Internships and Fellowships

As part of its ongoing efforts 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. Pardee RAND Graduate School students pursue their Ph.D. in policy analysis while working as assistant policy analysts on a variety of research projects at RAND. RAND also provides postdoctoral candidates with the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and skills through several RAND fellowships and programs.

Summer Associates

  • Graduate Student Summer Associate Program

    Graduate students can apply to work with RAND experts on developing solutions to today's public policy challenges. Summer associates gain practical research experience in areas such as security, health, education, and sustainability.

Pardee RAND Ph.D. Students

Asia-Pacific Fellows

  • Asia-Pacific Fellows Program

    Candidates are welcome from all countries in the Asia-Pacific region to apply for the AP fellowship at RAND. Selected fellows will spend 12 months working on a research project and may also take up to two elective courses at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • 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

    TAPIR fellowships prepare Fellows for a career in policy-oriented and international research at renowned think tanks and political consulting research institutes. Fellows spend three eight-month stays at research institutions participating in the program — at least one on the Eastern, and one on the Western side of the Atlantic.

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

RAND Summer Institute

  • 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.

Pardee RAND Graduate School

  • The Next Generation Initiative: Faculty Leaders Program in Policy Research and Analysis

    The Faculty Leaders Program provides professional development to faculty who work with students or in disciplines underrepresented in public policy. Part of the Pardee RAND Graduate School's Next Generation Initiative, the program awards fellowships to 12–15 selected faculty to participate in a week-long policy analysis summer program.

  • Executive Courses and Professional Development

    The tools and techniques of policy analysis are increasingly important to professionals in government, corporate, and nonprofit sectors around the world. The Pardee RAND Graduate School offers policy analysis training programs designed to help working professionals acquire key skills in a convenient, condensed format.