Working to Make a Difference
Since 1968, thousands of Urban Institute employees and affiliated scholars have helped frame and inform national debates ranging from health care reform to school accountability. Our independent research has influenced numerous policy decisions, including how the homeless are counted, how the government measures discrimination, and who pays at tax time. The nonpartisan research we conduct matters to people of every background. We encourage you to consider a career with us.
A few great reasons to work at the Urban Institute:
- Intellectual excitement. The Urban Institute attracts the best and brightest from academia, government, business, and nonprofits.
Firsthand experience in Washington, D.C. Learn how federal agencies and Congress work, what information they need, and how to present findings.
Room to grow. We promote from within, reward employees who earn additional degrees while working, sponsor training, and host meetings with outside researchers and officials.
Located in downtown Washington, D.C., the Urban Institute is near public transportation, shops, restaurants, and other amenities. D.C. tied for first place in a Wall Street Journal survey of best cities for recent college grads to launch their careers.
The Urban Institute offers competitive salaries, progressive benefits, and great working conditions, including:
a generous retirement plan, health insurance, and annual leave
prepaid tuition assistance
flexible work hours, a casual dress code
commuting expense reimbursement
domestic partner benefits, paid leave when adopting a child
The Urban Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage all minorities and women to apply. Our staff reflects this commitment.