Each summer, we welcome a cohort of interns who work collaboratively on projects that help shape the national postsecondary educational landscape, advance equity in higher education and the cultural sector, improve student outcomes, and foster innovation in teaching, learning, and the research enterprise.

We have completed our recruiting process for summer 2021. If you have questions about the program, please contact us.

What is it like to intern at Ithaka S+R?

Interns work collaboratively with a team of researchers on one or more projects at Ithaka S+R. Over the course of the program, interns will have opportunities to:

  • Participate in a unique learning experience and address critical challenges in higher education
  • Develop a broader knowledge of Ithaka S+R’s work
  • Collaborate with researchers and analysts on grant- and fee-based projects
  • Showcase the skills you learn through presentations to Ithaka S+R’s full staff

Three former interns describe their experience in this blog post series at CUNY.

Colette Johnson, director of strategic initiatives, writes about the challenges of maintaining a productive internship program during the pandemic and the lessons Ithaka S+R and the interns gleaned from the experience: Internships 2020: What We All Learned.

Is this opportunity right for you?

Interns at Ithaka S+R bring the following skills and experience:

  • Strong interest in solving challenges in higher education
  • Comfort working with quantitative and/or qualitative data
  • Demonstrated ability to translate complex concepts and research data into compelling, accessible, and well-written reports and engaging presentations.
  • Highly effective in communication with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, while ensuring acute attention to detail and accuracy
  • Enthusiasm for learning new skills
  • Ability to work in our open, collaborative, and team-oriented culture

Ithaka S+R interns are typically graduate students pursuing a master’s degree or PhD in a field that requires problem solving and/or quantitative and policy analysis. Any combination of professional experience, volunteer work, coursework, and other transferable skills may be applied toward these qualifications.

Meet the 2020 Summer Cohort