Working with AIR

At the American Institutes for Research® (AIR), we are driven by a shared purpose of building a better, more equitable world. From tackling intractable social challenges through the AIR Equity Initiative, to giving back to local communities, all of us are part of a global team contributing to positive social change. We are a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to 500+ clients, including businesses in both domestic and international markets, universities and research institutions, and nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.

Our mission statement and vision guide everything we do—the projects we take on, the spirit with which we approach the work, and the way we collaborate. AIR welcomes partnerships with businesses of all sizes who share our values, especially those able to bring diverse perspectives to our work.

Opportunities to Work with Us

Contract Vehicles


Clients can quickly and easily access a full complement of our services through government-wide, agency, and state contracting mechanisms.

Learn more about AIR’s clients and contract vehicles.


Become a Partner

Partner and supplier shaking hands

AIR’s Supplier Diversity program encourages the participation of small businesses including minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, service-disabled-veteran-owned, and historically underutilized businesses.

Learn more about becoming a partner supplier.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Girl and man holding hands in sunlight

Charitable giving, volunteerism, and awareness building is one of the many ways we bring our values to life. We are galvanized by the challenge and inspired by the determination of our partners to create long-lasting, community-rooted change.

Learn more about corporate social responsibility at AIR.

Philanthropy and Social Enterprise

Group of multiracial friends laughing outside

In addition to serving our mission through client-driven work, AIR invests its own talent and resources to tackle seemingly intractable, long-standing problems that prevent too many people from having access to good health care, education, and pathways to employment.

Learn more about our $100M+ investment in the AIR Equity Initiative.

Our Capabilities

Researchers at whiteboard

AIR brings together deep expertise and broad capabilities to answer pressing questions across a wide array of topics, from education and child welfare, to public health and mental well-being, to workforce opportunities and international development.

Explore our experts, capabilities, and areas of work.

Crystal Blake
Vice President, Institutional Development
Lauren Focarazzo headshot
Vice President, Business Development
Joe Wagner
Vice President, Contracts, Grants & Procurement

Code of Conduct

AIR is proud of its commitment to maintaining high standards of conduct with staff, our partners and our clients. Learn more about our code of conduct.