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Internship Opportunities

Although the Urban Institute does not have a formal internship program, we do hire research assistants on a temporary basis for full-time and part-time assignments during the academic year and during the summer.

The position of UI Associate is responsible for assisting senior researchers in various policy areas such as housing, welfare, population studies, health, and education policy. Incumbents will conduct literature reviews, analyses and programming tasks, as well as participate in reporting research findings and presenting data.

Qualified candidates should be enrolled in a B.A. program in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Sociology, Public Policy, Computer Science, or other social science field with strong quantitative and analytical skills, library and Internet research experience. Proficiency with spreadsheet and presentation graphics software skills, familiarity with data analysis software packages (such as SAS or SPSS), and experience with survey data analysis preferred. Many graduate-level opportunities also exist.

To apply, please visit our Current Job Listings page to view all temporary research opportunities at the Urban Institute and to complete an application.

All Summer Internships will be listed on our jobs site as UI Associate.  Most summer opportunities are posted beginning in April, so please check the listings often.