Who We Are
WSIPP’s mission is to carry out practical, non-partisan research at the direction of the legislature or board of directors. WSIPP works closely with legislators, legislative and executive staff, and experts in the field to ensure that studies answer relevant policy questions.
What We Provide
Interns assist WSIPP researchers conducting practical, objective research projects assigned by the legislature. Current topic areas include health care, education, criminal justice, children and adult behavioral health services, and the costs and benefits of various policy options. One of the primary tasks for an intern is to conduct literature reviews to determine if the studies can be included in WSIPP researchers’ analyses. Interns are paired with a mentor who assigns projects and ensures that the intern has a meaningful work experience. Interns provide research assistance and administrative support for multiple projects throughout their internship.
Persons applying for internships must have an interest in public policy. Interns must be detail-oriented, highly motivated, and have the ability to self-manage. WSIPP expects interns to be engaged and ask questions; report to researchers on the status of projects; and prioritize and balance work assignments from multiple researchers. Interns should be familiar with conducting literature reviews and analyzing and summarizing research articles. Interns are expected to work diplomatically, professionally, and in a non-partisan manner. Interns must possess the following minimum qualifications:
How to Apply
For a full job description and instructions on how to apply, please click here: Research Internship