We are working closely with Rice University to monitor the continued impact of Covid-19 on our community. The health and safety of our guests and staff are our top priority. All gatherings at Baker Hall through April 30 have been canceled. A current list of scheduled online events is available at bakerinstitute.org/events and will be updated with new webcasts and webinars. Please refer to emergency.rice.edu/coronavirus for additional information and updates.

On-campus Internships

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In addition to policy-focused coursework, the Baker Institute offers internship programs designed to provide Rice University undergraduate students with public policy experience and exposure to a nonprofit environment. The institute also seeks to engage graduate-level students with meaningful research and academic opportunities.

Undergraduates

The Baker Institute intern program offers Rice undergraduate students paid internships for up to 10 hours per week in research or administration. Research interns work directly with institute fellows and scholars on critical national and international policy issues. Administrative interns work with senior staff in a professional office environment, providing essential support in a security-sensitive setting. The work may involve research, writing, editing as well as administrative office work including staffing events, copying, filing, maintaining office supplies, etc. Motivation and dependability are essential requirements.

On-campus internships are available on an as-needed basis. Many of our interns are retained from one semester to another, and some remain with us through graduation. Often, we will not know which positions may be required until near the beginning of the semester, and not all programs need interns every semester. Applications may be submitted at any time and consist of:

  • Cover letter stating area(s) of interest and why you would like to intern for the Baker Institute
  • Résumé emphasizing your skill sets
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Transcript

All applications and questions should be directed to Jason Lyons at MS-40 or by email to jelyons@alumni.rice.edu.

Graduate Students

The Science and Technology Policy Program offers unpaid internship opportunities to graduate students in the Houston area. Graduate interns assist fellows and program staff in the publication of research publications, policy reports and conference proceedings, as well as gain valuable experience hosting events and representing the Baker Institute to our sponsors. For more information, please email the Science and Technology Program.