Technology and Security Policy Fellows

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The RAND Technology and Security Policy Fellowship develops new generations of policy analysts and implementors at the intersection of technology and security issues. Fellows perform in-depth, independent research relating to one or more of the research areas of the Technology and Security Policy Center. Fellows receive mentorship from RAND policy experts for their independent research. Additionally, fellows may work on RAND client-sponsored research, up to an average of one day per week.

Candidates are welcome from all experience levels, from undergraduate students to mid-career professionals. Fellowship durations will typically start at one year with the possibility of up to two additional years. Fellowships can be full- or part-time. Fellows must be based in the United States or United Kingdom, working remotely or at one of RAND's U.S. or U.K. offices (Washington, DC; Boston, MA; Pittsburgh, PA; Santa Monica, CA; Cambridge, UK).

U.S. fellows will receive an annual stipend that varies with experience from $40,000 to $200,000 for full-time fellows, plus a monthly payment that can be used for health/dental insurance. U.K. fellows will receive compensation based on experience.

Eligibility

Current RAND staff are not eligible to apply for the TASP Fellowship.

Candidates must have the ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance in the U.S. (U.S. citizen) or U.K. (U.K. citizen or lived in the U.K. for at least the past 12 months). U.K. applicants must also have current and ongoing right to work in the U.K.

Applications and Selection

Applications are accepted through our online form. Selection decisions are made on a rolling basis, with applicants being notified at least once per quarter.

If you have questions, please contact tasp_inquiries@rand.org.

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