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Internship Opportunity: The White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA)

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

This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Internship - unpaid

Location: Washington, D.C.

Sector: Government, Economic

Start Date: Exact start and end dates are fairly flexible and determined on an individual basis

Wage or benefits: Unpaid

Time Commitment: Both full and part-time opportunities offered

Desired Class Year: Open to all class years including graduate students

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors (however, some economic coursework to their credit is required)

Application Deadline:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. CEA is currently accepting applications for:

  • Spring II session (Apr-Jun) 
  • March 20 for Summer session (Jun-Aug)
  • July 1 for Fall session (Aug-Dec)

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Brief Description of the organization:

The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) provides the President with objective economic analysis and advice on the development and implementation of a wide range of domestic and international economic policy issues.  The CEA in Washington, D.C. offers full- and part-time internships during the spring and fall semesters, and full-time internships during the summer. Interns at the CEA are responsible for assisting the staff in researching a wide range of macroeconomic, microeconomic, and international issues, providing assistance in making charts and analyzing data. Administrative duties to support the work of the Council are also involved.

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

Applicants for the intern positions should be graduate students or full-time undergraduates with some economic coursework to their credit and have good writing and analytical skills. All applicants must be:

  • A U.S. citizen 
  • At least 18 years of age 
  • A full-time student, enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited academic institution or a recent graduate

How to apply:

More information:

Please send your resume, a transcript, and a cover letter via email to: Tomeka Jordan, Director of Finance and Administration President's Council of Economic Advisers Email:

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