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The Baker Institute provides a dynamic environment where we value excellence, openness, and innovation.

Our highly collaborative team is committed to the Institute’s mission of raising a meaningful voice on the most critical challenges facing Texas, the U.S., and the world.

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Generous Benefits

As an employee of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, you and your family will have access to generous benefits and resources, including quality health care coverage, an employee wellness program, tuition assistance for continuing education, and help in establishing their financial future.

Our Culture

The Baker Institute fosters a workplace that is highly collaborative, inclusive, and supportive. We value critical thinking, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Our team is driven to bridging the world of ideas and the world of action. The Institute promotes healthy work/life balance by allowing flexible work arrangements for many positions. We promote connections and camaraderie with an active calendar of internal engagements for members of our team. 

Open Positions

Explore our current job opportunities and take the next step in your professional journey via the Rice University Jobs Portal.


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Undergraduate Internships

The Baker Institute’s Internship Program is open to degree-seeking students at Rice University.

Interns work directly with institute fellows, scholars, and senior staff to support the Institute’s research and operations.

Degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students may submit an application to be considered for a paid internship at the Baker Institute.

Applications submitted before February 15 in the Spring — and September 15 in the Fall — receive priority. However, the Institute accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the Fall and Spring semesters.


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