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Are you ready to make an impact?

If so, Brookings is looking for you.

We seek people who share Brookings’ passion and commitment to improving the world we live in. From scholars to staff assistants, fundraisers to facilities staff, early-career to executive levels, Brookings is a diverse community of engaged professionals who make an impact on society’s most pressing challenges.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


In order to produce high-quality research that informs innovative, practical policy recommendations, we strive for a workforce that represents a diversity of thought, experience, and personal background. Diversity enhances the relevance and substance of our work, and also helps us adhere more closely to our guiding principles of quality, independence and impact.

With fair and transparent business practices, clear communication, mutual respect, and a collaborative atmosphere, Brookings offers an inclusive and welcoming workplace that values the efforts of all contributors, and works to hold ourselves accountable whenever and wherever we can improve.

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Flexibility and Benefits

What can we offer you?

Brookings provides a generous comprehensive benefits package, including flexible work arrangements that support the benefits of reduced commutes, better work-life balance, and increased productivity.

Most Brookings positions are hybrid, combining regular in-person presence at our Washington, DC, office with the option of at least two days of remote work each week. A limited number of positions are on-site full-time or are eligible for more extensive remote work.

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Professional Development

Want To learn? grow? connect? 

Through our commitment to a work culture of learning and development, we offer many opportunities for employees to connect and engage with others within the Brookings community through our trainings, events, networking groups, staff-speaker series and many more professional development activities.

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David M. Rubenstein Fellowship Program

Building the next generation of scholars

Through this program, Brookings seeks to increase diversity in our scholarly community by recruiting the next generation of rising stars and creative thinkers to help achieve our mission of improving governance in the United States and across the world.

Please note: We are not currently accepting applications for the Rubenstein Fellowship program. 

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Brookings’s dynamic internship program offers students the opportunity for meaningful, pre-professional experience at one of the nation’s leading think tanks.

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