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🚀 Internship

• Starts Jun 9

Child Policy Intern (Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population)

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Urban Institute

16d ago

🚀 Summer Internship

Washington, DC

AI generated summary

  • The candidate must be an undergraduate student in a social science field with strong communication skills, experience in research methods and data analysis, and proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • The Child Policy Intern at the Urban Institute will conduct research, literature reviews, and data analysis, support product development and proposal activities, assist with study recruitment and data collection, and complete quick turnaround requests for the child policy research team.

Summer Internship

Government & PoliticsWashington, DC


  • Central to Urban’s mission is fostering a truly inclusive community that ensures ongoing relevance to a changing world. The Urban Institute’s Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population is seeking an undergraduate summer intern (rising junior or senior) to support research studies related to early childhood programs and policies. Candidates should demonstrate experience with research methods and interest in child care, early education, early childhood home visiting, Head Start and Early Head Start, and disparities in access and outcomes in these programs for underserved populations.

Program Highlights:

  • 10-week paid internship; full-time preferred but strong candidates will be considered for part-time positions
  • Internship program designed to provide students interested in research, public policy issues and organizational operations with rewarding and substantive work assignments that contribute to Urban’s mission
  • Intern Program Dates: June 10-August 16
  • Participate in our new intern “welcome” orientation
  • Network with operations staff, senior professionals, and others who will support your professional growth and career interests
  • Participate in intern-specific workshops and networking events designed to advance your professional development and build your soft skills
  • Engage in team-building activities that forge new friendships with other Urban Interns
  • Receive informal feedback and mentoring from your intern manager
  • Present the value of your contribution and what you learned during our end of summer Lightning Talks


  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in economics, public policy, psychology, sociology, human development, or a related social science field. Applicants must be rising juniors or seniors.
  • Demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills
  • Have experience with various research methods, such as conducting literature reviews and supporting primary data collection (e.g., surveys, interviews, focus groups, observations or child assessments)
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; experience with quantitative data analysis software (e.g., STATA, SAS, SPSS, R) and/or qualitative analysis is an advantage but not required

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Government & Politics


  • Conduct background research and compile evidence on emerging topics
  • Conduct literature reviews, create annotated bibliographies, and synthesize key findings
  • Support data cleaning and descriptive analyses of quantitative data using analytic software (e.g., STATA, SAS, SPSS, R)
  • Contribute to product development, including basic editing and formatting, creating data tables and figures, and compiling reference lists
  • Support proposal development activities as needed
  • Support study recruitment and data collection activities as needed
  • Complete quick turnaround requests to support efforts of child policy research team


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Start date

Jun 9, 2024


Washington, DC