Apply for Research and Analysis Jobs at RAND

How to Apply for Research & Analysis Jobs

Apply Online

To help us track each application, our application process is electronic. You must apply through our online job application system. We do not accept applications via email, fax or U.S. mail.

Once you have identified a position of interest, gather your attachments (see below). Attachments may be in pdf, doc, txt, rtf, htm, html, or ppt format. All of the following attachments are required:

  1. Cover letter. Put the position title at the top of your cover letter. Address the letter to RAND Staffing Office. In the cover letter, provide highlights of your relevant experience and a description of how your interests and skills compare with the job requirements and the RAND environment. Help us understand how your interests are “RAND-like.” Although our system allows you to apply for multiple jobs, your application will be expedited if you apply for only one.
  2. Resume or curriculum vitae.
  3. Research writing samples. See Writing Sample Guidelines for more information.


If your email address or other vital information changes after you submit your application, please login with your username and password. Under "My Career Tools" click "My Profile."

After We Receive Your Application

As soon as you click “Submit,” we'll send you an immediate email confirmation. Reminder: Only complete applications (including all required attachments) are accepted. Your application will then be forwarded to the appropriate research leader. Each application is carefully reviewed. This process is time-consuming, so please be patient. If we decide to proceed with your application, we'll contact you about the next steps in the process, which could include interviews and in-person presentations. If we decide to pass at this time you will be notified. You may re-apply for this or any open position in six months.

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