External Funding Resources (Awards, Fellowships, Internships):
The postings below contain information regarding awards, fellowship, and internships available from various private sources.
Last updated 11/15/15
ARI-Emerging Research Unit Fellow
Paid, Fall & Spring (20 hours), Summer (40 hours)
About: This Consortium Research Fellow will work in ARI's Emerging Research Unit and will assist with projects to conduct two systematic literature reviews on individual and unit resilience. This effort will be conducted using evidenced-supported literature review practices approved by ARI. Additional research activities will focus on assisting in a meta-analysis of resilience concepts and building measures of unit resilience. Students will participate in all phases of the research process (e.g., literature reviews, data collection and analysis, and reporting). The Fellow will complete literature searches and reviews, participate in data collection such as survey administration or note-taking, enter qualitative and quantitative data, perform data analysis (e.g., descriptive and inferential statistics and factor analysis), and document research for ARI technical report publications.
Location: Ft. Belvoir, VA
ARI-Foundational Science Research Unit Fellow (Complex Systems)
Paid, Fall & Spring (20 hours), Summer (40 hours)
About: This Consortium Research Fellow will work in ARI's Foundational Science Research Unit and will assist with projects related to the study of complex systems (focusing on individual and group behavior in organizations). Potential tasks may include helping to develop and validate new measures and metrics to assess individual and group characteristics; helping to develop and validate empirical and computational models of individual and group attitudes and behavior (especially in areas related to social selection, social influence, and social and cognitive networks); and applying advanced analytical techniques to such topic areas for purposes of empirical research. Additional tasks may include assisting with unit-level activities, including preparing program review publications. The Fellow will assist with theoretical development, literature reviews, data collection, data analysis, and reporting (to include writing conference submissions, technical reports, and peer-reviewed publications).
Location: Ft. Belvoir, VA
ARI-Personnel Assessment Research Fellow (Measures and Assessments)
Paid, Fall & Spring (20 hours), Summer (40 hours)
About: This Consortium Research Fellow will work in ARI's Personnel Assessment Research Unit and will contribute work on developing, validating, and implementing selection and assignment measures and assessments. The selection and assignment measures and assessments may include cognitive, non-cognitive, and attitudinal predictor and criterion assessments in the areas of personality/temperament, interests, cyber aptitude, and gender integration.
Location: Ft. Belvoir, VA
Dissertation Fellowship Program
Paid fellowship ($28,000)
The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College sponsors the annual Dissertation Fellowship Program in the field of retirement income research. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration and provides funding opportunities for doctoral candidates to pursue cutting-edge research on retirement issues. Priority areas include:
• Social Security.
• Macroeconomic analyses of Social Security.
• Wealth and retirement income.
• Program interactions.
• International research.
• Demographic research.
Eligibility: Doctoral candidates writing dissertations on retirement income and policy issues. The program is open to scholars in all academic disciplines.
Deadline: January 31, 2016
White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Internship Program
Unpaid, Spring, Summer, and Fall, full-time & part-time
About: The White House Internship Program’s mission is to make the “People’s House” accessible to future leaders from around the nation. We are reaching out to see if your fellows or graduate students would be interested.
Terms: November 30 for Spring session (Jan-May)*, March 8 for Summer session (May/June-Aug), July 19 for Fall session (Aug-Dec) Full-time internships year round (spring, summer, and fall). Part-time applicants who can commit to at least 20 hours a week will be considered.
Responsibilities: Interns at the Initiative are responsible for assisting the staff on a wide range of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) issues and priorities, including capacity-building, civil rights, data disaggregation, economic development, education, health, immigration, language access, and workforce diversity. In addition, interns will help write policy memos and proposals, draft blogs, assist with communications and social media, coordinate and staff events, and conduct outreach to national and local AAPI organizations and leaders. WHIAAPI Seattle and San Francisco interns will focus primarily on expanding AAPI regional engagement efforts through effective outreach and event planning.
Eligibility: Enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited academic institution. Authorized to work in the United States
Application Requirements: Resume. A written statement that describes (1) an issue that affects the AAPI community on a national level, (2) a strategy that you would implement at the Initiative to address that issue, and (3) the organizations and/or federal agencies with whom you would collaborate and why. The statement should be no more than one page, single-spaced.
Locations: Washington, DC at the Initiative headquarters; Seattle, WA; San Francisco, CA; Remote (for communications/multimedia intern)
Department: Research Center
Terms (individual): Fall, Spring, and Summer
Responsibilities: Use SPSS and other files to prepare and assist with report writing, chartbooks/PowerPoint presentations, literature reviews, infographics, and number checking.
Compensation: $20 to $25/ hour
Blue Star Families
Paid and Unpaid, Contact for Details
About BSF: Blue Star Families was formed to create a platform where military family members can join with civilian communities and leaders to address the challenges of military life.
Potential Opportunities: Program evaluation, grant writing, and some limited opportunities for data analysis and manuscript preparation.
