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The RAND Corporation, a nonprofit research organization, was established in 1945 to explore issues of warfare and technology. Today, RAND has expanded its mission to encompass social and economic issues, such as health care, education, poverty, crime and the environment.

Interns work on ongoing project research and are advised by a senior staff member. Each student must present a seminar at the end of the summer on their work. Past topics have ranged from Chinese terrorism to violence among American Latinos.


Open only to enrolled, full-time graduate students who will not graduate prior to the summer of employment. Applicants must have completed at least two years of graduate work (preferably toward a doctorate). U.S. citizenship is necessary for certain jobs that demand security clearance.

RAND Corporation

William Shadel, PhD
RAND Corporation
The RAND Corporation
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Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 683-2300


Number of Interns: 21 to 50
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: Graduate Students


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