Center for Economic and Policy Research: Seeking Domestic Program Intern (Spring 2020)

With Who:  Center for Economic and Policy Research

Location:  Washington, DC

Dates:  Spring 2020 (January 1 – May 29)

Position Description:  This is a paid internship.The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) is currently looking for a Domestic Program Intern for Winter 2020 (January through May). This is a full-time, Washington, DC-based position.

The internship starts in early January 2020 and will end in May 2020 (the specific dates are somewhat flexible). The intern will assist with a variety of research, outreach, and communications activities related to the US economy and domestic policy. This may include outreach to press, advocacy organizations, and Congress, along with some research for upcoming reports and economic opinion pieces. Other tasks include communications duties such as generating website content and tracking CEPR’s appearances in the media, as well as helping with data entry related to our website redesign.

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. Interns will be able to attend relevant events around Washington, DC.

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, data, and/or outreach 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 about $2,310/month per month. Up to $263.60 per month is available for health insurance plan costs.

Application Deadline:  Applications close on November 30th, 2019 at 11:59 pm

Apply (or see more information):  Submit your application via Handshake today! (If you don’t have a Handshake account, select to create an account on the internship preview webpage. Questions? Contact us at

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