Research and Administrative Internship, Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution

“This summer internship, beginning in June 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 global girls’ education.
This internship pays an hourly rate of $11.50, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 35 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship is based in Washington, DC and will last approximately 10 weeks.

Responsibilities will include providing program coordination and research support for current projects relating to girls’ education, particularly the Echidna Global Scholars Program. Program coordination activities will include communicating with girls’ education stakeholders to schedule networking meetings, researching travel options for scholars, and compiling and collating program materials. Research activities will include literature review, conducting data searches, database updates, bibliographic support, fact-checking and preliminary data analysis.

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.

An applicant must be a graduate or undergraduate student (who has completed their sophomore year) working towards a degree in a relevant field (i.e. International Development). Recent college graduates are also eligible to apply.
Candidates should currently be pursuing or have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in international affairs, international development, international/comparative education, gender studies or a related field. A strong interest in gender and global education, as well as global development, is useful. Close attention to detail and strong interpersonal and organizational skills are vital for this internship, along with strong written and verbal communication skills and multi-tasking and time management abilities. Fluency in written and spoken English required. Additional languages preferred.
Additional Information:

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. Your cover letter should highlight your educational experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this internship will contribute to your professional goals.

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.

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The application deadline is February 10, 2017.

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