October 27, 2010

CEPR International Program Intern in Washington

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), Washington DC, is currently looking for a full-time Research and Outreach Intern for Spring 2011. The internship will start in early-to-mid January and end in mid-to-late May, 2011. 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.

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 may 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.

Eligibility and Qualifications
We are looking for applicants with:
* General understanding of economics, international relations, and democracy issues and an interest in economic justice.
* Previous research, data and/or outreach experience is considered as an asset
* Past interns with strong economics or foreign policy (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
* Fluency in Spanish, including the ability to perform accurate written translations
* Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with limited management
* Self-starter and independent learner
* Excellent writing and communications skills

Scholarship: $1,415 per month, plus up to $200 for health insurance reimbursement per month.

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 jobscepr2010@cepr.net. The deadline is 12 November 2010.

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