Fall, 2013 Research Internship

The Brookings Institution
August 27, 2013
Washington, D.C.
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The Center for Technology Innovation is currently accepting applications for an Undergraduate Research Intern for the fall of 2013 (one position). This is a full-time, resident position that will last for the duration of the fall, although exact starting and ending dates are flexible. Please note that all internships are unpaid.

The intern will assist scholars in ongoing research projects, with substantial opportunities for independent research. Projects for the summer could include, but are not limited to: cybersecurity and information security; digital identity infrastructure; privacy; health IT; and spectrum use. Duties will include summarizing technical research and specifications, studying technical standards, attending other Washington DC events and supporting Brookings Fellows. There may be a very small amount of administrative work as well.


Undergraduate students (typically upperclassmen) or recent graduates with a technical background in computer science, information science or other IT-related engineering fields and an interest in public policy are encouraged to apply. The position requires excellent verbal and written communication, time-management and organizational skills, and the ability to synthesize technical details from multiple sources.

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter indicating your interest and availability, resume/CV, and short writing sample (5 page maximum), ideally demonstrating your interest in technology policy, to Allan Friedman at: afriedman@brookings.edu with Fall Internship (your name) in the email subject line byby July 1, 2013. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning then. Only those candidates selected for a phone interview will be contacted. Those candidates will be asked to provide a faculty reference or a letter of recommendation.

Please apply via email to:
Attn: Allan Friedman
Governance Studies
Subject: Fall Internship (your name)
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