Summer Internships

The IDA Summer Associates Program provides college students with a unique opportunity to use their quantitative and analytic skills to work on challenging real-world national security issues. Each year, IDA hires and pays students at its Virginia and Washington, D.C., facilities to work for approximately 10-12 weeks during the summer months.

We seek both undergraduate (rising seniors) and graduate students with strong GPAs in a variety of disciplines. These internships are for continuing students, so applicants must have plans to return to school in the fall.

We will be accepting applications for the 2024 Summer Associate program starting September 1, 2023.

Learn more about the IDA Summer Associates Program.