The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) Summer Associate Program provides students with the opportunity to use their quantitative and analytics skills to work on challenging real-world national security issues. Each year, IDA hires paid student associates at its Virginia and Washington, DC facilities to work for a minimum of 10 weeks during the summer months. Attendance at the 8 week core period between June 6, 2022, and July 29, 2022, is required. An additional 2 weeks (or more) either before or after the core period is required for a complete 10-week internship. In some cases, opportunities exist for associates to work a few weeks longer than the 10-week minimum. The wage range is dependent on the field of study and years of education completed. For students living outside the area, IDA pays for one instance of round-trip travel. Associates are responsible for living expenses during the summer.
The deadline to apply for this opportunity is January 18, 2022.
- Graduate students are preferred, but rising senior Undergraduates are welcome to apply. In either case, students must be returning to an academic institution come fall 2022.
- Disciplines include computer science, information technology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, operations research, aero/astronautical engineering, mechanical or electrical engineering, materials science, statistics, economics, as well as social and behavioral sciences, human resources, security, international relations, policy studies, and finance.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
- Starting October 11, 2021, all employees (including associates) must be vaccinated against Covid-19, unless they have proof of a medical or religious exemption. Proof of vaccination must be presented.
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