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Domestic Program Intern (Summer 2023)


PostedFecha de publicación: 03/03/2023

Application DeadlineFecha límite: 04/01/2023

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) is currently looking for a Domestic Program Intern for Summer 2023. The internship will start in May 2023 and will end in September 2023 (the specific dates are somewhat flexible).  This is a paid full-time, remote position.

Job Description: The intern for the Domestic team at CEPR is responsible for assisting with a variety of important duties within the organization. The intern will assist with research activities related to the US economy and domestic policy. This may include some research for upcoming reports and economic opinion pieces, as well as generating website content. They may occasionally help with other tasks including communications duties such as editing website content and outreach to advocacy organizations and Congress.

The responsibilities of interns vary based on the applicant’s interests and experience, as well as the particular issues that CEPR is working on at the time.


  • General understanding of economics and domestic policy, and an interest in economic justice
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Previous research and data experience is extremely helpful
  • The intern will need to be able to work in a fast-paced environment with limited supervision and should be a self-starter and independent learner
  • Applicants affected by the issues that CEPR works on are especially encouraged to apply

Salary & Benefits: CEPR is committed to offering an internship program that allows people from all backgrounds to participate. As such, all CEPR internships are paid and interns are eligible for reimbursement of health insurance plan costs. Interns will receive $2,694.40 per month. Up to $295.69 per month is available for health insurance plan costs.

Closing Date of Position: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until, at latest, April 1, 2023 (at 11:59 PM, 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: Submit the following, in a single PDF file with the document title “(Full Name)_Domestic Program Internship_Application” via CEPR’s ONLINE APPLICATION:

  1. a cover letter;
  2. a résumé; and
  3. a response to the following writing prompt (400 to 600 words):

The Republican Congressional leadership says that they will not go along with an increase in the debt ceiling without big cuts in the budget. How does the current battle over the debt ceiling differ from prior battles? Are the Republicans correct in arguing that we face a debt crisis?

Please do not submit additional information apart from the items listed above. You may address your cover letter to the Domestic Program Intern 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 cepr[at]cepr.net, the contact for the Domestic Program Intern Search Committee. Absolutely no calls, faxes, or additional emails please.

Organization Description:  CEPR was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives. In order for citizens to effectively exercise their voices in a democracy, it is necessary that they be informed about the problems and choices that they face. An informed public should then be able to choose policies that lead to an improving quality of life, both for people within the United States, and around the world.

Toward this end, 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, and Robert Pollin, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts.

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. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.