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Intern Programs

Baker Institute Rice Undergraduate Internship Programs

The James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy is now accepting applications for intern positions. This is your chance to work directly with Institute Fellows and Rice Faculty on exciting areas of research. The internship program is designed to provide Rice university undergraduate students with experience working in issues of public policy and in a non-profit environment. The internships are oriented towards providing students with research experience, writing and editing opportunities, office administration experience, and experience working events and representing the Baker Institute to our sponsors.

When to Apply: The internship program application process is on a rolling basis. Therefore, we consider and accept applicants as they apply and according to our needs and internship availability at the time. However, we typically choose interns for each session according to the following time frames:

Apply By
For Internship
1st August
Fall of same year
1st January
Spring of same year
1st March
Summer of same year

With Questions regarding eligibility, internship obligations and expectations, or how to apply - contact Jason Lyons either via email or via fax at 713.348.5993.


Lesotho Sustainability Assessment Project (LSAP)

RICE University students who participate in the Spring 2009 BIOE 409 course in Sustainable Development will be considered for internship positions on the next Lesotho Sustainability Assessment Project, summer 2009. For more information, please see the attached flyer for the course and registration instructions. For more information on the Lesotho Sustainability Assessment Project, and Rice interns' experiences in Lesotho in the summer semester, please visit the LSAP pages online.


The Jesse Jones Leadership Center Summer in D.C. Policy Research Internship Program

Sponsored by Houston Endowment Inc. and other generous benefactors, the goal of this unique program is to offer returning Rice University undergraduate students hands-on experience in the world of public policy research and analysis. Initiated in 2003, the program will provide stipends sufficient to support a select group of Rice undergraduates conducting policy-making research at government agencies, private think tanks, and NGOs in Washington, D.C. in the summer following each academic year. Those accepted must be currently enrolled as full-time undergraduates through the following fall semester after summer participation in the program. A committee of Baker Institute researchers and Rice faculty select each summer's participants. Those selected will attend a seminar on public policy and global affairs coterminous with their internships in DC, write a research report for publication and presentation before Rice faculty and researchers at the beginning of the following fall semester, and also organize a public policy education activity for the following academic year. Applicants are individually responsible for selecting and establishing internships and residency in DC. Eligibility Requirements: Non-Graduating Rice University Undergraduate Students. Interested students should contact Dr. Steven Lewis by email at Applications are typically due by January 31st for that summer's applicant pool and can be mailed to the attention of Dr. Lewis to the Baker Institute-MS40.