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. Work schedules are flexible.
Job Description: The Center for Economic and Policy Research is currently looking for a full-time International Program Intern for Summer 2017 (early June through August).
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. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred. The intern will need to be 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: Starting at $1,956.32 per month, plus up to $255.67 for health insurance reimbursement per month.
Closing Date of Position: March 20, 2017.
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and a brief (2 page) answer to one of the following prompts via email to internationalintern[at]cepr.net. No calls or faxes please.
How can the US improve its foreign policy toward Latin America?
Briefly describe how macroeconomic policy has helped or hurt the economy of (1) the eurozone or (2) the Latin American region since the world financial crisis and recession (2008–09)