Point of Contact: TBD
Center for Deployment Psychology
Contact for Details, No Formal Program
About CDP: The CDP mission is to prepare health care professionals to better meet the deployment-related emotional and psychological needs of military personnel and their families. To meet its mission, CDP trains health care professionals through live presentations, online learning resources, ongoing consultation and state-of-the-art education, coordinating activities across a nationwide network of training sites at 11 military medical centers.
Potential Opportunities: Program evaluation research and grant writing (newly approved to start doing their own research). Interested in larger interdisciplinary conversations about military and veterans.
Location: Bethesda, MD
Point of Contact: Dr. William Brim, Deputy Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-816-4751
Consortium Research Fellows Program: U.S. Army Research Institute for Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI)
Paid, One Year (P/T during school, F/T during summer), Check Openings
About the Program: The Consortium Research Fellows Program (CRFP) is a partnership between the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area and several Department of Defense agencies. The CRFP fosters a strong relationship between the higher education community and DoD. Consortium Research Fellows (graduate students) and Consortium Research Assistants (undergraduates) are assigned to research or technical teams at the sponsoring agencies and work up to 20 hours per week during the school year and full-time in the summer.
Length and Location: Commitment is one year, hours are up to 20 hours per week during the school year and fulltime in the summer for a maximum of 1300 hours annually.
Stipend: Range of earnings is between $20,400 and $40,500 per year for 1300 hours of service.
Eligibility: Students who are pursuing recognized degrees at accredited institutions of higher learning in the United States, who are U.S. citizens, and who are willing to commit to the Consortium Research Fellows Program (CRFP) for a minimum of one year.
Application Deadline: Check “Current Opportunities” under Employment Section of website
Embassy of Canada Internship Program
Unpaid, 4-5 month internships, Multiple Application Dates
About the Program: The Embassy of Canada’s Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to be involved in governmental affairs and to develop an understanding of the Canada–U.S. bilateral relationship. Interns may be asked to: perform research, attend hearings and seminars, draft reports, assist with event management, or other relevant tasks. The program is intended to be a valuable educational experience which provides skills and knowledge for personal growth.
Length and Location: Winter/Spring: January – May; Summer: May – August; Autumn: September – December. 9am to 5pm, 4.5 days per week. Canadian Embassy in Washington DC.
Eligibility: Preference will be shown to Canadian citizens. Applicants must be enrolled in a program of study at a university or college in Canada or the United States, be recognized as having full-time student status by their academic institution during the full period of the internship, and receive academic credit for the internship as part of their program of study.
Application Deadline: For the Winter/Spring Term: October 19; For the Summer Term: February 1; For the Autumn Term: June 15
Application Requirements: Resume/CV, Letter of Interest, Academic Transcript, Two Letters of Recommendation.
Point of Contact: Thomas Crosbie, email@example.com
RAND Graduate Student Summer Associate Program
Paid, 12-week internship, Applications Due January 5th
About the Program: RAND's Summer Associate Program introduces outstanding graduate students to RAND, an institution that conducts research on a wide range of national security problems and domestic and international social policy issues. The program receives about 600 applications each year for the 30+ positions. The selection process is based on matching Summer Associates and their specific skill sets with researchers and their project needs. Given the ever changing research climate, we often do not know which projects may require Summer Associates until the beginning of the year.
Length and Location: 12-week fulltime internship at one of the RAND offices: Washington DC, Santa Monica, Pittsburgh, and Boston.
Stipend: $13,500 (before taxes)
Eligibility: Full-time students who have completed two years of graduate-level work towards a doctorate.
Application Deadline: January 5th
Application Requirements: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, and Three Short Answer Questions
Email Contact: Summer_Director@rand.org
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center)
Paid, 12-week internships, Rolling Application
About the Program: The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) seeks a graduate student to join us an Intern, Economic, Human Services and Workforce Programs
NGA is the bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors. Through NGA, governors share best practices, speak with a collective voice on national policy and develop innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism. The NGA Center develops innovative solutions to today's most pressing public policy challenges and directly serves governors and their key policy staff.
The Economic, Human Services and Workforce Programs Division helps Governors and senior state officials identify, share, and implement best practices and sound policies. The Division conducts work that focuses on improving the economic development of states and regions, building a strong workforce, and supporting low-income and at-risk children and families. The work covers topics such as apprenticeship, two generation programs for low-income families, child welfare, workforce development, and advanced manufacturing.
- Assists in meeting planning;
- Completes other special projects as needed Provides research assistance to policy analysts, senior policy analysts and program directors;
- Researches and writings “Front & Center” stories for the NGA Center’s weekly e-newsletter;
- Drafts policy papers and issues briefs;
- Assists with the organization and conduct of meetings and webcasts of state officials;
- Participates on project teams to provide technical assistance to teams of state policymakers;
- Assists in maintaining issue-specific NGA websites.
Length and Location: This is a part-time position for up to 20 hours per week. Interns are given scheduling flexibility to accommodate their academic work. The hourly wage is based on experience and level of course work completed.
Eligibility: Currently be enrolled in a graduate program with a focus on public policy, public administration, social work, economics, sociology, sychology, human resources development, or related field. Have strong analytical skills, excellent writing and oral communication skills, and have knowledge of or experience in division issues would be a plus.
