Pew Center Research Summer Internships

Employer Pew Research Center
Location Washington, DC
Type Internship
Apply by February 3, 2023
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Posted on January 17, 2023


Our paid summer internship program is a learning and networking opportunity for undergraduate students. A goal of the program is to help interns develop as professionals and teach them how to enter and navigate the workplace. Our interns are “learners” who get to do real work by working collaboratively with our colleagues on a variety of projects.

Summer interns will belong to a cohort and attend programs which will allow them to meet staff from across the Center, as well as expose them to a variety of careers such as: public opinion research, polling, methodology, computational social science/data science, economics, sociology, political science, communications, non-profit management, and data journalism. Candidates with interest in the Center’s mission and values, as well as a desire to learn more about careers in these fields are encouraged to apply, regardless of traditional experience in this type of work.

Interns can expect substantial and challenging work. For example, an intern may learn or master statistical software, be a part of the research lifecycle, work on a report, or publish a blog post.

Our interns make valuable contributions to our work, and as such, undergraduate interns are paid $17/hour. Interns are not eligible for benefits, including paid time off, but a relocation stipend is available to those who need them. Interns are responsible for finding their own housing.

Our work

Whether a social scientist writing survey questionnaires, a designer visualizing complex findings or a survey methodologist ensuring our methods are the gold standard, everyone at the Center has a hand in our work.

Our empirical research on a wide range of topics helps policymakers, civic leaders, educators and the public at large understand and address some of the world’s most challenging problems. Our public opinion surveys allow the voice of the people to be heard, and our demographic, economic and political analyses show how the world is changing.

For a list of internships, go here.