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Academic Connections for Policy Organizations

The Institute for Humane Studies facilitates connections between policy organizations and scholars in the IHS network.

Peer reviews for state and federal policy studies

  • Reviews are completed by university-based, PhD-level scholars. Peer reviews are applicable for everything from short white papers to full-scale research studies. The peer review process allows for the scholars to provide valuable feedback and increases the credibility of the study itself. 33% of all papers the IHS network has reviewed have been cited in state and federal bills/legislation.
  • IHS facilitates and pays for the double-blind review.

Connection to scholars across research areas

  • IHS offers direct connections to scholars for various projects including commissioned policy research, expert testimony, research advisory committees, speaking engagements, etc.

Academic research on specific topics

  • The IHS research capability provides hyper-specific research and articles on most topics. With this service, IHS can serve as your policy team’s bibliography and literature review builder.

Here is the timeline for our application process:

  1. Apply for a position 
  2. An HR team member will review your application submission  
  3. If selected for consideration, you will speak with a recruiter 
  4. If your experience and skills match the role, you will interview with the hiring manager
  5. If you are a potential fit for the position, you will interview with additional staff members
  6. If you are the candidate chosen, we will extend a job offer


All candidates will be notified regarding the status of their application within two to three weeks of submission. As new positions often become available, we encourage you to visit our site frequently for additional opportunities that align with your interests and skills.