A collage of staff and interns at Brookings

Want to kick off your professional career in a meaningful way? Brookings provides paid internships to nearly 150 degree-seeking students annually, with cohorts each spring, summer, and fall. Internships are available in our five research programs (Governance Studies, Economic Studies, Foreign Policy, Global Economy and Development, and Brookings Metro) and in our business units (e.g., communications, finance, human resources).

Review Brookings Internship Program Details to learn more about the program, timelines, and expectations.

When recruitment begins for the next cohort, internship openings will be visible and the program schedule will be posted below.

Spring 2024 Program Schedule Dates
Internship Openings Posted Beginning Week of October 9, 2023
Application Deadline November 5, 2023
Selections Made Week of December 11, 2023
Cohort Start Dates January 22, 2024 or February 5, 2024
Cohort End Date April 12, 2024 or April 26, 2024