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Institute for Defense Analyses

Institute for Defense Analyses

    About the company

    The Institute for Defense Analyses is a private, nonprofit corporation that answers the most challenging US security and science policy questions with objective analysis. Recent college graduates and PhDs work alongside senior researchers on current projects and shape findings and recommendations.

    What early talent is saying

    "IDA offers a unique blend of mentorship and the chance to explore D.C.'s dynamic environment. As a summer associate, I had the opportunity to collaborate with senior researchers and engaged in real projects with tangible outcomes, gaining valuable experience in science, policy, and government."

    Why we're different

    • Diversity in leadership
    • Managers care
    • Meaningful work
    Learn from the best

    73% of early career job seekers prioritize purposeful work. Learn how best-in-class teams win with the next generation.