Quantitative Analyst Intern, Summer 2016
About the Program: Google's statisticians and quantitative analysts work within our Software Engineering organization. We analyze huge sets of data and continually run live experiments in order to help drive critical decisions at Google. Specifically, we support the development of innovative, highly scalable, next-generation technologies through deep research and precise analysis. Responsibilities include providing research on topics including Google's business model and novel search techniques; producing quantitative and qualitative modeling of business dynamics, user behavior, etc.; identifying areas for further investigation as well as creating innovative methods of analysis.
Length and Location: Los Angeles, CA, Mountain View, CA, & New York, NY, USA
Eligibility: Currently pursuing a BS, MS or PhD in statistics, computer science, mathematics, economics, biostatistics, psychology, sociology, physics, operations research, electrical engineering, or another discipline involving experimental design and quantitative analysis of experimental data.
Application Deadline: Opens January 8. 2016. Due Monday, January 25, 2016 at 11:59pm PST. Our team will review applications on a rolling basis and it's in the candidate's best interest to apply early. All hiring will be completed by April 2016.
Application Requirements: To receive a notification when the roles are posted in January, please complete this interest form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XjxdBgC9eY8VrTnvQLNrlxTqC1sJBfAWRqPNSz71ygc/viewform
Eligibility: Must be enrolled in a full-time degree program and returning to the program after the end of the internship. Experience using technology to work with datasets such as scripting, Python, statistical software packages (R, S-Plus, SAS or similar). Preferred qualifications:
- Experience with statistical data analysis such as linear models, multivariate analysis, stochastic models, and sampling methods.
- Experience with Unix/Linux.
- Strong track record of developing intellectual capital such as published works.
Engineering & Operations Google is and always will be an engineering company. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to take on some of technology's greatest challenges and make an impact on millions, if not billions, of users. At Google, engineers not only revolutionize search, they routinely work on massive scalability and storage solutions, large-scale applications and entirely new platforms for developers around the world. From AdWords to Chrome, Android to YouTube, Social to Local, Google engineers are changing the world one technological achievement after another.
United Chinese Communities - Washington, DC
Spring 2016, Summer 2016 programs are part and full-time, some paid
About the Program: Here's a great opportunity for those interested in undergraduate and graduate internships in Washington, DC at a new and fast-growing non-profit Asian American organization: United Chinese Communities, through its Washington, DC-based National Asian American Center, is seeking interns in the areas of social research, communications and outreach, development, research, mobile app/website development to assist in facilitating UCC activities. Most of these undergraduate and graduate internships are unpaid positions and require at least 10 hours during each semester or quarter. There is also the possibility of a summer stipend of $1,000 and Fall semester stipend of $500 and a Spring Semester stipend of $500 for qualifying applicants with advanced training (especially technical, fundraising, and computer programming) and/or graduate education who intern full time during the summer and at least 15 hours during the academic year.
The mission of United Chinese Communities is to empower Chinese Americans to come together to serve, lead, and inspire. Specifically, we advance the relations between China, the US, and the world as well as promote the general well-being of Chinese American and Asian American communities through policy advocacy, research, networking, information dissemination, leadership development, and community outreach and empowerment.
Length/Location: Starts on August 31, 2015. 910 17th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20006, near Farragut West and Farragut North Metro Station. Most of these undergraduate and graduate internships are unpaid positions and require at least 10 hours. Hours are flexible and negotiable. Some weekend and evening hours may be required.
For further information, check: http://www.uccusa.org/internships
Application Deadline: ASAY
Application Requirements: Individuals interested in applying should submit a cover letter specifying the internship for which they are applying and a resume to UCC. Please direct it to the Internship Coordinator.
Eligibility: Interns will provide administrative and research support to researchers. Duties include: assisting with literature reviews and data collection; designing charts, graphs and tables; helping to conduct focus group interviews, answering phones; and filing, conducting statistical analysis with SPSS, and brainstorming on social/political issues. A great opportunity to learn hands-on research methods and applications. Qualifications: Strong organizational skills, good interpersonal skills, interest in policy research and new immigrant/ethnic and racial minority issues; and experience with statistics, economics, or social sciences through coursework. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel required; knowledge of SPSS, GIS programs, or graphics software are a plus. Qualitative research skills also a plus. Appropriate Majors for Positions : Accounting, Asian/Asian American/Ethnic Studies, Business Administration, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, Environmental Studies, Education, Engineering, Finance, Global Studies, International Affairs/International Relations, Journalism, Marketing, Non-Profit Management, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Sciences, Social Welfare, Sociology, and Statistics.
Contact: Internship Coordinator at 202-794-5718 (leave voicemail with name, message, and contact number if not answered) or emailing
U.S. Census Bureau
Paid Internship Opportunities Dependent on Funding
Point of Contact: Kelly Ann Holder, firstname.lastname@example.org
Formal Internship Programs for Census: Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), Pathways Program, Presidential Management Fellows Program,