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About Center for an Urban Future

Founded in 1996, the Center for an Urban Future is a New York-based think tank and policy organization known for its research and studies. Its aim is to find policy solutions for urban problems, especially in New York City. The center accomplishes this by conducting journalistic research, producing policy reports, providing extensive links to policy and news resources on its website and hosting forums, often in partnership with other New York City organizations. The sister organization of City Limits magazine, the Center focuses on economic development, higher education and workforce development.

The policy research intern assists staff in researching a variety of issues that impact New York City, primarily on studies related to economic and workforce development. Interns work side-by-side with full-time staff researchers, conducting in person and phone interviews, doing web research, attending policy meetings and writing. Other duties include coordinating meetings with government officials, maintaining the center’s database and assisting on all reports.


Must be at least 20 years old. Recent graduates, graduate students and non-U.S. citizens are eligible. Applicants with experience in journalism or public policy research and a GPA over 3.0 are preferred.

Center for an Urban Future

Center for an Urban Future
120 Wall Street, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10005


Number of Interns: Less than 10
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: Graduate Students


New York, NY