If you are passionate about improving lives, gifted in creative analysis, and eager to collaborate on research that furthers equitable and sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean, a new opportunity beckons.
The Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) invites talented young professionals and recent graduates to apply to its 18-month research assistant program at the organization’s headquarters in Washington, DC.
If you are selected for this program, you will have chances that few of your generation enjoy. Research assistants participate in cutting-edge research in areas such as education, the environment, and inequality, as well as other microeconomic issues. They also may work alongside some of the region’s top economists exploring new areas of macroeconomics, banking and finance, political economy, and political science.
In the process, they perform econometric and statistical analysis, provide support in project management and field experiments, and assist in the preparation of research papers, sometimes co-authoring those papers with the department’s researchers. They attend regular seminars and conferences at the IDB and have the option of taking IDB courses.
This experience is invaluable for PhD programs at top-tier universities, where former research assistants have gone for study after completing their work with the IDB Research Department. It is an ideal platform for successful careers in academia and government, and allows research assistants to enjoy the great cultural and intellectual opportunities of Washington, DC.
Candidates must have an undergraduate or master’s degree in economics, public policy, or a related field and a strong quantitative background. Experience in applied research at a recognized university, research center, or government agency is preferred. Applications must be received by March 31, 2022.
If you want to be part of an institution that has been a leading source not just of lending, but of research, policy advice, and technical assistance for Latin America and the Caribbean, please apply here. It is a great opportunity to burnish your credentials, embark on a successful career, and help to improve lives in the region.