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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 (GS) program at Brookings aims to be the leading, independent voice in the domestic policymaking sphere. Though analyzing public policy, contemporary governance challenges, and political institutions and processes, Governance Studies aims to inform debate and provide policymakers with tools and ideas to improve institutional governance at the national level.
Please note: This position is based in Brookings' Washington, DC office. In response to COVID-19, Brookings staff are temporarily teleworking. The person hired for this position must be willing to move to or currently reside in Washington DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia by their date of hire.
Ready to contribute to Brookings success?
The Research & Administrative Assistant provides direct research, writing, editing, and administrative and promotional support to a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Center for Technology Innovation (CTI), housed in the Governance Studies (GS) program. This role is the chief point of contact for the Senior Fellow to both internal and external parties on matters related to their work, undertakes research assignments as directed by the supervisor, drafts summaries of findings, provides some copywriting support, assists with compilation and preparation of published materials, represents the Senior Fellow at external events and meetings when needed.
Research and Writing (60%)
Administrative Support (40%)
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 in public policy or other relevant fields including economics, political science, sociology, or technology/engineering; minimum two years of relevant work experience in an administrative function, as well as experience with writing and/or editing, qualitative research, and data collection.
Preferred: Quantitative and Qualitative research experience; Experience with spreadsheets and other collaborative software applications.
Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Required: Demonstrated strong interpersonal and organizational skills; excellent writing and editing skills; strong attention to detail; 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; ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Preferred: Special interest in technology policy, including the digital divide, broadband access, artificial intelligence, equity, and telecommunications. Knowledge of US federal regulatory agencies. Quantitative research skills. Knowledge of STATA or another other statistical package, database management.
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. Submission of a 2-3 page writing sample is also required. Please upload a writing sample when prompted. Please note: if you have applied to more than one Brookings job opening you should add a position-specific cover letter as a separate attachment.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.
Brookings welcomes and celebrates diversity in all its forms. We welcome applications that reflect a variety of backgrounds based on ideology, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, first generation college goers, and other factors protected by law. Brookings is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.