Public Policy Fellowship

10 Jul, 2020


Public Policy Fellowship

The Economist Newspaper Limited
Washington, DC/New York, NY

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.

In 2019, The EIU, with the Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, released the Global Health Security (GHS) Index, the first comprehensive assessment of global health security capabilities in 195 countries. The index has been used extensively to help map country-level vulnerabilities in their capacity to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as future responses to outbreaks and pandemics.

Currently, the EIU Public Policy team is seeking a full-time intern based in either our New York or Washington DC office to support research and development of the second iteration of the GHS Index. Part-time arrangements may be considered.


How you will contribute:

  • Support research activities including data audits, quantitative analysis, policy analysis, ad hoc research and tracking research timelines
  • Participate in and prepare for client meetings
  • Support development of final deliverables for projects including PowerPoints and reports

Experience, skills and professional attributes

The ideal skills for this role are:

  • Candidates currently enrolled in a master’s degree program or who have relevant work experience
  • 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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Job posted: 2020-07-10