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.