The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Economic Innovation Group Fellowship Opportunity: Paid

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PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is a paid employment opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Employment - paid

Location: Washington, DC

Sector: Think Tank

Start Date: June 2020

Wage or benefits: Competitive Compensation

Time Commitment6-12 month commitment

Desired Class Year: Graduate students

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors

Application Deadline: Rolling

Organization website:

Brief Description of the organization:

The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) is a bipartisan research and advocacy organization dedicated to forging a more dynamic, entrepreneurial, and innovative U.S. economy for the 21st century. With its headquarters in Washington, D.C., EIG produces industry-leading data products, develops original policy ideas, and works to advance creative legislative proposals that will bring new jobs, investment, and economic growth to communities across the nation. After launching in 2015, EIG has quickly emerged as a leading voice in national conversations about how to build an economy that works for more people and more places.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

Specific responsibilities may include, but not be limited, to the following: • Contribute to the development of a leading-edge research agenda that directly informs creative, actionable policy proposals to reinvigorate the dynamism of the U.S. economy and its regions. • Process and analyze a wide variety of economic data related to EIG issue areas. • Track the latest indicator releases from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, etc. • Conduct literature reviews, stakeholder interviews, policy evaluations, and qualitative research to inform public policy recommendations and practitioner handbooks. • Review the latest scholarly articles related to EIG issue areas. • Devise creative data visualizations and other methods of presenting EIG content. • Draft blogs, op-eds, presentations, and report content. • Devise new data resources and analytic approaches to better understand and track progress in the nation’s recently-designated Opportunity Zones. • Assist in conducting spot research and drafting briefers on key policy areas of focus, including economic and community development, entrepreneurship, innovation, and access to capital. • Regularly attend and report back on relevant think tank events in DC.

How to apply:

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Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to with the subject line “EIG 2020 Research and Policy Fellow.”

This is a paid employment opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization.

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