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If so, Brookings is looking for you.

Quality. Independence. Impact. The Brookings Institution is a highly regarded, nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving societal problems at the local, national and global levels. We take pride in being one of the world’s leading think-tanks.

Our Culture: Our work environment encourages our employees in both research and business operations positions to have an impact on problems facing society. Brookings emphasizes individuality while promoting institution-wide collaboration, and fosters collegiality amongst staff in all departments and at all levels. At Brookings, employees have opportunities to engage with thought leaders and scholars, participate in professional development programs and attend Brookings events.

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David M. Rubenstein Fellowship Program: Through this program, Brookings seeks to increase diversity in our scholarly community by recruiting the next generation of rising stars and creative thinkers to help achieve our mission of improving governance in the United States and across the world.

Please note: We are not currently accepting applications for the Rubenstein Fellowship program. 

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Career Opportunities: From conducting public policy research to building and deploying communications tools to guiding business operations, we are actively seeking individuals who share Brookings’ passion and commitment to improving the world we live in today. This includes the valuable insight and contributions from our next generation of leaders.  Brookings offers students the opportunity to take part in a dynamic internship program that provides hands-on experience. We invite you to review our current openings and join us as we celebrate our hundredth anniversary and look towards our second century.

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Inclusion and Diversity

Why IS inclusion and diversity essential to Brookings' success?

Brookings recognizes that in order to produce high-quality research that informs innovative, practical policy recommendations, we should strive for a workforce that represents a diversity of thought, experience and personal background. Such diversity within the workforce enhances the relevance and substance of our work, and also helps us adhere more closely to our guiding principles of quality, independence and impact.

At Brookings, diversity is defined as the characteristics and attributes that make each one of us unique. Our goal is to leverage the varied experiences and ideas that each individual brings for the good of the organization overall.

With fair and transparent business practices, clear communication, mutual respect, and a collaborative atmosphere that offers both professional and personal development opportunities, Brookings offers an inclusive and welcoming workplace that values the efforts of all contributors.

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Professional Development

Want To learn? grow? connect? 

Through our commitment to a work culture of learning and development, we offer many opportunities for employees to connect and engage with others within the Brookings community through our trainings, events, networking groups, staff-speaker series and many more professional development activities.

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What can we offer you?

Brookings provides a generous benefit package that is comprehensive and includes both traditional benefits and unique offerings.

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