Public Policy Intern

Job Locations United States-DC-Washington | United States-NY-New York
Public Policy


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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, behavior 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

Currently, the EIU is seeking full-time summer interns for our New York or Washington DC offices during June-August 2021. Part-time arrangements may be considered. 


As a part of the EIU Public Policy Consulting summer internship program, you will work closely with experienced individuals inside The Economist Intelligence Unit to assist in the delivery of impactful, evidence-based programs that support client goals in policy advocacy, thought leadership, and internal decision-making.



How you will contribute:


  • Support multiple project activities including literature reviews, data audits, quantitative analysis and expert interviews
  • Help to prepare for client meetings
  • Develop final deliverables for projects including PowerPoints and reports
  • Support proposal and other business development activities
  • Present project work internally to improve analytical rigor




Experience, skills and professional attributes

The ideal skills for this role are:

  • Candidates currently enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree program
  • Intellectual curiosity with a strongly developed analytical mindset
  • An ability to work with designated project plans on set deadlines while demonstrating good time management skills
  • Quantitative research experience a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively interact with clients and internal stakeholders


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