The Center for Economic and Policy Research is currently looking for a full-time Domestic Program Intern for Fall 2017 (early September through December).
Job Description: The internship starts in early September 2017 and will end in December 2017 (these dates are somewhat flexible). 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 for upcoming reports 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, Washington, D.C.-based 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. Applicants affected by the issues that CEPR works on are especially encouraged to apply.
Stipend: $2,062.50 per month, plus up to $255.67 for health insurance reimbursement per month
Closing Date of Position: Wednesday, August 2, 2017
In rare, extenuating circumstances, the application period may be extended or curtailed. In the event that the application period is curtailed, CEPR will update this posting to notify candidates that they have seven days to apply.
To Apply: Send the following, in a single PDF file, to apply[at]cepr.net with the subject line “Fall 2017 Domestic Program Intern”:
a cover letter;
a résumé, and;
a response to the following writing prompt (400 to 600 words): "There has been a lot of attention paid to the issue of economic inequality recently. What do you think are one or two of the most important causes of economic inequality, and how would you begin reversing them?"
Please do not submit additional information apart from the three items listed above. You may address your cover letter to this internship's coordinator, the Domestic Program Intern Search Committee, if you wish.
If you have any questions, please email cepr[at]cepr.net, the contact for the Domestic Program Intern Search Committee. Absolutely no calls or faxes, please.
Organization Description: The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives. It is an independent nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, DC. CEPR is committed to presenting issues in an accurate and understandable manner, so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options.
CEPR is an ideal place to learn about current economic and global justice issues in a friendly, relaxed and fun environment. Work schedules are flexible.
CEPR is an equal opportunity employer that considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any legally protected status.