Paid Semester or Academic-Year Research Assistantship with the Conference Board
The Committee for Economic Development (CED) of The Conference Board seeks a part-time (approx. 15-20 hours/week) research assistant for the fall and/or spring semesters, to work in our office in Arlington/Rosslyn. This is a paid position, ideal for an upper-level undergrad or graduate student currently studying at a DC-area university.
The research assistant would work with senior research staff at CED to produce content for policy statements, reports, and various initiatives (foundation-funded projects).
The research assistant/intern’s primary tasks will include economic analysis, data retrieval and presentation, conducting literature reviews, writing and editing policy analysis, regularly scanning/tracking online research resources and news, and attending events/meetings/hearings in DC relevant to CED issue areas (at request/invitation of senior staff).
The research assistant/intern will sometimes assist with outreach and communications work (including social media) and administrative tasks in support of the senior research staff’s responsibilities and output.
Occasionally, he/she will be asked to help the entire CED staff in any “team efforts,” especially around CED events and conferences.
The research assistant/intern should have completed some college coursework in economics and/or other social sciences.
He/she should have strong writing and analytical skills and be well versed in Microsoft Office Suite software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
Additionally, some familiarity with federal tax and budget policy—and with website design—would be helpful for a particular project we are starting in October.