Committed to improving the world we live in? Think Brookings - one of the most influential, most quoted and most trusted think tanks!


Interns spend approximately 10 weeks working alongside leading experts in government and academia from all over the world. Brookings also offers students the opportunity to intern in departments such as communications, human resources and central operations management. The mission of the Internship Program is to provide students with a pre-professional learning experience that offers meaningful, practical work experience related to their field of study or career interest. Students engage in career exploration and development as well as learn new skills.


 


Interns will have the opportunity to attend virtual meetings, think tank events, professional development workshops, and public Brookings events.  In addition, interns will have the opportunity to network with other interns throughout the Institution.


 


This internship is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year and graduate students with an interest in transportation and placemaking, climate investment, and federal infrastructure policy to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. This internship pays an hourly rate of $17.00, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 30-40 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule.


 


To learn more about Brookings research programs, click here. 


 


Position Location: This position is open to hybrid and/or remote applicants. Hybrid work combines regular in-person presence at our Washington, DC, office with the option of remote work. Remote work applicants may not work from the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington. 


 


Vaccine Policy: Brookings requires all staff and visitors to submit proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to be in Brookings buildings.  


 


Individuals that (i) have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation.  Brookings policies on masks and other pandemic mitigation measures will continue to be informed by DC and CDC guidelines.   


Responsibilities


Brookings Metro’s Resilient Regions Initiative serves as a unique knowledge and action hub to study, design, test, and scale new approaches in regional land use, transportation, housing, and infrastructure policy and practice that can produce more inclusive and resilient places. Unlike existing efforts that focus on specific sets of economic, environmental, or governance issues related to the built environment, the Resilient Regions Initiative both diagnoses the interconnected challenges and works in partnership with places to address them.


 


Interns will work alongside Metro scholars, assisting with research and writing tasks, gathering information from literature, data sets, and local and state practitioners and incorporating it into blog posts, reports, or briefs.


Qualifications


Education/Knowledge/Skills:


 


Undergraduate students in their junior or senior year or graduate students with an interest in infrastructure policy or climate investment are encouraged to apply. Excellent research and writing skills; experience with data management and visualization, preferably with Excel, R, and ArcGIS; some demonstrated interest in urban policy and built environment issues. 


 


Additional Information:


 


This internship requires you to be located in the U.S. for the duration of the internship.


 


Successful completion of a background investigation is required for interning at Brookings.


 


Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please submit your resume as instructed and add your cover letter as an attachment when you apply. You are required to submit/attach a separate cover letter for each internship application. Your cover letter should highlight your educational experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this internship will contribute to your professional goals. Please address your cover letter to Hiring Manager.


 


If selected as a finalist for the internship, you will be required to submit two letters of recommendation or provide two professional references.  


 


Applications will be accepted until February 26, 2023. Applications not completed and submitted by the application deadline date will not be considered. Your application is considered complete when you receive an email confirming that your application was successfully submitted.


 


As you are applying, please be sure to click here to learn more about the Brookings Internship Program, deadlines, and directions on how to successfully submit your internship application(s).


 


Brookings welcomes and celebrates diversity in all its forms.  We welcome applications that reflect a variety of backgrounds based on ideology, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, first generation college goers, and other factors protected by law. Brookings is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.


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