Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Center for Economic and Policy Research Summer Internship for Upcoming or Recent Graduate

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 Position: April 21, 2015.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, a resume, and a response to the following writing prompt via email to domesticintern@cepr.net.

“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 please.