Internships and Fellowships

Partnering with top-ranked universities and higher education institutions, our goal in creating the IDA’s Campus Partner Program was to build a strong on-campus presence and continuing partnership with a select number of schools. We focus on developing strong relationships within each academic institution that relates to IDA’s research areas and allows IDA the opportunity to directly recruit those students who have the skills IDA most desires.

Looking for future internships and fellowships? If you are interested in applying to our 2022 Summer Associate, Science Policy Fellowship, and Data Science Fellowship programs, set up a job alert to be notified when applications open September 1, 2021. Creating a job alert allows you to be notified by email of new opportunities that match your search criteria. You must select at least one search criteria on the Current Job Openings page to create a job alert, then select Search. At the top of the Search Results page, select Save, enter your email, and choose Submit.

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Through IDA’s competitive internship and fellowship programs, rising undergraduate seniors and current graduate students can explore the world of research in support of critical national security issues. Our programs offer students hands-on technical experience under the guidance of senior research staff and mentors. Whether working on a stand-alone project or part a larger project, students engage in multiple stages of the analytic process, from framing an issue to communicating results.

IDA takes the time to screen our internship and fellowship candidates carefully, looking for those who are likely to make a valuable contribution over the course of the program. Our goal is to have the participating students make the most of their experience at IDA as they transition to pursing higher education and eventually, back at IDA into the national security workforce.

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