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The Council of Economic Advisers is recruiting Senior Economists, Staff Economists, Research Economists, and Research Assistants for the upcoming academic year and interns for the upcoming semester.

CEA Senior Economist Opportunities 
CEA Staff Economist Opportunities 
CEA Research Economist Opportunities 
CEA Research Assistant Opportunities 
CEA Internship Opportunities  

CEA Senior Economist Opportunities

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The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) recruits Senior Economists. Senior Economists have a Ph.D. in economics and are typically on leave from positions at universities, government agencies, or research organizations. Excellent research skills and strong presentation skills are needed. Senior Economists participate actively in the policy process, represent the CEA in interagency meetings, and have primary responsibility for the economic analysis and reports prepared by the Council. In recent years, Senior Economists have been faculty members from institutions such as Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Duke, Georgetown, Maryland, Michigan, MIT, and Yale, and economists from the Federal Reserve Board, USDA, SEC, and the DOJ. It has been a productive and collegial team, and it is supported by an exceptionally strong staff of on-leave PhD students and recent college graduates. The CEA needs specialists in virtually every field of economics.

Most Senior Economists begin work at the Council in the summer and stay for a full academic year. CEA staff members must be U.S. citizens and may not also be citizens of another country.

If you are interested in applying for these positions, please send your C.V. by email to:

Steven Braun, Director of Macroeconomic Forecasting
President's Council of Economic Advisers
Email:  recruiting@cea.eop.gov

Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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.

CEA Staff Economist Opportunities

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The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) is currently recruiting Staff Economists. The CEA 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. Staff Economists are typically Ph.D. students on leave from top programs, and are integral members of the CEA team. They conduct advanced statistical analysis, contribute to reports distributed throughout the Administration and to Congress, and play a key role in producing the President’s daily economic briefing.

Staff Economists must be U.S. citizens and must be willing to be investigated for a security clearance. Most Staff Economists work at the Council for a full 12-month period.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume, transcript, a single-authored writing sample. We also request two letters of recommendation (at least one must be from an economist and should be submitted directly from the recommender) to:

Steven Braun, Director of Macroeconomic Forecasting
President's Council of Economic Advisers
Email:  recruiting@cea.eop.gov

Application Deadline:  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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.

CEA Research Economist Opportunities

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The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) is currently recruiting Research Economists. The CEA 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. In addition to being college graduates with extensive coursework in economics and statistics and a keen interest in public policy, Research Economists typically have 1-2 years of work experience and/or a Master’s degree in a related field. They support the research and analysis mission of the CEA by conducting statistical analysis and data collection, creating presentations, and writing literature reviews to ensure that recent academic research remains part of the policy process. Research Economists contribute to reports distributed throughout the Administration and to Congress and play a key role in producing the President’s Economic Briefings. They must be detail-oriented as they play a key role in ensuring the accuracy of CEA reports, Presidential speeches, and other documents.

Research Economists must be U.S. citizens and must be willing to be investigated for a security clearance. Most Research Economists begin work at the Council in the summer and stay for one to two years.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume, transcript, a single-authored writing sample. We also request two letters of recommendation (at least one must be from an economist and should be submitted directly from the recommender) to:

Steven Braun, Director of Macroeconomic Forecasting
President’s Council of Economic Advisers
Email:  recruiting@cea.eop.gov

Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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.

CEA Research Assistant Opportunities

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The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) is currently recruiting Research Assistants. The CEA 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. Research Assistants are typically college graduates with extensive coursework in economics and statistics who have a keen interest in public policy. They support the research and analysis mission of the CEA by conducting statistical analysis and data collection, creating presentations, and writing literature reviews to ensure that recent academic research remains part of the policy process. Research Assistants must be detail-oriented as they play a key role in ensuring the accuracy of CEA reports, Presidential speeches, and other documents.

Research Assistants must be U.S. citizens and must be willing to be investigated for a security clearance. Most Research Assistants begin work at the Council in the summer and stay for one to two years.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume, transcript, a single-authored writing sample. We also request two letters of recommendation (at least one must be from an economist and should be submitted directly from the recommender) to:

Steven Braun, Director of Macroeconomic Forecasting
President’s Council of Economic Advisers
Email:  recruiting@cea.eop.gov

Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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.

CEA Internship Opportunities

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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, the Chair is Senate-confirmed and all three are 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:

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

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Exact start and end dates are fairly flexible and determined on an individual basis. CEA is currently accepting applications for Spring II session (Apr-Jun).

  • November 1 for Spring session (Jan-May)
  • March 20 for Summer session (June-Aug)
  • July 1 for Fall session (Aug-Dec)

All applicants must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • 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.