Job Description: The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) is currently looking for a full-time Summer Research and Outreach Intern. The internship will start in June and end in late August.
The intern will assist with a
variety of research, outreach, and communications activities related to the
U.S. economy and domestic policy. This may include outreach to the press, advocacy
organizations, and Congress, along with some research on upcoming papers and
economic opinion pieces. Other tasks include communications duties such as
generating website content and tracking CEPR’s appearances in the media.
The responsibilities of interns
vary based on their interests and experience, as well as the particular issues
that CEPR is working on at the time. Interns will have the opportunity to
attend relevant events around Washington, D.C.
Qualifications: We are looking for a recent
college graduate or graduate student for this full-time position. Applicants
should have a general understanding of economics and domestic policy, and an
interest in economic justice. Excellent writing and communications skills are
required. Previous research, outreach, or media experience is helpful. The
intern will need to be able to work in a fast-paced environment and should be a
self-starter and independent learner, and will receive limited supervision.
Stipend: $1,617 per month (to increase to $1,733
per month in July 2015), plus up to a $255.67 reimbursement for health
insurance per month.
Closing Date of
To Apply: Send a cover letter, a resume, and
a response to the following writing prompt via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Federal Reserve interest
rate has remained near zero for the past six years. With the economy slowly
recovering from the last recession, many speculate that the Fed will raise
rates within the next year. In 400 to 600 words, assess the impacts of this
change in policy on the U.S. economy.” No telephone calls or faxes