CEA Internship Opportunities

The President's Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) in Washington, D.C. offers full- and part-time internships during spring and fall semesters, and full-time internships during the summer. Interns at the CEA are responsible for assisting the staff in researching a wide range of macroeconomic, microeconomic, and international issues, providing assistance in making charts and analyzing data. Administrative duties to support the work of the Council are also involved.

The President's Council of Economic Advisers provides the President with objective economic analysis and advice on the development and implementation of a wide range of domestic and international economic policy issues.  The Council has a Chair and two Members, who are Senate-confirmed Presidential Appointees.  The staff of the Council consists of Senior and Junior Economists, Analysts, Research Assistants, and a statistical and administrative staff.

Applicants for the Intern positions should be graduate students or full-time undergraduates with some economic coursework to their credit and have good writing and analytical skills.  If you are interested in applying, please send your resume, a transcript, and a cover letter via email to:

Anna Lee, Director of Finance and Administration
President's Council of Economic Advisers
Email: CEAInternships@cea.eop.gov

Deadlines (accepted on a rolling basis):

  • Until October 31 for Spring session (Jan-May)
  • Until March 31 for Summer (June-Aug)
  • Until July 18 for the Fall session (Aug-Dec)

All applicants must be:

  • A U.S. citizen (no dual citizenships)
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A full time student, enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited academic institution

All internship positions at the Council of Economic Advisers are unpaid. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.