Intern: Information Technology (Summer 2024)

What We Do:

The mission of the Berggruen Institute is to ask questions and develop foundational ideas about how to reshape political and social institutions in a transforming society. We work across cultures, disciplines, and political boundaries to engage great thinkers in developing and promoting long-term answers to the biggest challenges of the 21st Century.

Our Values:

• Respect the human dignity of all
• Cultivate future-oriented solutions
• Inquire with an open mind
• Build a collaborative environment
• Invest in people and relationships


Our Information Technology team has an internship opportunity for Summer 2024. This is a paid internship at a range of $18.00 -$20 per hour and will go for 12 weeks starting in May 2024. The Berggruen Institute has a hybrid work environment, therefore the internship will be a combination of both in-office and remote work, as determined by the
hiring manager. The internship will be between 15 and 30 hours per week from May 2024-August 2024, to be agreed upon by the Institute, hiring manager, and availability of Intern.

Ideal candidates will be proactive, highly organized, have great attention to detail, and be able to manage multiple projects at once. The internship is a wonderful opportunity for anyone seeking a career in Information Technology or Business Operations. Our interns will work collaboratively with one another and participate in program-long learnings that will
build skills that they can take with them into their education and work experiences going forward.


• Provide technical and operational support services for the Berggruen Institute team
• Prepare and organize technical documentation and training materials
• Monitor and troubleshoot hardware and software issues
• Organize and tag photos, in collaboration with event and media teams
• Update records in various databases (assets, contacts, contracts, etc.)
• Assist with equipment decommissioning and recycling
• Assist in creating meeting agendas and note taking
• Support multiple SaaS applications (1Password, Asana, Zoom, etc.)


• Extensive technical and support fluency, including experience with Google Workspace and Microsoft Office
• Familiarity with macOS, Windows, and iOS
• Highly organized with excellent verbal and written skills
• Comfortable with supervision but can also work independently
• A proactive self-starter who can multitask, take initiative and problem solve
• Understanding that no task is too small
• A collaborative communicator
• An ability to juggle multiple assignments without details falling through the cracks
• Effective cross-departmental communication skills

Salary Range:
$18.00 - $20.00 per hour depending on skills and experience.

Please email a cover letter and resume to No phone calls please.


Berggruen Institute is a proud equal opportunities workplace. We firmly believe employing a diverse workforce is important regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Berggruen Institute is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.