SUMMER 2022 Brookings Initiative on Nonstate Armed Actors Internship

Brookings is seeking applicants for their Initiative on Nonstate Armed Actors. Interns spend approximately 10 weeks remotely working alongside leading experts in government and academia from all over the world. Interns will have the opportunity to attend virtual meetings, think tank events, professional development workshops, and public Brookings events. Applicants will be asked to commit to a minimum of 25 hours per week with some flexibility around academic courses. This is a full remote opportunity.

The deadline to apply is February 27, 2022.


  • Apply theoretical knowledge learned in the classroom to a professional public policy institution and environment
  • Monitor current developments in relevant research areas
  • Conduct qualitative, and at times, quantitative research
  • Produce written briefings and memos
  • Brief support staff and senior fellows
  • Summarize and synthesize documents
  • Edit publications
  • Help staff Brookings events
  • Attend additional external think tank events
  • Maintain databases
  • Conduct additional administrative tasks related to web-positions
  • Logistical tasks related to events featuring guest speakers


  • Undergraduate students in their junior or senior year or graduates students working toward a degree in a relevant field
  • Must be located in the US for the duration of the internship
  • Demonstrated interest in one or more of the following research areas
      • illicit economies
      • nonstate armed actors
      • counternarcotics policies
      • wildlife conservation
      • public health
      • insurgencies
      • militant/extremist groups, terrorism, and human rights
  • Knowledge of China and Southeast Asia, Latin America (especially Mexico), South Asia (especially Afghanistan and Iraq), and/or the Horn of Africa and West Africa is a plus
  • English fluency required
      • Research and summarization proficiency in additional language(s), especially Spanish and Mandarin, desired

For more information and to apply, click here.

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