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Spring 2023 Research and Events Intern, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Foreign Policy

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 East Asia and Southeast Asia to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. This internship pays an hourly rate of $16.10, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 16 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 is a hybrid opportunity. Hybrid positions combine 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.

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Individuals that(i) havea 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

Interns will have the opportunity to assist with research for Senior Fellows in the Center for East Asia Policy Studies (CEAP). Interns may assist with the coordination of seminars, meetings and public events, proofreading and editing, providing administrative support for CEAP staff, and monitoring current developments in East Asia and Southeast Asia. Interns may be asked to conduct literature reviews, draft research memos, develop bibliographies, create data visuals, and more on topics including economic, diplomatic, and security trends in the Indo-Pacific and U.S. foreign policy toward the region.

Interns should leave the internship with a better understanding of how to conduct high quality research, interact with top scholars in the field, and identify key areas in need of public policy research.

Qualifications

Education/Knowledge/Skills:

Applicants should be undergraduate students in their junior or senior year or graduate students working towards a degree in a relevant field (i.e. international relations, Asian studies, political science, etc.).

Qualified applicants will have demonstrated knowledge and experience in East Asia/Southeast Asia, international relations, and U.S. foreign policy. Experience working in an office setting is desired, along with attention to detail, a sense of initiative, and a strong desire to learn and to contribute as a valued team member. Fluent or native-level English language ability is required. Additionally, Chinese language ability or other regional language ability is a plus.

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 November 13, 2022. 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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