“Working at the Pardee Center was the best thing I did while at Korbel. I can't imagine where I would be without the experience.” –Mark Eshbaugh, Pardee Alum
“The Pardee Center is a challenging yet rewarding work environment that engages in cutting edge research on global development challenges.” –Greg Maly, Pardee Alum
"You'll get to work on real-world problems with some of the smartest people around. … Also they've got a pretty sweet YouTube setup.” –Michael King, Pardee Alum
Our talented and dedicated team of graduate student Research Assistants (RAs) makes much of our work possible. Being a Pardee RA means being part of the Center—you are directly involved in our projects and modeling work, have the chance to undertake paid internships around the country and abroad, and to coauthor publications while still a student (Pictured: Former RA and current Research Associate Steve Hedden while interning/working in South Africa).
Places our RAs have interned:
- Western Cape Provincial Government, South Africa
- Strategic Foresight Initiative, Atlantic Council, DC
- Institute for Strategic Studies, South Africa
- Global Center on Conflict, Security, and Development, World Bank, DC
Publications our RAs have coauthored:
- African Futures Policy Briefs
- Peru Policy Brief
- Western Cape Policy Brief
- SADC Higher Education Futures 2050
Being a Pardee RA can help launch your post-Korbel career. All of our RAs have found employment in the field of their interest post-graduation, most finding this work while they were still students.
Where our RAs have gone:
Becoming a Pardee RA
We hire Korbel graduate students for two years of work. We’re looking for students who are passionate about improving the human future. Successful candidates have strong academic credentials, a quantitative background, and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced and demanding, but also fun and friendly work environment.
Interested in becoming a Pardee RA? First, use this website to see what we do and what we’re working on. Second, take our hiring survey, we’ll use results from this survey to select applicants for interviews.