Public Policy Intern

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Public Policy Intern – Economic Research and Analysis


The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Public Policy Consulting team helps clients create impact on the policy issues that matter most, using evidence-based research and economic methods. We work collaboratively with our clients to help them better understand the economic, social and environmental impacts of policy and regulation, behaviour change, and other scenarios.
Our work typically involves:

  • Economic impact analysis
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Econometrics and other data analytics
  • Scenario analysis
  • Qualitative analysis
  • Country and city benchmarking

As an Intern in the Public Policy Consulting team, you will work closely with experienced individuals from both inside The Economist Intelligence Unit, and our clients, to assist in the delivery of impactful, evidence-based programs that support client goals in policy advocacy, thought leadership, and internal decision-making.


Currently, the EIU is seeking a full-time intern for our Singapore office. The internship programme will run from end-April to October 2021 (there may be an option to extend). Please note we cannot sponsor training visas for interns so applicants must be legally allowed to take up internships in Singapore. Please include a writing sample in your application.


How you will contribute:

  • Support multiple project activities including literature reviews, data audits, quantitative analysis and expert interviews
  • Participate in and prepare for client meetings
  • Develop final deliverables for projects including PowerPoints and reports
  • Support proposal and other business development activities

Experience, skills and professional attributes

The ideal skills for this role are:

  • Degree in a business, healthcare, public policy, journalism or other related discipline; Master's degree is preferred

  • A minimum of two years of prior relevant experience would be ideal; consulting, research or journalism experience is preferred

  • A demonstrated interest in public policy issues and creating engaging content, with a focus on Asia

  • Excellent written and presentation skills, with ability to convey complex analysis and ideas to non-specialist audiences

  • Ability to deliver to tight deadlines


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