The Urban Institute Internship Program

Intern Group

At the Urban Institute, your work will have an impact.

We believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities. Public policies work best when they are rooted in facts, and our research sparks solutions in programs and practice. Our analyses and recommendations help expand opportunities for all people, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the fiscal health and effectiveness of government.

As an intern at the Urban Institute, 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.

To learn more about the program, contact campus@urban.org

"I CHOSE URBAN BECAUSE I WANTED TO WORK FOR AN ORGANIZATION WHERE PEOPLE CARE ABOUT THE TRUTH, WHERE FACTS MATTER, AND WHERE PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO FOLLOW THE EVIDENCE WHEREVER IT TAKES THEM."

DAVID WHYMAN, 2018 RESEARCH INTERN

Intern Program Highlights

  • 10-week program: May 20 - July 26, 2019
  • Paid, full-time positions (40 hours/week)
  • Option to earn academic credit through other external programs
  • Social events with intern cohort
  • End of summer presentations, "Lightning Talks"
  • Opportunity to network with talent researchers and professionals

 

 

2018 Interns in Action

2018 Interns in Action

"IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT DEPARTMENT YOU'RE IN, WHAT YOU'RE RESEARCHING, OR WHAT YOUR JOB TITLE IS, THERE'S ALWAYS A SENSE OF CAMARADERIE . . . AND THAT'S SOMETHING I REALLY ENJOYED ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE."

HANNAH SCOTT, 2018 EXTERNAL AFFAIRS INTERN

What are you waiting for?

"IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT APPLYING TO URBAN, I'D DEFINITELY ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO IT! IT'S A REALLY GREAT PLACE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RESEARCH . . . AND IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BE IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL."

JANET MALZHAN, 2018 RESEARCH INTERN