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- Economist Intelligence Unit - Public Policy Internship, USA

Economist Intelligence Unit - Public Policy Internship

Economist Group


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 corporate, government and institutional/non-profit sectors.  We help our clients navigate the toughest policy challenges by providing evidence-based insights that create impact for policy makers and stakeholders seeking measurable outcomes.




Our evidence-based consulting solutions draw on our strengths in forecasting, cross-country analysis, policy, politics and macroeconomics where we combine the depth of a think tank with the breadth of a global media company.




Currently, the EIU is seeking is an intern for its Washington DC office. 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.



Deadline for applications:  August 24th, 2018     Duration: 10-12 weeks between September - December 2018



Experience, skills and professional attributes


To succeed in the role you must have:



Intellectually curious 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


Ability to work on a team and collaborate


Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills and the ability to communicate findings in writing


An interest in, and knowledge of, business issues, global affairs, economics and public policy issues


Background in economics, public policy, statistics and Excel would be a plus


Fluency in English


Must be legally allowed to work in the United States


Currently enrolled in a master’s degree program are preferred




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If this role matches your skills, experience and motivations then please submit your CV with a covering note identifying why you feel you would be a great addition to the team along with your salary expectations.


In return, we provide a supportive and progressive environment with a wide range of opportunities for you to grow both personally and professionally. 


The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.



Job posted on 10th August 2018

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