The Jain Family Institute is seeking an intern, in college or early graduate school with a strong background in economics, to assist with our current projects on mass digitization, universal basic income, post-work society, higher education funding, and meta-research. The ideal candidate has a passion for interdisciplinary engagement. You will be joining a small team of generalist-practitioners with backgrounds in economics, econometrics, data science philosophy, physics, art history, literature, and engineering.
The internship carries a stipend of $5,000 for approximately 15 hours per week over six months. The intern will work directly under the CEO of JFI. Those interested should send a CV or résumé with contact information, a letter of interest, and a writing sample of 10–15 pages1 demonstrating an ability to clearly synthesize, analyze, and communicate information from a variety of sources, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 For applicants with very strong technical backgrounds, a briefer writing sample or presentation may be submitted in lieu of the longer one.
Selected candidates will be invited to an in-person interview in our Manhattan office in February and March 2018.
We have a priority deadline of February 20th, and will consider submissions on a rolling basis thereafter.
- Time commitment: approximately 15 hours a week
- Attendance: two to three times weekly, at research meetings and presentations at our Upper East Side office
Required Skills and Qualifications
- Strong background in economic modelling and research, with experience in labor economics, domestic economics, and/or public finance.
- Excellent quantitative, analytic, and communication skills; a love of rigorous research and reasoned debate; an ability to learn quickly; and a passion for going beyond your area of expertise
- Familiarity with PowerPoint and Excel
Helpful Skills and Qualifications
- Background in political science, finance, statistics, applied math, computer science, data science, or sociology
- Facility with Python, STATA, R, or high-level analytics platforms
- Skill with financial modeling
- Experience as research assistant or comparable
- A stipend of $5,000, paid in monthly installments of $1,000
- The possibility of publishing new research
- Opportunities to meet with scholars, policy experts, and business leaders
JFI is a research incubator that builds promising ideas into real-world pilots.
Our work investigates and influences the structural forces that affect the way people live, work, and learn. Our team collaborates with industry, government, and academia to pilot scalable, high-impact interventions.
Our current active initiatives include applied research in education Finance, social welfare and digital ethics.
For details about our staff and current projects, see our website here.