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Brookings Institution Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
40 Reviews
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    internship is an excellent gateway

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    Former Employee - Communications Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Communications Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Brookings Institution as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I interned for central communications. I worked with great people and had excellent exposure to each department. If you intern there, take full advantage of a Brookings e-mail address and ask experts/ research assitants etc. out for coffee. Network is important and talking to people may well lead to a job one day!

    Cons

    The internship is not paid, which is never desirable.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Internship

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brookings Institution as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Smart and really nice people. Plus, you can go to all of the events where you will learn a lot.

    Cons

    Sometimes I am left with nothing to do

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Normal Internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brookings Institution

    Pros

    Nothing fantastic, except the networking :)

    Cons

    Nothing too bad. It was unpaid though.

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    Governance Studies intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brookings Institution (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of responsibilities, great networking opportunities, interesting work

    Cons

    Unpaid, little flexibility in choosing what projects you work on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience.

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    Former Employee - Communications Coordinator in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Communications Coordinator in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Brookings Institution as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Had a lot of chance to meet people from different backgrounds.

    Cons

    Nothing so negative except for being unpaid.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I was working on technology policy at Brookings and it was a great time

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    Former Employee - Research Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Brookings Institution as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The workload is very manageable and research topic highly enjoyable. The general atmosphere is great - a lot of intern bonding events, and my boss was very nice to me. Also had a lot of opportunities to meet with scholars across the institution.

    Cons

    There could be down time with not that much work to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Extraordinary Opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brookings Institution as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Brilliant researchers, great opportunities for learning from and and contributing to important work.

    Cons

    A little culture-heavy, with it's own set of buzz words that everyone uses.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brookings Institution as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Incredibly smart people, researchers have lots of discretion/independence as to how their projects are executed, very collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Long hours, less than ideal pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward people for their long hours through higher salaries or some sort of bonus program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brookings Institution as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Intelligent people everywhere, from top to bottom.
    Interesting projects, and some freedom as junior staff.
    They take care of you pretty well, food, references, an overall friendly place.
    Great for resume
    Business casual

    Cons

    Can seem pretty divided in terms of expertise (Don't seen gov, Studies and Met. Policy hang out much), but that is expected, and i may be wrong.
    Senior management out of office every now an then, but also expected.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Independence in your work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Brookings Institution as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The People, the resources, and the impact you are making on policy in DC.
    The quality of the work produced is top notch
    Great networking and opportunity to meet other people at the forefront of their field

    Cons

    Very demanding but rewarding in the end
    Expect high quality to be expected from your team or boss

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can be more engaging and give more feedback to employers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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