The Urban Institute Internship Program

2019 Intern Class

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 research and policy experts across the organization. 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

“The great thing about Urban is that everyone on my team and that I’ve gotten the chance to meet has just gone completely out of their way to make me feel welcome and coach me through everything I’m learning to make sure I get the most out of my experience.”

ISABELLE ROBLES, 2020 COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

"[URBAN IS] THE TYPE OF ORGANIZATION WHERE YOU CAN REACH OUT TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHO’S DOING INCREDIBLE RESEARCH AND SAY 'HI, CAN I INTERN WITH YOU?' AND THEY TAKE THE TIME TO REALLY WORK WITH YOU AND HELP YOU LEARN."

MARGARET TODD, 2019 RESEARCH INTERN

MARGARET TODD, 2019 RESEARCH INTERN

Intern Program Highlights

  • 10-week program: 2021 dates TBD
  • 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 talented researchers and professionals

 

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2020 Interns in Action

 

2019 Interns in Action

Summer interns in action

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