Educational Opportunities

As part of its ongoing efforts to inform public policy and decisionmaking, RAND offers a number of educational opportunities. The Summer Associates Program brings together graduate students and RAND researchers to conduct short-term independent research within the framework of an ongoing project. Pardee RAND Graduate School students pursue a master's degree or Ph.D. in policy analysis while working as assistant policy analysts on a variety of research projects at RAND. Postdoctoral fellows study nuclear security, Asia-Pacific affairs, or aging. RAND also has a military fellows program for active-duty service members.

Summer Associates

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    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 Graduate School

Asia Pacific Fellows

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    Asia Pacific Fellows Program

    The Asia Pacific Fellows Program is a one-year residency for mid- to senior-career professionals in the Asia Pacific. Selected fellows spend one year in residence at RAND, working on a pre-approved research project and taking courses at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

Postdoctoral Fellows

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    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.

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    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.

Military Fellows

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    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

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    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.

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    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

  • Faculty Leaders Program in Policy Research and Analysis

    The Faculty Leaders Program is a professional development program for faculty who work with students or in disciplines underrepresented in public policy. Offered by the Pardee RAND Graduate School, the program awards fellowships to 12–16 selected faculty to participate in the policy analysis summer program.