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Job Announcement: Spring Research and Outreach Intern (Domestic Program)

October 27, 2014

Job Description: The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) is currently looking for a full-time Spring 2015 Intern. The internship will start in January and end in May.

The intern will assist with a variety of research, outreach, and communications activities related to the U.S. economy and domestic policy. This may include outreach to the press, advocacy organizations and Congress, along with some research on upcoming papers and economic opinion pieces. Other tasks include communications duties such as generating website content and tracking CEPR’s appearances in the media.

The responsibilities of interns vary based on their interests and experience, as well as the particular issues that CEPR is working on at the time. Interns will have the opportunity to attend relevant events around Washington, DC.

Qualifications: We are looking for a recent college graduate or graduate student for this full-time position. Applicants should have a general understanding of economics and domestic policy, and an interest in economic justice. Excellent writing and communications skills are required. Previous research, outreach, or media experience is helpful. The intern will need to be able to work in a fast-paced environment and should be a self-starter, independent learner, and will receive limited supervision.

Stipend: At least $1,588 per month, plus up to $250 for health insurance reimbursement per month.

Closing Date of Position:  November 14, 2014.

To Apply:  Send cover letter, resume, and your response to the following writing prompt via email to domesticintern@cepr.net.

“Clip one chart from a recent report or media story about some aspect of the economy and, in no more than 300 words, explain why you think the information displayed is important.”

 No telephone calls or faxes please.

 

Organization Description: The Center for Economic and Policy Research (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 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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