Center for Economic and Policy Research

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1611 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite 400

Washington, DC 20009

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 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. It is an independent, nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, DC. CEPR is committed to presenting issues in an accurate and understandable manner, so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options.

CEPR is an ideal place to learn about current economic and global justice issues in a friendly, relaxed and fun environment.

 

Domestic Intern

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

Job Description: The internship starts in January 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 $2,529.95 per month. Up to $277.64 per month is available for health insurance plan costs.

Closing Date of Position: November 28, 2021 (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 “Spring 2022 Domestic Intern”:

1. a cover letter;

2. a résumé, and;

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

“ There have been proposals debated in Congress for paid family leave, with the target usually being 12 weeks. Supporters argue that this will allow workers to take time off and collect partial pay while bonding with an infant or welcoming a new child. They say it will also enable workers to take time off to care for a seriously ill family member and receive partial pay. Opponents insist that this will be too costly. Who is right? ”

 

 

International Intern

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

Job Description: The internship starts in January 2022, the specific dates are somewhat flexible. Responsibilities include assisting staff with research on upcoming papers and opinion pieces; working on outreach to press, advocacy organizations, and Congress; assisting in tracking and logging press mentions; and helping with data entry related to our website redesign. It may also include generating website content and organizing events with Latin American delegations, CEPR staff, and visiting academics.

The responsibilities 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, 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 may have event management opportunities. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred. The intern will need to be able to work in a fast-paced environment with limited supervision and be a self-starter and independent learner. Excellent writing and communications skills are necessary. Applicants affected by the issues that CEPR works on are especially encouraged to apply.

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 $2,529.95 per month. Up to $277.64 per month is available for health insurance plan costs.

Closing Date of Position: November 28, 2021 (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 “Spring 2022 International Intern”:

1. a cover letter;
2. a résumé, and;

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

“How can the US improve its foreign policy toward Latin America?”

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