RAND Corporation Internship - Summer Associate Program

Hours per week

12 weeks, 40 hours/week



Application Deadline



Santa Monica
United States


The RAND Graduate Student Summer Associate Program introduces outstanding students to the RAND Corporation, an institution that conducts research on a wide range of domestic and international policy issues and national security problems. RAND employs about 800 researchers in Santa Monica, CA; Washington, D.C.; Pittsburgh, PA; and Boston, MA. RAND researchers publish their work in various types of reports and numerous peer-reviewed journals.

We are interested in students who are currently enrolled in PhD programs in the following disciplines. Masters students will be considered only as follows.

  • Policy Research
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physical Sciences (masters students will be considered)
  • Sociology & Demography
  • Political Science & History
  • Operations Research, Ind. Engineering/Sys. Engineering, Management Science, Supply Chain, Risk Analysis (masters students will be considered)


Summer Associates work at RAND for a 12-week period during the summer. Students receive a bi-weekly paycheck and are given the opportunity to conduct research while mentored by a senior research staff member.

RAND is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How To Apply


Applications will be accepted from October 15, 2018 through December 4, 2018. All applications must be submitted online and submit only one application.  Apply online and find additional details about the program at our website. To view all current employment opportunities, please go to https://www.rand.org/jobs.