The Center for Economic and Policy Research currently needs to fill two open positions–Webmaster and International Program Intern. Details on both are below.
The Webmaster will be responsible for the following duties:
- Maintaining CEPR’s websites, including daily posting and content management, security upgrades, troubleshooting, server maintenance and improving the main site’s current CMS (Joomla!).
- Ensuring a user-friendly and easily navigated site.
- Maintaining and, when appropriate, improving the website’s layout and design.
- Upgrading website as technology allows.
- Ensuring website compatibility with social media platforms.
- Familiarity with the integration of multimedia including podcasting, streaming video, maps, and charts into standard web design.
- Commitment to social and economic justice.
- Experience building components/modules for Joomla! and WordPress.
- Strong graphic design skills.
- Familiar with version control via GitHub.
- Experience using social media tools for organizing or advocacy.
- A sense of humor.
Salary & Benefits: CEPR offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. This full-time position will be represented by the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local #70, AFL-CIO.
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to jobscepr2015[at]cepr.net or CEPR, 1611 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20009. No calls or faxes please.
International Program Intern
The Center for Economic and Policy Research is currently looking for a full-time International Program Intern for Fall 2015 (September-December).
Responsibilities include assisting staff with research on upcoming papers and opinion pieces; organizing events with Latin American delegations, CEPR staff, and visiting academics; assisting in tracking and logging press mentions; as well as working on outreach to press, advocacy organizations, and Congress.
The responsibilities vary based on their interests and experience, as well as the particular issues that CEPR is working on at the time. Interns will be able to attend relevant events around Washington, DC.
Qualifications: We are looking for applicants with a general understanding of economics, international relations, and democracy issues, and an interest in economic justice. Previous research, data and/or outreach experience is extremely helpful; interns with strong economics or foreign policy experience (including Master’s degrees) will have the opportunity to engage in serious research, and those with strong organizing or outreach experience will have event management opportunities. The intern will need to be fluent in Spanish, including the ability to perform accurate written translations; able to work in a fast-paced environment with limited management; and be a self-starter and independent learner. Should have excellent writing and communications skills.
Stipend: At least $1,732 per month, plus up to $255 for health insurance reimbursement per month.
Closing Date of Position: July 17, 2015.
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and a brief (2 page) answer to the question “How can the US improve its foreign policy toward Latin America?” via email to internationalintern[at]cepr.
Organization Description: The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives. It is an independent nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, DC. CEPR is committed to presenting issues in an accurate and understandable manner, so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options.
CEPR is an ideal place to learn about current economic and global justice issues in a friendly, relaxed and fun environment. Work schedules are flexible.
CEPR is an equal opportunity employer that considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any legally protected status.