UC IPR employs a diverse workforce of eight full-time staff and between 75 and 100 part-time undergraduate student workers and graduate students.

The Institute for Policy Research provides its interviewers with the opportunity to enhance their educational experience at UC by learning first hand about the research process. During their tenure at the IPR, interviewers work closely with IPR professional staff on individual projects and are exposed to multiple survey research methods. IPR interviewers, through on-the-job training, learn the importance of professional survey administration to the accuracy of data, and the central role that the data collection effort plays in achieving valid and replicable research outcomes. The IPR also trains its interviewers to be good ambassadors of the University of Cincinnati, and their communication with people from a diverse array of backgrounds enhances their educational experience at UC. 

UC IPR undergraduate and graduate students come from a variety of disciplinary homes. In recent years, student workers have represented the following UC Colleges: Allied Health, Arts & Sciences, Business, CECH, CCM, DAAP and Engineering.