CEPR

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Organization Description:  CEPR conducts both professional research and public education so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options. The professional research is oriented towards filling important gaps in the understanding of particular economic and social problems, or the impact of specific policies, both domestically and globally. The public education portion of CEPR's mission is to present the findings of professional research, both by CEPR and others, in a manner that allows broad segments of the public to know exactly what is at stake in major policy debates. As part of its public education initiative, CEPR utilizes research findings and analysis to challenge the myths, assumptions, policies and institutions that perpetuate economic and social inequality. CEPR's founding scholars include Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot, co-directors of CEPR, and Robert Pollin, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts.

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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.


Internship information:

CEPR generally has two internship positions available per semester, one each for the domestic and international programs. For reference, the approximate internship dates are listed below along with the typical application period by program. Please keep in mind that CEPR will always announce open internship applications by sending an email to our jobs announcement email list (see above for subscribing) and by listing positions with open application periods on this page. In other words, if a position is not posted below, then the application period is not open yet.

Fall internship, from early September through December

  • International program application period: May to early June
  • Domestic program application period: late June to mid-July

Winter-Spring internship, from early January through May

  • International program application period: September to early October
  • Domestic program application period: late October to mid-November

Summer internship, from early June through August

  • International program application period: February to early March
  • Domestic program application period: mid-March to early April

Fellowship information:

CEPR welcomes hosting those with outside fellowships under certain conditions. The fellowship must have been awarded by a fair and equitable process, and it must be paid. Fellows must work on an independent project not directed by CEPR; however, they may work on small projects related to their research for CEPR as long as their independent project remains their primary task.

Fellows are invited to apply to be hosted by CEPR by sending a cover letter (including logistical information about the fellowship), resume, and research statement to cepr[at]cepr.net. The research statement must explore the connection between the fellow’s research and CEPR’s mission and CEPR’s past work. No calls or faxes please.


 

Job Description: The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) is currently looking for a full-time 2017 Summer Research and Outreach Intern (Domestic Program).

The internship starts in early June 2017 and will end in August 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 position (current undergraduates will also be considered). 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: Currently $1,956.32 per month, rising to $2,062.50 per month beginning July 1, 2017, plus up to a $255.67 reimbursement for health insurance per month.

Closing Date of Position: April 5, 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 a cover letter, a resume, and a response (400 to 600 words) to the following writing prompt via email to domesticintern[at]cepr.net. No calls or faxes please.

"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?"

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.