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The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) in Washington, D.C. offers full- and part-time unpaid internship programs on-site in Washington, D.C..

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. The Council is comprised of 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 staff economists, research assistants, and statistical and administrative staff.

Interns will have the opportunity to work on exciting, challenging projects with real world implications. Interns support the research and analysis-based mission of the CEA by assisting the staff in researching a wide range of macroeconomic, microeconomic, and international issues and conducting statistical analysis and data collection, among other responsibilities. Interns also earn valuable experience applying their quantitative and qualitative research skills on a daily basis and learn new ways to approach questions from CEA economists. Administrative duties to support the work of the Council are also involved.


All applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age by the internship program start date. Additionally, applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited academic institution or have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program in the past two years
  • Have demonstrated interest in economics, statistics, mathematics, public policy, or finance with a strong academic record and passion for public service
  • Have excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Have experience using Microsoft Office and conducting research and analysis
  • Preferred candidates will have experience with Stata (or a similar statistical software)
  • All applicants are required to obtain and maintain a favorable security determination and undergo pre-employment drug testing
  • Individuals need to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to their start date, unless granted an exception as required by law


The 2022 summer internship program is full. Applications for the fall can be submitted starting in June 2022. If you are interested in applying, please email PDFs of your resume, a transcript, and a cover letter to:

President’s Council of Economic Advisers

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.

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