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About Brookings Institution, The

The Brookings Institution was founded from the Institute for Government Research (IGR), established in 1916.  One of IGR’s principals, Robert Somers Brookings, created the Institute for Economics in 1922 and an eponymous graduate school in 1924, both of which merged in 1927 with IGR to become the Brookings Institution.  Today, the institution works to improve U.S. public policy through research and education.

Several formal and informal internship opportunities are available, including the governance studies, foreign policy, global economy information technology services, communications and the Brookings Press.  The internship programs each have specific requirements and responsibilities.  Log on to the website below for a list of available student positions with descriptions.


Open to college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors and grad students.  Non-U.S. citizens are eligible.

Brookings Institution, The

General Questions, Administration
Brookings Institution, The
The Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036


Number of Interns: 21 to 50
Compensation/Benefits: Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


Washington, DC