Public Policy Intern, EIU

The Economist Group, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Mar 13

Position description

As the research and analysis division of the Economist Group, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) helps leaders prepare for opportunity, empowering them to act with confidence when making strategic decisions. The EIU is the global standard in providing quality, actionable intelligence to the public and private sector, assessing issues that impact the marketplace for over two hundred countries.   The Public  Policy, Politics and Economics (PPEP) department is part of the research consultancy unit of the EIU, providing tailored engagements to meet the needs of clients across the corporate, government and institutional/non-profit sectors. Our evidence-based consulting solutions draw on our strengths in forecasting, cross-country analysis, policy, politics and macroeconomics, and typical engagements include evidence-based research for policy makers and stakeholders seeking measurable outcomes.

Currently, the EIU is seeking is a full-time intern for its New York office for the summer of 2017. Part-time arrangements may be considered. The internship opening is in the Public Policy, Politics and Economics (PPEP) division of its research consultancy unit. All interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply through our global applicant tracking platform. While not essential, a good background in economics, public policy, statistics and Excel would be a plus.


To succeed in this role you must have:

  • Intellectual curiousity with a strongly developed analytical mindset
  • An ability to work with designated project plans on set deadlines - Good time management skills 
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to work on a team and collaborate
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills and the ability to communicate findings in writingAn interest in, and knowledge of, business issues, global affairs, economics and public policy issues
  • A background in economics, public policy, statistics and Excel would be a plus
  • A Bachelor’s degree and working towards your masters
  • Fluency in English

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