Research Intern (Center on Labor, Human Services and Population)

Urban Institute

Who we are:

At the nonprofit Urban Institute, we believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities. Public policies work best when they are rooted in facts, and our research sparks solutions in programs and practice. Our analyses and recommendations help expand opportunities for all people, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the fiscal health and effectiveness of government

As an intern at the Urban Institute, you’ll work alongside experts across the organization and beyond in the nation’s epicenter of public policy - Washington, DC. Your work will have an impact on real-life, real-time policy issues and discussions. 

How you’ll contribute:

The Center on Labor, Human Services and Population seeks an intern who can contribute to research, writing, editing, and outreach for our Competency-Based Occupational Frameworks for Registered Apprenticeship Project.


  • Conducts background research on an assigned occupation
  • Drafts key job functions and competencies based on research for this occupation
  • Solicits expert feedback for vetting the draft framework
  • Incorporates edits in the framework

What you’ll bring:

The successful candidate will:

  • Have interest in workforce development issues
  • Have experience researching topics
  • Be a strong writer
  • Have some experience conducting phone and email outreach

Program Highlights:

  • Paid 10-week 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
  • Participate in a 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

Intern Program Dates: June 1 - August 7, 2020

The Urban Institute is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected status under applicable law.

The Urban Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer -Minorities/Women/Disabilities/Veterans.

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