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Fall Domestic Program Intern

Full-Time

PostedFecha de publicación: 07/27/2022

Application DeadlineFecha límite: 08/17/2022

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) is currently looking for a Domestic Program Intern for Fall 2022. This is a full-time, remote position.

Job Description: The internship starts in September 2022, the specific dates are somewhat flexible. The intern will assist with a variety of 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. Other tasks include 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.

Qualifications: We are looking for applicants with a general understanding of economics and domestic policy, and an interest in economic justice. Excellent writing and communications skills are required. 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. For applicants that need permission to work in the United States, CEPR may be able to sponsor the appropriate visa. Please clearly indicate your requirements in your cover letter.

Compensation: 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: August 17, 2022 (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 days to apply.

To Apply: Send the following, in a single PDF file, to apply[at]cepr.net with the subject line “Fall 2022 Domestic Intern”:

1. a cover letter;

2. a résumé, and;

3. a response to the following writing prompt (400 to 600 words):

“Inflation has gotten to levels that are far higher than most consider acceptable. Many economists, most notably Larry Summers, have argued that the Federal Reserve Board needs to follow a path of aggressive rate hikes, pushing the unemployment rate much higher, as a way to bring inflation under control. Others maintain that inflation is already slowing and that the rate hikes taken to date, with modest further hikes, should be sufficient to bring inflation down to a reasonable pace. Which side is right?”

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

The search committee aims to make a decision within four weeks of the deadline of the application. If you have any questions, please email cepr[at]cepr.net, the contact for the Domestic Intern Search Committee. Absolutely no calls or faxes, 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.  Our 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 ideal place to learn about current economic and global justice issues in a friendly, relaxed and fun environment.

CEPR provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or sexual expression and identity. We actively welcome applications from people of color, women, and LGBTQ candidates. CEPR is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, CEPR will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact CEPR’s Director of Finance and Operations, at [email protected].