Spring Intern, Global Economy

Institute for Policy Studies
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Dec 03

Position description

Application Deadline: Applications are rolling, but we are looking to hire as soon as possible!

Compensation and Academic Credit: All of IPS’s internships are paid at a rate of $13.25 an hour. Interns may also receive academic credit, and our staff is happy to help you fill out any necessary paperwork to ensure you maximize your school funding or academic credit opportunities.

Term and Hours: We expect a time commitment of 10-15 hours a week for interns in the apring term. We strongly request that applicants be available between the hours of 12:00 and 4:00 on Tuesdays to attend our staff meetings and workshops, but this availability will not affect application status. Although we are seeking folks who can commit to working with us beginning in mid to late January (early February accepted) until mid to late April unless otherwise noted, we are more than happy to adjust the time commitment based on individual schedules and needs.

Global Economy Internship Description:
The mission of the Global Economy Project is to speed the transition of the U.S. and global economy from a model characterized by extreme levels of economic and racial inequality and excessive corporate and Wall Street power to one that is equitable and sustainable. This project conducts research and analysis of a wide range of economic issues, including low-wage employment, executive compensation, Wall Street reform, and corporate taxes.

Interns for Global Economy are typically involved in research and writing for the IPS website and our inequality portal Inequality.org, as well as policy papers, op-eds, reports, and other project materials. Ideal interns will be comfortable working with numbers (no high-level mathematics, but work may involve lots of data). Through mentorship from project director Sarah Anderson, interns will learn to research various government sources, including corporate filings with the SEC and BLS data on labor. Global Economy Interns also sometimes help develop and implement communications strategies on the wide range of issues that the project covers.

Each participant in our internship program will get hands-on experience by working on one of our projects and will receive individualized mentorship and training from one of our IPS public scholars. We will also provide opportunities for professional development through brown-bag discussions, trainings and workshops, and networking events.

Application instructions

Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on Globaljobs.org

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