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The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.
We bring together leading experts in government and academia from all over the world, rooted in open-minded inquiry and representing diverse points of view, who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis. Research topics cover a full range of public policy issues in economics, foreign policy, development, governance and metropolitan policy.
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.
The Governance Studies program at Brookings is dedicated to analyzing policy issues, political institutions and processes, and contemporary governance challenges. Our scholarship identifies areas in need of reform and proposes specific solutions with the goals of: improving the performance of the national government; informing debate; and providing policymakers with expert analysis and ideas to ensure better institutional governance.
Ready to contribute to Brookings success?
This is an entry level position that provides direct research, writing, editing, and administrative support to E.J. Dionne, Senior Fellow in the Governance Studies program (Senior Fellow). The Project and Research Assistant serves as the chief point of contact for Senior Fellow to both internal and external parties on matters related to his work and coordinates special events and Friday Lunch series on his behalf, with minimal supervision
Preferred start date is Mid April, 2020.
Research and Writing (30%)
Project/Event Coordination and Outreach (30%)
Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:
Required: Bachelor's degree; minimum of one year of relevant work experience in event planning or an administrative function; experience with writing and/or editing. Preferred: Research experience
Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Required: Demonstrated strong interpersonal and organizational skills; excellent writing and editing skills; ability to work quickly and effectively to communicate complex information; ability to work independently and prioritize both one’s own work and the work of others, among multiple competing tasks; patience; ability to communicate (both written and verbal) in a professional and appropriate manner with individuals at all levels, including high level government officials. Preferred: Special interest in politics, public opinion polling, religion, and civic values; strong grasp of American politics and public policy.
What can we offer you? Brookings provides a generous benefit package that is comprehensive and includes both traditional benefits and unique offerings.
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.
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.