Brookings India Internship programme


Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering Virtual Internships.

Our Virtual Internship Program provides you with an innovative internship experience based in cities across the globe. The Virtual Internship is designed to help you gain a practical insight into the work we do and it is an opportunity for you to build your career skills and experience. 

You must be able to commit around 20 hours per week for the entire 8-week internship period.

The Brookings India Internship programme provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds to engage with our researchers, get first hand insights into the process of policy-making, and a chance to learn new skills.

The mission of the Internship programme is to provide students and recent graduates with a meaningful and practical work experience related to the student’s field of study or career interest.

Interns may work with Brookings India staff in our research areas – Development Economics, Foreign Policy, and Energy and Sustainability. Brookings India also offers students the opportunity to intern in departments such as communications, finance and development (fund-raising).

Interns will have the opportunity to attend internal meetings, local think tank events, research workshops, and public Brookings India events as well as network with other interns throughout the institution.

Internships are offered during the summer* and winter semesters. We do, however, also consider exceptionally good applicants throughout the year. Internships are usually 6-8 weeks and located in New Delhi.

Apply for a specific Research Programme or Department:

Send in your CVs and writing samples to

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Brookings India does not sponsor student or work visas.

Brookings India is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applicants regardless of race, colour, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation.