Summer 2017, Business Analytics Internship, Office of Communications

Brookings Institution
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Jan 11

Position description

This summer internship, beginning in June 2017, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year or graduate students with an interest in data analysis to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment.

This internship for academic credit or with external sponsorship provides a pre-professional learning experience that offers meaningful, practical work in a highly specialized setting. It will provide an opportunity for career exploration and development as well as a chance to learn new skills.

Learning Objectives

Students will receive customized training in Adobe Analytics to analyze website data. They will learn to analyze and correlate data, create segments for analysis, and develop dashboards to aggregate key findings. Analytics interns will compile reports and presentations for delivery to Brookings scholars and internal stakeholders. Interns will be taught introductory skills of digital marketing, including tracking code creation, social media reporting, and quality assurance testing of analytics implementations. They will use these new skills to create monthly and weekly reports and will analyze those reports for insights that advance the objectives of the Communications team's strategic plan.

In addition to learning valuable skills in web analytics, interns will learn more about web best practices and content strategy. Interns will assist in managing topic pages and pages specifically tailored for journalists and media. Interns will assist the team in preparing for daily editorial meetings.

Interns will have the opportunity to attend internal meetings, local think tank events, professional development workshops, and public Brookings events as well as participate on Brookings sports teams and network with other interns throughout the Institution.


Graduate or undergraduate student (who has completed sophomore year) working towards a Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant field (i.e. statistics, applied math, economics, finance, computer science, political science, international relations, journalism or communications), with an interest in data analysis.

Proficiency in Excel, strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as attention to detail required. An interest in working with and interpreting data is strongly valued. Curiosity about the function of a Communications department and a passion for online media are strongly valued. Familiarity with online analytics tools such as Google Analytics a plus.

Additional Information:

Successful completion of a background investigation is required for interning at Brookings.

Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please submit your resume as instructed and add your cover letter as an attachment when you apply. Your cover letter should highlight your educational experienc e and skills, along with an explanation of how this internship will contribute to your professional goals.

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.

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