Summer 2018, Research Internship, Center for Health Policy

  • The Brookings Institution
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Feb 02, 2018

Job Description

This summer internship, beginning in June 2018, is a paid opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior year or senior year, recent college graduates or graduate students with an interest in health policy and health economics.

This internship pays an hourly rate of $13.25, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 20 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.

Interns within the Center for Health Policy (CHP) will gain exposure to a broad set of health policy topics while developing their analytical thinking and writing skills. Applicants should expect a range of responsibilities, broadly defined under the following categories:

General research and writing: Interns will assist with short-term research and other projects. Examples include research for policy memos, blog posts, or other CHP work products. In addition, interns might be expected to analyze data and create graphs for the CHP papers, policy memos, presentations, and other items. Working with the CHP team, interns would help research potential topics and authors for future center work.

Long-term research: Working with the CHP team, interns would help research potential topics and authors for future CHP work.

Event Staffing: Interns may help prepare materials for events and work at various aspects of the event, such as registration.

Administrative: The applicant should be prepared to help with general office support, assist with special projects, and perform other duties as assigned

Interns will have the opportunity to attend internal meetings, local think tank events, professional development workshops, and public Brookings events as well as participate on Brookings sports teams and network with other interns throughout the Institution.

Education/Skills/ Experience

Applicants should be pursing an undergraduate or graduate degree in health policy or in a related field like economics, statistics, public policy, biology, chemistry, public health, or mathematics and should have strong writing and analytical skills. Recent college graduates are also eligible to apply.

Knowledge in the U.S. health care system and the Affordable Care Act highly recommended. Applicants will be expected to be proficient using Microsoft Excel. Proficiency with STATA, or other statistical software, is preferred.

A successful applicant will have a strong team work ethic and a belief that no task is too big or too small. Applicants should be planning to live in the D.C. area during summer 2018.

Additional Information:

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. Your cover letter should highlight your educational experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this internship will contribute to your professional goals.

Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.