Internships and Fellowships

As part of its ongoing effort to inform public policy and decisionmaking, the RAND Corporation offers a number of internship and fellowship programs. The Graduate Student Summer Associate Program allows outstanding students to conduct short-term independent research within the framework of an ongoing RAND project; these summer associates are mentored by RAND staff. RAND also provides postdoctoral candidates with the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and skills through several RAND fellowships and programs.

Pardee RAND Graduate School

  • New Security Challenges: Washington Defense Security Course

    Since its inception in 2000, “New Security Challenges,” an intensive weeklong program offered by the Pardee RAND Graduate School, has equipped participants with an understanding of both the most critical current policy challenges and the most up-to-date analytical techniques for addressing them. The program aims to give participants both knowledge and tools that they can employ upon their return to their organizations.

  • Lessons from 13 Years of War

    During the past 13 years of war, U.S. conventional and special operations forces worked more closely together than in any previous conflict. Linda Robinson will discuss how special operations forces can be applied in Iraq and Syria and how the U.S. can apply the broad lessons of these years to a future strategy.

Summer Associates

  • Graduate Student Summer Associate Program

    The program introduces outstanding graduate students to RAND, an institution that conducts research on a wide range of national security problems and domestic and international social policy issues. Summer associates work at RAND full time for a 12-week period.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows Program

    The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows Program stimulates the development of the next generation of thought leaders on nuclear security related topics by supporting interdisciplinary research that will advance policy-relevant understanding of the issues.

  • RAND Postdoctoral Training Program in the Study of Aging

    The program enables outstanding junior scholars in demographic and aging research to sharpen their analytic skills, learn to communicate research results effectively, and advance their research agenda.

  • RAND-University of Pittsburgh Scholars Program

    The RAND-University of Pittsburgh Scholars Program is a unique two-year post-doctoral fellowship opportunity open to individuals seeking to pursue careers in health services research and/or health policy.

  • Transatlantic Post-Doc Fellowship for International Relations and Security

    The Fellowship is open to candidates who have recently received their doctorate in social and political sciences or economics and whose research focuses on topics of international relations and/or international peace and security issues.

Military Fellows

  • RAND Military Fellows Program

    RAND acts as a host to active-duty service members from all branches of our nation's Armed Forces through the Military Fellows Program. Typically, fellows are stationed at RAND's Santa Monica location for one year.

Workshops & Seminars

  • Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging

    The RAND Summer Institute, an annual conference that addresses critical issues facing our aging population, comprises the Workshop on Aging and the Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists and serves as a vehicle to provide additional training to researchers new to the field of aging.

  • Mini-Medical School for Social Science Researchers

    The Mini-Medical School is an invitational series of lectures about biomedical issues relating to aging which should be of interest to all non-medically trained scholars whose research relates to the aging process and the medical treatment of elderly.