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The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) is currently recruiting Research Assistants for the upcoming academic year (starting in summer of 2022). 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 RAs work at the Council beginning in the summer and stay for one to two years.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please email PDFs of your resume, transcript, a single-authored writing sample, as well as a code sample. Please do not send ZIP files. We also request two letters of recommendation (at least one must be from an economist and should be submitted directly from the recommender) to:
President’s Council of Economic Advisers
Application deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis if requested.
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.