Why Work at Urban?

At Urban, you’ll work alongside experts across the organization and beyond in the nation’s epicenter of public policy—Washington, DC. Your work will have an impact on real-life, real-time policy issues and discussions.

Research Careers at Urban

Urban scholars conduct rigorous research to understand and solve challenges in cities and communities, at state and national levels, and across a rapidly urbanizing world. Blending academic rigor with on-the-ground engagement, we team with practitioners, governments, community leaders, and the private sector to diagnose problems and find solutions.

Positions ranging from entry-level research assistants to midcareer associates to highly experienced and credentialed fellows are available across a breadth of policy areas, including communities, crime, education, health, housing finance, population studies, program evaluation, retirement, taxes, and welfare.

Professional Careers at Urban

Urban provides additional opportunities to grow your skills, apply your training, and impact policy within our communications, information technology, and business and administrative offices. Your skills and experience in communications, business, human resources, information technology, and project and contracts management will help Urban continue to open minds, shape decisions, offer solutions, and improve lives.