AIR is one of the world's largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us.
Founded in 1946 as a not-for-profit organization, we conduct our work with strict independence, objectivity and non-partisanship. Learn more about our history.
The intellectual diversity of our 1,800 employees enables us to bring together experts from many fields in the search for innovative answers to challenges that span the human life course.
AIR’s mission is to conduct and apply the best behavioral and social science research and evaluation towards improving people's lives, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged.
Within the United States and internationally, AIR will be the preeminent organization that
As an AIR employee, you should feel confident that your health and well-being are among our highest priorities. To that end, AIR offers comprehensive, flexible benefits to our employees and their families.
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AIR is proud of its tradition of maintaining a work environment that values diversity and nourishes respect for the dignity of each individual. We are committed to continuing our efforts in creating and maintaining a diverse workforce through our recruitment and employment practices.
AIR places a strong emphasis on creating a collegial atmosphere that encourages staff to be creative and supportive of each other. We believe that intellectual diversity and respect for the contributions of each individual is central to our success.
We produce good work because we are a good place to work. Our staff cares about the work they perform, they care about the colleagues they work with, and they care about the clients they serve.
AIR conducts and applies behavioral and social science research to improve people’s lives and well-being, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged. That ideal is the driving force that motivates our staff.
Here at AIR, we believe in next generation talent! That is why our organization hosts a 10 week Summer Internship Program each year, May to August. This internship provides undergraduate and graduate students with a focused and challenging learning experience in areas of applied contract research, evaluation, software and product development and various corporate functions.
AIR provides its interns with meaningful, hands-on work experience that includes the opportunity to work alongside subject-matter experts on projects in a variety of fields. Our interns also participate in internship-specific events that give them opportunities to network with AIR employees, obtain career insights and advice, and showcase their work to AIR’s leadership team.
Here are Ten (10) Things You Should Know about Our Internship Program: