Are you a recent graduate eager to advance sustainable and equitable development? Do you have a gift for creative analysis, and a longing to work with some of the top economists in Latin America and the Caribbean?
The Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is looking for talented young professionals and recent graduates for its 18-month Research Assistant Program at the organization’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Research assistants help researchers with papers and presentations, compile and organize databases, perform econometric and statistical analysis, do project management, and often co-author publications with the department’s staff. They are among the elite of their generation in ambition and skills and typically go on to pursue doctorates at leading universities, including Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, and Columbia.
The research assistant program is a way to get a strong boost in a competitive field. PhD graduates who have excelled in the job market often had research assistant experience before doing their doctorates. Alumni of the IDB program have gone on to eminent careers in government agencies and the top rungs of academia in Latin America, Europe, and the United States.
The IDB Research Department has a broad agenda, including research in microeconomic areas, like education, health, the environment, poverty and inequality; macroeconomics, banking and finance; and political economy and political science.
Successful candidates can attend conferences and seminars with some of the world’s leading economists; take IDB courses, network and enjoy the vast social and cultural opportunities of one of the great international capitals.
The program is open to candidates with an undergraduate degree in economics. Recent graduates of master’s programs in economics, public policy or a related field are preferred, along with experience in applied research at a recognized university or research center.
Applications must be received by March 31, 2021. Starting dates for successful candidates are between May 1, 2021 and September 15, 2021.
See the complete job description and detailed application procedures here. Don’t miss this opportunity to advance your career and contribute to more equitable development in Latin America and the Caribbean!