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CEPR Congressional Fellowship


PostedFecha de publicación: 06/22/2022

Application DeadlineFecha límite: 07/10/2022

Starting Date: Early to mid August 2022

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) invites applications for its Congressional Fellowship Program. This is a full-time, 12-month, Washington, DC-based position.

Job description: This fellowship offers a valuable hands-on experience for early to mid     career policy-oriented professionals. Successful candidates will be embedded in Congressional offices to assist members and staff with research and analysis and with developing and advancing bills, letters and amendments  related to domestic policy issues.      

Qualifications: We are looking for applicants with a general understanding of economics and domestic policy, and an interest in economic justice. Candidates should have:

  •      A bachelor’s degree or higher
  •      Excellent writing and communications skills
  •      Past research and data experience
  •      Able to work in a fast-paced environment with limited supervision
  •      Strong familiarity with domestic policy issues such as healthcare,  economics, racial justice, immigration, energy and renewables, workers’ rights, etc.
  •      A solid understanding of the legislative process.      

Compensation & Benefits: The fellowship is a full-time, 12-month program that comes with a stipend of $65,000+ and three weeks of paid vacation. Up to $350 per month is available for health insurance plan costs. Fellows must reside in or be willing to relocate to the Washington, DC metropolitan area within the first 2-3 months of the fellowship.

Closing Date of Position: Sunday, July 10, 2022 (at 11:59PM, Eastern time)

In rare, extenuating circumstances, the application period may be extended or shortened. In the event that the application period is shortened, CEPR will update this posting to notify candidates that they have seven calendar days remaining to apply.

To Apply: Send the following, in a single PDF file, to fellowship[at]cepr.net with the subject line “Congressional  Fellowship”:

  1. a cover letter;

  2. a résumé, and;

  3. brief responses to the following questions (1-3 paragraphs per question):

    1. In a few words, please tell us about any past experience you have had related to Congressional advocacy or policymaking, or share your thoughts about a legislative issue that you have followed closely.

    2. What do you consider to be the top two policies that a government needs to get right to help the economy and workers?  How could these policies be effectively implemented?

    3. What are some things that you consider that the Biden administration has done well? What do you think the Biden administration could be doing better?

    4. How do you view the current state of the US economy, taking into account unemployment, wages and inflation?

Please do not submit additional information apart from the items listed above. You may address your cover letter to the Congressional Fellowship Search Committee, if you wish.      

Search committees usually make a decision within three weeks of the deadline of the application. If you have any questions, please email fellowship[at]cepr.net, the contact for the Congressional Fellowship Search Committee. Absolutely no calls or faxes.

CEPR is a think tank based in Washington, DC that conducts research and public education on economic and social issues that affect people’s lives. It was co-founded in 1999 by economists Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot and its Advisory Board includes Nobel Laureate economists Robert Solow and Joseph Stiglitz; Janet Gornick, Professor at the CUNY Graduate School and Director of the Luxembourg Income Study; and Richard Freeman, Professor of Economics at Harvard University.

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. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.