Winter-Spring 2015 International Program Intern
Job Description: The Center for Economic and Policy Research is currently looking for a full-time International Program Intern for Winter-Spring 2015 (January-May).
Responsibilities include assisting staff with research on upcoming papers and opinion pieces; organizing events with Latin American delegations, CEPR staff, and visiting academics; assisting in tracking and logging press mentions; as well as working on outreach to press, advocacy organizations, and Congress.
The responsibilities vary based on their interests and experience, as well as the particular issues that CEPR is working on at the time. Interns will be able to attend relevant events around Washington, DC.
Qualifications: We are looking for applicants with a general understanding of economics, international relations, and democracy issues, and an interest in economic justice. Previous research, data and/or outreach experience is extremely helpful; interns with strong economics or foreign policy experience (including Master’s degrees) will have the opportunity to engage in serious research, and those with strong organizing or outreach experience will have event management opportunities. The intern will need to be fluent in Spanish, including the ability to perform accurate written translations; able to work in a fast-paced environment with limited management; and be a self-starter and independent learner. Should have excellent writing and communications skills.
Stipend: At least $1,588.41 per month, plus up to $250 for health insurance reimbursement per month.
Closing Date of Position: October 10, 2014.
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and a brief (2 page) answer to the question “How can the US improve its foreign policy toward Latin America?” via email to internationalintern[at]cepr.net. No calls or faxes please.
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
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