Thanks very much for your email—I am a Class of 2011 alum currently working with Charley Ebinger (Class of ’70) here in the Energy Security and Climate Initiative at Brookings, and we’d be delighted to have other Ephs consider Brookings as a place to intern this summer.
Unfortunately, our timeline might be a bit late for your students—our summer internship postings do not go on the Brookings website until March 1. That being said, our small staff (half of which is me and Charley) make all decisions on summer intern hires ourselves, so I’m attaching a “pre-release” internship announcement of sorts we’d be happy to have you distribute before the full posting hits the website. I unfortunately can’t make any guarantees, but they are welcome to apply in advance of the posting hitting the web and if there is anyone that we think would be an excellent fit for our team, we can work to finish our process in early March in time for them to apply for funding.
Please feel free to share my contact details should students have any questions!
Summer 2015 Internship, Energy Security and Climate Initiative
The Energy Security and Climate Initiative (ESCI) at Foreign Policy at Brookings is seeking two
part-time/full-time Summer 2015 Interns to assist with research projects, events, and
administrative and outreach activities.
60% Research Assistance:
– Conducting research on energy issues in support of ESCI projects and activities;
– Providing editing assistance for ESCI blogs, policy briefs, and reports;
– Attending meetings on behalf of ESCI and preparing memoranda on issues raised;
– Preparing literature reviews for upcoming research projects;
– Contributing to ESCI reports, papers, and briefing memos;
– Providing daily energy news updates for ESCI staff.
40% Administrative Assistance:
– Assisting with the organization of seminars, meetings, and other events in Washington,
DC and abroad;
– Maintaining the ESCI contact database;
– Tracking weekly activities and media hits;
– Heading the distribution of publications;
– Preparing travel reimbursements for payment;
– Assisting with social media outreach for the project.
The internship is based in Washington, DC, and will run from late May or early June to mid-August, the exact dates being negotiable. Please note that all internships are unpaid and
candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.
Qualified applicants will have a demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas:
energy security, domestic and international energy issues, global energy markets, U.S. foreign
policy, and the connection between energy consumption and climate change. Preference will go
to candidates with experience in any of the following research areas: coal, renewable energy,
electricity, climate change, and oil/natural gas. ESI’s upcoming projects include regional focuses
on the Middle East, India, China and the Arctic.
The intern must have experience working in an office setting and familiarity with basic desk and
online research methods. Successful candidates will show a high level of maturity and be able to
demonstrate their experience efficiently managing multiple proprieties and working well in a
team setting. Graduate students, recent graduates, upper level undergraduate students working
towards a degree in a relevant field (e.g., political science, international relations, environmental
studies), and JD or equivalent degree students with a focus on international energy markets are
encouraged to apply.
Please send one PDF document containing a Cover Letter (including available start/end dates
and weekday availability), a Resume and a Writing Sample (no more than three pages) to Ms.
Jennifer Potvin at [email protected] with the subject line “ESCI Summer 2015 Internship –
Last Name, First Name.” Please discuss your qualifications and why you are interested in this
position. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those candidates selected for
an interview will be contacted. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the
position is filled. No phone calls please.