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Job Announcement: Program Assistant (Domestic Program)

January 7, 2015

Job Description:  The Program Assistant for the domestic economic policy program is responsible for a variety of important duties within the organization. She/he will play an essential role in a number of daily tasks assisting the research, outreach and communications staff. Approximately 60 percent of the Program Assistant’s time will be spent preparing documents for publication, which includes proofreading and formatting papers, columns, and press releases, and disseminating these via our website, social media, and mailing lists.  Another 20 percent will consist of research assistance, including gathering and graphing various economic data. The remaining 20 percent consists of various administrative tasks, including answering incoming phone calls, assisting in the arrangement of meetings or conferences, serving as a back-up to the office manager, and performing other miscellaneous duties as required. 


  • Bachelor's degree (preferably in economics or related field). 
  • Experience with proofreading, economic research, and MS Word and Excel are required.
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to handle multiple projects and coordinate work flow, ability to work independently and within a  team, good written and verbal communication skills, a sense of humor, and a shared commitment to CEPR’s mission and values are necessary. 
  • Experience with publication layout/design, website content management, various social media platforms, and email distribution programs are preferred.

Salary & Benefits:  CEPR offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.  This position will be represented by the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 70, AFL-CIO.

Closing Date of Position:  January 21, 2015

Starting Date: Late January to Early February 2015

To Apply:  Send resume, cover letter and salary requirement via email to Program Assistant Search Committee at jobscepr2015@cepr.net.  No telephone calls or faxes please.

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.


CEPR Internships

CEPR generally has two intern positions available per semester, one each for the domestic and international programs. 

Fall internship: early September through December

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

Winter-Spring internship: early January through May

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

Summer internship: early June through August

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

Applications will NOT be accepted when the application periods are closed.  Please sign up here to be notified when the application periods open.

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, 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.


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