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Interns and Emerging Professionals

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I joined Abt as an intern in the summer of 2019. During that time, I enjoyed being around collaborative and dedicated people who work on such a wide variety of health, social, and economic issues. The true value Abt has for every employee is the effort they put in to promote your professional growth—It is incredible!
Sauma Doka
Former Intern/Research Assistant

Looking for an internship? About to graduate?

Abt has opportunities around the world for emerging professionals. They range from internships to research assistant positions working on projects that benefit vulnerable people in the U.S. and more than 50 countries.

2022 Summer Abternship

Our interns are an essential part of the work we do every summer. Our 2022 internship program will offer research and other opportunities to new interns, while also providing a unique experience in engaging with Abt colleagues.

Join a team that applies bold ideas and data-driven insights to make an impact. From food security to healthcare to homelessness, our summer interns do meaningful work addressing some of the world’s toughest challenges. They utilize their academic skills to work on mission-critical, client-driven projects. They also have the opportunity to work with top industry experts while gaining hands-on experience.

Ready to connect, influence and create change? Apply today

From the Classroom to Your Career: Research Assistant Cohort

You know what you want to do—come learn how to do it at Abt. Homelessness. Opioids. Education. Machine learning. Climate change. Healthcare. Health systems. Cybersecurity.

The most pressing and complex challenges facing policymakers.

Our Research Assistant Cohort—open to new BA/BS graduates—use their data and analytical skills to tackle a broad spectrum of issues alongside Abt experts by coding, collecting, cleaning and managing quantitative data, or by performing statistical analysis, modeling or simulations. At the same time, they learn industry and best practices as they develop professional skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods, analytic reasoning, communication and project management. Meet clients. Create deliverables. Work on proposals. Make a difference as we help you build a career on the foundation of your classroom experience.


Career Tracks for Emerging Professionals

*May substitute years of experience in lieu of degree.

Positions within the Science and Research track perform research and analysis tasks such as collecting, compiling, validating, interpreting, and analyzing data trends using standard practices and techniques.

Abt Associates conducts in-person interviews at the annual conferences of the American Economic Association and Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management for Senior Analyst positions. The subject matter expertise desired will vary each year.

*May substitute years of experience in lieu of degree.

Program Operations Administrator: Provides broad coordination responsibilities to meet program deliverables, or end-to-end functional services for work area (program or corporate).

Project Finance Analyst: Sets up budgetary control systems and documentation for a project. Prepares forecasts, cost trend reports and monitors cost and commitment to budget and forecast.

Departments: Accounting, Business Development, Contracts & Procurement, Corporate Services, Data Science, Digital and Technology, Finance, Human Resources, Global Security, IT, Knowledge Management, Legal, Marketing & Communications, President & CEO’s Office

Positions in Abt's departments are available on an ad-hoc basis and requirements will vary.

*May substitute years of experience in lieu of degree.

Our Technical Assistance track supports our International Development Division (IDD) and positions are based in the U.S.

Abt works in Africa, Asia, Australia & Asia Pacific, Latin America & the Caribbean, the Middle East & North Africa, and UK & Europe in the areas of agriculture, economic growth, energy, food security, governance, and health. ​​​​

  • With exception of our most senior positions, we hire local-country nationals for field-based technical positions. Please review our open opportunities for details.
  • Non-technical positions in administration, finance, procurement, IT, and HR are also available.

Career Fairs and Information Sessions

We regularly attend career fairs and information sessions. If you don’t us see at a fair you are attending, sign up for the Abt Featured Jobs newsletter or join Abt’s talent community!

Check out our Careers page starting Fall 2022 for future opportunities.


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