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• Starts Jun 9

Research Intern (Office of Race and Equity Research)

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Urban Institute

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🚀 Summer Internship

Washington, DC

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Summer Internship

Research & DevelopmentWashington, DC


  • ORER is looking to bring on an intern to help work across research agendas focused on examining policy solutions to advance racial equity across different fields, such as in equitable wealth building and in equitable policy design and implementation at the federal, state, and local levels.  

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

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Conduct background research and compile evidence on emerging topics
  • Conduct literature reviews, create annotated bibliographies, and synthesize key findings
  • Contribute to product development (reports, briefs, blogs, etc), including basic editing and formatting, creating data tables, figures, and maps, and compiling reference lists
  • Contribute to internal and external research events and convenings
  • Support proposal development activities as needed
  • Complete quick turnaround requests to support efforts of ORER team


Work type

Part time

Work mode


Start date

Jun 9, 2024


Washington, DC