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Economist Intelligence Unit - Public Policy Internship

Economist Intelligence Unit - Public Policy Internship

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United States-NY-New York

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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 a full-time intern for its New York office for the summer of 2018. 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.


Deadline for applications:  April 20, 2018     Duration: 10-12 weeks between May and August 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