The Urban Institute Summer Academy for Public Policy, Analysis, and Research Fellowship


The Urban Institute Summer Academy for Public Policy Analysis and Research provides a unique and challenging learning experience for minority college students who are interested in careers in public policy research.

As a part of the Summer Academy, fellows will engage in an intensive eight-week program of skills building and training in policy analysis and research on location at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C., the nation’s capitol and the heart of U.S. policy-making. Students will spend the summer taking classes, attending policy seminars, and conducting analyses to hone their research skills while gaining exposure to a wide range of career opportunities in policy research and analysis.


  • Be full-time college students
  • Be rising seniors (have completed their junior year by the summer)
  • Major in a social science discipline
  • Be from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group*
  • Be a US citizen or permanent legal resident
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA (out of 4.0)


The UI Summer Academy is free to students who are accepted.

In addition, the program will provide students with:

  • Round trip transportation to Washington, DC
  • Housing at nearby George Washington University dormitories
  • $4,000 stipend*

If a student’s college or university awards credit(s) for participation in the program, the Urban Institute will facilitate the submission of the documentation necessary to obtain such credit(s).

*The stipend is contingent upon full program participation. This includes daily attendance, timely completion of assignments, and professional comportment.

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