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
African First Ladies Fellowship Program
The Pardee RAND Graduate School has created an African first ladies fellowship program, an initiative that partners with Africa's first ladies, supporting their efforts to become champions of change for the health and education of millions of women and children across the continent.
New Security Challenges: Policy Issues and Analytic Approaches
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.
Graduate Student Summer Associate Program
RAND's Summer Associate Program introduces outstanding graduate students to RAND, offering students the opportunity to conduct independent research that can be completed during the three months they are at RAND.
International Fellows Program
International fellows come from all over the world. They are engaged in a career that requires them to conduct or participate in public policy research and can benefit from a stay at RAND. International fellows fund their own expenses. Their stay at RAND can extend from months to a year. Fellows will conduct short-term independent research which they bring with them within the framework of an ongoing RAND project. They are expected to produce publications from their time at RAND that are subject to the RAND Quality Assurance process. International fellows will be teamed with and mentored by RAND researchers who can assist them with learning how RAND conducts research and how the organization is structured and functions. If you are interested in the international fellows program, please submit a letter of interest to Robin Meili, Director, International Programs, (firstname.lastname@example.org). Include your current Curriculum Vitae and 3 letters of reference from people who would be known to RAND and whom we can contact.
Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows Program
Sponsored by the Stanton Foundation, this nuclear security fellowship provides one year of support for scholars interested in conducting interdisciplinary research that will advance policy-relevant understanding on nuclear security-related topics. Up to three (3) fellows will be chosen each year.
RAND Fellows in Population Studies and the Study of Aging
Housed within the RAND Labor and Population, this program offers scholars with interests in demographic and aging research the opportunity to sharpen their analytic skills, learn to communicate research results effectively, and develop a future research agenda.
RAND-University of Pittsburgh Scholars Program
Supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and sponsored by the RAND-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute (RUPHI), this program seeks outstanding applicants with prior health professional or research doctorates who are committed to careers in health services research and/or health policy.
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA
Designed to allow young physicians committed to clinical medicine to acquire new skills and training in the nonbiological sciences, participants in this UCLA program have the opportunity to involve themselves in RAND Health projects as part of their training.
Transatlantic Postdoctoral Fellowship for International Relations and Security
Sponsored by an international consortium of think tanks and research institutions, this fellowship provides two years of support for scholars of international relations and security interested in conducting policy-oriented research.
Military Fellows Program
RAND acts as a host to active-duty service members from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces through the Military Fellows Program. Typically, fellows are stationed at RAND's headquarters campus in Santa Monica for one year. Fellows are given access to all aspects of RAND's research community and are encouraged to participate actively in RAND research projects, seminars, and discussion groups.