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

Internship Opportunity: Center for Economic and Policy Research

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

Position Type: Internship - paid

Location: Washington, D.C.

Sector: Non-Profit

Start Date: early June, 2017

Wage or benefits: $1,956.32 per month, rising to $2,062.50 per month beginning July 1, 2017, plus up to a $255.67 reimbursement for health insurance per month

Desired Class Year: Open to recent college graduated and graduate students

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors

Application Deadline: April 5, 2017

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Brief Description of the organization:

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. Toward this end, CEPR conducts both professional research and public education. The professional research is oriented towards filling important gaps in the understanding of particular economic and social problems, or the impact of specific policies. The public education portion of CEPR's mission is to present the findings of professional research, both by CEPR and others, in a manner that allows broad segments of the public to know exactly what is at stake in major policy debates.

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

We are looking for a recent college graduate or graduate student for this full-time position. Applicants should have a general understanding of economics and domestic policy, and an interest in economic justice. Excellent writing and communications skills are required. Previous research, outreach, or media experience is helpful. The intern will need to be able to work in a fast-paced environment and should be a self-starter and independent learner, and will receive limited supervision. 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 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. 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, D.C.

How to apply:

Send a cover letter, a resume, and a response (400 to 600 words) to the following writing prompt via email to domesticintern[at]

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